Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce – And a GIVEAWAY!

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Mustard Crusted Wings with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce |

I absolutely love using the slow cooker. The ease of popping some chicken or a pork shoulder into it in the morning and having something warm and delicious just waiting for you in the evening is pure genius. I had the opportunity, along with my fellow Virtual Potluck group, to receive a new slow cooker from Hamilton Beach along with the Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker: Family Favorites cookbook and I was definitely not turning it down.

Mustard Crusted Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce |

My old slow cooker had definitely seen better days. The cooking controls were not very helpful with only warm, low and high and no way to control the hours or precise internal temperature of the meat I was cooking.

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker |

The Hamilton Beach model is amazing, in my opinion.  I can set it manually, or it comes with pre-programmed times and temperatures as well as a thermometer probe for the times when I need to know the internal temp of a boston butt.  I love it!

Mustard Crusted Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce |

Did I mention I love it?


The cookbook is a great resource for quick and easy to prepare slow cooker meals.  Some recipes are as easy as opening a few cans or jars and mixing together with meat or beans for a homey dinner.  Others, like this one, require a few more steps, but are worth the extra effort.

Some of my favorite recipes in this book include:

  • Turkey and Three Bean Chili
  • Winter Squash Stuffed with Sausage, Mushrooms & Cranberries
  • Black Bean and Rice Soup with Salsa Cream

Mustard Crusted Wings with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce |

I made these chicken wings at the beginning of the week.  I had intended to photograph them the next morning for this post but when I went to the fridge I felt like Old Mother Hubbard.  The wings had vanished.  My anti-leftover-eating-kids had taken them for their school lunch.  Yep, they’re that good.  So it was back to the slow cooker drawing board.


You definitely need to check out the recipes from the rest of the Virtual Potluck team for this post and giveaway.

Chile Colorado Enchiladas

Steak Fajitas with Cilantro Yogurt Cream

Fennel Leek Potato Soup

Homemade Ketchup

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce – And a GIVEAWAY!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4 Main Dish Servings or 10 Appetizer

A quick slow cooker recipe for mustard glazed chicken wings and a sweet and sour dipping sauce.


  • 2/3 cup grainy mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut into joints, with bony wing tips cut off and reserved for another use.
  • Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 cups apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Coat the inside of the crock with butter-flavored or olive oil nonstick cooking spray. In the crock, combine the mustard, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne with a spoon. Add the wings to the crock and toss to coat with mustard mixture. Spray the wings lightly with some cooking spray. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours. If possible, stir gently halfway through the cooking time, bringing the bottom wings to the top.
  2. Combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes to melt the brown sugar and preserves.
  3. Serve the wings hot with the warm dipping sauce on the side.


Use a large round or oval slow cooker.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the cookbook Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker: Family Favorites as well as a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker.  I was not, however, compensated monetarily.


  1. I would make a veggie chili! and then, i’ve been wanting to try to make a crock pot sugar free apple butter, so that would be next…

  2. I have a half a cow in my freezer and love to use my crockpot for the different cuts of roasts and steaks. I’ll have to check this book out! The wings look great!

  3. Soups and Stews are my favorite crockpot items. I love that you can smell it cooking all day and anticipate with eagerness dinnertime!

  4. This would be so amazing. I work night shift and depend on a slow cooker to have meals ready when I get up. Always trying new recipes like this one.

  5. So many good and healthy things I can make in a slow cooker. I want to try your sticky chicken legs..they looked really good. So do the mustard wings…and homemade ketchup…what an idea. I can only dream I guess.

  6. What WOULDN’T I cook? I’m a dedicated crock pot addict 🙂 I’ve been eyeballing that cookbook for a long time, too … I have so many recipes mentally bookmarked from my weekly drool sessions at Booksamillion!

  7. I forgot to mention what I’d cook…I just made a really yummy, ridiculously simple zucchini dish with mozzarella and marinara. Kind of like a lasagna. I could (and would) eat it every day!f

  8. I loooovvvve my Hamilton Beech slow cooker! I want to win one for my sister-in-law, she’d use the heck out of it!

  9. So, so, so many things I could cook in a new, larger slow cooker! Mine is old and small, and the lid just does not fit well.

  10. I would make a pot of chili!!! We have been having some fall weather with falling temps!! I would love to win a programable crockpot, all of mine are the older ones!

  11. Woo hoo! I’m in for the slow cooker! Looks like the Mercedes of slow cookers to my little 10+ year old version! I would cook, soups, stews, pot roast, carnitas, meat balls, – basically annything I can think of and in large quantity to fill the freezer too!. Thanks FG! 🙂

  12. That’s a great recipe, especially for football season!! I’ll have to try this for next weekend. ROLLTIDE!! (sorry had to throw that I also love to make soups, stews, chill, meatball with sauce. You name it. I love using it during the winter.

  13. Very cool! I love using crock pots but my new one is way too hot! Even on ‘keep warm’ it boils everything! Not sure how to fix this! Would love more crockpot recipes too! I think my family is bored with the 3 recipes I use! LOL

  14. I would cook everything in it….I’m leaving a comment, but do not wish to enter the other…..too much trouble…..why can’t just a comment be enough ?????

    1. Hi Mona, it’s harder for me to track if you don’t use the app. All that’s required is your email address, you don’t need to do any of the other items listed if you don’t wish. This is a multi-site giveaway and we need you to use the app. Sorry! 🙁

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