Slow-Cooker Wings


Slow-cooker wings are a fuss-free way to prepare wings for game day. The wings are tender, and they brown nicely under the broiler. After broiling, they're tossed in the tangy, sweet sauce they're cooked in, with the remaining sauce served on the side for dipping.

a recipe photo of Slow-Cooker Wings served on a plate with sauce and green onions
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 pounds chicken wings

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Thinly sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Pat wings dry and place in a 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Stir spicy mustard, Dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons honey, oil and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture into the cooker and toss with the wings until well coated. Cover and cook on High for 3 hours. Turn off the cooker.

  2. Preheat broiler with a rack 5 inches from the heat source. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and top with a broiler-safe wire rack. Coat the rack with cooking spray. Using a slotted spoon, remove the wings from the slow cooker (reserve the sauce) and arrange evenly on the rack. Broil, flipping once, until well browned on both sides, about 6 minutes total.

  3. Transfer 1/2 cup sauce from the cooker to a large heatproof bowl. Add the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to a platter. Drizzle evenly with the remaining 1 tablespoon honey. Garnish with scallions, if desired. Serve the wings with the remaining sauce.


6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Vitamin A 36IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 237mg 5%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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