Wingstop calls the Louisiana Rub a “crispy dry rub with some Deep South Cajun love”. You’ll call it your go-to seasoning for wing night! This medium-heat spice mix is super easy to prepare and will load up your wings with a ton of flavor. Pair it with a creamy Wingstop Ranch dipping sauce and it’s a party hit!
If you want to spice up your at-home wings, this is the recipe for you. This Wingstop Louisiana dry rub can be used on either frozen or fresh wings and can even be made in batches and stored in an airtight container for easy access when needed.
It’s a garlicky dry rub that embodies the flavors of Louisiana cooking, and making it at home means you can tailor it to your own preference. Turn up the heat or turn up the sweet. The ingredients are easy to find and combined are sure to be a hit on any game day or easy evening dinner.
What Is The Louisiana Rub At Wingstop?
The Louisiana Rub is Wingstop’s take on Southern flavors. It’s a little milder than their Cajun rub, for anyone who wants a similar taste with less heat. It has several different spices each bringing their unique flavors into the wings, for a little taste of Louisiana that you can get in any state.
What Is Wingstop Louisiana Rub Made Of (Key Ingredients)
- Smoked Paprika: Known for its reddish hue, paprika adds more to your wings than just a bright color. This sweet peppery spice is a staple in Cajun cooking and will act as one of the base ingredients in your dry rub.
- Garlic Powder: Garlic is what will have all your wing-eaters licking their fingers. This recipe is pretty heavy on the garlic, but I find it hard to believe anyone would want to cut back on this spice.
- Dried Oregano: Oregano brings in an earthiness and slight bitterness to this dry rub. It’s pretty easy to find fresh, but you’ll want to use the dry version to avoid bringing any moisture into the rub. This is going to keep your wings nice and crispy.
- Cayenne Pepper: Here’s where the heat comes into the recipe. You can play around with your measurements of cayenne pepper to adjust the spice level of this rub to your liking. Or, if you have a divided crowd, add a little bit more to some of your wings. Just make sure to remember which are which!
- Chili Powder: This is an aromatic spice with mild heat. If you have chili flakes at home, you can always grind them into a fine powder, but it’s very easy to find in stores if it’s not already in your cupboards.
- Cumin: Here’s one that might surprise you. Cumin brings in a nice warmth to your wings. It works well to complement and amplify the pepperier spices.
- Brown Sugar: With all that spice, you need to add a bit of sweetness! Brown sugar will help to offset some of the heat from this recipe, but has a nice toasty flavor. You can also use white sugar.
- Salt & Pepper: Can’t talk about spice without mentioning these staples. Salt and pepper can be added to virtually any savory (and some sweet!) foods to taste.
How To Make Wingstop Louisiana Rub Recipe
- Whisk together all dry rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Add chicken wings to a large bowl. Drizzle with vegetable oil and toss to coat.
- Add the dry rub mixture to the chicken and massage it into the wings.
- Place the wings onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 45 minutes 400 ºF or until fully cooked and crispy. Serve and enjoy!
What Can I Serve With Louisiana Rub Wings
How To Store Louisiana Rub Wings
First, let them reach room temperature, and then transfer the wings to an airtight container or Ziploc bag. Store them in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.
Refrigerated wings can be eaten cold or quickly reheated in the microwave or and air fryer. For frozen wings, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the wings in a single layer on a foil-lined baking tray and heat for 10-20 minutes.
What is the Hottest Flavor at Wingstop?
If you’re really looking to test your capacity for spice, you’re going to have to give Wingstop’s Atomic wings a try, as it’s considered the hottest among Wingstop Flavors. Made with Habanero Peppers (which land pretty high up on the Scoville scale – the scale to measure spiciness), these wings are sure to shock even the least sensitive taste buds.
What Are the Other Flavors at Wingstop?
Wingstop has 11 flavors in total, varying from sweet to super spicy, so there’s something for everyone. On the milder side, try Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper, Hickory Smoke BBQ or Mild. Louisiana Rub leads the medium-spice group joined by Spicy Korean Q. Then comes the hottest options with Original Hot, Cajun, Mango Habanero and of course, Atomic. You can read more about each flavor here.
Is Louisiana Rub Wingstop Spicy?
With a dry rub consisting of chili powder and cayenne pepper, Louisiana rub wings are medium-spicy. It’s definitely not mild, but it’s not as hot as the Cajun or Mango Habanero flavors.
The best part about making your wings at home is your ability to adjust the recipe. If you like your wings to be extra spicy, you can add more chili powder and cayenne pepper. For milder wings, go easy on the chili and cayenne.
Is Wingstop Cajun Wings a Dry Rub?
Cajun is one of the spiciest flavors available at Wingstop. These wings are tossed in the Original Hot sauce and then dusted with a dry Cajun seasoning rub. Because of the sauce, Wingstop Cajun wings are considered to be wet.
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Wingstop Louisiana Rub Wings Recipe
For the Louisiana Rub
For the Wings
- 2 lbs chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 400 ºF. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all dry rub ingredients.
- In a large mixing bowl, add chicken wings. Drizzle with vegetable oil, and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle the dry rub mixture and massage it into the chicken wings using your hands. Make sure to coat the wings evenly.
- Place the seasoned chicken wings on the baking sheet. Arrange them in one single layer.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until fully cooked and crispy. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as Ranch Dressing.
- If you plan to use frozen chicken wings, make sure they’re completely thawed before cooking.
- Pat the wings dry with a paper towel in order to season them properly.
- You can adjust the amount of cayenne powder and chili powder for a more and less spicy dish.