Louisiana Rub Wingstop Recipe

Could anything be better than baked chicken wings coated in a homemade Wingstop Louisiana Dry Rub? Probably not. So, if you love Wingstop chicken wings, you have to check this mouth-watering recipe.

The crunchy texture of deep-fried wings has a tremendous flavor you probably won’t get from anywhere else. Cajun-inspired Louisiana Rub gives them tons of flavors and makes them hearty and spicy.

Moreover, the Louisiana Rub Wingstop recipe we’re going to share works well on fresh and frozen wings. You’ll be surprised how good they’re going to turn out.

How to Make Louisiana Rub Wingstop

A “crispy, spiced dry rub with a distinct Cajun draw” is what Wingstop calls their Louisiana Rub. At the same time, it is not as spicy as their Cajun run. So, it will work well for those who like milder heat.

This Cajun-inspired spice blend will become your go-to spice rub for a pack of Louisiana tastes.

But the best thing is that you can adjust the ingredients of the Louisiana Rub Wingstop to your taste. If you like some extra heat, add more cayenne, and for extra sweet, additional brown sugar.

Either way, let’s see what you need to use to get the right balance of sweet and spicy. And, for the ultimate experience, we’ll also show you how to cook the chicken wings.

Ingredients:

(8 servings)

For chicken wings:

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • ¼ cup oil or butter

For Louisiana rub:

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ½ salt (to taste)
  • ⅔ tbsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:

There is no need to run out to a restaurant to get an ultimate restaurant-style experience since you can get the Louisiana flavors on your chicken wings in less than an hour. The seasoning comes together into a flavorful dry rub you’ll get addicted to.

This medium-heat spice mix is super easy to prepare, so there are no secrets here. The most crucial part is when and how to add Wingstop Louisiana Rub to your wings.

But with our step-by-step instructions on how to make and rub the famous Wingstop-style wings, you’ll master this recipe in a minute.

Step 1:

Preheat an oven to 450 ºF and line a large baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Then, place a baking tray rack on the tray and keep it aside.

Step 2:

Add chicken wings, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, red chili, creole seasoning, and oil in a large bowl and mix to coat the wings evenly.

Note: if you plan on using the frozen wings, ensure they’re completely thawed before cooking.

Step 3:

Place the seasoned chicken wings on a baking tray and bake for about 35 minutes. Then remove from the oven, flip, and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy. Once cooked, transfer your wings to a serving dish.

Step 4:

Mix smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, dried oregano, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Add your Louisiana Rub Wingstop to the baked wings and mix to coat the wings evenly.

Pro tip: pat the wings with a paper towel before seasoning, so the wings are coated nicely.

Serve immediately with your favorite ranch dressing from Wingstop for an ultimate mix of flavors.

Ingredient Substitution

Wingstop Louisiana Rub can add new flavors to anything you decide to use it on. However, the best part about it is that it is entirely customizable. You can combine sweet and spicy flavors to suit your palate and substitute different ingredients.

Try these for a milder version of the rub.

Chili powder

Cayenne pepper is best known for its heat. Still, not everyone is a fan. So, if you like to easily enjoy the Louisiana rub go for chili powder as a substitute.

It has medium spicy flavors and contains plenty of other spices like garlic, oregano, and cumin. Therefore, if you decide to work with the chili powder in your Louisiana Rub, consider reducing the number of other spices the recipe calls for.

Thyme

Thyme and oregano have a similar appearance and taste, apart from working well in the same recipes. However, you’ll typically find these two being substituted in a new form. It’s because dried thyme has a more robust punch of flavor.

So, we recommend either reducing the amount of dried thyme in the recipe when substituting dried oregano or using it fresh in a 1:1 ratio. You’ll get much more refreshing flavors in your rub.

What to Serve with Louisiana Rub Wingstop

If you start digging on what to serve with the Louisiana Rub, you probably won’t find anything. And no wonder. Dried rubs serve their purpose—to rub the meat. Wingstop Louisiana Rub? To rub chicken wings in particular.

And since you’ve already made the iconic Wingstop wings with the Louisiana rub, why don’t we see what could work well on the side here?

Potato salad

One of the most common sides that complements the spicy chicken wings is potato salad. It is filling, rich, and phenomenal. The combination of cold potato salad and hot wings coated in Louisiana rub is an absolute delight to your taste buds.

Plus, it is super easy to make. Just boil the potatoes, cut them into bite-size pieces, mix with mayo and salad, and season with salt and pepper. It is as simple as that.

Mac and cheese

When it comes to side dishes, old but gold mac and cheese is a beloved classic for good reasons. It is both delicious and effortless to make. Just like our chicken wings. The combination of crispy chicken wings and velvety pasta is a perfect fit.

You can probably whip it up while the wings are baking and have a filling and complete meal in less than 40 minutes.

How to Store Louisiana Rub Wingstop

Making Wingstop Louisiana Rub is a piece of cake—same as scaling it up. The biggest challenge, though, is to keep it fresh and extend the shelf life of this spice mix.

The last thing you want is to reach into your spice rack to find out your rub looks more like a brick. So, learn how to store it properly.

Store Louisiana Rub Wingstop on the Shelf

The best way to keep your spice mix fresh is to store it in black, heat-sealed bags. They are designed to extend the life of the rubs, providing you with a fresh rub all the time. There is no real need to store it in the fridge, but rather in a cold dark place.

Store Louisiana Rub Wingstop in the Freezer

If you hadn’t yet considered storing your Louisiana Rub in the freezer, think again. It is the best way to maximize the freshness of your rub. Just keep it in vacuum-sealable bags to double its lifespan. But note there is no need to store the rubs in the freezer if they’re meant for daily use.

louisiana rub wingstop

Louisiana Rub Wingstop Recipe

Try this Louisiana Rub Wingstop on baked chicken wings and prepare to be taken aback by the exquisite combination of sweet and spicy on the crunchy wings. We just can’t make this rub without using it on wings. So, use this recipe for a perfect wings night!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 363 kcal
Equipment
  • baking tray
  • bowl
  • Paper towel
Ingredients
  
For chicken wings
  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • ¼ cup oil or butter
For Louisiana rub
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • salt (to taste)
  • tbsp lemon juice optional
Instructions
 
  • Preheat an oven to 450 ºF and line a large baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Then, place a baking tray rack on the tray and keep it aside.
  • Add chicken wings, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, red chili, creole seasoning, and oil in a large bowl and mix together to coat the wings evenly.
    Note: if you plan on using the frozen wings, make sure they’re completely thawed before cooking.
  • Place the seasoned chicken wings on a baking tray and bake for about 35 minutes.
    Then remove from the oven, flip, and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy. Once cooked transfer your wings to a serving dish.
  • Mix smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, dried oregano, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
    Add your Louisiana Rub Wingstop to the baked wings and mix to coat the wings evenly.
    Pro tip: pat the wings with a paper towel before seasoning so the wings are coated nicely. Serve immediately with your favorite ranch dressing of the one from Wingstop for an ultimate mix of flavors.
Nutrition
Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 630IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
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