Old Bay Chicken Wings

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

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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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Michael A.

    Amazing, everybody devoured them


  2. Lisa

    Crowd pleaser!!! My 15 year-old son comes into the kitchen every night and asks me “hey mom, what’s for dinner?” …usually he offers a sigh as his response to everything. When I said “chicken wings” he perked up and said “Awesome!” That alone is worth cooking these wings :) So delicious and sooooo… super easy, this is a new “go to” mid-week recipe for me. Thank you Elise!


  3. Typicalcop

    I throw 4 pounds of wings in a gallon zip lock bag, drizzle just enough olive oil on them to wet them, liberally pour OB spice on them. Melt a stick and a half of butter with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice and a TBSP of OB and pour this into the bag of wings. Mix well, and let rest for an hour. I then drop them on the smoker at 325 for about an hour(till golden brown) turning once. For dipping sauce I found Cajun cocktail sauce that makes the a Grand slam! You could brush a coating of the cocktail sauce on for the last 5 minutes tues before removing from the smoker too. Fan favorite around my parties!

  4. Patricia Roe

    We will be putting them on the grill for the 4th of July party, here in Pasadena, Md. Old Bay Country!

  5. Mike

    I would double the amount of old bay seasoning on these. I made as described and couldn’t taste the seasoning at all. Otherwise it’s a good recipe

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