Honey Old Bay Wings

Chicken wings with Chesapeake style…

There’s both sweet and heat in these honey Old Bay wings. The famous Chesapeake seasoning brings its own subtle paprika-based spice, but sprinkle a little cayenne with the honey and you have a nice little bite, too. They’re perfect for game day or the family party.

If you’re an Old Bay fan, honey Old Bay wings are a definite keeper. We sure are, but for those who are on the fence – Old Bay is a lot of flavor to handle. They’re not only spicy, but also very spiced. It’s a cacophony of flavor in the seasoning. If you’ve had Chesapeake chips of any kind, you’ve experienced the flavor of Old Bay. Keep it in mind before making. You can also remove the cayenne pepper if there’s concern over too much heat. Or add more if you’re wanting a bit more bite to the recipe. The choice is yours.

Like our honey Old Bay wings and looking for more options? Jump into our spicy recipe index! We have many wing recipes that’ll liven up any gathering. Want something with a more traditional sweet heat? Our spicy maple chicken wings pair maple syrup and Sriracha with some amazing results. Or for something a little smokier, check this recipe out that features honey and chipotle pepper.

honey old bay wings

Honey Old Bay Wings

Sweet and Chesapeake spiced
4.43 from 52 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 408 kcal



  • Place the chicken wings in a glass mixing bowl. Lightly sprinkle the Old Bay across the chicken, coating evenly. Let the chicken sit for 1 hour, covered in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the Old Bay coated chicken onto a baking pan, then sprinkle it with honey. Flip the chicken to hit both sides with the honey.
  • Bake the chicken for 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches that perfect golden brown.
  • For extra heat, sprinkle the chicken with cayenne pepper powder prior to serving (optional).
  • Serve.


Calories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 30gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 382IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 3mg


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 6, 2020 to include new content. It was originally published on December 6, 2015.