My addiction to Old Bay seasoning began long ago. And as often as possible, I feed my addiction. Seafood and wings are my favorite uses of the classic seasoning. These honey Old Bay wings not only have that great seafood seasoning flavor, they have a bit of sweetness too. And a bit of heat. Not a lot, but just a hint. Nothing to overpower the main reason I made these wings: Old Bay flavor.
My favorite variation on these honey Old Bay wings is to leave out the cayenne pepper and substitute Mike’s Hot Honey for ‘regular’ honey instead. Mike’s Hot Honey is just that: hot danged honey! It’s creamy smooth and packs a serious kick. It’s not for the faint of heart, so if you’re a bit worried about the heat, try adding just a bit of it to your ‘regular’ honey and give it a taste.
Honey Old Bay Wings
- 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Old Bay
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more, to taste
- Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
- Add the oil. Seal and shake to coat. Add the Old Bay, seal, and shake to coat.
- Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- Place honey in a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the cayenne and stir. Keep the honey warm while the wings are cooking, stirring occasionally.
- Drizzle or brush wings with sauce before serving.