If you’re a fan of honey mustard sauce, you’ll love this finger-licking good honey mustard chicken wings recipe. Our 5 minute lazy-mans honey mustard sauce is truly super easy and it’s the inspiration for this easy baked chicken wings. 

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe on plate

Best Honey Mustard  Chicken Wings Recipe

If you want them crunchy, you can definitely deep fry them and we give you the recipe technique below as well. This honey mustard sauce is seriously one of the easiest sauces you can make.

Coat the chicken wings a bit of the sauce and bake them to a nice crisp in the oven. When the chicken wings are cooked, we add another round sauce. And then the triple threat comes when you dip these yummy chicken wings in another bowl of this amazing honey mustard sauce. Try it on a grilled chicken sandwich.

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How to Make Ahead Honey Mustard Chicken Wings:

It’s still best to cook the chicken wings hot and fresh right before serving. But here’s some tips and tricks to prep the recipe:

  • The best way to make this recipe quicker is to make the sauce the day ahead. The sauce is super simple and easily stores in the fridge for up to a week. Our homemade honey mustard sauce really takes about 5 minutes to make.
  • Prep the chicken wings by cutting them to your preferred method. Keep the wings and drumettes whole or you can cut them into separate pieces. Store them in the fridge.
  • The day you’re ready to serve, cook the wings and then toss with the prepared sauce.
  • All honey mustard chicken wing recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe on plate

What else to serve with leftover homemade sauce?

The sauce is so good, you won’t want to buy it from the bottle. If you have leftovers, drizzle it on grilled meats or vegetables. It’s also great as a dip for fries. Instead of mayo, use this honey mustard sauce on sandwiches. It’s such a versatile sauce beyond the sauce for chicken wings. Keep a bottle of it in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways to achieve their crispness: deep fried, air fried or baked. Visit this write up on different ways to prepare chicken wings. 
This recipe shows a baked technique, but you can certainly fry them if you like for extra crispy-ness. See note below recipe for basic traditional frying or air frying instructions.
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  • 1/4 cup (60 ml)  mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml)  dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml)  honey , or start with less if you want it less sweet, then add more if needed
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.75 ml) paprika
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


  • 2 pounds (907 g) chicken wings , split
  • grape seed oil or canola oil , to coat wings (or other high flashpoint cooking oil)
  • salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste



  • Pre-heat oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
    Oven knobs


  • Whisk the honey mustard sauce ingredients in a bowl (mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey, vinegar, cayenne pepper and paprika) until sauce is smooth and combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
    Finished sauce in a spoon


  • Pat dry chicken wings. If desired, cut wings into wingettes and drumette pieces. Lightly coat chicken wings with vegetable oil and then season wings with salt and pepper. Follow directions for baking or see note below for alternative cooking methods.
    Raw chicken wings seasoned with salt & pepper in a bowl
  • Add about 3 Tablespoons of the honey mustard sauce to the wings. Gently stir to lightly coat wings with the sauce. Spread chicken wings evenly on baking sheet pan.
    Raw chicken wings with sauce on baking sheet pan
  • Bake at 425°F/220°C for about 40-45 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Flip the wings halfway through cooking, or after about 25 minutes.
    Cooked chicken wings on baking sheet pan
  • Toss the cooked wings with remainder of honey mustard sauce or serve the sauce as a dip. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
    Cooked chicken wings in bowl with more sauce being poured over with a spoon


Crispy Wing Alternate Cooking Methods

Traditional Fry in Oil (uses about 1/2-3/4 cup of cornstarch to coat wings).
Toss the wings in cornstarch to coat, shaking off excess cornstarch. 
Heat about 1-inch of oil in a large pot or skillet to 350-375°F (175-190°C). Fry in batches for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through. Make sure to turn the wings while cooking so they cook evenly. Season with salt & pepper. Toss with the sauce.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings 
Season wings with salt & pepper. (No Oil Needed). Place in air fryer basket/tray. (Don’t overcrowd the air fryer – cook in batches if needed.)
Air Fry at 400°F/205°C for 20 minutes. Flip the wings and air fry for another 5-10 minutes or until cooked through and to your liking.
Toss with a little sauce, and then air fry for another 2-4 minutes. Toss with additional sauce if desired after air frying. Different models and sizes of air fryers cook quicker than others. Adjust times accordingly.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 178mg, Potassium: 111mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.7mg

How to Freeze and Re-Heat Leftover Wings

Yes, you can freeze the chicken wings once they’re cooked. To re-heat, just take them out to thaw in the fridge for a day. If needed, microwave them a bit to warm them on the inside. Then air fry them or bake them at 350°F/175°C for about 5 minutes, OR until they are crispy to your liking.

More Great Wings for Your Next Party

Like we mentioned, if you’re a fan of honey mustard, these awesome party chicken wings are for you. We’ve created quite a collection of chicken wing recipes and hopefully you’ll be able to cook through all of them. Summer is also a perfect time for chicken wings. And you must try this amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe for Game Day! Serve a side of crunchy carrots, celery or cucumber to add a nice freshness to this great appetizer. Lastly, enjoy any leftover sauce on chicken, potatoes or add a bit of olive oil to make it a salad dressing. There’s so many possibilities to the extra sauce. Try our honey mustard chicken in the slow cooker. Enjoy!