Mouthwatering Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe

“2022, What a time to be alive!” I cannot believe how fast time flies. And what better way to celebrate the start of the new year than with some honey mustard chicken wings! In my opinion, nothing beats the sound of crispy chicken wings with a sweet and tangy sauce in your mouth. Trust me; these wings will have your taste buds singing!

I am a home chef that loves throwing parties, and one thing that can make or break my parties is the food I serve. Coming up with delicious party food that everyone will enjoy can seem stressful, but not anymore! With this honey mustard chicken wings recipe, your guests will be asking for more.

Combining the sharp tanginess of Dijon mustard and the sweetness of honey creates an unforgettable flavor combination in this recipe. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for something tasty to cook on game day, this recipe will surely deliver.

So let’s dive into the recipe and start cooking! Don’t worry if you’ve never made wings before; I got you covered—this honey mustard chicken wings recipe perfect for beginners and seasoned home chefs alike.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Are you a fan of chicken wings? Do you want to add an impressive twist to your next party platter? Look no further than these honey mustard chicken wings. Trust me when I say that this recipe will not disappoint you or your guests.

But why should you choose this recipe over other options out there? First and foremost, these wings strike the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, thanks to the combination of honey and Dijon mustard. The sauce is also incredibly easy to whip up, requiring only a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Secondly, the cooking method ensures that these wings come out crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Whether you decide to bake them in the oven or toss them in an air fryer, you’ll get a restaurant-quality texture every time.

Lastly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a main course, pair it with anything from veggies to fries or even use the sauce as a dip for other snacks. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always experiment with variations like hot honey mustard instead of just plain honey mustard.

In short, if you are looking for a crowd-pleasing dish that’s easy to make and even easier to eat, give these honey mustard chicken wings a try. Your taste buds (and your guests) will thank you!

Ingredient List

 These golden wings coated in honey mustard will fly off the plate!
These golden wings coated in honey mustard will fly off the plate!

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s first take a look at the ingredients needed to make this delicious honey mustard chicken wings dish. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the honey mustard sauce:
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 1/4 cup honey
– 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
– 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
– 1 tablespoon hot honey

With these ingredients at hand, let’s move on to preparing the dish!

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet and tangy – that's the flavor you'll get from this baked chicken recipe.
Sweet and tangy – that’s the flavor you’ll get from this baked chicken recipe.

Preheat Oven and Prep the Chicken Wings

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, line a large baking tray with parchment paper.

Pat dry 2 pounds of chicken wings using a paper towel. If the chicken wings are too wet, they will release moisture and won’t turn crispy when baked.

In a mixing bowl, season the chicken wings with 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of mustard powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix well to make sure each wing is coated evenly.

Bake the Chicken Wings

Place the chicken wings on the baking tray without overcrowding it. Spread out the wings so that they don’t stick together during baking.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and crispy, flipping halfway through cooking for even crispness.

Make Honey Mustard Sauce

While waiting for the chicken wings to cook, you can prepare the honey mustard sauce.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup of butter cubed. Add 1/2 cup of dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of yellow mustard, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. Whisk together until well combined and smooth. Remove from heat and let slightly cool.

Coat Wings in Honey Mustard Sauce

Once the chicken wings are done baking, place them in a large mixing bowl. Toss in the warm honey mustard sauce until fully coated.

Transfer honey mustard-covered wings back onto the parchment-lined baking tray and bake again for another 5 minutes in the preheated oven until this glaze is bubbly and caramelized.

Serve and Enjoy

When they are ready, get them out of the oven and sprinkle with chopped green onions or parsley if desired. Serve hot alongside hot honey, ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.

Enjoy your crispy honey mustard chicken wings with our complete recipe guide!

Substitutions and Variations

 The honey mustard glaze seeps into the chicken wings for maximum flavor impact!
The honey mustard glaze seeps into the chicken wings for maximum flavor impact!

If you want to mix it up a bit, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that can be made while still maintaining the delicious taste of honey mustard chicken wings.

Firstly, you can swap out the chicken wings for chicken drumettes or chicken thighs for a different meaty texture. You could also try grilling the chicken instead of baking it in the oven for a smoky flavor.

For those who are looking for a bit of spice, add some hot sauce or chili powder to give your wings a kick. Another option is to use honey and mustard in different ratios to tweak the sweetness and tanginess levels to suit your taste buds.

To create a dipping sauce, reserve some of the honey mustard sauce before marinating and toss the cooked wings with it before serving. Alternatively, you can try mixing together other flavors like BBQ or buffalo sauce with honey mustard to make a custom wing sauce.

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, swap out the chicken for plant-based protein options like seitan or tofu and replace honey with agave syrup.

There’s no right or wrong way to make honey mustard chicken wings; experimentation is key!

Serving and Pairing

 This recipe delivers finger-lickin’ good honey mustard chicken that pairs perfectly with a cold beer.
This recipe delivers finger-lickin’ good honey mustard chicken that pairs perfectly with a cold beer.

When it comes to serving honey mustard chicken wings, there are a few factors you should consider to ensure your guests have an experience they won’t forget. First of all, these wings are best served warm and crispy straight out of the oven or air fryer. Make sure to time your cooking just right so that they don’t lose their texture or taste while waiting to be served.

In terms of pairing, honey mustard chicken wings go well with a range of sides and dips. For a classic option, consider serving them alongside some traditional celery and carrot sticks with a zesty blue cheese dip. If you’re looking to spice things up, try pairing them with a fiery hot sauce or some tangy BBQ dipping sauce for a different take on classic chicken wings.

If you want to make a fuller meal out of it, consider serving honey mustard chicken wings with other hearty dishes like loaded mashed potatoes or creamy mac and cheese. The sweet and savory combo of the wings will balance perfectly with the rich, savory flavors of these sides.

