Served Longhorn Style — Spicy Chicken Bites Copycat (Yum alert!!)

Do you love the blissfully crispy, yet succulently tender chicken wings that come with a spicy kick from the carefully balanced blend of seasonings at the popular restaurant chain, Longhorn? If so, you’re in for an amazing treat with this delicious copycat recipe.

With a mix of garlicky, buttery, and spicy ingredients, you can now make a tantalizing plate of “Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites” right at home. To enhance the flavor, this recipe gets its burstiness from a hint of smokiness just like the original fantastic signature meal. While being somewhat perplexing in the way of complexity, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make, and the end result will leave you satisfied with every bite.


– 2 lb. chicken wings
– 1/2 cup butter
– 4 cloves minced garlic
– 2 tbsp. ground cumin
– 2 tablespoons paprika
– 2 tsp. chili powder
– 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 2 tsp. smoked paprika
– Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut each chicken wing into two sections and place in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, melt the butter and stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and brown sugar – mix until fully combined.
4. Pour the butter mixture over the chicken wings and mix until everything is nicely coated.
5. Cover a baking sheet with foil and arrange the chicken wings in a single layer.
6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
8. Flip the chicken wings and cook for another 20 minutes.
9. Increase the temperature to 425 degrees and cook for the last 5 minutes – to ensure the wings are completely crispy.
10. Enjoy your homemade Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites!

These marinated, spicy chicken bites are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds, with a perfect balance of savory, salty, and spicy flavors. In addition to recipes from the restaurant, you can serve these chicken bites with some veggies as a main entrée or enjoy as a savory and delicious appetizer.

A great tip is to double or triple the batch, as the recipe can easily be frozen and saved in the fridge for future family and friends gatherings. Therefore, make sure you’ve always got plenty of Longhorn-style spicy chicken bites on hand – no one will be able to resist the bold, smoky and succulent flavors.