Dry Rub Chicken Wings

These easy dry rub chicken wings are coated with Cajun-inspired spices and lightly misted with olive oil before being baked. Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, and with a pleasant amount of spice, these chicken wings are great as a main dish or as an appetizer or finger food. 


Cajun dry rub chicken wings

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Cajun Dry Rub Chicken Wings

I love these Cajun dry rub chicken wings for a quick and easy dinner main or if I need an appetizer or finger food when friends are coming over. The dry rub is very flavourful and has a bit of spice to it but you can easily adjust the heat level.

Sprayed with a little oil and baked rather than deep-fried, these spiced chicken wings are a healthier alternative to fried chicken with a similar crispy finish. They are great with a side of honey mustard sauce, garlic yogurt, BBQ, cooling ranch, or blue cheese dressing to dip into.

👉 If you like this recipe, you might want to check out my honey soy baked chicken wingssticky Portuguese chicken wingssmokey glazed chicken wingsKorean spicy chicken, or the Japanese chicken karaage .

Dry rub chicken wings recipe

What You Will Need

  • Chicken wings: about 2 pounds or 1 kilo of chicken wing drummettes and split wings. You can also use skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs, chicken tenders, or drumsticks with the same Cajun chicken rub.
  • Dry rub for wings: all-purpose or gluten-free flour, brown sugar (can be coconut sugar), cayenne pepper and chili powder (you can adjust the amount in the recipe to suit your heat preference), onion and garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Other optional spices that I like are smoked paprika and cumin powder.
  • Olive oil spray or liquid olive oil and a pastry brush
ingredients for Cajun dry rub for chicken wings

How To Make Dry Rub Chicken Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F | 190 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Pat dry chicken wings with kitchen paper. Place chicken in a large bowl or a plate.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and all the spices. Add on the chicken and coat each side well with the spices.
  • Lay chicken in a single layer on the baking tray. Spray the chicken with olive oil or brush lightly using a pastry brush. Bake for 20 minutes then flip the chicken on the other side and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove, garnish with parsley or green onion and serve.
how to make dry rub chicken wings in the oven

Storing Cooked Chicken Wings

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the oven on medium heat. Freeze for up to 1 month, defrost overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven to get them crispy again.


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Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Irena Macri
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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5 from 4 votes
Calories: 418kcal
These simple-to-make dry rub chicken wings are generously seasoned with a Cajun-inspired spice mix and lightly misted with olive oil before baking to perfection. They emerge from the oven with a delightfully crispy exterior, while remaining succulent and juicy on the inside, seasoned with just the right level of spice. Perfect for serving as a hearty main course, or as tasty appetizers or finger foods, these wings are sure to please.

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb chicken wings drummettes, splits wings
  • ½ cup flour all-purpose or gluten-free
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil as a spray or liquid and a pastry brush.
  • Parsley or green onion for garnish
  • Optional: You can drizzle with lemon juice after baking for some tang.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F | 190 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Pat dry chicken wings with kitchen paper. Place chicken in a large bowl or a plate.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and all the spices. Add on the chicken and coat each side well with the spices.
  • Lay chicken in a single layer on the baking tray. Spray the chicken with olive oil or brush lightly using a pastry brush. Bake for 20 minutes then flip the chicken on the other side and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove, garnish with parsley or green onion and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Chicken Wings, spiced chicken wings, Cajun chicken wings, dry rub for chicken wings
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Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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5 Comments
  1. Love this easy dry rub recipe with just the right amount of spice. We’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I used this dry rub on chicken tenders and they came out SO good! It was super easy but added so much flavor to plain ole chicken.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these dry rub chicken wings for dinner last night and they were incredible! The perfect amount of spice and seasoning!

  4. 5 stars
    These chicken wings are the best I’ve made. Perfectly spiced and simple to put together. The wings are tasty on their own – didn’t even serve with a sauce. Adding to my recipe book!

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