No matter what you choose to serve them with, honey mustard chicken wings are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next party or gathering. So get ready to serve up some seriously delicious wings that will have everyone coming back for more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to greasy chicken wings and hello to crispy baked goodness.
Say goodbye to greasy chicken wings and hello to crispy baked goodness.

When it comes to hosting a party or cooking for a big group of people, prepping in advance can save you from a lot of stress. Luckily for you, these honey mustard chicken wings can be easily made ahead of time!

You can prepare the chicken wings up to 24 hours before serving. Once they are cooked and cooled, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. But make sure to keep the honey mustard sauce separate from the wings, as the sauce could make the skin soggy if left on for too long.

To reheat, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add your chicken wings, and bake them in the oven for about five minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat them using an air fryer for crispy results!

If you’re looking to serve these wings as appetizers or during a party, consider keeping them warm using a slow cooker or warming tray. Just make sure to stir them occasionally so they don’t dry out.

Another great perk of this recipe is that the honey mustard sauce can be made ahead of time too! Simply store it in an airtight container and save it in the fridge for up to three days. When ready to serve, heat it up on low heat on a saucepan until warmed through.

With the ability to make both these wings and their sauce ahead of time, you’ll have more time to enjoy with your guests and less time spent in the kitchen!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These chicken wings are easy to make and are perfect for any occasion.
These chicken wings are easy to make and are perfect for any occasion.

When it comes to making honey mustard chicken wings, there are a few things you can do to ensure your results are crispy, flavorful, and the talk of the party. As a seasoned party chef, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Here are some tips for perfect results every time:

1. Pat the chicken wings dry before seasoning: Moisture is the enemy of crispy skin, so be sure to pat dry your chicken wings before seasoning them. This will help the seasoning adhere better to the chicken and result in crispy skin.

2. Use baking powder: Mixing baking powder with your seasoning will help create a crispier skin on your chicken wings. The baking powder works by drawing out moisture from the skin.

3. Brush on the sauce at the end: While tossing your wings in sauce may seem like a good idea, it can actually result in soggy skin. Instead, wait until your wings are almost done cooking and brush on the sauce for a delicious glaze without compromising texture.

4. Experiment with different sauces: While honey mustard sauce is undoubtedly delicious, don’t be afraid to experiment with other sauces like hot honey mustard, buffalo sauce or even barbeque sauce. This can add variety to your spread and appeal to different palates.

5. Ensure even cooking with an air fryer: If you have an air fryer available, it’s worth using it for this recipe. Not only will it give you evenly cooked chicken wings but also crispy skins without having to watch over them as closely.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to get perfectly crispy and flavorful honey mustard chicken wings that everyone will love!


As a scribe for a home chef, I understand that there may be some questions that arise when trying out new recipes. Below are some frequently asked questions related to the Honey Mustard Chicken Wings recipe that may help you achieve the perfect results. Don’t hesitate to read through them and get ready to be the party hero with these crispy and delicious chicken wings!

What is honey mustard sauce made of?

The delectable honey mustard sauce is a delicious blend of few basic ingredients like honey, mustard, mayo, vinegar and some spices. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and creamy, and can be whipped up in a jiffy. Plus, it’s a versatile sauce that can be used in various ways.

What is the secret to crispy wings?

Achieving perfectly crispy chicken wings can be a daunting task, but the use of aluminum-free baking powder is a game changer. Coating the wings in this powder prevents them from becoming soggy, as it absorbs any excess moisture. As the wings bake in the oven, the powder bubbles and creates a beautiful, golden-brown and crisp exterior. Serious Eats recommends using this technique to create the ultimate crispy chicken wings.

Do you cook wings before adding sauce?

If you’re planning to bake some chicken wings for your party, here’s a helpful tip: patting them dry before seasoning and baking is crucial for the perfect texture. Unlike other recipes where sauce is added post-baking, we want our oven-baked wings to have crisp skin that will only get better when coated with sauce. So, make sure to dry those wings thoroughly with paper towels, sprinkle salt generously, and arrange them on a baking sheet.

What makes the sauce stick to the chicken wings?

To avoid having the sauce slide off of your chicken wings, it is important to use flour or a dry mixture before tossing them in the hot sauce. Applying enough coating to cover the entire wing evenly before drenching it in your preferred sauce helps your chicken to absorb the sauce easily.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these honey mustard chicken wings are perfect for any party or gathering that you might be hosting. They’re easy to make, and they taste absolutely amazing. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and use it to impress your guests with your culinary skills.

With the right ingredients, tools, and tips, you can create the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors in this incredible dish. You can also experiment with different variations to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

So go ahead and make these honey mustard chicken wings for your next party, and watch as they disappear within minutes. Your guests will be begging for more, and you’ll feel proud knowing that you made something delicious that everyone loved.

Thank you for reading this recipe article, and don’t hesitate to let me know how your honey mustard chicken wings turned out. I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe

Here's another recipe I found on line while searching for the "Oregano's" (restaurant in Arizona) Italian Gold chicken wings...this one is not even close...but it sure is tasty...hope you enjoy it...=)
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 654.2 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken wings (remove the tip and cut at the joint)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Toss the wings with vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
  • Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping them over after 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare sauce mixture by putting Dijon mustard, honey, dry mustard powder and garlic powder in a bowl, mix well and set aside.
  • Drizzle sauce over wings, turn to coast and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through, turning as needed so they do not stick.
  • Pour wings into a serving platter and enjoy.

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Serving: 278gCalories: 654.2kcalCarbohydrates: 19.9gProtein: 43.2gFat: 44.5gSaturated Fat: 11.1gCholesterol: 174.8mgSodium: 402.7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17.7g
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