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Baked Turkey Wings

Baked turkey wings

This Baked Turkey Wings recipe is so easy yet so full of flavor! The turkey wings are so tender and juicy and will become family favorite!

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Baked turkey wings

This recipe has a special place in our family. I don’t think any of us had ever made turkey wings before my brother in law Shamir introduced us to them. He was obsessed!! He passed away not long ago and we will continue to make these and think of him whenever we enjoy them! <3

How to make Baked Turkey Wings:

This recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to prep. It starts with seasoning the turkey wings. The easiest way is to use a zip-top bag. I pat the wings dry then add them to the bag. Add in your neutral oil and then the seasoning mixture.

adding oil to turkey wings

What do you season turkey wings with?

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper

All of this gets added in the bag with the turkey wings and tossed to coat. Now, for OPTIMAL flavor, leave the seasoned wings in the fridge overnight. But if you’re in a hurry, you can go ahead and make the wings right away.

seasoned turkey wings in zip top bag

Next you’ll fill the bottom of a baking dish with celery and onions. These vegetables serve 2 purposes. Not only do they give the turkey wings extra flavor, but they also act as a rack to elevate the wings and keep air moving around them.

vegetables in a baking dish

Now you can lay your turkey wings over the vegetables. Try to leave as much space in between the wings as possible so you don’t crowd them. Crowding can create spots that don’t roast well and stay “mushy” for lack of a better term.

Baked turkey wings

You’ll also want to add some chicken broth to the bottom of the dish. This will help keep the baked turkey wings nice and juicy while they cook. You could also substitute vegetable or turkey broth.

Baked turkey wings

After adding in the broth, you’re ready to bake your turkey wings in the oven. Be sure to tightly cover the dish with aluminum foil to keep the wings moist while they cook.

How long do you bake turkey wings at 350 degrees?

These turkey wings bake in the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 350 degrees.. Half way through, be sure to carefully uncover the wings, flip them over, and baste with the juices. If you don’t have a turkey baster, you can either buy one here or just use a large spoon to scoop the juices. Then cover again and keep baking.

Once the timer goes off, you’ll remove the dish from the oven and add just the wings to a baking tray lined with foil. You can use the same piece of foil you covered the wings with. I like to broil each side for a few minutes to get them nice and crispy!

Baked turkey wings

Baked turkey wings

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Baked Turkey Wings

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Marinating time12 hrs
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 4 people
Author: Coco and Ash


  • 9x13 baking dish
  • sheet pan
  • aluminum foil


  • 4 turkey wings
  • 3-4 celery stalks
  • 1 large white onion
  • ¼ cup canola, vegetable, or avocado oil
  • 2 heaping teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 heaping teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 heaping teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 and ½ cups chicken broth


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate your wings so you have the flat, drum, and tip. You can do this using a knife at the joints or you can also have the butcher at the grocery store do it for you. Discard the wing tip as there is hardly any meat on it.
  • Pat the wings dry using paper towels. This will help them crisp.
  • Add the separated turkey wings to a large zip-top bag and pour the oil in with them. Seal the bag and shake it around to coat the wings.
  • In a small bowl, mix all of the seasonings together them pour into the bag with the wings. Seal it again and shake around until all the wings are coated evenly. Set aside while you cut your vegetables.
    (For optimal flavor, leave this in the fridge over-night or at least a few hours. But if you are in a hurry, you can move on the the next step immediately.)
  • Cut your celery stalks and onions into large pieces and scatter them in the bottom of your baking dish. (I use a 9x13)
  • Remove the wings from the bag and place them on top of the celery and onions in the baking dish.
  • Cover everything with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Set an alarm for 35 minutes into the baking time to turn the wings over and spoon some of the juices over them. Continue to cook, covered for the remaining time.
  • After the 1 hour and 45 minutes are completed, remove the dish from the oven and place the turkey wings on a clean baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Broil the wings uncovered for just a couple minutes on each side until both sides are browned to your liking. Be sure to watch carefully so they don't burn
  • You can either discard the liquid or make a gravy from it. See How to make turkey gravy from drippings.
  • Remove the wings from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. The internal temperature for the wings should be at least 165° to be completely cooked through.

Baked turkey wings


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    January 5, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    Are the wings fresh or smoked

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