This baked turkey wings recipe combines super tender and juicy turkey wings with a blend of herbs and spices to create a meal that's to die for. The meat just falls right off the bone, and these wings are the perfect addition to any soul food meal.
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The Best Baked Turkey Wings
These crispy baked turkey wings are super tender and juicy, yet they have a perfectly crispy skin that's just so, so good. Honestly, I could eat them without any seasonings, but the seasoning blend in this recipe makes them even more addictive to eat.
Along with being delicious, though, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. All you really have to do is mix up the spices and seasonings, coat the turkey wings in 'em, and then let the wings bake in the oven. Yep, that's all there is to it.
Now, I really love making these turkey wings for a different style of turkey dinner. I mean, dark meat is always the best, right? So I like to serve them with these twice baked mashed potatoes. With that said, they go well with a variety of sides and are, of course, just as delicious eaten alone.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Turkey wings- you'll want to get whole turkey wings.
- Olive oil- or any oil you prefer.
- Dried parsley and dried basil- for a fresh herb flavor.
- Paprika powder and chili powder- to add a little spice.
- Garlic powder- for some savoriness.
- Allspice- to bring a depth of flavor to the wings.
- Water and cornstarch- to give them a crispy skin.
By the way, if you're looking for another turkey recipe, you can use some of these same ingredients to make this turkey tenderloin recipe next!
How To Make Baked Turkey Wings
Step 1: Prepare The Poultry Seasoning
First things first, you'll want to preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Combine all of the spices and seasonings in a large bowl and mix them together. That would be the dried parsley, dried basil, salt, black pepper, paprika powder, chili powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of allspice with some olive oil.
Step 2: Marinade The Turkey Wings
The first thing you'll want to do in this step - if you haven't done so already - is rinse and pat dry your fresh turkey wings.
Then rub each turkey wing with the spice mixture you just prepared. Once they're well coated in the marinade, you can either cook them right away or you can let them marinate in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Step 3: Cook The Turkey Wings
Line a baking dish - or casserole dish - with some parchment paper to keep the turkey wings from sticking to the bottom. Add the cup of water to the bowl the turkey wings just marinated in and give it a good stir to combine the water with any remaining spices and seasonings.
Next, you can put the turkey wings in the baking dish, pour the water mixture over the turkey wings, and then cover the dish with some aluminum foil. Bake the wings for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Step 4: Finish Baking and Serve
When the time is up, you can remove the turkey wings from the oven and scoop about ⅓ of the cooking water into a bowl. Then you can whisk in the cornstarch until it fully combines with the water. Pour the cornstarch slurry over the turkey wings, cover them again with some foil, and then bake the wings for another 15-20 minutes.
Once the turkey wings are super crispy, you can remove them from the oven and serve them warm with rice or anything else you want.
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- If you're using frozen turkey wings, let them completely thaw, and make sure to pat them dry with paper towels before starting the recipe.
- Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature reaches160°F to know the wings are done.
- Be patient and let the wings marinate for longer to give them even more flavor.
- Let the wings rest for about 10 minutes before serving for extra juicy wings.
- Pour the cooking juices on top of the turkey wings right before serving.
How To Store and Reheat Turkey Wings
On the off chance you have leftovers, you can store your cooked turkey wings in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days. However, if you want to store them for even longer, you can freeze your leftover baked turkey wings. Just transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or an airtight container, and they should stay good frozen for up to 6 months.
I've found the best way to reheat turkey wings is just to put them back in a baking dish with a little chicken stock and heat them for about 15-ish minutes at 350°F. This will ensure that the skin crisps back up, and you broil the wings for a minute or so if you want even crispier skin.
More Recipes You Can Bake In The Oven
- Baked macaroni and cheese
- Baked haddock
- Sushi bake
- St. Louis ribs in the oven
- Beef ribs in the oven
- Baked chicken tenders
- Million dollar spaghetti casserole
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a large bowl, combine the oil and all of the spices.
- Rub the turkey wings with the prepared spice mixture and add them to the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Transfer the wings to the prepared baking sheet.
- Add water to the bowl where you marinated the turkey and give it a good stir to combine it with any remaining spices. Pour the water over the turkey wings and cover the wings with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- Remove the wings from the oven, and scoop around ⅓ of the cooking water into a bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch and pour the mixture over the turkey wings.
- Cover the turkey wings with the foil again and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
- Serve the turkey wings warm with some rice and with cooking juices.
Serving Size:About ½ lb.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 28.4gSaturated Fat: 0.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 885mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 39g