Cajun Fried Chicken Wings

Chicken wing enthusiasts may slap my hands for this one but these chicken wings are dry. Yep, that’s right no hot wing sauce leaving your fingers and hands a mess. Call these the clean chicken wings if you like. But despite the fact that there is no sauce, these wings are full of flavor thanks to a sweet n’ spicy marinade made with cajun seasoning and honey.

Growing up I had an aunt that would make chicken wings like this every once in a while. All she would have to do is grab the chicken wings out of the fridge and the flour from the pantry and you could feel the anticipation in the air. I won’t lie, I sat there in the kitchen watching and waiting so that I could get the first chicken wing. These chicken wings are similar to hers, but I decided to make them my own by adding the cajun seasoning. It adds the perfect kick.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken party wings (or chicken wings with tips trimmed)
  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  2. In a bowl combine cajun seasoning, olive oil and honey. Toss chicken in the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  3. In a resealable plastic bag combine corn starch, flour and seasoning salt. Place marinated chicken in the bag and shake to coat. Place coated chicken on a plate and let set for 15 minutes.
  4. While chicken is setting, heat 2 inches of oil in a heavy duty pan over medium-high heat. Once oil reaches 350 degrees begin frying chicken in batches until golden brown and cooked through, 5 - 7 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool slightly. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    Sauce or no sauce, these look fantastic! I love chicken wings.. dry, wet, hot, mild.. I’ll eat them just about anyway you put them on the plate!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    I’m the same way Jenn! There is just something about chicken wings that is so good no matter how you serve them.

  • http://www.julianaloh.com/blog baobabs

    I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN!!!! yours looks so free of grease, I’m going to have a go at this recipe. Thanks!!

  • Melissa

    Do you use a pre-made Cajun seasoning or do you make your own?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    I hope you enjoy it baobabs!
    Melissa- I use a pre-made Cajun seasoning its called King Cajun Cajun Seasoning. I haven’t tried making my own yet, but thanks for the idea!

  • Jaymes

    Tried it and they were great!

  • Sonic98

    I might have to try something similar using a wet batter

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  • Gloria Masoenr

    I fixed these for my husband’s co-workers for his 60th birthday party. This bunch of hungry hard-working men are still asking him when he plans to have another birthday. Great Recipe!!!

  • Sydney

    I dont have a deep fryer or oil thermometer and was wondering if there is a way to test the oil without one

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Sydney, sure, I would just drop a little bit of flour into the hot oil and if it sizzles it should be hot enough.

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  • SLeidl

    I just tried them and they were good. I left them in the oven to stay warm and they were nice and dry. For those of you who prefer spicier, definitely add more cajun as these were on the bland side :)

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