Sweetened Mustard Curry Chicken Wings

Spicy chicken wings

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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings

These grilled chicken wings are sure to please your guests. The earthiness of the curry and mustard blends very well with the sweetness from the honey. Try them the next time you have a cookout and see what a hit they will be.


  • 2 to 3 pounds/1 to 1.4 grams of chicken wings (tips removed)
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup mint leaves (or cilantro ​leaves, chopped)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup/120 milliliters honey (warmed)
  • 1/2 cup/120 milliliters butter
  • 1/3 cup/80 milliliters dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoon/45 milliliters Dijon Mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons/12.5 milliliters curry powder
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon/10 milliliters salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliter black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters​ cayenne pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place wings in a resealable plastic bag.

  3. Combine the remaining ingredients.

  4. Reserve half of the mixture by placing it into an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  5. Pour remaining half of mixture into the bag with wings, coat well, seal bag, and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

  6. At the end of the marinating time, place reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 6 to 8 minutes.

  7.  Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. If the mixture becomes too thick, add a small bit of water (1 to 2 tablespoons).

  8. Preheat grill for direct medium heat.

  9. Remove wings from bag and discard marinade.

  10. Place the wings on the grill and cook for 10 minutes of direct heat. Cook over indirect heat for the remaining 15 to 20 minutes.

  11. Make sure to watch for flare-ups.

  12. Remove the meat once it has reached a safe internal temperature of 165 F and place it into a large bowl.

  13. Pour cooked sauce over the top (it might need to be rewarmed either in the microwave for 30 seconds or on the stovetop for a few minutes.)

  14. Using tongs, flip wings around sauce until well coated. Plate, top with mint or cilantro leaves and serve. Enjoy!