Spice up Game Day with Old Bay Wings

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Old Bay Wings are crispy on the outside, juicy inside, and packed with incredible flavor. Make wings with a taste of Maryland crab flavor for your next game-day party!

I love chicken wings – they are the perfect party food. And since I grew up in Maryland, I’ve always been a huge fan of Old Bay seasoning. So combining wings with Old Bay is an obvious decision.

And the two are an irresistible combination. Imagine biting into perfectly crispy wings, the crunch giving way to juicy chicken with the taste of Old Bay seasoning filling your mouth!

These wings will leave you wanting more and more. So break out the crab seasoning and elevate your wing game with this Old Bay chicken wings recipe.

Looking for more chicken wing recipes? Try Lemon Pepper Wings, Ranch Wings, and Sweet Chili Wings!

🥘Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Chicken wings
  • Old Bay Seasoning – Or another similar seafood seasoning spice blend.
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
ingredients for old bay wings

🥣How to Make Old Bay Wings

  1. Separate – Separate the wings into flats and drumettes if necessary.
  2. Season – Pat them dry and add the baking powder and Old Bay seasoning. Coat wings in the mixture.
add the baking powder
Add baking powder
add the old bay seasoning
Add Old Bay
wings with seasoning
Wings after seasoning
  1. Air Fry or Bake – Air fry them at 360 degrees F for 18 minutes, flipping once. Then increase the heat and air fry at 400 degrees F for 6 minutes. Or, for baked wings, cook them in a 425-degree F preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, flipping once.
  2. Add Butter – When done, brush the wings with a light coating of melted butter and Old Bay. This adds a little extra kick of flavor!
wings after air frying
Air fried wings
melted butter with Old Bay
Make the butter sauce
brush the wings with buttery sauce
Brush the wings with sauce

🍴Serving Ideas

Serve Old Bay Chicken Wings with your favorite dipping sauce! I like to serve them with Ranch or Whipped Feta Dip. You can also opt for a hot and spicy sauce like Buffalo sauce.

These Old Bay wings make an excellent appetizer for football game day or a weeknight dinner. Add coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or mac & cheese as sides to make a meal. Get more ideas for what to serve with wings!

💭How to Store

Store leftover wings in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer at 360 degrees F for 5-6 minutes.

📝Can You Air Fry Frozen Wings

Yes, you can air-fry frozen wings. If your wings are frozen, I recommend air frying at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, flipping them once.

Then take the wings out, add the seasoning, and continue cooking at 360 F for another 15-20 minutes until they are done. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they have reached 165 degrees F internal temperature before serving.

wings on a tray with old bay in the background

⭐Tips and Variations

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Pat the wings dry before seasoning them.
  • Old Bay wings have medium heat. Add some hot sauce to butter and Old Bay mixture for hot wings.
  • Old Bay seasoning has plenty of salt. Don’t add extra salt to the wings, and use unsalted butter to coat them.
  • The wings don’t need oil or nonstick cooking spray to get crispy.
  • If you air fry the wings, it is easier to fit them in the basket if you separate the flats and drumettes.

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Old Bay Wings Recipe

Published By Anne
Old Bay wings are a delicious and flavorful twist on traditional chicken wings. The Old Bay seasoning gives them a bold and spicy taste, perfect for game day!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time24 minutes
Total Time29 minutes
Servings: 3
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Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • If your chicken wings aren’t cut apart, cut them into flats and drumettes. Discard the wing tips.
    1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • Pat the wings dry with paper towels and put them in a large bowl.
  • Add the baking powder and 1/2 tablespoon of seasoning mix to the bowl and toss the wings to mix.
    1/2 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning, 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Put the chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook the wings in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry at 360 degrees F for 18 minutes, flipping them over after 10 minutes.
  • After 18 minutes, increase the air fryer heat to 400 degrees F and air fry for 6 more minutes. Transfer wings to a plate or baking sheet.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and stir in the teaspoon of Old Bay.
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • Brush each wing with the buttery wing sauce.

Oven Baking Instructions

  • Prepare the wings as directed and place them on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425 degrees oven for 40-45 minutes, flipping them once.
  • Brush the wings with the butter and Old bay as directed above.

Notes

  • Add some hot sauce to butter and Old Bay mixture for extra heat.
  • Old Bay seasoning has plenty of salt. Don’t add extra salt to the wings, and use unsalted butter to coat them.
  • The wings don’t need oil or nonstick cooking spray to get crispy.
  • If you air fry the wings, it is easier to fit them in the basket if you separate the flats and drumettes.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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