These Crispy Honey Old Bay Chicken Wings (Oven Baked) will be your go to game day chicken wing recipe! Baked, not fried, these wings have a little spice and a lot of flavor!
Football season is in full swing and that means gameday snack are a must! I love a chicken wing that isn't slimy and isn't deep fried. Baking wings is my favorite way to serve them. These wings are inspired by my love for everything Old Bay. Being a Maryland girl, we put Old Bay on everything! The salty Old Bay seasoning is combined with sweet honey for the perfect salty and sweet combination!
Need some more game day treats? Try these Oven Baked Jalapeno Bacon Dove Poppers. This wild game recipe will have your taste buds smiling with the sweet and creamy flavor from the cream cheese. Everyone loves these handheld poppers! Or, try this Smoky White Chicken Chili with Bacon and Beans. This chicken chili is cooked with bacon, lots of vegetables and red kidney beans for a spicy chili that is always a crowd pleaser.
Honey Old Bay Wing Details
Flavor: These wings are sweet and spicy thanks to the Old Bay seasoning and honey.
Time: These wings take about 45 minutes to make.
Level of Difficulty: Simple! These wings require a few basic steps to get this easy chicken wing recipe.
- Use the wingette and drumette from the chicken wings to make these spicy honey chicken wings!
- The honey coats the wings and is broiled on to make these wings extra crispy.
- Old Bay Seasoning is baked into the wing. The seasoning is also mixed with the honey to create the wing sauce.
- Flour is used to keep the wings crispy.
- The butter adds a smooth texture to the sauce and additional salty sweetness.
Substitutions & Variations
- To make these wings into boneless wings, purchase boneless wings and cook according to the package directions. Toss wings with sauce after cooking and broil to bake the sauce in. Be sure to watch them closely as they can burn quickly.
- To add more spice, use a hot honey! Mike's Hot Honey is my go to if I am not making homemade. To make your honey hot, when heating up the Old Bay Honey Sauce, add some crushed red pepper flakes to taste! You can also add some hot sauce to the sauce!
- If you can't find Old Bay Seasoning, substitute J.O. Seasoning. J.O. Seasoning is a Maryland flare of Old Bay Seasoning. It tends to be a little saltier than Old Bay so add a little less to the honey to balance out the salt.
- Substitute the flour with baking powder.
Step 1: Using a paper towel, pat the wings dry on both sides.
Step 2: Add wings to a large bowl. Sprinkle with flour and Old Bay Seasoning. Use your hands to toss the wings. The flour and Old Bay should lightly cover the wings.
Step 3: Place parchment paper on a large cookie sheet. Place a baking rack on top and spray with cooking spray. Place wings in a single layer with a little space between each wing. Bake wings for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and flip wings over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes until golden brown.
Step 4: While the wings are baking, make the Honey Old Bay Sauce. To a small pot over medium low heat, add the honey, butter and Old Bay Seasoning. Stir to combine. Once bubbling, turn heat down to a low simmer. Keep honey warm.
Step 5: Toss wings with Honey Old Bay Sauce.
Step 6: Place back on the baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy.
- Paper Towels are used to dry the wings off.
- Large Bowls are needed to toss the wings with the flour and Old Bay as well as to toss the wings with the Honey Old Bay Sauce.
- Parchment Paper, Rimmed Baking Sheet and a Wire Rack are needed to bake the wings.
- A small pot is used to make the sauce.
Chicken wings are best enjoyed when they are still hot from the oven. If you have leftover wings, store refrigerated in an airtight container. Reheat wings on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until warm.
Taste test your Honey Old Bay Sauce! Make sure that there is enough Old Bay Seasoning for your liking. Save any leftover sauce to use as a delicious dipping sauce!
Serve the Honey Old Bay Wings with ranch dressing, green onion and lemon juice. Make sure to have plenty of napkins because these wings are sticky!
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Crispy Honey Old Bay Chicken Wings (Oven Baked)
- Paper Towel
- Large Bowls
- Small pot
- Rimmed Baking Sheet
- Wire Cooling Rack
- Parchment Paper
- 2 lb Chicken Wings
- 3 tablespoon Old Bay (divided)
- 1 tablespoon Flour
- ½ cup Honey
- 2 tbsp Butter
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
- Use a paper towel to remove any excess moisture from the wings. Make sure that wings are completely dry.
- Add wings to a large mixing bowl. Toss with flour and 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning. Using your hands, mix the seasoning into the wings.
- Place wings onto baking sheet and bake for a total of 35 minutes. Flip wings over after cooking for 20 minutes and put back into the oven. Bake for 15 more minutes until golden brown.
- While wings are cooking, make the Honey Old Bay Sauce. Add honey, butter and remaining Old Bay Seasoning to a small pot over medium heat. Stir to combine. Once sauce begins to bubble, turn heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- When wings are done cooking, toss wings with Honey Old Bay Sauce. Place wings back onto the wire cooling rack.
- Broil for 2 minutes. Watch closely so that wings do not burn.
- Remove from oven. Serve with extra Honey Old Bay Sauce and Ranch dressing.