Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe | @BestRecipeBox

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Sauces, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 221 kcal
Please read recipe post for more recipe details and photos. Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways: fried or baked, dredged in flour or not. 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.



  • 1/4 cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup  dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup  honey , or start with less if you want it less sweet, then add more if needed
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


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



  1. 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.


  1. Pat dry chicken wings. If desired, cut wings into wingettes and drumette pieces. Add wings in a large bowl. Season wings liberally with salt and pepper. Follow directions for either baking or frying the chicken wings.

For Baking the Chicken Wings

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Lightly coat chicken wings with the vegetable oil. Spread chicken wings on baking sheet pan. Add about 3 Tablespoons of the honey mustard sauce to the wings. Gently stir to lightly coat wings with the sauce.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  4. Toss the cooked wings with remainder honey mustard sauce or serve the sauce as a dip. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

For Frying the Chicken Wings

  1. In bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Coat chicken wings with flour mixture.
  2. Heat oil about 1” deep in large skillet to 350-375° F.
  3. Gently place wings in hot oil in batches so they don’t crowd each other and stick together. Fry wings on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove chicken wings from oil  and toss the cooked wings with the honey mustard sauce or serve the sauce as a dip. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!