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Baked honey-mustard wings are finger-licking good without being fried

These wings are baked to perfection in a simple honey-mustard sauce. But that’s not all. Wings need a good sauce to top them off. So this sauce is made with spicy horseradish Dijon mustard and lemon that may just make you pucker, but you won’t be able to stop eating it.

Baked honey-mustard wings
Image: Terese Condella/Sheknows

The spiciness of the sauce will have you coming back for more.


I especially like the heat of the horseradish and Sriracha sauce, along with the quick hit of the lemon juice with each bite dipped in this sauce.


Personal dunking bowls may be required for double-dipping purposes.


And lots of napkins will definitely be required.


Or just lick your fingers, because this is bar food, after all.


Honey-mustard wings with lemon and horseradish Dijon sauce recipe

These honey-mustard chicken wings with a tangy lemon and horseradish Dijon dipping sauce are baked instead of fried.

Serves 3

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


For the honey-mustard chicken wings

  • 15 chicken wings (combination of wingettes and drummettes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish

For the lemon and horseradish Dijon dipping sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish Dijon mustard
  • 1 (heaping) tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon (or more, to taste) Sriracha sauce (for the sauce), plus extra to drizzle as garnish


For the honey-mustard chicken wings

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To a large bowl, add the chicken, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together so that the chicken is evenly coated with all the ingredients. Set aside for a moment.
  3. To a small bowl, add the mustard, honey and vinegar. Whisk together.
  4. Add the honey-mustard mixture to the chicken. Mix together so that the chicken is evenly coated.
  5. To a medium-size baking pan with sides, add the chicken, including the sauce.
  6. Bake until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the skin is crispy (about 50 minutes).
  7. Garnish with chives, and serve hot with lemon and horseradish Dijon dipping sauce.

For the lemon and horseradish Dijon dipping sauce

  1. To a medium-size bowl, add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, mustard, honey and Sriracha sauce. Whisk together.
  2. Transfer the sauce to individual serving bowls, and top with drizzles of Sriracha sauce.
  3. Serve with the honey-mustard chicken wings.

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