Spicy, sweet, tangy and dang tasty chicken wings! They have an epic spice rub on them, and then they are then finished off with a honey soy-mustard glaze at the end. One of the most exciting appetisers and/or sides.
What makes a great chicken wing in my eyes, is turning it into a little flavour bomb. And the wonderful thing is that chicken wings naturally produce a lot of flavour because all of the meat is attached to the bone.
Making a good chicken wing is super easy, no hard labour, no precision. Just toss the wings in flavour and cook them, job done.
2 layers of flavour
So, what are the 2 layers? Well, you got the first layer which is the spice coating. Then you got the seconds layer which is the glaze coating at the end. So, you got the dry layer, then the wet layer. I think it’s also worth mentioning that this 2 layer coating can work beautifully on any other meat you decide to cook in the future. You can use it on pork chops, brisket, a whole roast chicken…anything!
The second layer (the honey soy-mustard glaze) is quite important. Not just because these wings wouldn’t be honey soy mustard chicken wings without it, but also because the first layer itself makes the wings a little too dry. So you need to counteract that with some kind of glaze.
The spices give the wings a fantastic base layer of flavour, and makes them nice and aromatic, but the glaze just packs that last punch with the sourness, saltiness and sweetness. So your really missing out on a lot of flavour if you don’t finish the wings in the glaze.
Alter the flavour to your liking
The measurements I used in this recipe are quite balanced. However, if you prefer more tang, reduce the honey and add more lemon or lime. If you like your wings extra spicy, perhaps you can add more cayenne pepper (although be careful with that stuff) to the glaze. If you want more sweetness, add more honey or perhaps even add some brown sugar.
Add other condiments like BBQ sauce or ketchup. Use the griddle pan if you want some char on their, Nandos style. I really like suggesting other options because I don’t like the idea of limiting you guys and gals. Especially when it comes to something like chicken wings.
Fantastic party food
Now, the obvious reason chicken wings make amazing party food is that they’re small. So it’s finger food, and they’re easy to travel around with. You just need to make sure you have plenty of napkins because they can make a mess.
The other reason is that chicken wings don’t dry out easily, unlike the chicken breast. Again, the meat is all around the bone, and the meat stays tender for a much longer period of time. So you can make the chicken wings earlier on, store them in the fridge and then heat them up again without having to worry about the quality of your chicken wings reducing too much.
So if your trying to make some stress free party food, chicken wings are a great option.
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Spicy Honey Soy Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe
Super easy and super tasty spiced and honey soy mustard glazed chicken wings.
- 1.2 kg chicken wings separated if need be
- 2 spring onions chopped for garnish optional
- 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds for garnish optional
The Spice Rub:
Honey Soy Mustard Glaze:
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
- The juice from half a lemon
- Pre-heat your oven to 210 degrees Celsius.
Add all of the ingredients for the spice rub into a bowl and mix the spices together. Add your chicken wings and then coat each piece of chicken in the rub.
Line a baking tray with baking paper, then shake off any excess spice rub as your transfer the wings on the tray evenly spread out. Bake the chicken wings in the oven for about 50 minutes turning the chicken over halfway through the cooking process.
Once the chicken wings are done, put all of the ingredients for the honey soy-mustard glaze in a large bowl, then whisk together until the ingredients are well combined.
Toss the wings in the glaze evenly coating each chicken wing, then serve in a bowl. Lastly, top with sesame seeds and spring onions for garnish.
- Alter the flavours to your liking.
- You can use the spice and glaze combo on other meats too.
- These wings are perfect party food, as long as you have plenty of napkins.