Old Bay Chicken Wings

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

What’s a Super Bowl without wings? Here is the second recipe in our homage to the teams in the XLVII Super Bowl—chicken wings, tossed in a sauce of butter and Baltimore favorite Old Bay seasoning, baked and broiled, and then served with cocktail sauce.

Hank wanted to call these “Raven Wings”, but I objected thinking that people might actually believe we are cooking and eating large black flying birds, which we are not. Yes, serving cocktail sauce with chicken wings is a little weird, but it’s good! Especially with the Old Bay.

Old Bay Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, separated tips from drummettes
  • 8 Tbsp (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Cocktail sauce for dipping


1 Preheat the oven to 425°F. Allow the wings to come to room temperature (or else the sauce will be more difficult to spread on them). Pat the chicken wings dry.

2 Melt the butter in a small pot and whisk in the Old Bay and lemon juice. Let it cool enough to feel lukewarm. Mix it again and toss the chicken wings in half the sauce.

3 Arrange the wings in one layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or Silpat and bake at 425°F for 25 minutes.

4 Take the wings out of the oven and switch it to broil. Set a rack about 6 inches under the broiler. Turn the wings over and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until they are nicely browned.

5 To serve, toss in the remaining sauce and set on a plate. Dust with more Old Bay and serve with your favorite cocktail sauce.

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  • Tee

    I made these today and I was plea surely surprised how delish they were. I actually had with the cocktail sauce too. Honey enjoyed them with hot sauce. Will be making again. Thank you for sharing.

  • Auty

    OMG! These wings are delish! I double baked mine and I’m going to throw them in the broiler once more before I dust them. This was great, thanks a million!!!

  • Debbie

    I make the same wings, but I dunk mine in beer twice while cooking. Adding the beer makes them taste even better!

  • Sherry in Union, KY

    The grocer was out of wings, so my husband used drumsticks instead. He and my teen son enjoyed them. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jamie

    Old Bay wings, or Maryland wings are my absolute favorite. No need for cocktail or any other dipping sauce. I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

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