Damn Good Chicken Wings

I don’t have any idea what Old Bay is made from but I’m in love with the stuff- it’s magical. I’m not usually a huge fan of chicken wings but these are crazy good! The baking time can vary and I don’t really have any explanation of why this happens– you will have to keep an eye on them and if they don’t look good and brown, simply bake them longer before tossing them with the sauce. Adapted from Food and Wine.

2 lbs chicken wings
2 T flour
1 T Old Bay seasoning
1 t salt

3 T Frank’s Red Hot sauce
2 T unsalted butter
2 T Worcestershire sauce

Preheat the oven to 500ยบ and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, preferably the non-stick foil but if you are using regular foil, spray it with cooking spray. Combine the flour, Old Bay and salt and toss the chicken wings with the spice mixture. Spread out on the baking sheet and spray the wings with Pam (canola cooking spray). Bake for a total of 45-50 minutes or so turning them wings over at the 25 minute mark. Keep an eye on them– if they look watery or undercooked leave them in there a little longer; conversely if they are getting too dark, shorten the baking time.

While the wings are baking, melt the butter and add the Frank’s and W sauce. When the wings come out of the oven, toss them with the sauce in a large bowl; place a rack on the same baking sheet and place the wings on the rack. Bake an additional 7 minutes. 

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