Old Bay Chicken Wings


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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  • 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!

  • Michelle

    I love wings. I love Old Bay. These are perfect together and now I’m glad to have a recipe to make them at home. Thank you!

  • Chappy

    Even better, marinade the wings in some Natty Boh (or any light lager really) and then coat with Old Bay. It’s like having beer and crabs anytime of the year.

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