Honey Gold Sauce

Are you ready to indulge in something truly delicious? Look no further than Honey Gold Wings! These chicken wings are a perfect combination of sweetness and tanginess, thanks to a delectable blend of mustard and honey. The sticky sweet sauce will leave you craving for more.

honey gold chicken wings

Baked to crispy perfection and coated in a homemade honey gold sauce, these wings offer a delightful symphony of flavors. They are crispy, sticky, sweet, tangy, and even a bit spicy. Trust us, these wings will disappear faster than you can say “hook’d up bar and grill” when you bring them to your next football game or barbecue. You might want to make a bigger batch if you plan on sharing!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Healthier than fried wings: By baking the wings instead of frying them, we significantly reduce the fat content. If you prefer, you can even cook them in an air fryer using the instructions below.

  • Cheaper than buying prepared wings: Purchasing 2 pounds of ready-made chicken wings from the local grocery store can cost upwards of $15. By making these wings at home, you’ll spend less than $5, and chances are, you already have most of the ingredients on hand!

  • Easily adaptable: This recipe can be halved or tripled effortlessly, allowing you to make as much or as little as you desire.


🥘 Honey: You’ll need some honey for this sauce. I recommend using local raw honey for a more intense flavor, but any store-bought pasteurized honey will work just fine.

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🥘 Yellow mustard: To achieve the beautiful golden color and tangy taste, add some yellow mustard to the mix.

🥘 Spices: Paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder are essential spices that provide flavor and depth.

🥘 Butter: Adding a touch of butter will give the sauce a richer taste.

🥘 Chicken wings: Use 2 pounds of thawed chicken wings and drumettes.

🥘 Salt and pepper: Season to taste.

For specific quantities, refer to the recipe card below.

labeled ingredients needed to make honey gold chicken wings

Equipment Needed

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  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Whisk
  • Baking Sheet
  • Small Saucepan


Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make the mouthwatering Honey Gold Wings:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, yellow mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and butter. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring continuously until the butter melts and the ingredients are well combined.

  3. Place the chicken wings on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they are evenly spaced. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake the wings for approximately 40-45 minutes, turning them halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.

  5. Remove the wings from the oven and generously brush them with the honey gold sauce.

  6. Serve the wings warm and enjoy the irresistible flavors!

aerial view of a plate with honey gold chicken wings

Air Fryer Version

If you prefer to use an air fryer, follow these instructions:

  1. Prepare the sauce as directed.

  2. Instead of placing the wings on a baking sheet, arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer.

  3. Cook the wings at 390F for 10 minutes.

  4. Flip the wings over to ensure even cooking and cook for another 10 minutes.

  5. Transfer the cooked wings to a bowl and toss them with the honey gold sauce.

  6. Serve immediately and savor the fantastic flavors!

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Recipe Tips

  • Avoid overcrowding the baking sheet to ensure proper cooking. If necessary, divide the wings between multiple baking sheets.

Side Dishes

Pair these delightful wings with some creamy mashed potatoes or a refreshing cold pasta salad for a satisfying meal.


You can store any leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, they are best enjoyed fresh.


side view of a plate full of honey gold wings

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Now that you have all the necessary information to make these irresistible Honey Gold Wings, it’s time to get cooking! Dive into the world of flavors and enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. For more amazing recipes, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.

Happy cooking!