Honey Mustard Chicken Wings (Paleo, gluten-free)

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings are the sticky, sweet/tart snack your next party or game day needs.

Juicy chicken is coated in the easiest honey mustard sauce and then baked until bronzed and shiny.

You only need 6 ingredients to make these easy baked chicken wings but they definitely don’t skimp on flavor.

Plus they happen to naturally be Paleo and gluten-free!

baked chicken wings on a white platter and on a baking sheet

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Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love honey + mustard?

And when you brush a honey mustard sauce on chicken wings, it has the sweetness from the honey but the acidic tartness and creaminess of the mustard.

It’s the perfect combo!

Plus I’ll show you a method to add layers of flavor even though we’re using such few ingredients.

Make sure you have plenty of napkins around because the sticky sweet glaze is too good to resist.

 

What you need for Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

Equipment:

easy chicken wings on a baking sheet getting glazed with sauce on a brush

How to make Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

First, heat the oven to 425°.

Line the baking sheets with foil and then set the racks inside them. Coat the racks with cooking spray.

(No racks? That’s fine. Just spray the foil and play the wings on the foil.)

Pour the honey into a measuring glass. Add in the mustard and stir until blended.

Save 4 tablespoons in a small bowl and set aside.

Pat the wings dry and add to a large bowl. Pour in the sauce (not using the reserved 4 tablespoons) and toss the wings to coat them evenly.

Line up the wings on the racks, skin-side up. To make sure they get all the sauce possible, I like to wipe the skin side of the wings along the bottom and side of the bowl to smear more sauce on them as I lift them out.

Scrape out and drizzle any remaining sauce in the bowl over the wings.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for 20 minutes, swapping and rotating the pans halfway through.

Take them out and lightly brush them with about 1-2 tablespoons of reserved sauce. Flip the wings and lightly brush with about 1 tablespoon sauce. Flip again so they’re skin-side up.

Bake for another 10 minutes.

Check to see if they’re a dark golden brown and caramelized. Probably some will be and some won’t yet. Remove the browned wings to a plate and put the others back in the oven. Check every 3-5 minutes, removing them to the plate as they’re done.

Finally, brush each wing with the last remaining sauce.

Taste one and sprinkle on more salt and pepper if necessary.

baked chicken wings on a white platter with a bowl of honey mustard sauce with a brush in it

Make ahead

The wings are best eaten straight away.

But you can chill the cooked wings in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in a low oven or under the broiler (check often to make sure they don’t burn).

I would not recommend freezing them.

 

Substitutions and variations

  • You can use either all flat wings or all drumettes, whichever you prefer (but drumettes is the correct answer).
  • No honey? Try a dark pure maple syrup instead (not pancake syrup).
  • You can use the glaze for more than just wings, too. Try it on chicken drumsticks or breasts. It would also be good on salmon.

 

Other snacks and appetizers you might like:

  1. Sticky Baked Apricot Wings
  2. Caesar Deviled Eggs
  3. Bacon Pineapple Guacamole
  4. Grilled Avocado Hummus
  5. Pumpkin Spice Candied Bacon

 

honey mustard chicken wings on a white plate and getting brushed with sauce on a baking sheet
baked chicken wings on a white platter with a bowl of honey mustard sauce with a brush in it
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Honey Mustard Chicken Wings (Paleo, gluten-free)

These baked Honey Mustard Chicken Wings are the perfect snack for a party or game day! The easy honey mustard sauce creates sticky, bronzed wings that are irresistible.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings, easy chicken wings, honey mustard chicken wings, paleo chicken wings
Servings: 6 people
Author: Don Baiocchi

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 3 lbs. chicken wings
  • fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 425°.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with foil and set cooking racks inside. Coat the racks with cooking spray.
  • Pour the honey into a measuring glass and then stir in the mustard until blended. Pour 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Pat the wings dry and add to a large bowl. Pour in the sauce (not the reserved 4 tablespoons) and toss to coat.
  • Line the wings up on the baking sheets, skin-side up and not too close. As you remove the wings from the bowl, try to wipe the skin side against the bottom/side of the bowl to smear on as much sauce as possible. Once all the wings are on the sheets, drizzle over any remaining sauce in the bowl. Sprinkle the wings with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, swapping and rotating the pans halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven and lightly brush the wings with about 1-2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce. Flip the wings and lightly brush with about 1 tablespoon of sauce. Flip the wings again so they're skin-side up.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the wings are golden and bronzed.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with any remaining sauce. Taste one and add more salt and pepper, if necessary.

Notes

No racks for your baking sheets? That's fine. Just lightly spray the foil and play the wings on the foil.
Make ahead
The wings are best eaten straight away.
But you can chill the cooked wings in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in a low oven or under the broiler (check often to make sure they don't burn).
I would not recommend freezing them.
 
Substitutions and variations
  • You can use either all flat wings or all drumettes, whichever you prefer (but drumettes is the correct answer).
  • No honey? Try a dark pure maple syrup instead (not pancake syrup).
  • You can use the glaze for more than just wings, too. Try it on chicken drumsticks or breasts. It would also be good on salmon.

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