These crispy Chesapeake-style wings are baked to perfection and coated with ghee and Old Bay Seasoning.

It can feel tough to go watch the game with friends or have a party when you’re trying to keep things paleo/Whole30 or just healthy in general! But there’s actually a lot of options out there, you just have to get creative with ingredients. I LOVE Old Bay Wings – they are my go-to order when we go anywhere to get apps or watch football! Here’s an easy way to make them – crispy, baked, dairy-free, & gluten free.

These are amazing dipped in your favorite compliant ranch sauce! I like to mix a little Old Bay with the ranch, too, for extra flavor.

Paleo Old Bay Wings

A dairy & gluten free version of your favorite game day snack - Chesapeake style!
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  • 3 lbs chicken wings , separated into flat wingettes/drums
  • 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder, not baking soda!
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp Old Bay seasoning, divided, + more for dusting
  • 1/3 cup ghee, melted


  • Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. If you have a baking rack, this will help the wings get REALLY crispy. If you don't, no worries- you can place them directly on the parchment/foil. 
  • Remove wings from packaging and cut into flat wingettes/drums if not already cut. Pat dry with paper towels and add to a large bowl. Add baking powder and 1/2 tbsp of the Old Bay to the bowl and toss with the wings. 
  • Spread wings out evenly on the baking rack/sheet so they are not touching. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine melted ghee with the lemon juice and remaining 1 tbsp of Old Bay. Stir well and set aside. 
  • When the timer goes off, remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven to BROIL. Dip each of the wings in the sauce, then place back on the pan, making sure to flip them to the opposite side that they were originally baking on (so the other side can get crispy, too). 
  • Broil the wings for 4-5 minutes until desired level of crispiness is reached. Remove from the oven and brush with any remaining sauce + sprinkle with another dusting of Old Bay. Serve with some ranch dressing and devour! 

And if you’re not a fan of old bay, just omit it and add your favorite wing sauce for the last 2 steps! This recipe will work with any sauce.