Old Bay Chicken Wings

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

What’s a Super Bowl without wings? In this chicken wing recipe we are seasoning the wings with Old Bay, a favorite spice blend for crab which works just as well with chicken.

The wings are tossed with in a sauce make with Old Bay, butter, and lemon juice, then baked, broiled, and served with cocktail sauce.

Yes, serving cocktail sauce with chicken wings is a little weird, but it’s good! Especially with the Old Bay.

From the recipe archive, first posted 2013

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 Make Old Bay sauce: Melt the butter in a small pot and whisk in the Old Bay and lemon juice. Let it cool enough to feel lukewarm.

3 Mix the sauce again and toss the chicken wings in half the sauce.

4 Bake: 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.

5 Broil: Take the wings out of the oven and turn on the broiler. Set a rack about 6 inches under the broiler. Turn the wings over on the baking sheet and put under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until they are nicely browned.

6 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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  • leanne

    Old Bay Seasoning! Not sure what seasoning this is I’m in Australia can you suggest what spices are in the this.

  • Linda R

    Using Old Bay on wings is a great idea, baking them is much easier. I’ve done that for years.
    When making fried chicken, I always add Old Bay to season the flour.

  • Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    I don’t know this sauce but it certainly looks delicious, it makes my mouth water. Chicken wings are really tasty!

  • Surya-Patricia Lane Hood

    Can’t wait to make these wings. Can’t think why I never thought of it myself. If you are from the South like I am, you are addicted to Old Bay from birth. :>)

  • Denise

    Elise, these sound amazing and I love the Old Bay seasoning. As well, the cocktail sauce is not weird at all!

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