Easy Cajun Baked Chicken Wings Recipe – delicious juicy, crispy chicken wings in a spicy cajun rub that are always a hit at any party!
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Crunchy Cajun Wings
Spicy, salty, crunchy chicken wings are one of my all time favorite things to eat – especially at a party.
While making wings can take a ton of time and patience – these crunchy baked chicken wings have the crunchy texture of deep fried, battered wings – but straight from the oven, with NO breading!
These crunchy baked cajun chicken wings use your oven to get a perfect crunchy texture – and are naturally low carb, perfect if you’re looking for a keto chicken wing recipe.
These baked cajun chicken wings are so addictive, I always not doubling the batch – my husband and I could eat them all! They are always the first thing gone at a party, and always a huge hit!
I hope you love these crunchy baked cajun chicken wings as much as I do.
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How To Bake Crispy Cajun Chicken Wings
To bake these Keto Crispy Cajun Chicken wings, you will need the following basic tools:
Cajun wings starts off with a crucial ingredient – cajun seasoning!
If you don’t have a cajun seasoning you love – or would like to make your own – I am providing a recipe for the best cajun seasoning.
This cajun seasoning is great on chicken, fish, shellfish, beef, pork – and even vegetables!
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder.
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning.
- 2 tablespoons paprika.
- 2 tablespoons salt.
- 1 tablespoon black pepper.
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper.
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme.
- 1 tablespoon onion powder.
How to Cut Chicken Wing Pieces:
I often buy flats of chicken wings from my grocery store because they are much more affordable – and often more fresh! To cut chicken wings into thirds – flat, drumette, and tip of the wing – follow the instructions below:
-Using a sharp large chefs knife, feel for the joints between the 3 main parts to a chicken wing – the wing tip, the flats, and the drumette.
-Bend the joints backwards, using your hands, to get them to loosen.
-Use your knife to feel where the bones come together, and pressing down hard, cut through the joint. (You don’t want to try to cut the bone – but find the space in between the bones.)
-While you can cook wing tips, they often dont have much (if any) meat to them. Discard any that don’t look to offer you much meat.
Tips For Perfect Cajun Baked Wings & FAQs
Crispy and crunchy wings – with no extra breading – take a bit of technique to get to perfectly mimic a deep fried wings texture. If you’re looking for crunchy keto chicken wings – this is one technique you will want to bookmark to use again and again!
Pat wings dry completely before baking. We’re using the fat in the chicken wings to crisp them without frying – which is easier if wings are completely dry going into the oven. Excess liquid from packaging or water on your wings can cause wings to steam instead of crisp – making skin soggier. Quickly pat wings dry with a paper towel to get a crispier wing.
Cook wings on wire rack for extra crispy wings. Cooking chicken wings on a wire rack encourages better air circulation all around the chicken wings, which will help them cook faster and crisp more. Lightly grease wire racks with olive oil, coconut oil, or another fat you prefer to make it less likely to stick to the chicken wings.
Other Chicken Wings You’ll Love
If you love the best baked cajun chicken wings recipe, please be sure to check out my other chicken wing recipes you are sure to love!
These chicken wing recipes are all easy and delicious crowd pleasing favorites!
- Lemon Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
- The Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Ever Recipe
- Slow Cooker Tinga Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Wings Recipe
- Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
- Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe
- Air Fried Nandos Chicken Wings Recipe
- The Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe
You can find the rest of our chicken wing recipes here.
Cajun Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
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Easy Cajun Baked Chicken Wings Recipe - delicious juicy, crispy chicken wings in a spicy cajun rub that are always a hit at any party!
- 2 lbs chicken wings, cut into pieces (drumette, flats, wing tips)
- 3 tbsp cajun seasoning
To Bake Crispy Wings:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels.
- In a large mixing bowl or plastic bag, add chicken and seasoning and toss to coat completely.
- Line two large baking sheets (with a large rim) with parchment paper or foil.
- Set a wire rack (preferably a nonstick rack, or lightly greased) over baking sheets.
- Divide wings between wire racks and spread out in a single layer.
- Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes.
- For extra crunch, broil under broiler on high for 2-3 minutes per side - watch CAREFULLY to make sure wings don't burn or over-crisp.
Serving Size2 wing pieces
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 64mgSodium 1122mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 13g