Tom Gardiner

Recipe - 🍗 Chicken Wings

Disclaimer: Despite this being a recipe, and you probably expect specific measurements for each ingredient, I honestly just winged it, adding enough of each thing until it just sort of looked right. Somehow, it turned out wonderfully, therefore I don't really have measurements for anything (also, I'm terribly sorry - I should have warned you about the terrible pun in the first sentence 👀).


  • 1kg Chicken Wings
  • Cajun Spice Mix
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Hot Sauce (optional, but is it really?)
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Cornflour
  • Flour
  • Oats (optional, makes it a little more like KFC?)
  • Cooking oil of your choice (I used vegetable oil)


Wet mix to be used for marinating chicken wings

1. Mix the cajun spice mix, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and hot sauce together. Sieve the cornflour into this mixture and whisk well to thicken it slightly, if you deem it necessary.

Chicken wings marinated in wet mix and covered in cling film

2. Coat the chicken wings in this mixture well. Cover the bowl in cling film and store in the fridge to marinate, for later.

Dry mix to be used for coating the marinated chicken

3. Mix flour, cajun spice mix, salt, pepper, and oats in a small-ish bowl.

Chicken coating in both the wet mix and dry mix

4. At this point, pre-heat your oven to 200°C (roughly 400°F, for those metrically impaired). Coat each piece of chicken in the dry mix thoroughly and place aside, ready to be cooked.

5. Three minutes before you're ready to put the wings in the oven, place a tray with a layer of oil into the oven, to heat up the oil. It is important you only leave it in for three minutes.

6. Place each of the chicken wings onto the tray and put it back into the oven.

7. Every 15 minutes or so, take the tray out and flip the chicken wings, also basting the wings using the hot oil (this involves collecting some of the oil with a spoon and covering the top of the wings, this is so it can effectively fry the wings without using a massive amount of oil).

The finished product: Chicken wings!

After roughly 45 minutes, take the wings out of the oven. They should be crispy and cooked through completely. Enjoy!