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Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

We marinated these wings in a sweet mustard sauce for about 2 hours before cooking, but you can leave them in the refrigerator for up to 1 day if you'd like, just bring them to room temperature before baking.

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (depending on your taste preferences)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Wash and pat dry the wings. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, whisk together and adjusting seasoning as needed. Add the chicken to the bowl and marinate for 2 hours or up to 1 day in the refrigerator, covered.

When time for cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the wings on a foil-lined baking sheet or tray and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until crispy and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

5-10 minutes before the wings are done, pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and cook until warmed throughout and wings are ready. Toss the wings with the sauce and serve.


In case the appetizer/gameday recipes haven’t been enough of a giveaway that I love a good game day party, here are some awesome Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings to round out your party table! In addition to my Baked Sticky Asian Chicken Wings these wings are part of an amazing spread your guests will love. Chicken wings make a perfect appetizer because they’re only a couple of bites, and it’s easy to make multiple flavors just by splitting the wings and tossing each with a different pile.

These Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings use a fantastic honey mustard bbq sauce that takes just a few ingredients. The flavors are reminiscent of the KFC Honey BBQ chicken wings which is also great since those wings were the best thing on the menu. As a kid if we were getting fried chicken from a restaurant it was always Pioneer Chicken (I cannot stress to you enough how awesome Pioneer Chicken was), so I never really used to eat KFC’s normal fried chicken. One day when my parents were out for the evening and I went out with my brother to get some food he drove us to KFC and ordered these wings. To be honest when he ordered them I thought they sounded gross, but when I tasted them I totally got it. The sauce is sweet and tangy and the wings were crunchy and awesome. I had been so used to normal hot wings I never considered a sweet version!

The best part is this sauce is as easy as it is delicious. If you are looking for easy variations of a sweet and savory hot wing, you can replace the honey and the mustard with other ingredients such as a jam/jelly (I’m thinking orange marmalade or like a pineapple jelly) or a minced jarred jalapeno. Another great option would be jalapeno jelly (I totally LOVE jalapeno jelly) mixed with bbq sauce. The sweet options are pretty open, and since you are tossing the wings in a thick sauce you don’t need a dipping sauce to add to the mix.

These Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings are also fried, unlike the Baked Sticky Asian Chicken Wings. If you would prefer to bake your chicken wings, the directions on the the Asian Chicken Wings dish would work perfectly. If you bake them you can also disregard the tossing in flour in favor of possibly just tossing with a small amount of cornstarch. I can’t really say one way is really better than the other when it comes to cooking them, the oven method is definitely easier, less cleanup and healthier. The frying method is crispier, juicier and a more classic option.

Either way, have a bowl of these Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings at your next party. Then come back and tell me if you loved them, I love hearing feedback from you guys!

PS. if you used to loved KFC Honey BBQ wings as a kid and want them to come back there is a Facebook group that popped up petitioning them to bring the wings back. Gotta love petitions for bringing food back. I’m still waiting for Keebler to bring back those awesome Pizzeria chips!


If you don’t have wings that are already clipped, you’ll need a sharp knife and a cutting board. There is a good tutorial for how to cut chicken wings here: How to Cut Chicken Wings.

The key to this recipe is to bake the wings first at 375 degrees F.

tossed with just oil, salt, and pepper.

After the wings bake for 35 minutes or so they will be cooked through.

Then you’ll toss the wings with an easy-to-make honey mustard sauce and return them to the baking sheet.

They’ll go back into the oven for another 10 minutes or so, and that honey mustard sauce will caramelize beautifully on the wings.

When the wings come out of the oven, I recommend tossing them a second time in any leftover sauce and then serving them immediately!

If you’re feeling fancy, you can garnish these with some fresh chives, but you can also just serve them without any garnish.

You’ve gotta love these! They are a huge hit at parties– always the first to go. Enjoy!


HOW TO MAKE THE HONEY MUSTARD WINGS

Lets see how to make this delicious honey and mustard chicken wings:

    At first, we are going to prepare a sauce of honey and mustard

In a bowl, put the honey, the sweet mustard, the dijon mustard, a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Then, add the garlic and the onion previously well chopped and stir with a whisk until all the ingredients are integrated.

Then, cut the chicken wings and clean them of fats, skin and feathers. Add the honey and mustard sauce and mix all with the hands. Let to repose them for about of 15-20 minutes to impregnate well them of flavour.

Afterward, put the wings already marinated in a baking tray. We are going to place it in the oven preheated over 392ºF, heat above and below. Then, let to bake for about 15 minutes. After that time, turn the wings around and let to bake again for the other side for about 15 minutes more.

When they are browned, remove them from the oven. Then, put then on a plate and we are going to accompany them with a garnish of crispy french fries or with what you prefer!

