Hot Mustard Chicken Wings: A Tangy and Flavorful Delight!

Imagine being at a party, surrounded by friends and family, enjoying great conversations and drinks. And then, the waiter walks in with a platter of delicious chicken wings coated in a mouth-watering hot mustard glaze. The smell alone is enough to make your stomach rumble.

Well, now you can bring that experience to your own home with this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings recipe. These wings are baked to crispy perfection and covered in a hot and sweet mustardy glaze that will have your guests begging for more.

Not only are these wings easy to make, but they’re also perfect for any occasion – game day, family dinners, or even a weeknight meal. Plus, they’re incredibly versatile with endless options for substitutions and variations to fit your taste preferences.

So roll up your sleeves, grab some napkins, and get ready for an explosion of flavor with this irresistible Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings
Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings

If you’re looking for a recipe that is finger-licking good and perfect for any gathering, then look no further than this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings recipe. With just the right amount of sweetness and heat, this dish is sure to be a hit with all your guests.

What makes this recipe so special? For starters, the combination of prepared yellow mustard and Dijon mustard creates a unique and flavorful base for the sauce that’s unlike any other. The addition of honey adds a touch of sweetness that perfectly balances out the spiciness of the hot sauce.

And then there are the chicken wings themselves. Oven-baked to crispy perfection thanks to a little baking powder, these wings are tossed in the sauce before being served up. The end result is tender, juicy meat with a crispy exterior that is absolutely irresistible.

But perhaps the best thing about this recipe is its versatility. You can adjust the heat level to your liking by using more or less hot sauce, or even experiment with different types of mustards to give the sauce a unique twist. And while this dish is perfect for serving at parties or as an appetizer, it’s also hearty enough to serve as a main course for dinner.

So if you’re looking for something new and delicious to try, give this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings recipe a shot. Your taste buds – and your guests – will thank you!

Ingredient List

 These chicken wings will take your taste buds to new heights!
These chicken wings will take your taste buds to new heights!

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need for this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe:

  • 4 pounds chicken wings, separated joints and tips discarded
  • 1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Note that the quantity of hot sauce and cayenne pepper can be adjusted based on your preference for spiciness. Also, feel free to use different types of honey mustard or spicy mustard depending on what you have on hand. The combination of honey and mustard creates a sweet and tangy taste that pairs perfectly with the crispy chicken wings.

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet, spicy, and oh so savory – these wings have it all.
Sweet, spicy, and oh so savory – these wings have it all.

Now that you have all the ingredients, it’s time to cook!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Chicken Wings

In a large bowl, toss 2 pounds of chicken wings separated joints tips discarded with 1 tablespoon of baking powder until the wings are fully coated. Place the wings on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet, and let them sit for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Bake the Chicken Wings

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes until they are crispy and golden brown.

Step 4: Prepare the Mustard Sauce

While waiting for the wings to cook, prepare your mustard sauce. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard, 1/4 cup honey, 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon hot sauce, and a pinch of salt. Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Step 5: Glaze the Chicken Wings

When the chicken wings are baked, remove them from the oven and carefully toss them with the mustard sauce to coat. Then return them to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes to allow the sauce to set.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

Take them out of the oven and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. You can garnish your mustard chicken wings with chopped green onions or sesame seeds. These sweet hot mustard chicken wings are perfect for game day or any other special occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 One bite and you'll fall in love with these irresistibly juicy wings.
One bite and you’ll fall in love with these irresistibly juicy wings.

When it comes to making Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings, there are several substitutions and variations that you can use to put your own spin on this classic recipe. Let’s explore some of your options:


– Chicken Thighs: If you’re not a fan of chicken wings, try substituting bone-in chicken thighs. They have a similar texture and can handle the bold flavors of the mustard sauce.

– Air Fryer: For a healthier twist on this recipe, try cooking your wings in an air fryer instead of baking them in the oven. You’ll still get crispy wings with a fraction of the oil.

– Maple Mustard: Swap out the traditional honey mustard for a maple mustard glaze. The sweetness of the maple syrup pairs perfectly with the heat from the hot sauce.


– Carolina Gold Mustard Sauce: Inspired by Carolina-style BBQ, swap out the Dijon mustard for Carolina Gold mustard and add some garlic powder and cayenne pepper. This tangy, slightly spicy sauce pairs well with grilled or fried chicken.

– Buffalo Chicken Wings: If you’re craving classic Buffalo-style chicken wings, ditch the mustard sauce and toss your wings in a mixture of hot sauce and butter. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

– Hot Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce: For an extra sweet twist, mix honey and prepared yellow mustard together and add a few dashes of hot sauce for heat. This dipping sauce is perfect for dunking crispy chicken tenders or onion rings.

No matter which substitution or variation you choose, this sweet hot mustard chicken wing recipe will be sure to please any crowd.

Serving and Pairing

 Let the aroma of these wings fill your kitchen with a heavenly fragrance.
Let the aroma of these wings fill your kitchen with a heavenly fragrance.

Sometimes chicken wings are their own meal, but other times they make for a perfect appetizer or party treat. These sweet hot mustard chicken wings are versatile enough to be served in either case.

For a fun summer BBQ, serve the wings with some grilled corn on the cob and a light coleslaw salad. The sweetness of the corn pairs perfectly with the tangy flavor of the mustard sauce while the refreshing coleslaw balances out the heat.

If you’re going for an indoor party vibe, pair these wings with some homemade French fries or sweet potato fries for that crispy and fulfilling combination that everybody loves. Another excellent option is to serve these delicious wings with a side of your favorite dipping sauce. Blue cheese or ranch dressing work like magic when serving as appetizers or snacks.

