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Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings

Dry rubbed cajun chicken wings in the air fryer are just as good as they sound! Save this recipe for the next time you are craving some really tasty hot wings!

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Do you put dry rub on wings before or after cooking?

Always add the dry rub or seasoning before cooking chicken wings. They act as the main flavor enhancer of the chicken.

If you like Cajun flavoring but don’t want it as spicy, try replacing the Cajun seasoning with Creole seasoning.

How do you get seasoning to stick to chicken wings?

If the dry seasoning doesn’t want to stick to the wings, rub the chicken wings with a little bit of olive oil and then try rubbing the seasoning on the chicken.

A plate of chicken wings in a circle around a small bowl of blue cheese dressing.
Yield: Serves 6

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Wings Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Dry rubbed cajun chicken wings in the air fryer are just as good as they sound! Save this recipe for the next time you are craving some really tasty hot wings!


  • 1 (80-ounce) bag frozen chicken wings, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing


    1. Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
    2. Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel and arrange them on a cutting board in a single layer.Raw chicken wings stacked up on a white plate next to a bottle of cajun seasoning.
    3. Rub chicken wings all over with the Cajun seasoning.Raw chicken wings lined up on a plate and sprinkled with cajun seasoning.
    4. Let the chicken rest with the seasoning for at least 15 minutes but up to 2 hours.
    5. Place the chicken wing inside the air fryer and cook for 30 minutes.Dry rubbed wings arranged in three air fryer trays.
    6. Raise the heat to 400°F. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the skin.
    7. Check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure it is at least 165°F. if not, continue cooking for a few more minutes and then check again.
    8. Once ready, remove chicken from the air fryer and serve immediately with blue cheese dressing.A plate of hot wings next to a metal spatula.


Make sure to dry the wings really well before rubbing them with the seasoning. This helps them get extra crispy!

If the seasoning doesnt want to stick to the chicken, rub the chicken with olive oil and then rub on the seasoning.

Don't skip letting the chicken rest after being seasoned. It helps deepen the flavor.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 220Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 16mgSodium 2447mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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