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Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings could not be any easier. They are crispy on the outside, perfectly cooked on the inside and seasoned to perfection. Just in case we have added an oven option.

air fryer cajun chicken wings

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Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings Recipe with Oven Option

I have come to realize that not everyone has an air fryer while making the Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings recipe so I decided it would be nice to include a Cajun Chicken Wings oven option with this recipe. You start with a cajun dry rub and finish with a cajun chicken wing sauce. In the end, you will end up with a nice crispy chicken wing.

frozen chicken wings in the air fryer

Ninja Food Chicken Wings Ingredients

Cajun Dry Rub Recipe Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds of wings, cut at joints (you can also use frozen chicken wings in the air fryer also)
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Ground black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Ground thyme
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Chili powder

cajun chicken wings dry rub

Cajun Chicken Wing Sauce Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
  • Cajun seasoning (or reserve 1 teaspoon from wing seasoning)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley flakes

ninja foodi chicken wings

Directions for sauce

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

How to make Cajun Wings in an Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 400° for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt and chili powder.

cajun dry rub chicken wings recipe

  • Place single layer in preheated air fryer.
  • Time for 15 minutes. Flip for another 15 minutes. (leave in for 20 each side if frozen)
  • With a cooking brush or spoon, generously add the chicken wing sauce to the wings.
  • Air Fry for another 10 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved.
  • Finally, enjoy with Blue Cheese, Ranch, Hot sauce or your favorite chicken wing sauce.

cajun chicken wings air fryer

Crispy Baked Cajun Wings 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt and chili powder.

oven baked chicken wings

  • Add wings to a greased baking pan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, flip wings. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

baked chicken wings

  • Remove pan and with a cooking brush or spoon, generously add the chicken wing sauce to the wings. Return wings to the oven, cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked. For crispier wings, turn heat up to 425 degrees for the last ten minutes.

oven baked cajun chicken wings

  • Finally, enjoy with a side of Blue Cheese, Ranch, Hot sauce or your favorite chicken wing sauce.

baked chicken wings

Yield: 12

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings

frozen chicken wings in the air fryer

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings could not be any easier. They are crispy on the outside, perfectly cooked on the inside and seasoned to perfection. Just in case we have added an oven option.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds of wings, cut at joints
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Tablespoon of paprika
  • ¼ tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon of onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground thyme
  • ½ tablespoon oregano
  • ½ -1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder

Cajun Chicken Wing Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or reserve 1 teaspoon from wing seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley flakes

Instructions

Directions for sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

How to make Cajun Wings in an Air Fryer

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400° for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt and chili powder.
  3. Place single layer in preheated Air Fryer.
  4. Time for 15 minutes. Flip for another 15 minutes.
  5. With a cooking brush or spoon, generously add the chicken wing sauce to the wings.
  6. Air Fry for another 10 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved.
  7. Enjoy with Blue Cheese, Ranch, Hot sauce or your favorite chicken wing sauce.

Crispy Baked Cajun Wings 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt and chili powder.
  3. Add wings to a greased baking pan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, flip wings. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Remove pan and with a cooking brush or spoon, generously add the chicken wing sauce to the wings. Return wings to the oven, cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked. For crispier wings, turn heat up to 425 degrees for the last ten minutes.
  5. Enjoy with Blue Cheese, Ranch, Hot sauce or your favorite chicken wing sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1016mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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