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These air fryer turkey wings are juicy, tender, and loaded with mouth-watering seasonings. They have perfectly crispy skin, and couldn’t be easier to make.
I think that turkey is a really underappreciated meat. It has so much flavor while also being very healthy, and it’s really affordable. And these air fryer turkey wings are one of my favorite ways to prepare turkey.
Everybody loves chicken wings, but these turkey wings are just as good. They’re crispy on the outside, just like your favorite chicken wings, and the meat is so juicy.
These wings are packed with garlic, onion, paprika, and other seasonings, and the flavors will burst in your mouth.
And did I mention how easy this recipe is to make, or how healthy it is? It’s definitely a recipe you’ve got to make the next time you’re craving wings.
Why You’ll Love These Tender Air Fried Turkey Wings
This is one of my favorite turkey recipes, and that’s really saying something. Here’s why you’ll love this dish:
- So quick and easy. It’s hard to imagine a recipe that’s easier than this. You basically just toss the turkey wings in seasonings, throw them in the air fryer, and wait until they’re done cooking! The whole process is straightforward, easy, and very fast.
- Mess-free. I love traditional fried chicken wings, but they make quite a mess. Deep frying meat is a good way to get oil and grime all over your kitchen. By cooking these turkey wings in the air fryer, you avoid the mess entirely. But you still get the perfect crispiness of frying.
- Healthy. You don’t usually think of wings as being a healthy food. But these wings absolutely are. Turkey is a healthy, lean meat, and because this recipe is air fried, it only uses a small amount of oil. What’s not to like?
Here’s everything that you’ll need to make these juicy wings. Make sure to check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.
- Turkey wings – You’ll need to have the wings separated into flats and drums.
- 24 herb seasoning – If you don’t have 24 herb seasoning, you can use your favorite herb blend.
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika
- Sea salt
- Olive oil – You can also use avocado oil.
How to Make Air Fryer Turkey Wings
Ready to make these quick and easy turkey wings? Here’s how to do it.
- Prep. Preheat your air fryer to 350F.
- Season the meat. Place the turkey wings in a bowl, and add the spices and olive oil. Toss until well combined.
- Air fry. Place the wings in the air fryer basket, and cook for 15 minutes.
- Flip. Turn the wings over and drizzle the remaining olive oil on them.
- Cook. Air fry the wings for 10-15 more minutes, or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 160F.
- Rest. Let the wings rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tricks to help you make this irresistible turkey recipe.
- Get your butcher’s help. You can portion the turkey wings into flats and drums in your kitchen, but it’s a lot easier to just have your butcher do it for you. Save yourself some time and ask your butcher to portion the wings when you buy them.
- Don’t crowd. When you place the turkey wings in the air fryer basket, make sure they’re not crowded. There should be space between each wing. If the wings are too close together, they won’t be able to fry very well, and they’ll be soft and soggy instead of crispy. If you have too many turkey wings to fit in the air fryer basket without crowding, then cook the meat in batches.
- Use a thermometer. Turkey can dry out pretty quickly if you overcook it, so you want to remove it from the air fryer as soon as it’s done cooking. The best way to do this is to use a nice instant-read meat thermometer. When the turkey is getting close to being done, use the thermometer to frequently check the temperature, and turn off the air fryer when the meat is 160F.
My favorite way to eat air fryer turkey wings is the same way I like to eat chicken wings: dipped in a scrumptious sauce! Here are some of my favorites.
- Low Carb Keto Ranch Dressing
- Best Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
- Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce
- Copycat Bang Bang Sauce
- Keto BBQ Sauce
- Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
You can store leftover wings in the fridge for 3-4 days, as long as you store them in an airtight container. Reheat in a 300F air fryer for 7-8 minutes, or in a 350F oven for 10 minutes.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
You can definitely freeze these turkey wings. All you need to do is place them in an airtight container and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost or thaw them entirely before you reheat the wings.
More Easy Air Fryer Meals
I use my air fryer all the time. It’s definitely one of the most frequently used appliances in my kitchen. Here are some more of my favorite easy meals to make with the air fryer.
- Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Air Fryer Frozen Salmon
- Air Fryer Ribs
- Air Fryer Chicken Legs
- Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin
Air Fryer Turkey Wings
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- Preheat your air fryer to 350F.
- Add the wings to a bowl with the spices and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Use tongs to toss until well coated.
- Put the wings in the air fryer cooking basket.
- Air fry at 350F for 15 minutes.
- Flip the turkey wings and drizzle them with the remaining tablespoon of oil.
- Air fry for another 10-15 minutes, or until the turkey reaches 160F.
- Allow the wings to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Store leftover turkey wings in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
- Reheat in a 300F air fryer for 7-8 minutes, or in a 350F oven for 10 minutes.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!