Cajun Chicken Wings

Cooking Up Memories
by Cooking Up Memories
4 people
45 min

Cajun Chicken Wings are seasoned with a homemade Cajun Spice Rub and cooked to perfection in less than one hour. Make these flavorful wings for your next tailgate, for a fun party appetizer, or a simple weeknight dinner.

When it comes to chicken wings, I never turn them down. And since these Cajun wings are baked and not fried, there is no guilt to indulging in some chicken-eating fun.

Make certain to check out my Honey Bourbon Baked Wings. The sweet and spicy flavor will be a true treat to your taste buds and a great option for an easy weeknight dinner or an appetizer that will get your guests asking for the recipe!

Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings - I prefer Smart Chicken wings in the fresh aisle
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Homemade Cajun Spice Blend
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Cajun Spice Blend
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place rinsed and dried chicken wings in large bowl.
Add olive oil and Cajun Spice Rub to the wings. Mix until wings are well coated.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place chicken wings on baking sheet in a single layer.
Sprinkle with any additional rub mix.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Turn each wing and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on serving platter.
Garnish with green onions and lemon wedges. Serve immediately.
  • Be sure that the chicken wings are dry before adding olive oil and spice rub.
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  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 14, 2020

    I think this is a must try

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Dec 16, 2022

    If you add a little baking powder to your rub, it gives the wings a crunchy crispy goodness to the skin while helping to seal in the juices of the chicken. For this recipe, I'd use about 2Tbl.