New Orleans Hot Wings

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You’re heard of Nashville hot chicken. Heck, you’ve probably had it plenty of times, just like me. And I’ve made a few batches of wings with Nashville hot sauce on them. There are a number of good bottled sauces out there, like the one from Buffalo Wild Wings. Well, move over Nashville! New Orleans hot wings are in the house! I took the same concept, battered fried chicken wings with a spicy paste, and Cajun-ized it! These wings bring the flavor, the crunch and just the right amount of heat.

New Orleans Hot Wings

You can make your New Orleans hot wings as hot and as Cajun as you want. Or tone it down a little, if that’s your thing. Add more hot sauce to make the sauce a little thinner and of course, a little hotter. The more seasoning, the more of that Cajun flavor and the thicker the paste is. It’s a fine line. You don’t want a thin sauce here but you also don’t want it so thick you can’t get it to stick to your wings.

You can use whatever hot sauce you prefer, but for me, this recipe screams Crystal hot sauce. It’s from Louisiana. Boom!

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New Orleans Hot Wings
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New Orleans Hot Wings

These wings bring the flavor, the crunch and just the right amount of heat.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 648kcal



  • Mix buttermilk with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the wings and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 3" of oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 350 F.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, paprika and remaining kosher salt.
  • Remove the wings from the buttermilk and drain. Do not pat dry.
  • Place wings in the flour mixture and toss to coat well.
  • Working in batches if needed, deep fry the wings 8-10 minutes or until they reach 165 F. Transfer to a wire rack over a baking sheet or a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Transfer the wings to a large bowl.
  • Combine the hot sauce and Cajun seasoning. Drizzle over the wings and toss gently to coat.
  • Serve hot.


You may want to double the sauce recipe. Adjust the Cajun seasoning to taste. 


Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1746IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

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