These baked wings will make you never want to fry a wing again! Maryland’s own Old Bay seasoning makes these Crispy Baked Old Bay Wings an MVP on game day!
Sometimes I really wish it was easier to input sound into posts. If I could, I would totally be playing the football theme song. You know that one that goes duh duh duh DUN, dun dun, dun dun, duh duh duh DUN! Duh duh duh duh duh dun dun! Ok, maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about. But if you watch football I know you know the song. (I believe it’s the Monday Night Football theme, or at least was).
Anyways, I’m definitely all jazzed up now for football! Are you? The season starts so soon it’s tantalizing!
Since I’m all fired up now for football, I decided that I couldn’t wait any longer to start making up my favorite football recipes, like these Crispy Baked Old Bay Wings.
These things are SO GOOD. Like SO GOOD.
For the last few years the only time I would have wings would be when my dad would whip out the deep fryer and fry us up a bunch of wings. It was always a big to-do and a big mess.
Well not anymore. These Crispy Baked Old Bay Wings are my new go-to.
Coating the wings lightly in baking powder helps draw out moisture from the chicken and allow the skin to become extra crispy. Then, tossing the wings quickly in Old Bay infused butter sauce adds such a nice, salty, deep flavor to the wings. They are so good you don’t even need to add any other sauce to it! It’s all you need!
Other than my MD proud Old Bay seasoning (which is good on everything by the way), these wings are so easy! I did all the prep work for my wings in just 5 minutes! Clean up is a breeze, and since we aren’t soaking the wings in oil, they are a lot better for you! Oh, and did I mention how crispy the skin is yet? Like, pull it out of the oven and tap it with you finger and hear a crackle back kind of crispy. Even after you dip it in the Old Bay sauce!
These wings really couldn’t get any easier or more delicious if I tried! I will never again fry wings! These are so much easier, neater, and healthier! All I need to do now is grab a nice cold beer and I am set for opening day! Oh, and Go Packers!
- Cooking spray
- 3 1/2 lbs chicken wings
- 2 tbs baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 tbs Old Bay, divided
- Preheat oven to 250F. Adjust oven racks so that there is one rack in the upper third of the oven and a second rack in the bottom third of the oven.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a cooling rack. Grease cooling rack well with cooking spray.
- In a large ziplock bag, toss together chicken wings, baking powder and salt. Lie chicken wings skin side up on the rack (wings will be close together on the tray).
- Bake the wings for 30 minutes at 250F on the lower of the two oven racks.
- After 30 minutes, increase heat to 425F and move chicken wings to the upper oven rack. Continue cooking wings for another 50-60 minutes or until skin is crispy and golden brown.
- Remove wings from the oven and prepare the Old Bay sauce.
- Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Add in 1 tbs Old Bay and mix to combine. Add wings to the bowl and toss quickly, ensuring that both sides of each wing are covered in sauce. Remove coated wings from the bowl and set them back on the baking sheet. Top wings with an additional sprinkle of Old Bay, about 1 tbs worth total.
- Serve warm.
- 1. Be sure to use baking powder and not baking soda! If you mixed them up your wings will taste very metal-y!
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