These crispy baked turkey wings are packed with flavor and are so easy to make. They're crispy, super juicy, and coated in a delicious honey spice seasoning blend that's absolutely addictive!
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The Best Baked Turkey Wings
If you've never tried making game-day-style wings with turkey wings, you seriously need to try this baked turkey wings recipe!
They're crispy on the outside, super juicy on the inside, fall of the bone tender, and exploding with a delicious flavor from the honey and spice glaze.
And what sets these easy baked turkey wings apart from your usual chicken wings is that they're much bigger in size. So you get more meat per turkey wing for a super high protein meal.
Plus, baking the turkey wings instead of frying them means they're even lower in fat and calories, too. So these crispy turkey wings make a great alternative to chicken wings.
That said, if you want a healthy chicken wings recipe, you have to give these air fryer chicken wings a try sometime!
Anyway, these baked turkey wings are always an instant hit wherever I serve them. They make a great weeknight dinner, but they're also perfect for game-day get-togethers, potlucks, and even meal prep because they reheat so well. And they're always a party platter favorite!
So, this oven baked turkey wings recipe is made mostly with common pantry staples.
And besides turkey meat, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand already.
Here's everything you'll need for these baked turkey wings:
- 3 Large pieces turkey wings
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- ½ tablespoon Salt
- ¼ tsp. Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Cumin
- 250ml Chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- Chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
- Lemon slices (optional)
Now, if you don't have chicken stock on hand, you can also use veggie broth, turkey broth, or chicken bouillon dissolved in water. And if your stock or broth has salt added in, be sure to adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly. As for seasoning additions, you can add some garlic powder or onion powder.
Oh, and if you want to increase the spice, you can use hot honey instead of regular honey.
How To Bake Turkey Wings
Ok, so these crispy baked turkey wings are infinitely easier to make than frying chicken wings.
It literally takes minutes to put the recipe together, then all you have to do is pop the turkey wings in the oven and bake. That's it! No splattering oil or difficult clean up necessary.
Also, while your turkey wings are roasting, you can use that time to prep the rest of your meal, set the table, or just sit back and relax!
With all that said, let's get into the details and make these easy baked turkey wings.
Step 1: Prepare the Turkey Wings
First, preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C), and heat the chicken stock in a pot on the stovetop.
Then, as the oven is preheating, prep your fresh turkey wings. Cut the 3 large fresh turkey wings into two pieces at the joint, then you'll want to rinse turkey wings and pat them dry with paper towels.
Next, place the fresh turkey wings in your baking dish and rub them with olive oil.
Now sprinkle the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and cumin evenly over the turkey wings, and drizzle them with honey.
Then, massage the wings to evenly coat them with the honey and seasoning spice blend.
Step 2: Bake the Wings
Ok, so now you'll want to put the smothered turkey wings in a baking dish and pour the hot stock into the baking dish around the wings.
Then, cover the dish with aluminum foil, making sure to seal all sides. Place it in your preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes.
After 50 minutes is up, take off the foil cover and continue roasting the wings for an additional 25 minutes, or until they're golden brown and the wings have crispy skin.
Step 3: Garnish and serve
Once the wings are done, remove them from the oven and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley on top.
Serve immediately with optional lemon slices to squeeze on top, along with mashed potatoes or anything you want on the side for a tasty turkey dinner.
How to Store Baked Turkey Wings
As I mentioned, these leftover baked turkey wings are great for meal prep and make fantastic leftovers. And this baked turkey wings recipe will make about 6 turkey wings, depending on how big they are.
So you can always get more turkey wings and adjust the seasonings if you'll need more!
Then if you have any leftover wings, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge, where they'll keep for 3-4 days. And for frozen turkey wings, you can store 'em in a freezer safe bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Crispy Wings
When you're ready to enjoy the leftovers, simply reheat the wings in the oven at 350°F (200°C) until they're warmed through. This usually takes about 15-2o minutes.
The air fryer also works great for reheating these baked turkey wings! Just cook them at 390°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes, or until they're hot and crispy.
FAQS About This Turkey Wing Recipe
Do you bake turkey covered or uncovered?
You bake turkey covered with aluminum foil first so the meat can get nice and tender and juicy, then you bake them uncovered so for a crispy skin.
Why are my baked turkey wings tough?
Your baked turkey wings are tough because you either didn't rub them with oil before baking or you baked the wings uncovered for too long in the oven.
How do you keep turkey moist in the oven?
You keep turkey moist in the oven by making sure it is coated in oil or another liquid and bake them covered first before uncovering to crisp the skin.
Wrapping It All Up
And that's how to make crispy baked turkey wings!
If you've only ever had the usual Thanksgiving turkey, this baked turkey wings recipe will blow your mind and might just have you craving turkey all year long. Seriously, it might be the best turkey recipe you can make.
It's such a tasty and healthy switch up to the usual chicken wings and is incredibly easy to make.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this turkey wing recipe as much as I do! Be sure to let me know in the comments if you love this recipe!
If you're looking for some more delicious recipes like this one, I have a ton on the blog that I think you'll like!
Try one of these easy recipes for your next delicious meal:
- Chicken bacon ranch casserole
- Baked chicken thighs
- Garlic butter salmon
- Chicken crust pizza
- Pan seared salmon
- Chicken thighs in sun-dried tomato cream sauce
- Beef and broccoli
Oh, and by the way, if you're looking for another delicious turkey recipe to try, give this air fryer turkey tenderloin a shot!
- Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C) and heat the stock in a pot on the stovetop.
- Cut each turkey wing into two parts.
- Place the turkey wings in a baking dish. Rub them well with olive oil and sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and honey all over the wings to coat them completely with the spices.
- Pour the hot stock into the tin around the wings. Cover the dish with
- aluminum foil. Bake for 50 minutes.
- Lower the oven temperature to 340°F, remove the foil and continue roasting for 25 minutes or until the wings have become golden.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and parsley.
- Serve with lemon slices to squeeze on top.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 turkey wing
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g