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Sweet Heat Mustard Wings

These sweet heat mustard wings are baked until crispy and golden brown. The perfect amount of heat, spice and sweetness. A delicious appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Mustard, Spicy, Summer, Sweet, WIngs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Author Leona G.


  • Sheet Pan 12x18
  • 1.5 qt Saucepan
  • Large Mixing Bowl


Chicken Wings

  • 2½-3 lbs chicken wings flats & drums
  • 2 tsp koser salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

Sweet Heat Mustard Sauce

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar light or dark
  • cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt



  • Preheat your oven to 425°
  • Wash your chicken and thoroughly dry with paper towels. Spread them out onto your sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Bake for 40-45 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  • Add your prepared sauce into your mixing bowl and then add the hot wings directly into the sauce. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and diced scallion (optional.)


  • Add your butter to the saucepan. Melt on low heat. Add in brown sugar, mustards, and honey. stir to combine.
  • Now add in all of your spices. Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes. pour into a mixing bowl until the wings are ready.


  • You can completely omit the cayenne pepper if you're not into spicy foods, or add more if you'd like! 1/2 tsp is the perfect amount for subtle heat. 
  • Turning the wings halfway through the baking process, ensures both sides will crisp up.
  • Make sure your wings are completely dry before seasoning them and placing them in the oven. This also is key for crispy wings. I use paper towels for this.