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Saucy Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

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These honey mustard wings are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They are nice and crispy and covered in a delicious honey mustard sauce.

honey mustard wings on a plate with celery and carrots in the back


We love chicken wings around these parts and find ourselves making them more and more thanks to our Air Fryer. We’re always coming up with different sauces and rubs to put on them so it’s no surprise that honey mustard made the mix.

I originally made these wings for our New Years’ Eve celebration and hubby decided that these wings were so good that they deserved a page on the blog. I agreed so here they are.

How to make Honey Mustard Wings

First, you’ll need to cook your chicken wings. Now you can deep fry or bake your wings if you choose, but we love our air fryer for making chicken wings. 

To Air Fry your wings, dry your chicken wings with paper towel and place your wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

raw chicken wings in an air fryer basket

Cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes, until your wings have reached your desired crispiness. Set aside.

Meanwhile, Make the Honey Mustard Sauce

honey mustard sauce in glass bowl with whisk sticking out

While your wings are cooking, make the sauce by combining mustard, honey, hot sauce, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine.

I bet you’re asking “Hey Yo, why the mayo?” 

Mayo makes the sauce a little creamy and provides a little bit of tango that isn’t overpowering.

When you’re chicken wings are done, toss them in the sauce.

honey mustard wings in air fryer basket

Now you can serve your wings exactly like this if you prefer, but I like to give them a little char by placing those wings back in the air fryer basket and cooking for an additional 2-5 minutes. 

charred wings in air fryer basket

Then I toss them in the sauce again before serving to get them extra saucy. 

And there you have it, Honey Mustard Wings!

honey mustard wings on a plate, close up photo


I hope you enjoy these wings as much as we do. Looking for other air fryer post? Check out my air fryer appetizers round up or these Jerk Chicken Wings.

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5 from 2 votes

Saucy Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

These honey mustard wings are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Nice and crispy and covered in a delicious honey mustard sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken wings, honey mustard chicken wings, honey mustard wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 418kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 lbs chicken wings

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 4 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 4 Tablespoon Honey
  • 3 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Dry your chicken wings and place them in your Air Fryer basket.
  • Close the Air Fryer basket and cook the wings on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes. Cook until wings are desired crispiness and have reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While wings are cooking, add dijon mustard, honey, mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper to a large bowl. Whisk until fully combined.
  • When wings are done, remove them from the basket and toss them in the sauce.
  • You may serve at this point or add the wings back to the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 2-5 minutes for a little more char.
  • Add them back to the sauce and then serve.

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  • You can bake or fry your chicken first if you prefer and then cover in sauce. 


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Sunday 31st of January 2021

Delicious, worked great. I put half the sauce on the wings for the extra three minutes, half afterwards for sticky wings.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

We absolutely love these wings. I was wondering what wattage you use on your air fryer. Mine has different settings for 900, 1500, & 1800. My wings take longer than 30 minutes on the 900 setting. Was wondering if it is making a difference. Thanks!


Friday 3rd of April 2020

Would the instructions change for chicken tenders?


Saturday 4th of April 2020

Yes, the cook time would change. Boneless tenders would take about 12-15 on 400 degrees fahrenheit to cook.


Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi! I'm from NC so I'm loving your recipes! With this one, would it work just the same with children thighs? what about boneless chicken things? I'm thinking of packing for work and ways to make them less finger food and more "fork food"


Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi Heather, yes, you can use chicken thighs instead. Follow these cook times for thighs: Boneless chicken thighs: 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-17 minutes, flipping halfway through Bone in chicken thighs: 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-25, flipping halfway through. Then crank up to 390 degrees for 5 minutes if you want crispy skin.

Daniel Sousa

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I used this recipe as a guide to make traditional Buffalo wings. They turned out to be the best chicken wings ever. They were surprisingly very crispy. Living just 45 miles from Buffalo, that is saying a lot. Used Sweet Baby Ray's wing sauce and Ken's blue cheese dressing.


Saturday 18th of January 2020

I'm so glad to hear that. That Sweet Baby Ray's wing sauce is pretty amazing too. Thank you for the feedback :)