Appetizers, Mains, Sides, Snacks

homemade chicken wings

July 15, 2011

If you take a wee looksy back at my post from a few days ago, you will find the wild boar bacon wrapped Cajun sweet potato wedges.  Quite the mouthful eh?  That’s just the way some recipes are meant to roll! Perhaps the longest name for a recipe ever! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious(ish). This meal was extremely well-rounded! Basically, a feast of sorts! As a yummy side dish, we had a nice serving of the cabage, carrot and cucumber slaw.  Finally, to round out this delicious meal…we decided to chef up our own homemade chicken wings.

I love wings…and not sure why this was my first time attempting them.  Whenever I crave to have them, I suppose it is usually when we are out and about, therefore ordering up restaurant styles.  These were a huge hit with us.  We bought 2 pounds of wings from Rowe Farms to do up…and upon fully stripping the meat off the last bone, we were left wishing we had bought more!

Not too much more needs to be said about these wings, except you really need to give them a go.  Quick, simple and super flavourful.  Although all sorts of versions can be created here, we stuck to ‘dry rub’ ones.  We divided the wings onto 2 baking pans and did half Cajun flavoured and the other half mixed herb.  With minimal ingredients needed, get to it and whip some up for your family this weekend.  Warning…there may be a fight over who gets the last one! Mmmmmm…finger lickin’ good~

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homemade chicken wings
Recipe Type: appetizer, main
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Yield: 2-4
  • 2 + pounds wings
  • olive or coconut oil
  • desired spice mixtures (see below for what we used)
  • spicy Cajun mix - ground cayenne pepper, paprika, chili flakes, chipotle, onion powder, garlic, black pepper, salt (Rowe farms also sells an amazing Cajun spice that is already pre-mixed for you!)
  • mixed herbs - dried rosemary, basil, marjoram, parsley, oregano, thyme and black pepper (note: for both create spice/herb mixes using equal-ish parts of each)
  1. line your baking sheet with tin foil
  2. brush with olive/coconut oil, using a silicone brush
  3. preheat oven to approx. 325-350 degrees
  4. take desired spices/herbs and mix them up in a small bowl
  5. pour all the wings into a larger bowl and drizzle with some olive or coconut oil (we used 2 separate medium-sized bowls here)
  6. next, toss in your spice mix
  7. with clean hands, get in there and make sure that all the wings are coated with the seasoning
  8. finally arrange the wings on your baking sheet
  9. bake in oven for approx. 30-40 minutes, turning them with tongs mid-way through the process (you can also sprinkle a little more seasoning on near the end)
  10. note - keep and eye on them for about the last 10 may also broil at this point if you wish for an extra crispy finish
  11. enjoy!

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  • Corina August 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    These ARE yummy! I squeezed a bit of lemon on my mixed herb ones which gave them a nice little ‘greek’ flavor. They were so good the other day, I am making them again right now! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Cindy May 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      THANKS CORINA! just saw this now. i am going to give this added touch a go!

  • CJOttawa February 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm


    I made these tonight with a couple of minor changes.

    I mixed the herbs and hotter spices together, using about 2TBSP of each of the components and added 2TBSP of coconut flour to help bind things together.

    Some pics:

    • Cindy February 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Hi there – thanks for the comment/suggestions/photos! I will have to give that a try!!! =)

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