Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings

Updated On: Apr 30, 2024

The easiest slow cooker recipe to make for your next tailgating or game day. Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce is simple and really tasty.

Mustard Glazed 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.

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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.

Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

A quick slow cooker recipe for mustard glazed chicken wings and a sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • cup grainy mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ 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
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 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.
  • Combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes to melt the brown sugar and preserves.
  • Serve the wings hot with the warm dipping sauce on the side.


Use a large round or oval slow cooker.


Calories: 1048kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 48gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 1270mgPotassium: 604mgFiber: 2gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 686IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 4mg
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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.

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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. Pingback: Malabar Chicken Curry | Farmgirl Gourmet
  2. I would eat soup

  3. mickey louth says:

    I’d like to try a big pot of spaghetti sauce and then can or freeze the batch for easy winter meals.

  4. 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…

  5. 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!

  6. I will make this chicken recipe this weekend. Looks delicious!! Thank you Heather!

  7. Would like to make chicken pot pie in this!

  8. Candias Chalker says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. Vicki Sheehan says:

    have made so many meals in slow cookers I think I might try a breakfast steel oats? or a dessert!!:)

  11. Jan burgess says:

    I found a recipe for crockpot lasagne. I would try it.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to win! 🙂

  13. Latasha S says:

    Pumpkin Stew

  14. Susan 30A EATS says:

    Looks great Heather!

  15. Alicia K says:

    I would cook a nice hearty beef stew!

  16. The sauce looks delish!!! I can’t wait to try it!

  17. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love that these are made in the crockpot, Heather! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. yvpowell says:

    I have yet to try a dessert so I would probably start there

  19. Sandy Lasher says:

    I would make soup in my new Crockpot!!!

  20. Erin Diaz says:

    I would LOVE to cook a pumpkin chili or meatballs simmered in beer first then add additional ingre

  21. I love my slow cooker! Especially during football season, it is the best thing ever for hassle free decadence.

  22. Pam Ellis says:

    Great giveaway! Definitely need a new slow cooker. First thing I would make: Pulled pork or chicken.

  23. Rebecca Moose says:

    This looks wonderful! I use my old fashioned crockpot all the time, but I would love to have a timer on mine.

  24. I’d make Italian Beef!

  25. Dana Northey says:

    Perfect timing, my slower cooker just died. Fingers Crossed! Oh and the mustard glazed wings sound delish.

  26. Dana Northey says:

    Perfect timing, my slower cooker just died, fingers crossed!

  27. I’d make some southern chili!

  28. Sandy Riggs says:

    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.

  29. Heidi Babi says:

    I love to make chili and an indian butter chicken in my slow-cooker. Thank you for the chance to win!

  30. I will make sauce out of the remaining tomatoes from my yard.

  31. It’s chili weather…so I’d make a big old batch of chili in it!

  32. Denise Wilson says:


  33. Pat Regan says:

    My family loves pulled pork sandwiches……..that would be my first dish.

  34. Your recipe sounds great, but I think I’d have to cook up some pulled pork if I won the crockpot.

  35. Laura Blickenstaff says:

    BBQ Pulled Pork, super easy and good!

  36. 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!

  37. Calif girl says:

    I will have to try it. I think I would skin the chicken first.

  38. Nadia Janson says:

    I always make chicken in the crock-pot!

  39. Shelby | Diabetic Foodie says:

    I’ve never thought about doing wings in the crock pot. Great idea!

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  41. Marilyn L says:

    A nice hearty beef stew!

  42. beccaentenberg says:

    I’d cook soup for sure!

  43. Jenny Hartin says:

    BBQ pork

  44. monica denton says:

    Anything and everything! I ♥ crockpot cooking!

  45. I’d make some chilli, pulled pork and so many other things! Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  46. Christina says:

    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

  47. Christina Johnson says:

    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!

  48. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    Awesome post! These wings would disappear in the blink of an eye around my crew!

  49. Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts says:

    I would LOVE to make these Mustard Glazed Wings!

  50. The first thing l will make is the mustard glazed chicken wings w/ a side of the blue cheese mashed potatoes!

  51. 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.

  52. Annette Cook says:

    I love to make BBQ ribs in the crock pot and of course, chili.

  53. 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!

  54. Aimee Fredericks says:

    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! 🙂

  55. Allison Day says:

    Oh, so many things! Chili, definitely. I’ve never had a slow cooker, but I’ve been wanting one for the longest time. ^_^

  56. Heather Brown says:

    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.

  57. OMG!! I have been stocking up the recipes, I’d get to try them if I had one of these!!!

  58. This would be so nice! I could leave my husbands supper in it when I’m going to serve at church events!

  59. Emily T. says:

    I would cook ALL THE THINGS in it! I would cook whole chickens, make soups, chilis, roasts, bone broths… so many things!

  60. Ribs! Love some slow cooker ribs!

  61. Julie Poolman-Jackson says:

    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

  62. I soooo need this!!!

  63. pioneercynthia says:

    Wow, I’d definitely make this in the cooker. But there’s so many good crock pot recipes I want to try. The sky’s the limit.

  64. I’m going to try those chicken wings!

  65. 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. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      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! 🙁

  66. Meghan Finley says:

    I’d make venison chili

  67. That recipe looks great! Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!!!!!!!

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