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Hot Honey Mustard Wings

Looking for a change from the norm? Hot Honey Mustard Wings are a sweet n’ spicy variation of everyone’s favorite game day recipe! 

Every football season our house becomes the chicken wing house. I probably test out a different chicken wing recipe every week during the season. Now when it comes to chicken wings there are those of us like me who prefer them without sauce like my super popular deep fried chicken wings.  While others, like my husband, prefer chicken wings messy and saucy like Sweet Chili Chicken Wings or these Hot Honey Mustard Wings.

But I mean, you really can’t go wrong with any kind of chicken wing. Am I right??

The thing that makes these different from your more traditional Buffalo Wings, is the delectable sweet n’ spicy Honey Mustard Sauce.  Let’s talk about what you need to make it:

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Chicken Wings: 

  • CHICKEN WINGS: Obviously. I like to use party wings which are chicken wings that are already cut into the flats and the drums. You can also use whole chicken wings or separate the wings yourself. Watch this video to show you how to separate them.
  • BUTTER: This is going to give your sauce a bit of richness. 
  • YELLOW MUSTARD: I haven’t tried this with another mustard but I love the vinegary taste that the yellow mustard adds to this sauce. 
  • HONEY: Where the sweetness comes from in the sauce. 
  • SALT
  • GRANULATED GARLIC: You can also use garlic powder. If you use garlic salt, omit the extra salt in the recipe. 
  • CAYENNE PEPPER: This will add heat to your sauce. You can use  as little or as much as you like. 
  • HOT SAUCE: Use your favorite hot sauce like Crystal, Tabasco etc.  

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

These Honey Mustard Chicken Wings are pretty easy to make!  Follow along with these step by step photos and instructions showing you just how easy. 

  • STEP #1: Unlike traditional buffalo wings, these chicken wings  are baked instead of fried. Place the wings in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake turning halfway through. 
  • STEP #2: While the wings are baking, make your sauce. Melt the butter over medium heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer until the wings are done.
  • STEP #3: Place hot wings in a bowl, pour sauce over the top and toss wings to coat completely. Serve immediately. 

One of the great things about these wings is that you can make them as mild or as spicy as you like. If you want simple honey mustard wings, leave out the cayenne and hot sauce. If you want them spicier add another 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. 

Storage and leftovers: 

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat in the oven at 325 until warmed through. 

Looking for more chicken wing recipes? I have got you covered for sure. 

These Dill Pickle Chicken Wings almost broke the internet! And for good reason, they are fabulous! 

Did you know grilled chicken wings are delicious too? This Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings recipe is a must make.

For a saucy and fried version of wings, check out these Nashville Hot Chicken Wings.

Note: This post was originally published in 2013. It was updated in 2022 with new photos, step by step photos and nutrition information.

Hot Honey Mustard Wings

Oven baked chicken wings tossed in a spicy honey mustard sauce. A must for your game day spread!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 819 kcal



  • 3 pounds chicken wings tips removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce i.e. Tabasco


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lightly season the chicken wings with salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes on one side. Turn and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
  • While the wings are cooking prepare the sauce by melting the butter in a pan over medium heat. Once butter has melted, whisk in mustard, honey, salt, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Mix well, bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer until the wings are done. Taste and add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper if you want more of a kick.
  • Once wings have cooked, transfer hot wings to a bowl. Pour spicy, honey mustard sauce over the top. Place a cover over the bowl and shake to coat the wings in the sauce. Serve immediately.


Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 


Calories: 819kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 63gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 681IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 4mg
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Keywords: chicken, entree, game day snacks, honey mustard, hot wings, spicy, super bowl food

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    retro bowl
    November 8, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    This is a fantastic, simple recipe! I threw some habanero sauce into the mix.

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    January 29, 2022 at 10:08 am

    5 stars
    We deviated a little, air fried the wings and tossed in this sauce, we like spicy so did a whole tsp of cayenne pepper and used a dijon mustard (that’s all I had on hand) turned out delicious and family ate them right up! Thank you for the recipe

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      January 29, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      Ohhh I want to try these air fried! Glad you enjoyed them!

  • Reply
    October 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Des, this is a great easy recipe! I added a little habanero sauce to the mix…hee hee!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

    My family loves chicken wings, especially my kids. They prefer eating meat off bone than already sliced/precut chicken… LOL. One of my kids loves mustard and the other don’t. These wings maybe a great dish to convert non-mustard lover to lover. ;)

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    Jackie {Domestic Fits}
    September 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

    My husband is a huge Seahawks fan too, he was very excited about Sundays game!

    These wings look fantastic, great job!

  • Reply
    Tamara Coleman
    September 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Mmmm Hmmm Finger Lickin’ Good! Perfect for Football Sunday :)

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    September 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I love the honey with the Tabasco heat, have yet to try that combo.

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    cassie - bake your day
    September 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Great minds! :-) These sound fabulous. My husband would go crazy for honey mustard and chicken wings!

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