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Seasoned Air Fryer Turkey Wings

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Whether you serve them as part of your Thanksgiving dinner, or as part of a weeknight main meal, these seasoned turkey wings are effortless to make in the air fryer. Ready to enjoy in thirty minutes using just a few basic ingredients.

Three air fryer turkey wings on a white pate.

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If you are looking for a delicious alternative to chicken wings, then these air fryer turkey wings tick all the right boxes!

Seasoned with spices and liquid smoke, they are so effortless to cook in the air fryer, and come out perfectly tender with deliciously crispy skin.

Turkey wings are a great option for your Thanksgiving dinner. So much quicker and easier than cooking a whole turkey, they are a great alternative if you are having a smaller celebration.

Be sure to try my Smothered Turkey Wings and Air Fryer Turkey Breast too!

How to make seasoned air fryer turkey wings

  • Preheat the air fryer basket to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place turkey wings, oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke, kosher salt, and black pepper in a large bowl and rub the seasonings into the turkey wings, ensuring all of the wings are covered.
Turkey wings in a bowl rubbed with the seasonings.
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook in the air fryer basket on 370F for 20 minutes.
Uncooked wings in the air fryer basket.
  • Then flip the wings and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • Remove wings and enjoy.
The wings in the air fryer basket after being cooked.

Can you make this recipe without an air fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still enjoy these delicious turkey wings, they will just take a little while longer. You can oven bake them at 400F on a baking rack for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. You can also deep fry them, though they can be quite oily and I find deep frying a bit of a pain.

Air frying is such a quick and convenient way of getting perfectly crispy turkey wings every single time.

Can you make this recipe with chicken wings?

The seasoning rub for these turkey wings is so delicious, and you can esily adapt the recipe for chicken wings if you like. Chicken wings will cook much quicker in the air fryer. Check out this chicken wing recipe for timings and temperatures.

Why add liquid smoke?

I love the taste of smoked turkey and wanted to replicate that flavor in these wings. I’ve added lots of smoked paprika and liquid smoke to get some of that smokey flavor.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer turkey wings are a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner, but they are also quick enough to prep and cook that you can easily enjoy them as part of a weeknight dinner. Try them with:

Six cooked turkey wings in an air fryer basket.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • You can season the turkey wings up to a day ahead of cooking.
  • Ensure that the wings are well coated in the spice mix.
  • Cook the wings in a single layer in the air fryer. If they are laid on top of each other, they won’t get crispy all over.
  • Check that your wings are cooked through by using an instant read thermometer. They should register at 165F.
  • Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. They can be reheated in the air fryer at 360F for around 8 minutes til heated through.

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Seasoned Air Fryer Turkey Wings

Whether you serve them as part of your Thanksgiving dinner, or as part of a weeknight main meal, these seasoned turkey wings are effortless to make in the air fryer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried turkey wings, easy turkey wing recipe, how to air fry turkey wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs turkey wings drumettes patted dry
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer basket to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place turkey wings, oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke, kosher salt, and black pepper in a large bowl and rub the seasonings into the turkey wings, ensuring all of the wings are covered.
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook in the air fryer basket on 370F for 20 minutes, then flip the wings and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • Remove wings and enjoy.

Notes

  • You can season the turkey wings up to a day ahead of cooking.
  • Ensure that the wings are well coated in the spice mix.
  • Cook the wings in a single layer in the air fryer. If they are laid on top of each other, they won’t get crispy all over.
  • Check that your wings are cooked through by using an instant read thermometer. They should register at 165F.
  • Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. They can be reheated in the air fryer at 360F for around 8 minutes til heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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