Cajun Lime Chicken Wings
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Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

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My husband suggested we try Cajun Lime Chicken Wings, and since I might love him a little bit, I did!

A few weeks ago I made some Cajun Lime Shrimp Kabobs and he fell in love with the dipping sauce I made for them.

I don’t think this man could go even a week without a chicken wing 😉

Lucky for him I make them quite often.

Cajun Lime Shrimp Kabobs

How to make Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

These are three pounds of jumbo split chicken wings, fresh from the butcher.

The first trick is to pat them dry with paper towels.

Getting all the moisture off of them helps make the marinade more flavorful.

Once they are dry, place them in a large bowl and add cajun seasoning, lime juice, garlic paste or fresh minced garlic, olive oil, and Tabasco sauce.

Toss until the wings are evenly coated.

seasoning in a bowl

Typically during the summer or warmer days, I smoke my chicken wings.

We have a Traeger smoker that I think I may be addicted to 🙂

You could also bake them in the oven of course.

on the grill

These smoked at about 250 degrees for two and a half hours, flipping them halfway through.

Always use a thermometer to check though.

Depending on the size of the wings and given the fact that smokers tend to fluctuate in temperature could increase or decrease your cook time.

I made a sauce for these wings by mixing mayo, cajun seasoning, garlic, lime juice, and Tabasco sauce.

Brush the sauce on both sides of the wings during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

brushing with the sauce on the grill

The sauce, since it has mayo in it, will melt into the wings making them super moist and flavorful!

Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

Serve the Cajun Lime Chicken Wings with the extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Cajun Lime Chicken Wings
Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

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Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

A flavorful cajun lime wing that can be baked or smoked

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, Chicken Wings, Smoked Wings, Smoker Recipes, Traeger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 567 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

  • 3 pounds jumbo split chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsps cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or fresh minced garlic
  • 10-12 dashes Tabasco sauce

Cajun Lime Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 6-8 dashes hot sauce

Instructions

Cajun Lime Chicken Wings

  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and place in a large bowl. Add the cajun seasoning, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and Tabasco sauce. Toss until evenly coated.

  2. Cook the chicken wings according to one of the following methods:

    In the oven: Place wings on a lined baking sheet and put in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, flip them halfway through.

    Brush with the cajun lime sauce during the last 15 minutes.

    In the smoker: Place the wings in a smoker set to 250 degrees for 2 and a half hours. Flip them them halfway through.
    Brush with the cajun lime sauce during the last 15 minutes.

    Use a thermometer to make sure they are 170 degrees.

  3. Serve with the remaining cajun lime sauce on the side for dipping.

Cajun Lime Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until evenly combined.

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