Old Bay Chicken Wings

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

Old Bay Chicken Wings
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. If, however, you're a blue cheese or ranch dip loyalist we still have you covered.

You Can Never Have Too Many Wings!

From the recipe archive, first posted 2013

Old Bay Chicken Wings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, separated tips from drummettes

  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning, plus more for dusting

  • 1 tablespoon 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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Old Bay Chicken Wings
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
880 Calories
71g Fat
23g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 880
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71g 90%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 1201mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 402mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.