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These baked turkey wings are tender, juicy, and practically falling off the bone. They’re loaded with strong spices and seasonings, and incredibly easy to make.
I think that turkey wings are an underrated food. Chicken wings are loved by everyone, and for good reason, but no one ever talks about turkey wings.
But here’s some good news: turkey wings are just as delicious as chicken wings! They’re just a bit bigger and have that notable turkey flavor.
This recipe for baked turkey wings is one of my favorite turkey dishes. The meat is incredibly juicy, and the spice mix is bursting with flavor. Baking the wings with onions and peppers adds a lot of extra flavor, and chicken broth keeps the meat tender and moist.
It doesn’t hurt that this is a super easy recipe to make. There’s barely anything to it, so you can have melt-in-your-mouth turkey with minimal effort. If you like turkey then you have got to give this recipe a try.
Why You’ll Love These Juicy Turkey Wings
Here are a few of the things that I love about this recipe. I’m confident that you’ll love it just as much as I do.
- Perfectly cooked. We’ve all had the misfortune of having an overcooked turkey at Thanksgiving once or twice. Turkey gets very chewy when overcooked, and it dries out easily. But these wings are cooked to perfection. By adding some chicken broth as a baking liquid, the wings stay tender and moist throughout the cooking process.
- Amazing spice blend. The star of this recipe is the spice blend. The different spices combine to make this turkey so flavorful. Since turkey is a lean meat, it can take a lot of seasoning, and this recipe lives up to that.
- So easy. This is such a simple recipe to make. All you really have to do is season the turkey, add it to a baking dish with some onions, peppers, and broth, and throw it in the oven for a while. And just like that, you have an amazing dinner!
Here are all the ingredients that you’re going to need to make these tender turkey wings. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each of these ingredients.
- Turkey wings – You want your wings cut into drums and flats.
- Herb seasoning – Any type of herb seasoning will work.
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika
- Sea salt
- Avocado oil – You can use any type of neutral oil.
- Chicken broth paste – I use Better Than Bouillon.
- Warm water
- Onions – Yellow onions are best for this recipe, but red or white onions will also work.
- Peppers – I usually use green bell peppers when making baked turkey wings.
How to Make Baked Turkey Wings
Here’s how to make this easy turkey recipe.
- Prep. Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Season the turkey. Place the turkey wings in a bowl with the oil and the spices. Mix until the meat is well-coated.
- Add the veggies. Place the onions, peppers, and turkey wings in a baking dish.
- Pour over the broth. Mix the water with the broth paste, then pour the chicken stock into the baking dish.
- Bake. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Baste. Take the foil off of the baking dish, and use a spoon to pour the baking liquid over the top of the turkey.
- Broil. Turn the broiler on to high, and broil the turkey for 3-5 minutes. Then serve!
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tricks for you to use when you make this tender turkey recipe.
- Have your butcher portion the turkey. You can cut whole turkey wings into the drums and flats at home (similar to how you cut chicken wings), but it’s easier to let a butcher do it. When you go to the butcher to purchase turkey wings, ask them to also separate the meat for you.
- Add garnishes. Garnishes are a great way to take this baked turkey recipe to the next level. I recommend garnishing with some fresh parsley, as well as some sprigs of rosemary or thyme. They’ll make the turkey wings look better, but more importantly, they’ll make them taste better.
- Get some good color. You may have to adjust the time in the broiler based on your oven. But make sure that you broil the turkey wings until they get some good color on them. You want the wings to be a little brown, as that gives them a better texture and flavor.
Anytime I serve baked turkey wings they’re guaranteed to be the star of the meal. But I still like to add some side dishes to eat with them. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Pressure Cooker Collard Greens
- Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
- Easy Keto Grits
- Best Keto Coleslaw
- Air Fryer Mushrooms
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
You can keep leftover turkey wings in the fridge for 4 days, as long as you store them in an airtight container. Reheat in a 350F oven for 10 minutes, or in the microwave on high power in 30-second increments.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
You can definitely freeze these baked turkey wings. Just store them in an airtight container and they’ll last in the freezer for 3 months. Make sure to fully defrost or thaw them before you reheat them.
More Easy Turkey Recipes to Make
I think turkey is one of the most underrated meats. It’s delicious, healthy, and affordable. If you liked this turkey recipe, then check out some of my other favorites.
- Air Fryer Frozen Turkey Burgers
- Crockpot Turkey Wings
- Air Fryer Turkey Thigh Recipe
- Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin
- Leftover Turkey Salad
Baked Turkey Wings
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- 2 1/2 lbs Turkey Wings, cut into drums and flats (you can discard the wing tip)
- 1 tbsp 24 Herbs Sprinkle Seasoning (Salt-free)
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp Natural Ancient Sea Salt
- 2 tbsp Avocado oil
- 2 tsp chicken broth paste, (I use Better than Bouillon)
- 1 cup Water, warm to mix with the bouillon
- 1 cup onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup Bell Peppers, sliced
- Thinly sliced parsley , (optional garnish)
- Thyme or rosemary sprigs, (optional garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the oil and spices into a bowl with the turkey wings. Mix to incorporate.
- Add the onions, peppers and turkey wings to a baking dish. Pour over the broth
- Cover the baking dish tightly with foil
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes covered.
- Remove the foil and use a spoon to spread the baking liquid over the top of the meat.
- Brown the meat by broiling it on High for 3-5 minutes.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
- Reheat 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!