Cajun Butter Wings

These Cajun butter wings take a little more effort than some wings to prepare. But, oh me, are they ever worth every single minute. First you fry the wings until they are mostly done. Then you toss them in a super yummy super easy sauce. Yeah, it’s just butter and Cajun seasoning. But that’s two of my favorite things. Bake the wings a bit. Add more butter sauce. Bake some more until the wings are done and skin is just nice and crispy. Then you devour them. And you lick your fingers. A lot.

Cajun Butter Wings

You can make the Cajun spice mix for these Cajun Butter wings using the recipe below. Or you can just grab some pre-made stuff out of the pantry, such as Slap Ya Mama brand. Me, I love Cajun seasoning flavors, so I use a bit extra. To me these wings are kinda like Cajun buttered shrimp, and I can eat a ton of those too!

I really liked the texture of these wings. If you’re in a hurry you could just deep fry them and toss them in the toss. But I think the baking and extra basting with the sauce adds a whole lot more flavor.

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Cajun Butter Wings
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Cajun Butter Wings

Crazy good finger-licking wings!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked wings, Cajun wings, deep-fried
Servings: 2
Calories: 2838kcal


For the wings

For the Cajun butter


  • Heat a few inches of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • Season the wings lightly with the salt. Working in batches if necessary, fry the wings for 8 minutes, flipping once. They do not need to be fully cooked.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F and prepare the Cajun butter mixture (recipe below).
  • Remove the wings to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Transfer the wings to the baking sheet. Brush all sides with half of the Cajun butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Brush all sides of the wings with the remaining Cajun butter and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

For the Cajun butter

  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, grind together the remaining ingredients until a fine consistency is achieved. Add to the butter and stir.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.


You can substitute 2 teaspoons of store-bought Cajun seasoning for the spice mix.


Calories: 2838kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 168g | Fat: 237g | Saturated Fat: 99g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g | Monounsaturated Fat: 82g | Trans Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 943mg | Sodium: 1258mg | Potassium: 1493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4634IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 9mg

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