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Carolina Chicken Wings
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5 from 3 votes

Carolina Chicken Wings

These Carolina chicken wings are dusted with Old Bay and flour, then oven-baked for crispy perfection without all the extra calories you get from frying!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: Baked chicken, baked wings, wings
Servings: 14
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 3 pounds chicken wings (tips discared, halved at joint)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoons Old Bay seasoning (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 4 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a gallon-sized plastic bag or paper bag, mix together the flour, cayenne, black pepper, ½ teaspoon Old Bay, and salt.
    ½ cup flour, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 2½ teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 or 4 at a time, add the wings to the bag and mix until covered in flour.
    3 pounds chicken wings
  • Shake off any excess, then place the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. The wings should not be touching.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Turn the wings with tongs, then bake for another 20 minutes or until the wings are browned.
  • While the wings are cooking, combine the melted butter, hot sauce, cider vinegar, Worcestershire, and remaining 2 teaspoons of Old Bay in a small bowl.
    2 tablespoon unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons hot sauce, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2½ teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • Once the wings have finished cooking, remove from the oven and brush both sides of each wing with the sauce.


This recipe is for 14 servings of wings. Each serving includes 2 wings with sauce.
For a milder sauce, mix together 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon Old Bay, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 2wings | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 72.6mg | Sodium: 204.6mg | Potassium: 163.7mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0g | Net carbs: 3.3g