These air fryer honey mustard chicken wings turn out perfect every single time! Super crunchy and tossed in a homemade slightly spicy honey mustard sauce. You’ll love these flavorful chicken wings!
Are you craving some ultra-crispy chicken wings?
Well, these air fryer honey mustard chicken wings are just what you need!
Crispy air fryer wings tossed in a homemade honey mustard sauce with just a touch of spice and heat.
I used a simple Dijon mustard as my base for the sauce but spicy brown mustard is a great option if you’re looking for stronger and spicier mustard.
Plus, making wings in the air fryer results in the CRISPIEST wings!
And, it won’t heat up your house. Which is a HUGE plus during the summer!
Ingredients for air fryer honey mustard chicken wings
- Chicken drumettes – I’m using chicken drumettes for this post which are basically half flat wings and half leg wings. You could also use full chicken wings but you may have to adjust the air fryer cooking time.
- Dijon mustard – This is the base for our honey mustard sauce. If you want something a little heavier on the spice try using spicy brown mustard.
- Honey – I like to use a simple wildflower or orange blossom honey for sauce and dressings. It’s nice neutral honey that won’t give too strong of a taste.
- Unsalted butter – Butter helps give body and unctuous flavor to the sauce.
- Garlic Powder – I used dried garlic here but fresh minced garlic could work too but it would be a bit stronger.
- Cayenne pepper – I love the touch of cayenne to add a little spice to the honey mustard. If you’re not a fan of spice you can 100% leave it out.
- Kosher salt – Salt is always important in cooking and helps deepen the flavor and round out the flavor of the wings.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.
The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style.
There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.
What is the best air fryer to buy?
My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.
My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which works well for my household.
The best chicken to use
I’m using chicken drumettes for this post which are basically half flat wings and half leg wings.
You could also use full chicken wings but you may have to adjust the air fryer cooking time.
I personally like the drumettes because I’m a big fan of the meaty little chicken legs.
Baking these wings
Of course! If you want to do them in the oven you should follow the directions on my other post – baked garlic buffalo wings.
That post will walk you through how to properly bake your chicken wings so they turn out extra crispy and delicious.
You’ll still want to heat up the honey mustard sauce either on the stovetop and then toss or heat it in the microwave and toss.
Either way will give you a delicious chicken wing but the air fryer method is the least amount of work.
Storage of leftover air fryer wings
Leftover wings should be stored in an airtight container for up to
More chicken wing recipes
- Need another air fryer recipe? Try my Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings.
- Want some spice in your chicken life? Try my Pineapple Mango Habanero Chicken Wings.
- Craving something totally different? Try my Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings.
- Love sweet and spicy? Try my Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings.
- 12 chicken drumettes
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teasoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- Add chicken drumettes to the basket of your air fryer and cook for 8 minutes.
- Flip the chicken drumettes and cook for another 8 minutes.
- At this point, the wings should be crispy and fully cooked. If they are not crispy or fully cooked (this can happen depending on the size of the drumettes) cook for another 2 minutes.
- While the wings are cooking warm Dijon mustard, honey, unsalted butter, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt in a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
- When the mixture is warm remove it from the heat.
- Add the cooked wings to the honey mustard mixture and toss to combine.
- Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes for additional heat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
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