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By Dylan Rodgers | September 20, 2011

To me, the chicken wing is the most important finger food known to man!  As the legend goes, Zeus held the hot wing by the bone and dipped it into the Spicy Mustard River of Styx.  From that moment on, any mortal brave enough to partake of its delicate, deifying deliciousness would brush upon the edges of absolute ecstasy, going mad with pleasure.

O.K.- so saucy chicken wings may not have been granted to mortals by the gods, but after you try this recipe for spicy mustard wings, you’ll probably think they were.  All other wings will seem dry and tasteless and simply not up to the standard that your new sophisticated palate demands.

For other interesting chicken wing recipes, check out Food Republic here.

  • 12 wings, separated
  • 3/4 cup honey mustard
  • 2 to 4 tbsp cayenne pepper, depending on desired heat
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • A few sprigs cilantro


1. Cut the whole wings into two sections. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

2. Bring 2 tablespoons of oil with 1 table spoon of butter to medium heat in a skillet. Proceed to brown the chicken on each side.

3. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

4. As the wings are browning and your oven's heating, mix your honey mustard, cayenne pepper, butter, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Cut your lime in half and squeeze the juice into the mixture while stirring until the butter has melted. Sauce will thicken to desired texture in about 5 minutes.

5. Once the wings are browned, place them in a baking dish. Pour half a cup of your sauce onto them and bake uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the juice runs clear.

6. Drizzle the rest of your mustard sauce over the finished wings, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

(Optional) Place a voice recorder in the dining area so you can listen to your family and friends rave about your cooking any time you want.

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