Louisiana Rub Wingstop Chicken Wings (Copycat Recipe)

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Louisiana rub Wingstop copycat recipe is an easy recipe that you can make at home in no time! This will be your go-to-seasoning for wings night or your next Superbowl party!

louisiana rub wingstop chicken wings on a white plate with a small container of ranch

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Wingstop restaurants are an aviation-themed fast-food chain, based in the United States. They specialize in fried chicken wings and are known for their great selection of unique wing flavors! One of their popular flavors is Louisiana rub.

If you are ready to up your wings game, this is THE recipe for you! Wingstop’s Cajun-inspired medium-heat dry rub has the right balance of heat and sweetness. This Louisiana dry rub will add distinctive southern flavors to your chicken wings.

Making this flavorful dry rub at home is surprisingly easy and cheap. This also gives you the freedom to tailor this recipe based on your own preference as well as spice level! You can add this spice mix to fresh or frozen chicken wings. You can also add them to boneless wings or crispy chicken tenders.

Pair it with this Wingstop Ranch (eggless version!) dipping sauce and a side of Cajun Fried Corn for an authentic Wingstop experience right at your home.

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What is Louisiana rub Wingstop-style

Louisiana rub is Wingstop’s Cajun-inspired dry rub mixture for their chicken wings. They call it “a crispy dry rub, with a distinctly Cajun drawl.”

This flavor has all of the qualities of Southern cuisine, with lots of garlic, Cajun spices, and a hint of spicy hotness. It is, however, milder than their Cajun sauce but still packs a punch of authentic Southern flavors.


Other Flavors at Wingstop

Wingstop prides itself on its ability to provide incredible flavors that cater to all taste buds, with a wide variety of rubs, sauces, and flavorings for their chicken wings. Wingstop has 11 flavors in total, varying from sweet to super spicy, so there’s something for everyone.

louisiana rub wingstop chicken wings on a white plate with a small container of ranch

Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper, Mild and Hickory Smoked BBQ are the mild flavors. If you prefer some heat, go for these popular wing flavors – Louisiana rub, Original Hot sauce, or spicy Korean Q. 

The hottest flavors at Wingstop are Mango habanero, Cajun, and of course, Atomic wings. In fact, Atomic is the hottest among the Wingstop flavors. Have these hot wings at your own risk!


Ingredients and Alternatives to make Louisiana Rub Wingstop Recipe

  • Paprika*: It is one of the important components of Cajun cooking. It adds a reddish hue and sweet peppery flavor to the wings.
  • Garlic Powder*: Though this recipe calls for a lot of garlic powder, it won’t overpower the other flavors in this rub as it’s not fresh garlic.
  • Cayenne Pepper*: Cayenne pepper is another important spice in Cajun cooking. It adds heat to the recipe. Feel free to adjust its amount based on your spice tolerance.
  • Dried Oregano*: It adds slight bitterness and earthiness to the dry rub. I do not recommend using fresh oregano as it might overpower the other flavors. It is best to use dried oregano to prevent adding moisture to the rub.
  • Chili Powder*: This also adds heat to your wing rub. You can also add chili flakes in its place.
  • Cumin*: brings warmth and earthiness to the spice blend and also compliments and enhances the hot spices.
  • Brown Sugar*: It adds a touch of sweetness to the blend and helps balance the heat in this recipe. You can also use regular white sugar in its place.
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Any rub is incomplete without salt and pepper. Add them to your taste.
  • Oil: Oil is added to coat the chicken wings so the rub will stick to them better. You can use any vegetable oil you have at home.
  • Chicken wings: This dry rub wing recipe is of course incomplete without the chicken wings! You can also use boneless wings or chicken tenders for this recipe.

The Best Wingstop Louisiana Rub Recipe

Prepare homemade Wingstop Louisiana dry rub

louisiana rub dry ingredients

Add all of the dry rub ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix until everything is fully combined. Set aside.

Season the chicken wings

chicken wings in a bowl with louisiana rub on top

Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl. Add the dry rub to it. Then drizzle some oil on top. Using your hands, toss to coat chicken wings in the oil and dry rub mixture evenly.

Prepare the wings

These wings can be made either in the oven or in the airfryer. I have provided instructions for both here.

Air fryer

Add the wings to the air fryer and bake at 370 F for 8 minutes. Then flip the wings and bake at 370 F for 2 min.

