Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Recipe adapted from Petaluma Poultry, providers of Rocky Range and Rocky Jr. chickens.

  • Prep time: 7 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Marinating time: 1 hour to overnight
  • Yield: Makes 20 chicken wings


  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce (or 1 1/2 Tbsp regular soy sauce, use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free version)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 20 chicken wing drummettes


1 Marinate the chicken wings: Rinse and pat dry the chicken wings. Place them in a large bowl or marinade bag.

Mix together the marinade ingredients—crushed garlic cloves, honey, mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper—and pour over the chicken wings to coat.

Chill for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.

2 Roast the wings: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a roasting pan with foil and place a baking rack over it.

Place the chicken wings in on the rack in a single layer with some space between the wings.

Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken wings, until cooked through and well browned.

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings


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  • Bebe

    I am with those who wonder about alterations for chicken thighs. The ones I have are bone-in. Sounds as though cantboilwater has the right ideas. Add a little roasting time for bone-in. Check internal temp with thermometer? These flavors sound wonderful…

  • Huong

    Can I use chicken thighs instead?

  • Yamileth

    does the seasoning measurements change if using full size chicken wings?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Yamileth, you should be fine keeping the same amount of marinade ingredients.

      • Yamileth

        Great! Thank You.

  • K. Talley

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it was awesome. I have already recommended it to several of my friends and family. My kids want to know when am I going to make this again. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!


  • Dr. Caty

    I tried this recipe in Australia and it was a BIG HIT! Here, in SoCal, USA I used it w/the whole wing and it still was just as delicious. I have shared this recipe all the way into Canada, and to the other side of the earth and everyone has enjoyed it. Great party appetizer! Or just to eat on your own!


  • Jessica Grimes

    Loved these! So easy to prepare ahead of time and just pop on a foil lined baking sheet and toss in the oven. Hubby raved over them! so good!


  • RN

    Made this for Superbowl Sunday, both adults and kids both loved it! Not spicy so everyone can enjoy.


  • Amy

    These chicken drumettes are SO good! I’ve made this recipe a number of times, sometimes just for a simple dinner at home and sometimes for a crowd, and everyone always loves it. It’s so tasty and simple and quick to prepare. I always have the basic ingredients around too which is something I really like about this recipe. I love the flavor. It makes chicken drumettes a little more elegant too which is always nice.


  • Ally

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I like it mainly because it’s so easy to prepare and yet so yummy; especially when I need to serve a large group of people : )


  • Liz

    These were awesome! For the superbowl, they only marinated a few hours, but we left some extras in the marinade and cooked them the next day. My husband says that the ones that were marinated overnight were better- I didn’t get any during the superbowl because I was too busy cooking! Very, very good. Thanks!


  • Kerri

    I made these last week and they are fabulous! I can’t wait to try this delicious marinade on other meats!


  • Ernestine L. Dunbar

    I made these tonight. They were awesome! They were the best wings I’ve ever made. The skin even browned perfectly! The only thing I did differently was that I added 1 tbsp of a sweet barbeque sauce. I also didn’t have garlic so I used garlic powder. I only marinated for about 1 1/2 hr. Can’t wait to try them again and marinate overnight. It was soooo easy and they are so tasty!! I will definitely be coming to this site now for ideas!!

  • can'tboilwater

    Pretty tasty! I made a few subs: didn’t have Dijon so used spicy brown mustard, used a little less soy (it always overpowers the food to me), and more honey( I like sweet things). Wasn’t too sure about it when I tasted the sauce but was good. I used boned chicken thighs and baked them at 375 for about 40 minutes. Clincher: 6 and 2 yr. old gobbled it up, so it’s going on my rotation! Thanks, love the site:)

  • Stacey

    These wings were wonderful for our family superbowl party!! We put them in the oven for about 30 minutes and then finished them on the grill. Great recipe that I plan on using again and again. My brother even said that they were best homemade wings he has ever had!!

  • Allison

    We are going to make these tomorrow evening for the Super Bowl. I can’t wait to try these! I LOVE your website. I can’t believe I am just now discovering it! Thank you for your posts!

  • Erin

    I made these earlier in the week and I thought they were delicious. My only problem was the skin stayed pretty “soft” and didn’t get crispy at all. They were nice and golden brown…but i wasn’t sure if there was a way to get a better texture on the outside? Thanks! This was my first time making one of your recipes, but they have all looked so delicious! i’m sure to make more very soon :)

  • Kay

    I just cooked that for my family the other week. It was really good.

  • Liz

    These sound good – I may have to give them a try this weekend. What is the difference between tamari soy sauce and “regular”?

    Note from Elise: tamari soy sauce is more concentrated. So if you are using regular soy sauce, use a bit more.