Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Tossed in a homemade honey mustard, these Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings will be the hit of your game day party.
Tossed in a homemade honey mustard, these Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings will be the hit of your game day party.

In case the appetizer/gameday recipes haven’t been enough of a giveaway that I love a good game day party, here are some awesome Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings to round out your party table!  In addition to my Baked Sticky Asian Chicken Wings these wings are part of an amazing spread your guests will love. Chicken wings make a perfect appetizer because they’re only a couple of bites, and it’s easy to make multiple flavors just by splitting the wings and tossing each with a different pile.

These Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings use a fantastic honey mustard bbq sauce that takes just a few ingredients. The flavors are reminiscent of the KFC Honey BBQ chicken wings which is also great since those wings were the best thing on the menu.  As a kid if we were getting fried chicken from a restaurant it was always Pioneer Chicken (I cannot stress to you enough how awesome Pioneer Chicken was), so I never really used to eat KFC’s normal fried chicken. One day when my parents were out for the evening and I went out with my brother to get some food he drove us to KFC and ordered these wings. To be honest when he ordered them I thought they sounded gross, but when I tasted them I totally got it. The sauce is sweet and tangy and the wings were crunchy and awesome. I had been so used to normal hot wings I never considered a sweet version!

The best part is this sauce is as easy as it is delicious.  If you are looking for easy variations of a sweet and savory hot wing, you can replace the honey and the mustard with other ingredients such as a jam/jelly (I’m thinking orange marmalade or like a pineapple jelly) or a minced jarred jalapeno. Another great option would be jalapeno jelly (I totally LOVE jalapeno jelly) mixed with bbq sauce. The sweet options are pretty open, and since you are tossing the wings in a thick sauce you don’t need a dipping sauce to add to the mix.

These Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings are also fried, unlike the Baked Sticky Asian Chicken Wings. If you would prefer to bake your chicken wings, the directions on the the Asian Chicken Wings dish would work perfectly. If you bake them you can also disregard the tossing in flour in favor of possibly just tossing with a small amount of cornstarch. I can’t really say one way is really better than the other when it comes to cooking them, the oven method is definitely easier, less cleanup and healthier. The frying method is crispier, juicier and a more classic option.

Either way, have a bowl of these Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings at your next party. Then come back and tell me if you loved them, I love hearing feedback from you guys!

PS. if you used to loved KFC Honey BBQ wings as a kid and want them to come back there is a Facebook group that popped up petitioning them to bring the wings back. Gotta love petitions for bringing food back. I’m still waiting for Keebler to bring back those awesome Pizzeria chips!

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Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings

Tossed in a honey mustard and BBQ sauce, these chicken wings will be the hit of your game day party.
Yield 12
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wing segments
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (I love Famous Dave's Sweet and Tangy)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard (I use/love Trader Joe's)
  • canola oil (for frying)


  • Add the salt,pepper and flour to a large ziploc bag.
  • Add the chicken pieces and toss.
  • Refrigerate for a half an hour then shake the bag again.
  • Refrigerate another half hour.
  • Heat canola oil to 375 degrees.
  • Add the chicken about 10 pieces at a time to the hot oil.
  • Fry for 12-14 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan add the mustard, honey, bbq sauce and whole grain mustard.
  • Heat on low and stir until combined and just bubbling.
  • Toss the wings with the honey mustard bbq sauce and serve immediately.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 149mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Tossed in a homemade honey mustard, these Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings will be the hit of your game day party.

Tossed in a honey mustard and BBQ sauce, these chicken wings will be the hit of your game day party. dinnerthendessert.com
Tossed in a honey mustard and BBQ sauce, these chicken wings will be the hit of your game day party. dinnerthendessert.com

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Can’t go wrong with honey mustard anything!
    The wings look great, and I will try them this coming
    week end. May even try putting them on the grill if
    weather permits!
    I will even try boneless thighs! This sounds soooo good!

  2. What can I use instead of wings? I love them, but my husband won’t eat them and this recipe sounds sooooo good.

  3. These look delicious and I know our family will love these! I prefer to bake these instead of using the stove. Could you please let me know how many minutes at 425 degrees on bake. Am going to use the broiler after to crisp up. Thank you.

    1. I’d suggest baking them for around 20 minutes and then broiling them until golden brown, 7-10 minutes. Good luck!

  4. haven’t tried it yet but can you use this sauce on like breast. im not a wing type of girl. just looking for news ways to eat chicken.

  5. I made these for Super Bowl Sunday and they were a bit hit with my friends. I know the recipe didn’t call for brining the wings, but would you recommend it?

  6. Just a little twist to my wings. Didn’t have grain mustard or bbq sauce. So I used Korean fry sauce. They came out amazing!!

  7. This recipe looks really good, and I love wings. I wonder if you could bake them rather than fry them. Has anyone tried it?

  8. Those wings look so juicy and good! You captured the sauce in the picture like I had it right here with me. I will be giving this sauce a try!

  9. Honey mustard BBQ chicken… yum! I was looking for a chicken recipe to make for this weekend and I think I just found the perfect one.

  10. I’m not big on wings myself but I bet my dad would absolutely LOVE these! They’d be a perfect appetizer for any party or get together 🙂

  11. I love chicken wings but never make them myself. I bet my husband would love honey mustard wings – I don’t think we have had them before.

  12. Sounds like the perfect sweet and tangy recipe! We love wings at our house, we will have to give this recipe a try!

  13. I love wings, and these look great. I can’t wait to try them. There’s something about gobbling up saucy wings that is just wonderful.

  14. Those look spectacular. My husband and I love wings, but only if they’re good wings. I think these are going to be superb.

  15. My family would love these chicken wings! As a main dish with rice and a veggie or as an appetizer on game day they’re sure to be a hit!!