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.
FOR THE SAUCE:
1/4cup(60ml) dijon mustard
1/4cup(60ml) honey, or start with less if you want it less sweet, then add more if needed
1Tablespoon(15ml)apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
FOR THE CHICKEN WINGS:
2pounds(907g)chicken wings, split
grape seed oil or canola oil , to coat wings (or other high flashpoint cooking oil)
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.
COOK THE WINGS
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
Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
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.
Bake for about 50 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
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
In bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Coat chicken wings with flour mixture.
Heat oil about 1” deep in large skillet to 350-375° F.
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.
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!