Get your snack on with this spicy honey Dijon chicken wings recipe.
If you have a tough gameday gang to please, or any gathering in need of snacks, these chicken wings seriously hit the spot. They are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside with a coating that has a real kick.
This recipe is for 20 wings, which as one of many snacks, is enough for 10 servings. You can multiply this recipe depending on the size of your crowd and their appetite.
If you are watching your calories however, be mindful that a couple of these go a long way. I do not recommended it, but I tend to skip breakfast and lunch if I know these are going to be served up later.
The prep for this is minimal as there is no marinating required, and the sauce is gluten-free.
(Makes 10 servings)
20 chicken wings
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch salt and ground black pepper
Coating / Dip:
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
Preheat oven to 425°F / 220°C, or air fryer to 390°F / 198°C (follow the instructions specific to your model of air fryer and use those if they differ from these instructions). If cooking these in a conventional oven, prepare a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and a cooling rack. The cooling rack will elevate the wings off the surface of the sheet pan for even all-around cooking.
Place the raw chicken wings in a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle on a pinch each of salt and ground black pepper. Mix to ensure all the wings are evenly coated.
Arrange the wings on the cooling rack, or in the air fryer basket, so that they are in one layer, not touching. Bake for 40 minutes in the oven, or 30 minutes in an air fryer. As time begins to run out, keep an eye on the wings as ovens can vary in temperature.
As the wings bake/fry, prepare the sauce. In a mixing bowl, place the Dijon, honey and sriracha, and mix until they are thoroughly combined. If you are concerned about the sauce being too spicy, start by only adding 1 teaspoon of sriracha and testing before adding any more. Also, test for sweetness and add additional honey if you prefer the sauce to be sweeter.
Take the wings from the oven or air fryer and submerge them in the honey Dijon sauce a few at a time to coat them. Shake off any excess sauce before placing them back on the cooking rack or air fry basket. Return the wings to the oven or air fryer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
When cooking is complete, transfer the wings to a serving plate and serve alongside any remaining honey Dijon sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 213 | total fat = 13.98g | saturated fat = 4.73g | cholesterol = 44mg | sodium = 513mg | carbohydrates = 13g | dietary fibre = 0.63g | sugars = 7.3g | protein = 9.43g