Check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer. Wings are cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165F. Once your wings are cooked, you can make them crispy by baking at 400 F for 2-3 min.

louisiana rub chicken wings in the air fryer

Oven

Place the wings on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. You could also keep your wings on a wire rack kept over the baking tray if you like your wings to be more crispy.

Bake at 425 ºF for 20-25 min or until fully cooked. Flip the wings halfway through the baking. Serve and enjoy!


Storing and Freezing the Louisiana Spice Rub Chicken Wings

If you have leftover dry rub chicken wings, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer.

Leftover Louisiana spice rub can be stored in a jar with a lid or airtight container. Keep in a cool, dark place like a spice cabinet for up to 6 months.


Make-Ahead Options

You can season the chicken wings and then freeze them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once they are frozen solid, place them into freezer bags or containers for up to three months.

louisiana rub wingstop chicken wing dipped in ranch with a white plate full of chicken wings in the background

Bake these frozen wings whenever you are ready, in the oven at 400 ºF (200 ºC) until heated through. This should take about 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the wings and the oven.

You can also make a large batch of dry rub seasoning alone and store it in an airtight container or jar for up to 6 months.


What to Serve with Louisiana Rub Wingstop Wings

These wings are great on their own but you can also serve them with dipping sauces such as Wingstop’s ranch, chipotle sauce, and blue cheese.

Carrot and celery sticks are a classic side but we also like serving them with a side of French fries. You could also try making Wingstop’s Louisiana voodoo fries – fresh potatoes fries topped with ranch, cheese sauce, and cajun seasoning*!

Mashed potatoes, onion rings and fried corn on the cob also go well with these wings.


Tips

  • If you plan to use frozen chicken wings, make sure they’re completely thawed before cooking.
  • Pat the wings dry with a paper towel. This will help to season them properly.
  • You can adjust the amount of cayenne powder and chili powder for a more and less spicy dish.
  • The chicken wings are cooked through when they reach an internal temperature of 165F.

Commonly Asked Questions

Is Wingstop Louisiana Rub spicy?

Louisiana rub is on mild-medium spice range among the Wingstop flavors. You can adjust the heat in this recipe based on your spice level

Can I use frozen chicken wings to make this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken wings in this recipe. Just make sure they are thawed before coating with the rub and baking.

Can I oven-bake my chicken wings if I don’t have a wire rack?

If you don’t have an oven-safe wire rack, you can bake the chicken wings directly on the foil-lined baking sheet. Just flip the chicken wings halfway through cooking to ensure they get crispy on both sides.


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Louisiana Rub Wingstop Chicken Wings (Copycat Recipe)

Akshita
Louisiana rub Wingstop copycat recipe is an easy recipe that you can make at home in no time! This will be your go-to-seasoning for wings night or your next Superbowl party!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Louisiana Rub

Wings

  • 2 lbs Chicken wings
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the dry rub ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix until everything is fully combined. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl. Add the dry rub to it. Then drizzle some oil on top.
  • Using your hands, toss to coat chicken wings in the oil and dry rub mixture evenly.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Add the wings to the air fryer and bake at 370 F for 8 minutes.
  • Then flip the wings and bake at 370 F for 2 min.
  • Check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer*. Wings are cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Once your wings are cooked, you can make them crispy by baking at 400 F for 2-3 min.

Oven Instructions

  • Place the wings on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. You could also keep your wings on a wire rack* kept over the baking tray if you like your wings to be more crispy.
  • Bake at 425 ºF for 20-25 min or until fully cooked.
  • Flip the wings halfway through the baking.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Tips
  • If you plan to use frozen chicken wings, make sure they’re completely thawed before cooking.
  • Pat the wings dry with a paper towel. This will help to season them properly.
  • You can adjust the amount of cayenne powder and chili powder for a more and less spicy dish.
  • The chicken wings are cooked through when they reach an internal temperature of 165F.
Storing
If you have leftover dry rub chicken wings, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer.
Leftover Louisiana spice rub can be stored in a jar with a lid or airtight container. Keep in a cool, dark place like a spice cabinet for up to 6 months.
Make-Ahead Options
You can season the chicken wings and then freeze them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once they are frozen solid, place them into freezer bags or containers for up to three months.
Bake these frozen wings whenever you are ready, in the oven at 400 ºF (200 ºC) until heated through. This should take about 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the wings and the oven.
You can also make a large batch of dry rub seasoning alone and store it in an airtight container or jar for up to 6 months.
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