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Spicy Oven Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip

Easy Oven Chicken Wings that are sure to please. These sweet and spicy chicken wings with apple onion dip combine some of my favorite flavors. A unique wing recipe everyone will enjoy!

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Aren’t they something?

Let me tell you, these Oven Chicken Wings taste even better than they look! Thanks to a few key ingredients…

Two Mustards. Honey (or Maple Syrup.) Caramelized Onions. Apple Butter.

Honestly, how could they not taste fabulous?

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There’s a mustard made here in Asheville that is famous for its spicy heat and depth of flavor. It’s called Lusty Monk. Have you heard of it?

Lusty Monk is sort of a hometown hero and an enigma rolled into one. You’ve got to find the stuff before you can partake. Unfortunately  there seem to only be a few places that carry it and sometimes they’re sold out. Even so, it’s worth store-hopping to get your hands on it.

If you are a mustard connoisseur, Lusty Monk is mind boggling good, you’ve got to try it!

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These sweet and spicy Oven Chicken Wings are bathed in a sticky coating of fiery Lusty Monk, dijon, maple syrup, and sriracha chili sauce for an extra little kick in the pants.

These Oven Chicken Wings aren’t so spicy that you can’t enjoy them, but they do pack a punch!

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As if that weren’t enough, I then made a savory-sweet dipping sauce with caramelized onions, greek yogurt and Musselman’s Apple Butter to accompany the Oven Chicken Wings.

The deep caramel flavor of the onions pairs perfectly with apple butter, and is nicely balanced with the tang of the yogurt.

Apple Onion Dip not only complements the spicy Oven Chicken Wings, it makes a great dip for veggies as well.

Easy Oven Chicken Wings

Spicy Oven Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip would make a fantastic snack for movie night of your next weekend get-together!

Spicy Oven Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50


For the Spicy Oven Chicken Wings:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup spicy whole grain mustard (like Lusty Monk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha chili sauce

For the Apple Onion Dip:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Musselman's Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Dry the chicken wings thoroughly with paper towels, then toss with oil, garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Spread evenly over the baking sheet. Bake the wings for 20 minutes. Flip, then bake another 15- 20 minutes until the skin is crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the mustards, maple syrup and sriracha together. Once the chicken has cooked through and the skin is crispy, pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat. Spread the wings back out and bake another 10  minutes.
  3. For the Apple Onion Dip: While the chicken is baking, place a small skillet of medium-low heat. Add the butter and onions and saute for 10-15 minutes until the onions are caramelized.
  4. Mix the onions with the Mussleman's apple butter, greek yogurt, dijon, and Mussleman's apple cider vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve the spicy chicken wings warm, with the apple onion dip.

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55 Responses to “Spicy Oven Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip”

  1. Tieghanposted June 24, 2013 at 4:49 am

    My family would love it if I made these! They look awesome and we are currently on a southern vacay. Everyone wants wings, ribs, and pulled pork! LOL
    These look awesome!


  2. Christine (Cook the Story)posted June 24, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Oh wow! The flavors on those wings sound amazing. But it’s really the dip that grabbed me. I love the idea of the apple butter with caramelized onions. Yum!


  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted June 24, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Ooh! These wings and dip look mighty tasty, Sommer!


  4. Belinda @zomppaposted June 24, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Finger lickin’!!


  5. steph@stephsbitebybiteposted June 24, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Ok, the wings sound amazing, but I’m even more excited about this DIP!!


  6. Jen @ Savory Simpleposted June 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Is it weird that I want these for breakfast?


  7. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 24, 2013 at 6:42 am

    oh wow, love the apple onion flavor combination! this would be perfect for summer AND football tailgating!


  8. Jen @JuanitasCocinaposted June 24, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I feel weird saying I’m buying lusty monk, but I’m going to. I want to spoon the sauce up with a spoon!


  9. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted June 24, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Those are some tasty looking chicken wings and I am liking the mustard and apple flavour combo!


  10. Mariaposted June 24, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Love that dip!


  11. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted June 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    This chicken makes me so happy! I love everything about it – especially the mustard ;)


  12. Ai Linposted June 24, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Brilliant idea and looks easy and fuss free! Definitely trying this out


  13. Paula - bell'alimentoposted June 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I love everything about this!


  14. Amandaposted June 24, 2013 at 8:05 am

    They look seriously amazing!!!


