Old Bay Wings – Bam!

First off, I want to apologize for the delay in posting.  I was on vacation in Oslo, Norway – having a great time with my husband.  Check out my post about the fun in Norway (and all food we ate).

When I am looking for comfort food (and apparently a sodium overload), I love Old Bay wings.  As a Maryland girl, we love our Old Bay spice.  As a true Maryland girl – I believe it tastes good on everything.  Pork chops, crab cakes, crab dip… and of course, chicken wings.

If you go to restaurants in and around Maryland, they will typically fry the chicken wings.  However, I like to bake mine at home.  You can still get the lovely crispness without the added fat.

Here is the recipe:

Old Bay Chicken Wings

  • 6-8 chicken wings (with wing and leg)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of Old Bay spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Pam spray, or other no stick cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet.  I typically cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleaning.  Coat the top of each chicken wing lightly with the Pam spray.

Sprinkle the black pepper and ground cayenne pepper over the chicken wings.  Then, sprinkle (or coat) the chicken with the Old Bay spice.  It’s up to you how spicy that you like it – I love the taste so this recipe is heavy in Old Bay.  If you want to make it less spicy, don’t use quite as much Old Bay in this step.

Place the chicken wings into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.  After that, turn the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 5-7 minutes to get the skin a bit crispier.

Now, serve the Old Bay chicken wings!  Careful, they will be hot coming right out of the oven and may need to sit a few minutes to cool.

See the Before (going into convection oven – this is easiest for me when I’m eating for one.)


See the After (and drool….)


Let me know how it goes for you!  Enjoy 🙂  Yum!

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