As you can see, the honey and mustard chicken wings are very easy to make in your home. They are done in few time. It is a very quick recipe. Try it!


Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Big Game Day yesterday. Well big in our house anyway. Big Game Days mean some big game day food. Like dips, chips, beer and of course the almighty chicken wing. These Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken wings were our wing of choice this game day. And they may just be a new family favorite. The wings are oven baked and crispy. The sauce it sweet, tangy and gets a nice kick from some cayenne pepper and hot sauce.

Every football season our house becomes the chicken wing house. I probably test out a different chicken wing recipe every week during the season. I tend to be more of a crispy chicken wing fan. Wings like these Cajun Chicken Wings. It’s always been that way. It’s probably because I simply love fried chicken any and every way I can get it.

Ryan on the other hand, is not the biggest fan of simple fried chicken and he prefers his chicken wings messy and saucy. Wings like these Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Wings. In fact, Ryan was such a fan of these, that I made them on Thursday night and then just made them again last night for the big game ( GO HAWKS!).

And I’m not gonna lie, while I do seem to prefer the crispy chicken wings, these saucy wings have won me over. I found myself licking my fingers and er…the plate…just to get one more taste of the sauce.


Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe - Recipes

Delicious and juicy, sweet with a tinge of hotness on every wing.

Does a greased wire rack make cleaning easier? I did not grease the rack last time and had a hard time scrubbing the food stuck on the rack.

There was also oil splattering to the sides of the oven. How do you clean your oven?

Greased wire rack minimized the skin from sticking to the rack. To clean the rack, I usually soak it in warm water until the food is easily dislodged and loosened. Then scrub with a hard bristles brush. To clean oven, google for natural remedies such as cleaning with vinegar, lemon and baking soda.

Hi Wiffy
I baked these wings last night. I marinated the wings on Saturday. Perhaps I was too greedy to make 1kg of mid wings instead of your recipe 300g … it did not turn out to be tasty as I wished it would be. I guess my estimation is not right.
Felicia

sorry to hear that. Must always weigh and measure the ingredients :)

Hi, can dijon mustard be replaced with yellow mustard? Will the result be similar?

yellow mustard has a slightly milder taste than dijon yes you can replace.

Can I deep fry as I don’t have an oven.

I have not deep fry this recipe before but you can try. Coat the marinated wings in a thin layer of flour (the usual you use when you deep fry chicken wings), shake to get rid of excess flour before adding to deep fryer.


  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 16 chicken wings (about 3 3/4 pounds)
  • Kosher or sea salt

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on medium-high.

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the tarragon, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix well. Set aside.

Place the wings in a large bowl. Rub the wings all over with the 3 tablespoons olive oil and then season them lightly with salt and pepper.

Oil the grill grate. Place the chicken wings directly over the medium-hot fire and cover. Sear on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn, re-cover, and sear on the other side, about 5 minutes longer. Brush the wings all over with the mustard sauce and continue to grill, basting and turning the wings, until they are bronzed and the juices run clear when the thickest part of the wing is pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes longer.


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Ingredients

  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce (or 1 1/2 Tbsp regular soy sauce, use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free version)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 20 chicken wing drummettes

Method

Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings. Place them in a large bowl or marinade bag.

Mix together the marinade ingredients—crushed garlic cloves, honey, mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper—and pour over the chicken wings to coat.

Chill for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a roasting pan with foil and place a baking rack over it.

Place the chicken wings in on the rack in a single layer with some space between the wings.

Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken wings, until cooked through and well browned.


Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe - Recipes

Delicious and juicy, sweet with a tinge of hotness on every wing.

Does a greased wire rack make cleaning easier? I did not grease the rack last time and had a hard time scrubbing the food stuck on the rack.

There was also oil splattering to the sides of the oven. How do you clean your oven?

Greased wire rack minimized the skin from sticking to the rack. To clean the rack, I usually soak it in warm water until the food is easily dislodged and loosened. Then scrub with a hard bristles brush. To clean oven, google for natural remedies such as cleaning with vinegar, lemon and baking soda.

Hi Wiffy
I baked these wings last night. I marinated the wings on Saturday. Perhaps I was too greedy to make 1kg of mid wings instead of your recipe 300g … it did not turn out to be tasty as I wished it would be. I guess my estimation is not right.
Felicia

sorry to hear that. Must always weigh and measure the ingredients :)

Hi, can dijon mustard be replaced with yellow mustard? Will the result be similar?

yellow mustard has a slightly milder taste than dijon yes you can replace.

Can I deep fry as I don’t have an oven.

I have not deep fry this recipe before but you can try. Coat the marinated wings in a thin layer of flour (the usual you use when you deep fry chicken wings), shake to get rid of excess flour before adding to deep fryer.