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Baked Chicken Wings Recipe with Apple Butter

This Sticky Baked Chicken Wings recipe is sponsored by Mazda. All opinions are all my own.

So easy to make, this sticky Baked Chicken Wings recipe with an apple butter marinade is amazing!

Plate of Baked Chicken WIngs

Recently the kids and I took time out to enjoy our surroundings in North Georgia. We made sure that all things fall made were enjoyed, including local farmers’ markets, pumpkins, apples, oven-baked chicken wings, and of course the crisp chilly air. Thanks to Mazda, we sported around those windy roads in style with their 2019 CX-9 Signature edition. I love this car and its beautiful snowflake pearly white color!

Apple butter has been on my mind a lot recently, including my Instant Pot apple butter recipe is so dead easy to make up a batch from start to finish and all within an hour. It’s perfect for topping off toasts, biscuits, pancakes, and ideal as a marinade for these sticky baked chicken wings!

Pile of apple butter chicken wings

Whether you’re tailgating and enjoying game day, having a fabulous movie night in, or entertaining an oh so hungry crowd, these sticky chicken wing snacks are the perfect finger food appetizer recipe to serve up.

Apple Butter Chicken Wings Recipe

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How to make this sticky apple butter baked chicken wings recipe

Pile of apple butter chicken wings

Sticky Apple Butter Baked Chicken Wings

Yield: 4 - 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Perfect for game day and the ideal party food, tailgating snack, and perfect for entertaining, sticky apple butter chicken wings recipe!


  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or yellow mustard)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup apple butter - if you do not have apple butter, refer to note below
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 – 3 pounds chicken wings, thighs and/or drumsticks, skin on and bone-in
  • 1 red or yellow onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme, rosemary, or oregano (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place chicken in a large bowl or ziplock bag. In a separate small bowl, mix together the orange
    juice, mustard, olive oil, apple butter, salt, pepper, and parsley. Add the marinade to the
    chicken, toss to coat and allow to marinate covered or sealed for 30 minutes and up to
    overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Transfer the chicken to the prepared backing pan, discarding the marinade, and scatter the top with the diced onion, if using,
    and sprinkle with the dried thyme, if using.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 – 40 minutes, or until nicely browned and crispy. Serve and enjoy.


If you do not have apple butter, you can substitute it with 1⁄2 cup of apple sauce with 1⁄2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 815Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1313mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 39g

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