If you are wanting extra crispy chicken wings that are not fried then you are going to LOVE this cajun chicken wings recipe. Also known in our house as Cajun Unfried Chicken Wings!
Cajun Chicken Wings
These extra crispy Cajun Chicken WIngs are baked – not fried! With just two ingredients and my secret to making extra crispy baked wings, these cajun wings are a guaranteed hit! Turn them into an easy dinner or serve as a party appetizer. They’re perfect for game day too!
If you love extra crispy chicken wings, you are going to LOVE these baked cajun wings! Yes, that’s right – extra crispy BAKED wings! No frying necessary.
In this recipe, I give away my super simple secret to getting the absolute crispiest wings possible without frying. You are welcome to take this technique and apply it to any chicken wings you want – cajun or no!
My family is obsessed with these – in my house they’re referred to as Cajun Unfried Chicken Wings. Even the kids love them! The Cajun seasoning has a bit of heat to it but it’s not overly spicy. Add some ranch or bleu cheese to balance it out and you’re all set, even for the ones who don’t like spice!
I often make chicken wings as a meal, with a few of our favorite side dishes, but these cajun wings are perfect for a party appetizer too! I will tell you, these disappear FAST on game day!
The Secret to Crispy Baked Wings
I much prefer baking wings to frying them, as they’re much healthier and make less of a mess in the kitchen. But I also love my wings super crispy and for a while struggled to get those super crispy baked wings without burning them.
Then I discovered the secret 2-step process for the most amazing crispy wings ever.
The secret? Steaming the wings…THEN baking them! The end result is the extra crispy wings – even crispier than frying!
Once you cook your chicken wings with this method, you’ll never cook them another way again!
What is the best cajun seasoning?
When making these crispy baked chicken wings you can use any cajun seasoning, however my favorite Cajun seasoning is Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning! It is seriously the best cajun seasoning I have found! If you can’t find that, I also like the Slap Yo Mama Cajun Seasoning.
What To Serve with Baked Wings
I serve these crispy baked wings as both dinner and a party appetizer! Of course, what I serve with them depends on the occasion, so I’ve shared my favorite sides for having these wings as a meal AND my favorite party appetizers!
- microwave sweet potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan sweet potato fries
- parmesan asparagus
- Cauliflower White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
- green beans and bacon
At a party:
How to Store Baked Wings
If you have any leftovers, you can store these cajun wings in the fridge for 3 or 4 days. Just reheat thoroughly before enjoying again!
The Best Way to Cook Chicken Wings
When making these easy cajun chicken wings I use my secret trick to cooking them, it is a 2 step process that involves steaming chicken wings and then baking them. This method gives them the most amazing crispiness ever!
Trust me, once you cook your chicken wings with a steamer and then bake the chicken wings in the oven, you won’t want to cook them any other way again.
Cajun Chicken Wings Ingredients
- 2 pounds raw chicken wings
- Cajun seasoning
How to Make Cajun Chicken Wings
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
Fill a steam pot with water and bring it to a boil.
Place the chicken wings in the steam pot and boil for 10 minutes.
Dry the wings off on a plate lined with paper towels.
In a bowl mix the wings with enough Cajun seasoning to coat the wings.
Place the wings on the sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cajun Baked Chicken Wings
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
- Fill a steam pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place the chicken wings in the steam pot and boil for 10 minutes.
- Dry the wings off on a plate lined with paper towels.
- In a bowl mix the wings with enough Cajun seasoning to coat the wings.
- Place the wings on the sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
3 SmartPoints per chicken wing on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Program
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