I usually keep my freezer stocked with chicken wings and chicken thighs. They’re great to have around just in case you need one extra dish at the last minute, or if you suddenly realize you don’t have enough time to prepare what you had planned for dinner. I always get a smile when I inform my husband that we are having chicken wings tonight. There are so many ways to prepare chicken wings and they are versatile in that they can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or main dish. I have never met a school child or an avid sports fan that doesn’t enjoy a nice plate of chicken wings.
These honey mustard chicken wings are simple and quick to prepare. They turned out moist and flavorful with tender meat that leaves the bones easily. I made these for my hubby and I to enjoy for no particular occasion at all. It was just the two of us for dinner at home, and there wasn’t even a game on the telly. It was my way of showing my hubby that I loved him.
4 lbs chicken wings, split at the joints
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup creamed honey
3 tbsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp finely grated garlic (or garlic powder)
Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 450oF. Brush 2 large baking dishes with vegetable oil, or use cooking spray. A baking sheet lined with aluminum foil will also work.
Wash the chicken wings, pat away excess water, and sprinkle with 3 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Spread wings in the prepared baking dishes. Bake until golden for 40 to 45 minutes, rotating halfway.
Meanwhile, mix the Dijon mustard, honey, mustard powder and garlic in a bowl. Remove the wings from the oven and toss with the mustard mixture. Continue baking for another 3 to 5 more minutes until glazed.