Without having to deep fry, did you know you can make crispy wings in the oven? It’s by far my favorite method when cooking up some chicken wings. You can skip breading with flour, cornstarch or baking powder, and enjoy easy, healthy-ish wings!
If you know me, you know I’ve never met a chicken wing I didn’t like. I look for them on every restaurant menu, and there’s always a pack of them in my freezer ready to be cooked! This time, I had a major craving for something herbaceous with a little kick. After taking inventory of what was at my disposal in my fridge, I pretty much took all I had matching the flavor profile I was craving and put it all together!
Since you’re not having to deal with any breading or cooking oil, this method is super easy with little-to-no mess to clean up! Once you season the wings and bake them in the over for 45-50 minutes, all is left to do is to toss them in the scratch herb sauce and dinner is served!
What I love about chicken wings is that they’re so versatile. They are basically a blank canvas giving you the creative freedom to develop something new and out-of-the-box, familiar and comforting.
Cajun-Spiced Lemon & HerbWings
A no fuss, healthy-ish wing recipe that's herbaceous with a little kick!
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a metal rack on top. Lightly spray cooking oil over entire rack and baking sheet.
Coat wings in olive oil and season with Cajun seasoning. Arrange wins on metal rack baking sheet and back for 45-50, or until they are browned and crispy.
While wings are cooking, make the sauce. In a bowl, combine, melted butter, garlic, dill, parmesan, lemon zest, and stir. Season with a little more lemon pepper, and taste. Continue to season once desired flavor is reached.
Remove wings from oven and toss in sauce until they're completely coated. If you want them more crispy after saucing, set oven to broil and place wings back in oven for a few minutes. Enjoy!