best ever creole chicken wings

creole chicken wings

These creole chicken wings are perfect for a quick snack or even a meal. Dip them in the creamy smokey chipotle sauce. Taste the spiciness! BEST EVER!

Creole vs Cajun

Doesn’t matter to me if I’m talking creole or cajun because they’re both perfect for chicken wings. Folks say that the easiest way to tell the difference between creole and cajun is where you live or might be eatin’. Cajun is country food. While creole is the city food. And, the creole has a history of descending from the French and Spanish colonial settlers who came to New Orleans. Yes, there’s a huge influence in the cuisine to this day. 

Tony’s Seasoning

Now you want to get to know my friend Tony. Tony’s seasoning is the best. Hands down, it’s hard to beat Tony Chachere’s seasoning. I love both the cajun and creole. And, use them often with all kinds of dishes whether it’s vegetables, beans, soups, stews, meats. Make yourself some cajun or creole french fries with just potatoes, some oil and Tony’s seasoning. Yep, it’s that easy. And, Tony’s seasoning is welcomed anytime in my Lowcountry Boil, on seafood and more! 

Creole Chicken

The flavors of creole combine several different cultures and cuisines, African, French, Spanish, German and more. It’s an eclectic mix. Yes, there’s spiciness. And, for me, that’s what defines really good down home eating. Creole chicken will have combinations of spices like garlic, red pepper, paprika and onions. Use creole on your chicken and rice, your gravies, stews, grits and your gumbo.

Chicken Drumettes

Now I love chicken wings. But, my favorite part of the wing is the drumette. So, when I find drumettes on sale, I’ll buy them. Drumettes have tender white meat on the tiny bone. It’s the portion of the wing that’s attached to the chicken. Called a drumette, or is it drummette, because it’s really shaped like a drumstick. They’re perfect for oven cooking!

Chicken Drumettes in Oven

Chicken drumettes in the oven crisp up perfectly and quickly. It’s like having your own tailgating in no time at all. Fewer calories means you can eat several. The very hot oven, 425 degrees, immediately crisps up the exterior drumette skin making it golden brown and crunchy. Then it continues to cook inside with the meat all the way to the bone. If you want extra crispy, then after your drumettes are done (165 internal temperature), turn on the broiler for extra golden browning. Your chicken should be about 10-12″ from the broiler. Careful watch it because they can burn!  

So next time you might have a rainy Saturday afternoon. Fall. Football season. What better than to curl up on the sofa  with some great snacks that are easy to make and that disappear in no time!

That’s what happens when you whip up these oven roasted drumettes. And, the smoky chipotle sour cream sauce just tops off each luscious bite, what else can I say other than, you’d better have a tall cool one ready to sip on after you down these wicked legs! With love and creole seasoning and smoky chipotle sauce in your future.

Chicken Wings Sauce

Now this smokey creamy chipotle sauce is a fine contrast to the spicy crispy chicken drumette. When you dip into the sauce that’s got a base of sour cream, you’ll taste the hints of smokiness from the chipotle hot sauce and a hint of citrust from the lime. Add finely chopped cilantro or even a little diced serrano pepper if you want more bite. This chicken wings sauce will be great for other things, too, including just dipping chips in! 


creole drumettes with herbs & smoky chipotle sour cream sauce

creole chicken wings

best ever creole chicken wings

Yield: About 6 snacking lovers

These creole chicken wings are perfect for a quick snack or even a meal. Dip them in the creamy smokey chipotle sauce. Taste the spiciness! BEST EVER!


  • Preheat oven to 425
  • 16-20 chicken drumettes
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • 1 Tbl. Creole seasoning mix (I used Tony Chachere's Originial Creole Seasoning. You could substitute Cajun seasoning.)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried mixed herbs (your choice~~I used parsley, basil and oregano.)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbl. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbl. Smoky Chipotle sauce, store bought
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 lime juice


  1. Put the butter in a small microwavable bowl; heat on high for 15 seconds.  Add the creole seasoning, salt and paprika and mix.
  2. Wash and dry the drumettes.  Spread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Drizzle on the seasoned butter and toss and coat the drumettes well.  
  3. Bake in a preheated 425 oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and some crisping forms on the drumettes.  Remove, sprinkle on the dried herbs and let rest a few minutes then serve.
  4. Sauce: Combine the sour cream mayonnaise, smoky chipotle sauce, salt and lime juice and blend. Refrigerate until ready to serve with the drumettes.

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creole drumettes with herbs & smoky chipotle sour cream sauce

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  1. Would love to know what your favorite sides are for these! Thinking about whipping these up and sharing to friends for a virtual bday.

    1. Hi, Sarah! Oh, I have lots of ideas. So here you go. Coleslaw. The crunch and crispy and chill would be great. Here are a couple of my faves: Then I’d do an array of ‘baby’ sides like I did here w/the fried fish. These baby sides add different textures as well as great flavor contrasts, briny, vinegaryeeee, pickleeee and more (are those words????). And, if I wanted a side potato, well, here you go! I’d be proud to serve all of these things w/those amazing wings! xoxo ~ally

  2. I’ve been meaning to swing by and check your recipe out ever since I saw it on Facebook! It looks absolutely amazing. I really love chicken wings…sending some foodie love your way! If you have a free moment, I would love it if you would share them with us at #FoodieFriDIY…the party just went live a few minutes ago. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    1. Hi, sweet Michelle! Yeah, those wings are killer good! Swinging by your place! ~peace & happy weekend luv~ ally

        1. Michelle!! I was so much fun and all my pleasure…thank YOU for letting me know about it…otherwise, I would have missed your pretty face and some fabulous recipes!! xoxo Let’s stay connected, luv! ~peace~ ally

            1. Oh, you bet, Michelle…always fun to hang out w/cool and talented foodies like ya’ll! xo ~ally

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