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cajun chicken wings served in a white bowl

Cajun Wings

Crispy baked chicken wings seasoned with a cajun dry rub.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 282kcal


  • 2 pounds (907g) chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning


Oven Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C / gas mark 6 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Dry the chicken wings with paper towels and add to a medium bowl. Sprinkle the wings with cajun seasoning and toss until well coated.
  • Lay the wings in a single layer with space between them on two baking sheets.
  • Bake the cajun wings for 30 to 40 minutes, turning after 20 minutes. Bake wings until crisp, browned and cooked through.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C and spray the air fryer basket with a light coating of olive oil or cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the wings with cajun seasoning and toss to coat.
  • Place chicken wings in the air fry basket in a single layer and cook for about 15- 20 minutes, turn the wings or shake halfway through.
  • Repeat with the remaining wings until all of the wings are cooked.


  • You can use chicken wingettes or whole wings. Use a sharp knife to separate the flats from the drumettes if desired. 
  • If using frozen wings, thaw them before making this baked Cajun chicken wings recipe. 
  • Pat dry with a paper towel before coating them in seasoning.
  • Place the chicken wings into a medium bowl and toss with the seasoning to ensure all of the wings are well coated. 
  • Be sure to lightly spray your baking sheets with oil or line them with parchment paper to keep the wings from sticking. 
  • You can cook the cajun seasoned wings on an ovenproof wire rack for maximum crispiness. 
  • Place chicken in a single layer on the baking sheet or the air fryer basket. 
  • If air frying, don’t overlap the wings.  Cook chicken wings in batches if necessary. 
  • Chicken is fully cooked when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C.
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • There are 8 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1904IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg