Make the best Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings you’ve ever had

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At the time writing, it’s closing in on the end of the football season, which means a party is coming. One that involves a lot of finger food. And wings pretty much top that list. Confession time; I didn’t always love wings. I just didn’t “get” them. That was, until I tried really good wings, and became an instant convert.

Now I do, but they’re such a hassle to get right. That’s why I want to share an easy way to make amazing wings with you. The secret? Your air fryer. These air fryer cajun chicken wings are fast, easy, and taste amazing. I also have a dipping sauce hand crafted to go with them. Let’s get started!

What you will need

The ingredient list is pretty simple:

  • Wings. 
  • Cajun/creole seasoning. Your favorite cajun seasoning will be fine.

If you want to make the dipping sauce, you also will need:

  • Mayo, ½ cup.
  • Wasabi, ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon. I get the real stuff. If you aren’t sure, if a dab the size of a pencil eraser doesn’t blow your sinuses out, it’s not the real stuff.
  • Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon.
  • Powdered garlic, 1 ½ tablespoon.
  • Dill ⅛ teaspoon.
  • Chives, 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt, just a pinch.

Once you have all that together, we’re ready to move ahead.

Prepare your wings

I had the whole wings, like you get in your bucket at a chicken place. Most people think of the drumettes and mini wings. You can cut them down to that size, but I chose not to. I will offer a couple of adjustments if you are going that route.

The first thing you need to do is rinse and dry your wings. Next, put them in a big bowl. My air fryer would hold 8 at a time. For the smaller type, you can just double the number of wings, and do 16.

Once you have them in a big bowl, drizzle a little olive oil on top. Or if you’re out, like I was, veggie oil will do just fine. The main thing is, don’t use too much. A very gentle drizzle is perfect. Then toss to coat.

 Once your wings are just lightly coated with oil, add seasoning. Now this is the opposite of the oil. You want to just about coat those jokers. 

For an amount, I’d say about 2 tablespoons. Toss to coat again, then arrange them in your air fryer. Make sure they all lay flat, and none are on top of each other.

Once your wings are in the fryer, add more seasoning to cover any spots the tossing might have missed, then cook them. I went with 25 minutes at 400°. If you have the pre-cut wings, or cut them down yourself, I’d recommend going with 20 minutes, and then check them. The smaller wings will cook just a little faster. Then, if necessary, get that last 5 minutes in.

Prepare the sauce

While the wings are doing their thing, it’s time to make the sauce. I designed this to compliment the creole seasoning instead of competing with it. This means it’s deliberately not spicy. Start with ½ cup mayo. Next, add in ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of wasabi. This gives it a little kick, and adds nice flavor overall.

One teaspoon of Worcestershire, then add in 1 ½ tablespoons of garlic. ⅛ teaspoon of dill and 1 teaspoon of chives. Then just a pinch of salt and stir it all together. Yep, that’s it. And you’re gonna love it.

You’re done

Once your sauce is done and your wings are sizzling, it’s time to eat. Enjoy these air fryer cajun chicken wings with the game, or the cookout, or just the random Tuesday afternoon. 

Yield: 8

Make the best Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings you’ve ever had

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings

These air fryer cajun chicken wings are fast, easy, and taste amazing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Wings
  • Cajun/creole seasoning. Your favorite cajun seasoning will be fine.
  • If you want to make the dipping sauce, you also will need:
  • Mayo, ½ cup.
  • Wasabi, ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon. I get the real stuff. If you aren’t sure, if a dab the size of a pencil eraser doesn’t blow your sinuses out, it’s not the real stuff.
  • Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon.
  • Powdered garlic, 1 ½ tablespoon.
  • Dill ⅛ teaspoon.
  • Chives, 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt, just a pinch.

Instructions

  1. Pre heat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (or 200 degrees C)
  2. Wash and pat dry your chicken wings
  3. Throw them in a large bowl and add a very little drizzle of oil
  4. Toss them a little to coat them evenly then add a light covering of your favourite Cajun/Creole seasoning
  5. Arrange them in your fryer ensuring they are not on top of each other and cook for 20 to 25 minutes shaking them in between to ensure they cook evenly
    To make the sauce
  6. Start with ½ cup mayo. Next, add in ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of wasabi
  7. Then add a teaspoon of Worcestershire, then 1 ½ tablespoons of garlic. ⅛ teaspoon of dill and 1 teaspoon of chives. Then just a pinch of salt and stir it all together!

Notes

Air Fryer Temperatures for this recipe may need adjusting based on your air fryer. Please be sure to refer back to your air fryer manufacturers user guide for the correct temperatures

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