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Sweet And Spicy Cajun Wings

Sweet and Spicy Cajun Wings

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked-wings, chicken-wings-recipe, sweet-spicy-cajun-wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 55 minutes
Servings 4 lbs
Calories 922kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 lbs wing portions
  • 2-3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning adjust amount to your taste
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 ½ cups hot sauce
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup Annie Chuns Korean Sweet & Spicy Sauce or similar Asian barbecue sauce [see Cook's note]
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning


  • To prep the wings: Mix together Cajun seasoning and baking powder. Rub onto all sides of the wings.
  • Lay the wings in a single layer on a pan and leave uncovered in the fridge overnight for at least 8 hours.
  • Mix together hot sauce, butter, honey, Korean bbq sauce and Cajun seasoning in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Simmer over low heat while wings bake until reduced by approximately ⅓.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with heavy duty foil. sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Arrange wings in a single layer on baking sheet. Spray top side with cooking spray, then lightly sprinkle with additional Cajun seasoning.
  • Bake at 450°F for 20 minutes. Use tongs to turn then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  • After the wings are cooked through, increase the oven temperature to broil. Brush wings with the sauce. Broil on each side for 2-3 minutes until charred.
  • Remove to a platter, brush with additional sauce and serve. Use leftover sauce on the side.


Annie Chuns Korean Sweet and Spicy Sauce is located in the Asian section of most grocery stores. If you're unable to find it, substitute with another Asian barbecue sauce.


Serving: 1lb | Calories: 922kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 3032mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 2783IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 4mg