These crispy Paleo Old Bay Wings are baked to perfection and coated with ghee and Old Bay Seasoning. Gluten free and dairy free!

Crispy Paleo Old Bay wings on a baking sheet

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.

What Ingredients You Need To Make These Paleo Old Bay Wings:

  • 3 lbs wings- I like to get the organic party wings from Costco!
  • Aluminum-free baking powder
  • Lemon
  • Old Bay Seasoning or New Bae Seasoning
  • Ghee (can also sub regular butter which is not paleo or dairy free).

Crispy Old Bay Wing being dipped in ranch dressing

How To Make These Old Bay Wings:

Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Use an oven-safe baking rack to ensure these get nice and crispy. If you don’t have one, it’s fine! You can place them directly on the foil.

Preheat your oven to 425.

Remove the wings from the packaging and cut them into flat wingettes/drums if not already cut.

Pat them dry with paper towels and add into a large bowl. Add the baking powder and 1/2 tbsp of the Old Bay Seasoning. Toss to coat the wings.

Spread the wings out evenly on the baking rack or sheet pan so they are not touching, You want them to have room to breathe so they can get crispy! Bake for 30 minutes.

While the wings are baking, make the sauce. Combine the melted ghee with the lemon juice and remaining 1 tbsp Old Bay. Stir well and set aside.

Remove the pan from the oven and turn it to broil. Dip each of the wings in the sauce, then place them back on the pan.

Broil the wings 4-5 minutes or until the desired level of crispiness has been reached. Sprinkle with another dusting of Old Bay.

What sauce should I dip these wings in?

I love Tessemae’s ranch, or my homemade ranch!

Looking for another great wing recipe? Check out these Paleo Dry Rubbed Baked Wings!

Happy cooking 🙂

 

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Paleo Old Bay Wings

A dairy & gluten free version of your favorite game day snack - Chesapeake style!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Equipment

  • sheet pan

Instructions
 

  • 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! 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75lbs, Calories: 546kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 293mg, Potassium: 301mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 184mg, Iron: 3mg

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.