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Deep Fried Cajun Wings


A simple recipe for crisp and juicy wings loaded with flavor. If you’re looking for a new way to make wings, these deep fried Cajun wings are a great choice.

white plate with fried wings seasoned with cajun seasoning

why you’ll love this recipe

Everyone loves fried buffalo wings, but a change of pace is sometimes nice. And if you are looking for a new wing flavor and love spice, cajun wings will be right up your alley.

Love cajun seasoning? You’ll enjoy cajun ranch as a dipping sauce, or one of our favorite pasta recipes, cajun skillet pasta.

What you’ll need

butter, cajun seasoning, and raw chicken wings on parchment paper

For the cajun seasoning

(Overwhelmed by these ingredients? You can absolutely use a store bought Cajun seasoning instead! Just check to see if it has salt, and if not, add some!)

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme

(or 3/4 cup of prepared seasoning)

for the rest of it!

  • 20 wings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • peanut oil for frying

You’ll also need a deep fryer (this one is my favorite and SO easy to clean!) or a heavy pot with a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.

step by step cajun wings

grid of 4 images showing process of frying wings, making cajun sauce, and tossing in saucepan

Begin by patting the wings dry and preheat your deep fryer to 370 degrees.

Before you fry the wings, season them with salt and pepper. To deep fry them, make sure they are in a single layer and have plenty of room to swing around. Plunge the chicken wings into the hot oil (be careful!) and let them fry about 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

Place them on a baking sheet lined with a few layers of paper towels to drain.

Now the seasoning is a bit different that what you might be used it: it’s basically cajun seasoning with enough butter to help it stick.

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the cajun seasoning (the consistency will be like wet sand).

Toss the wings in the saucepan until you have a nice, flavorful coating, and you’re done.

Serve them with ranch and celery sticks, if you’d like.

And don’t forget these wings reheat very well and are also good eaten cold.

fried chicken wing being dipped in ranch

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Deep Fried Cajun Wings

5 from 1 vote
Crispy fried chicken wings tossed in plenty of cajun seasoning for a delicious appetizer.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 wings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme
  • 20 wings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • peanut oil for frying


  • Combine all seasonings for the cajun seasoning in small bowl. (Or substitute 3/4 cup of prepared cajun seasoning.)
  • Heat oil in your deep fryer to 370 degrees.  Pat the wings dry and season with salt and pepper.   Place them in a single layer in the deep fryer basket and fry for 12 minutes, until golden brown and cooked though.  Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium low.  Add the cajun seasoning and stir until mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Add the fried chicken wings and toss well, until covered in seasoning. Serve with ranch or blue cheese.


These wings reheat very well, so make a double batch if you’d like!
The nutrition facts are per wing. 


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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Enjoy this yummy wing recipe!

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Deep Fried Cajun Wings

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