Old Bay Chicken Wings

Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.

  • 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. Arrange in one layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat and bake for 25 minutes.

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

4 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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  1. Amy

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this recipe! Ever since moving from Baltimore, my husband and I have missed these wings. Now we can make them at home. So happy!

    • jacob1642

      “old bay” is an american brand of seasoning mix…widely available in america…but you will have to order it from the web….amazon or similar. Basically it is a lot of paprika mixed with salt, pepper, bay leaf, mustard, and a half dozen or so other spices.

  2. Jud Chasey

    Anxious to try these. The neighborhood “watering hole” makes a potato wedge snack seasoned with Old Bay. They serve them with a Tzatziki dipping sauce. It is great! I might have some tzatziki at the ready for these wings because cocktail sauce does sound strange.

  3. Jamie K

    Love Old Bay wings! I’ve converted several friends to the deliciousness of them over the years. To save on calories we sometimes give the wings a quick rinse in some water, shake them off a bit, and coat them with Old Bay.

  4. Lacey

    I live in Baltimore and this is my second favorite way to prepare wings.. The BEST way is to coat the cooked wings in a sauce made of Old Bay combined with honey. Unbelievably delicious!

  5. Dean

    Made this for the SuperBowl and loved ‘em so much that I made them again a couple of nights later. Super-easy and so good. Folks, make your own cocktail sauce instead of buying one. It’ll be less expensive and much better!

  6. MaryM

    I’ve never had the courage to make Buffalo wings, but I HAD to make these for my husband and me for Super Bowl! We called them “Baltimore Wings” and ate an obscene amount of them. They don’t need danything to dip them in, but I liked them with honey mustard. Fabulous recipe I’ll do again! Thanks.

  7. Laura

    My husband liked these, but I didn’t really care for them. I guess I have a strong association of Old Bay with seafood, and I had difficulty reconciling that taste with chicken instead of seafood. I would make them again, though. I didn’t hate them, and I see so many good reviews. I assume if I made them for a party, they’d go over pretty well.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!