Hell has frozen over. The New Orleans Saints are going to the Super Bowl this Sunday. So, to celebrate, we give you our twist on traditional Buffalo wings, Cajun Chicken Wings. These wings are so good and so easy, you'll look for any excuse to make them. Even Colts fans will be begging for more.
The recipe, after the jump.
Cajun Chicken Wings
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix the chile powder, cayenne pepper and Cajun spice together in a bowl. Rub both sides of the chicken wings with the spice mixture. Spread the chicken wings skin-side-up on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until wings are cooked through.
While the chicken is cooking, melt butter and mix with your favorite hot sauce. The amount of hot sauce you use is up to you. It all depends on how spicy you want your wings.
After the first 15 minutes of cooking, baste the chicken wings with the butter and hot sauce mixture and return to the oven. This will keep the wings most while they cook. Right before the chicken wings are done (about the last three minutes), turn the oven on broil. The broil will give the wings a nice, crispy skin.
Serve the wings with your favorite dipping sauce and veggies.
*You can find New Orleans/Cajun spice at any grocery store. Make sure to purchase an herb-based one and not one with a lot of salt like Tony Chachere's. The salt-based spice mixtures will make your wings too salty. If you want to make your own Cajun seasoning, mix together equal parts salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper, black pepper and dried oregano.
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