The freshness of cilantro, the zest of lime, and Cajun spice join forces to bring these summertime wings to life!
Hands down, favorite food of all time is wings! I can never get enough. So, I’m always looking for ways I can switch it up and create new flavors!
I coated the wings in a homemade marinade of cillantro, lime juice, lime zest. chili powder, Creole seasoning, and avocado oil, and let those flavors infuse the chicken for a few hours.
Then, I seared the wings stovetop in a cast iron skillet just to get a nice a char on both sides. From there I popped them in the oven for 20 minutes at 375 and they were done!
Cilantro-Lime Cajun Roasted Wings
You'll love these crispy, spicy, and zesty wings!!
- 3 pounds chicken wings or drummettes
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, to taste
- In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, avocado oil, lime zest, and chili powder, and set aside
- Add chicken wings to a large bowl and pour in the cilantro marinade. Toss chicken until covered completely in the marinade. Season chicken with 2 teaspoons or more of the Creole seasoning. Set in fridge and let marinate for two hours or overnight.
- Pre heat oven to 425 degrees. Take wings out of fridge. Coat a cast iron skillet with avocado oil and set to medium high heat.
- Once heated, add wings to skillet and sear for 5-8 minutes on both sides. You’re not trying cooking them through at this point but just getting a nice color/char all over the wings. Place wings on a baking sheet with wire rack and place in oven. Let cook for 15 minutes, then flip and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Remove wings from oven, squeeze on some more lime juice and garnish with fresh cilantro