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Grilled Old Bay Wings

Alright, folks, let’s dive into a culinary adventure that’s close to my heart – grilled Old Bay wings! Now, you might be thinking, “Grilled wings? Why not just stick to the classic fry?” But hear me out! There’s something magical about grilled wings, especially when Old Bay seasoning gets in on the action. It’s like a flavor bomb went off in your mouth!

grilled old bay wings

How to Make Grilled Old Bay Wings

Here’s a quick rundown of how I make ’em:

Step 1: Marinate those wings! Grab a bowl, toss in your chicken wings (let’s say about 2 pounds). Now, here’s the secret – Old Bay seasoning. Sprinkle generously. Trust me, don’t be shy with it. Add in some olive oil, a splash of vinegar, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Let those wings soak up all that goodness for at least an hour. The longer, the better – patience is a virtue, my friends.

Step 2: Preheat your grill. You want it nice and hot, but not like the surface of the sun. Medium heat does the trick.

Step 3: Grill ’em! Place those wings on the grill and cook ’em until they’re golden brown and slightly crispy. Usually takes about 20-25 minutes. Don’t forget to turn them occasionally. You don’t want to burn one side while the other side is just chilling.

Step 4: Serve these beauties hot. Maybe with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing. Heck, throw in some celery sticks if you’re feeling fancy.

Additional Tips

  • Don’t Overcrowd the Grill: Seriously, give those wings some space to breathe. You don’t want them steaming instead of grilling.
  • Internal Temperature is Key: Chicken needs to be cooked to 165°F. No one’s in the mood for undercooked chicken, trust me.

grilled old bay chicken wings recipe

What to Serve

Pair these wings with something that complements their zesty flavor. How about some coleslaw or a nice, crispy salad? And don’t forget the classic celery and carrot sticks with blue cheese dip. It’s a match made in heaven!

What to Do with Leftovers

Leftovers? What are those? Just kidding. If you do have some, here’s a trick – shred the chicken off the bone and toss it into a salad, or make a killer sandwich with some ranch dressing. Yum!

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Now, let’s get real. I’ve burnt a few wings in my time. There was this one incident where I got distracted by the football game, and let’s just say the wings were extra crispy. But you live and learn, right?

Overall, I just love the ritual of grilling. There’s something about standing by the grill, tongs in hand, that makes me feel like a culinary wizard. It’s not just about the food; it’s about the experience.

Thanks for hanging out and talking wings with me! Remember, life’s too short for boring food. Keep it spicy, folks!

Grilled Old Bay Wings

Savor the irresistible taste of grilled Old Bay wings with our simple recipe. Elevate your next cookout with a zesty and savory twist.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinating 1 hour
Servings 4


For the Wings:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the Homemade Old Bay Seasoning (if you want to go fully scratch-made):

  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of ground dry mustard
  • Pinch of ground mace or nutmeg as a substitute
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves

For Serving:

  • Homemade ranch or blue cheese dressing optional
  • Celery sticks (optional


Preparing Homemade Old Bay Seasoning (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, mix together celery salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, mace, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, ginger, and cloves.
  2. Store in an airtight container if not using immediately.

Marinating the Wings

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken wings with the Old Bay seasoning (homemade or store-bought), olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Mix well, ensuring all wings are evenly coated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.

Preparing the Grill

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.

Grilling the Wings

  1. Remove the wings from the marinade and place them on the grill.
  2. Grill the wings for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  3. Optional: During the last few minutes of grilling, you can baste the wings with additional Old Bay seasoning mixed with a bit of oil for extra flavor.


  1. Serve the grilled wings hot, with homemade ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side, if desired.
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