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.
Cajun Fried Chicken WingsPrint Recipe
- 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
Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
In a bowl combine cajun seasoning, olive oil and honey. Toss chicken in the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for two hours.
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.
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.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool slightly. Serve.