  15. marlaposted June 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

    These are perfect chicken wings!


  16. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted June 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Ohhhh myyyy face.


  17. katieposted June 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Mmmm these wings look divine!


  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted June 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Love that dip, mouth watering!


  19. Amandaposted June 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Going on the grocery list for this week! Sounds so great :)


  20. Heather Christoposted June 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

    oh jeeeeez!! so good!


  21. Carolynposted June 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Lusty monk! I nearly fell of my chair laughing at that one. Great name and great wings!


  22. Hollyposted June 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Great idea to use apple butter! Wish I had a plate of these for myself! I will definitely remember the name of that mustard and will see if it pops up out here in Colorado.


  23. Brianne Collierposted June 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    This is happening this week. So happy to have enough LUSTY MONK left to make this amazing recipe!!!


  24. Angieposted June 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    What a great flavor combo, delish!


  25. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted June 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I am loving the sound of this apple onion dip. Can I dip everything into it??


  26. Lorettaposted June 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Now I’m literally salivating! I can only imagine how incredible these flavors are together! Now if only it would cool down enough to turn on my oven…


  27. cassie - bake your dayposted June 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This dip is so creative. I love it!


  28. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted June 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Absolutely ingenious flavor combinations, Sommer! This sounds SO scrumptious. Perfect for cookouts or weeknights that need a little more spice!


  29. Nessaposted June 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    These look perfectttttt :)


  30. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted June 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Yum! The chicken wings sound amazing and the dip, oh boy! Wonderful recipe!


  31. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I think I could eat that dip with a spoon, yum!


  32. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted June 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Great dip idea, I have to try it with veggies!


  33. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted June 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Apple onion dip?!? Come to mama :D


  34. Marjory @ Dinner-Momposted June 25, 2013 at 6:38 am

    The apple onion dip sounds amazing with the wings and oh so many other things!!!


  35. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted June 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I love the flavor twist you added to this wings recipe! I bet they are so delish!!!


  36. ashley - Baker by Natureposted June 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

    These are truly wing-tastic!


  37. Candiceposted June 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

    This sounds great for 4th of July. Could the Apple Onion Dip be used as a marinade as well?


  38. RavieNomNomsposted June 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Oh wow, that sounds amazing!


  39. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted June 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, please pass the whole bowl!


  40. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted June 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I’m SUCH a dipper- give me a good dip and I’ll eat anything! This one sounds amazing Sommer!


  41. shelly (cookies and cups)posted June 26, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I thought I commented on this one already!! But just FYI wings have become my go-to summer food. I am a woman obsessed! These looks fantastic!


  42. Kelly Senyei | Just a Tasteposted June 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! This looks so incredibly moist and flavorful. Can’t wait to try it!


  43. Nutmeg Nannyposted June 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Oh man, these wings look amazing. My husband will love this :)


  44. Jeanetteposted June 28, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Love the sauce Sommer!


  45. Chrisposted June 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I will have to try these on the grill, love wings from the grill.


  46. Tonyposted July 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Made this over the weekend. The wings recipe was amazing! Easy to make, incredibly flavorful and the skin had a great crispness to it. But, as much as I loved the wings, the dip was a sad disappointment. The apple butter and onions couldn’t overtake the excessive, bland yogurt taste. Stick to the wings and find another dip.


  47. Ashleyposted July 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    These look wonderful! I love mustard, so I definitely need to look for this at the store!


  48. Jackieposted August 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm


    You have 3 Tb. cup vegetable oil, is that suppose to be 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, I don’t think it’s 3 cups.


    • Sommer — August 26th, 2013 @ 5:03 am

      Sorry Jackie, fixed!


  49. Heatherposted January 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I love the idea of an onion dip! Sounds so much better than dipping in ranch!


  50. Matthew Horbund - mmwineposted January 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    WINGS! Love wings. And the onion apple dip sounds killer. Socks, rocked!



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  52. Jeniposted July 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    My mouth is watering right now! This looks like such a savory combination of flavors!


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  54. The Future Mrs. Vinesposted January 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I didn’t make the chicken wings, but they look scrumptious and they’re going on my to-do list. I did, however, adapt your dip recipe to serve with sausage cheese balls and I must tell you, it was amazing. I only made a few changes because I didn’t have everything on hand. It was delicious!


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