On game day, nothing beats indulging in these savory treats while sipping on an ice cold beer. The beer cuts through the sweetness of the honey mustard and enhances those spicy notes in the sauce.

No matter what accompaniments you choose, be sure to garnish your serving platter with sliced fresh chives or parsley to brighten up the plate and provide just a hint of extra flavor. These sweet hot mustard chicken wings will take any gathering to the next level!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't be able to resist going back for seconds (or thirds!).
You won’t be able to resist going back for seconds (or thirds!).

Making these Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings ahead of time can be a great way to simplify party preparation. The wings can be cooked through step 3, then refrigerated for up to two days before continuing with the glaze in the recipe’s next steps. You can also freeze the cooked and glazed wings for up to two months in an airtight container.

To reheat, place the wings in a 350°F oven preheated and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and crispy. Another option is to pop them into an air fryer, heating for 5-10 minutes at 375°F. You could also gently reheat the wings in a microwave-safe dish that is covered with cling film or paper towels, microwaving on high for about 30-45 seconds.

If you need to store leftovers, make sure to transfer them into an airtight container right after cooling down. They should stay fresh if refrigerated within two hours of cooking for up to three days at most.

When you’re ready to serve the leftovers later, reheat them before serving following one of the reheating methods mentioned above. Do not forget to add extra honey mustard sauce or any other sauces you like while reheating so that they do not dry out. Reheating will never recover the original crispness of the wings, but it’s still a good way to enjoy them again.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Finger-licking goodness – these wings are messy, but oh so worth it.
Finger-licking goodness – these wings are messy, but oh so worth it.

To ensure that your sweet hot mustard chicken wings turn out perfectly every time, I’ve compiled a few tips that you can follow:

First, when tossing the wings in the mustard sauce, make sure each wing is evenly coated to prevent any dry, bland spots. You can achieve this by placing the wings and sauce in a large, sealable plastic bag and massaging them together.

Second, to get crispy wings, coat them with a mixture of baking powder and salt before baking. This helps to draw out the moisture from the chicken and create a crunchy exterior.

Third, it’s best to bake the chicken wings on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet. This allows hot air to circulate around the wings, resulting in even cooking and crispy skin all around.

Fourth, be sure to discard any wingtips and trim off any extra fat before cooking. This will help prevent any flare-ups or burning during the cooking process.

Finally, for an extra kick of heat and flavor, consider adding cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the mustard sauce mixture. Just be careful not to go overboard if you don’t want your wings too spicy!

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to delicious and perfectly cooked sweet hot mustard chicken wings every single time.


Now, let’s move on to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings recipe. These are common questions that may come up while preparing this dish or serving it to your guests. Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered with helpful answers, tips, and tricks.

Do you put hot sauce on wings before or after baking?

When it comes to oven-baked chicken wings, the skin needs to be incredibly crispy in order to fully retain the flavor of any sauce. Typically, sauces are added after the cooking process.

What is the secret to crispy wings?

When it comes to achieving the perfect crispy chicken wings, many chefs swear by coating them in aluminum-free baking powder. This ingredient is known for absorbing the natural juices from the chicken wings, resulting in a beautifully browned exterior that’s satisfyingly crispy. During the baking process, the baking powder bubbles and creates a unique texture that’s sure to impress your guests. So, if you want to elevate your chicken wing game, give this technique a try!

Why do you put baking soda on chicken wings?

When it comes to cooking chicken wings, adding baking soda to your recipe can seriously up your game. This magical ingredient is alkaline, which means it can raise the pH level of chicken skin, break down peptide bonds and kickstart the browning process. As a result, you can achieve a perfectly crispy and browned chicken wing in no time, something that might be challenging to achieve otherwise. This simple trick can make a big difference in the taste and texture of your chicken wings.

How do you make hot sauce stick to chicken wings?

Achieving the perfect wing sauce consistency lies in the application of flour, according to Sidoti. Pre-saucing your chicken requires giving it a dip in a flour or dry mixture prior to tossing it in the sauce for precision.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings are the perfect addition to any party or gathering. The combination of spicy and sweet flavors makes for a memorable taste that will keep your guests coming back for more. With just a few simple ingredients, you too can create this delicious recipe that is sure to impress.

So why not give it a try? Whether you’re grilling, frying, baking or air-frying, these wings come out crispy and perfectly coated every time. And for those who prefer boneless chicken, this sauce works great on chicken thighs too! Plus, with the option to make-ahead and store for later use, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party.

So go ahead and take a chance on this recipe – we promise it won’t disappoint. From the flavorful mustard sauce to the mouth-watering hot honey glaze, this Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wing recipe is one you’ll want to keep coming back to for years to come. Don’t be surprised if your friends start requesting it every time they come over – it’s just that good!

Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings

Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe

I was on a hunt for a recipe that was similar to one that we love from a restaurant called Oregano's in Arizona...I found this one on allrecipes's real close...I added an option (in step 5) this makes them more like the "Italian Gold Wings" that the restaurant serves...I posted another photo they are the ones on the purple plate...
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 559.2 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken wings (separated and tips removed)
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the wings on the prepared baking sheet so they do not touch; season with salt.
  • Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy on top, about 20 minutes.
  • Flip the wings with tongs and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. (option: toss the wings after cooking all the way though in hot oil -- 350° for 2-3 minutes to crisp them up -- do a quick drain before continuing with the recipe).
  • Stir together the Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey, cider vinegar, salt, pepper and hot sauce in large mixing bowl.
  • Add the wings to the bowl and toss with a spatula to coat evenly.
  • Allow to sit for abut five minutes and toss again to re-coat.
  • Transfer to a plate to serve.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 256gCalories: 559.2kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 42.1gFat: 36.7gSaturated Fat: 10.2gCholesterol: 174.8mgSodium: 311mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 13g
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