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Recipe for cooking turkey wings

This baked crispy turkey wings recipe will show you how to cook the best oven-roasted wings that will literally fall off the bone. This tender meat is a staple dish for any food for the soul.

baked turkey wing with white rice

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Baking wings for Sunday dinners or holidays just got a lot easier!

Why Turkey Wings?

Many of us don’t like to make a whole turkey. There are also many of us who don’t eat all the turkey meat. We all have our favorites! And also, if 2020 didn’t teach us anything, it showed us that sometimes we’ll have to spend the holidays and celebrate special moments with much smaller gatherings. A recipe like this is perfect for smaller groups.

Many people also complain that the turkey is dry! We all know that wings are not. So these are absolutely perfect for any spread.

Turkey is generally considered a lean meat compared to most. It has far fewer calories and can be combined with almost any side dish.

Where to buy

Some standard grocery stores will keep brands like Butterball and Jenni-O handy year-round. Many retailers only sell them seasonally around fall. A local butcher is usually very useful.

raw turkey wings divided in a glass bowl

Do you use whole or split wings?

This is up to you. The split wings (divided into drums and flats) will be cooked at a more uniform temperature. This is also better for even darkening the skin. I use these kitchen scissors from Amazon to clip the wings and split them.

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The wing consists of 3 parts: the battery, the wingette and the wing tip. The drum looks like a small drumstick and usually has more meat. It is mainly dark meat, and is a little juicier than wingette.

The wingette is often called flat, it is the middle section that is made of two bones running horizontally through the middle of it with flesh in between. Because it is thinner, this part typically crunches more easily when cooked with the thicker battery portions.

The tip of the wing doesn’t have much flavor, but you can save it if you plan on making homemade broth.

You can separate the wings yourself by cutting the elbow joint to separate the drum from the wingette. From there you can remove the tip of the wing to display a blueprint if you wish.

sliced onions, broth and spices in separate bowls

How to make baked turkey wings

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found on the recipe card below

. Place the

  1. sliced onions at the bottom of a baking dish 9×13. Place
  2. the wings on the plate and drizzle both sides of the wings

  3. with olive oil and then sprinkle
  4. the spices on both sides of the wings.

  5. Rub the spices on the wings
  6. .

  7. Pour the broth along the edges of the baking dish.
  8. bake.

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long to bake

Bake the wings for 2 hours.

baked turkey wings in aluminum foil

How to tell when the turkey

is ready You will need to use a meat thermometer. Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of one of the turkey wings. According to the USDA, Poultry should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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How to get a crispy skin

The wings are baked and covered at a lower temperature initially, to cook the turkey completely. After the wings have been baked for an hour and a half, remove the wings from the baking dish. Set the heat in the oven to 400 degrees. Line a tray with parchment paper and then place a wire on top. Place the wings on the rack and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until crispy. The airflow will crunch the chicken.

How to give them smoky flavor

I like to use smoked paprika to achieve this. You can also sprinkle a teaspoon of liquid smoke on the wings before adding the spices.

baked turkey wing with white rice

Can turkey legs or thighs be used?

Yes. Turkey feet will follow a similar cooking time and at the same temperature.

Can you use chicken wings?

Absolutely. You can also use chicken thighs. Be sure to test whether the chicken is made by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest parts of one of the chicken pieces. Chicken should be cooked at an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

How to store them

Cooked wings can be stored in the fridge well covered for 3-4 days



for freezing

You can freeze the leftover wings well covered and sealed. For better taste, they will last up to 3 months. Defrost the wings overnight in the fridge and reheat.

What to Pair with These Wings

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