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Extra Crispy Whole Cajun Chicken Wings


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2lbs about 20 wings 1x

Description

The most amazing crispy Cajun crusted chicken wings that is Whole30, Paleo and Keto. These are the perfect appetizer for any social gathering or fun family meal.


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Ingredients

Chicken Wings

  • 2 lb Chicken Wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp diced green onions

Cajun Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Pink salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme

Instructions

Oven Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. Prepare the wings by placing them on a paper towel and pat dry.
  3. Place the wings in a bowl and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle the seasoning in, turning until each wing is covered.
  4. Keep a little extra seasoning to sprinkle on the wings in the middle of cooking. This gives the wings an extra crispiness and flavor.
  5. Add a rack to a baking sheet and place all of the wings on top of the rack. (The wire rack allows the wings to get crispy all the way around). If you don’t have a wire rack, just line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place wings on top.
  6. Add the wire rack or baking sheet to the oven.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes then remove the wings from the oven and sprinkle more seasoning evenly on the wings and turn them.
  8. Add back to the oven to cook for 15-20 more minutes.
  9. Serve with ranch and green onions. See below in the notes for a link to my homemade ranch recipe.

Air Fryer Method

  1. Prep the Air Fryer basket by spraying with compliant cooking spray.
  2. Add the seasoned wings to the basket and cook on 380 degrees for 25 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket every 5 minutes to insure even cooking.
  3. After the 25 minutes, shake the chicken wings one more time and finish cooking. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. When the wings are finished, dump them into the mixing bowl with the sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  5. When the wings are completely done cooking, remove the basket and add to a serving platter and serve immediately.

Notes

Click here for my homemade ranch dressing recipe that is Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant. Click below for my favorite jars to store my spices in along with the spices I recommend for making this seasoning. Spice Jars Pink Salt, Paprika, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder.      

  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish