These succulent air fryer turkey wings are coated with a flavorful blend of spices and olive oil, resulting in a quick and easy meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes. Whether served as an appetizer, snack, or main course, these turkey wings are bound to impress your family and friends.
Why I Love This Air Fryer Turkey Wings Recipe
- Customizable: Feel free to modify the spice rub to suit your taste. Omitting the brown sugar can transform this into a low-carb and keto-friendly dish.
- Minimal Ingredients: With just turkey wings, spices, and olive oil, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal.
- High Protein: Each serving of these turkey wings provides over 50 grams of protein.
- Turkey Wings: If turkey wings aren’t available, you can use chicken wings instead. The spice rub works well with any protein.
- Olive Oil: Canola or vegetable oil can be substituted.
- Salt and Pepper
How To Make Air Fryer Turkey Wings Step By Step
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F and prepare the basket by spraying it with cooking spray or brushing it with olive oil. Ensure that the wings are thoroughly patted dry.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, brown sugar, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Coat the turkey wings with olive oil and the spice mixture, ensuring they are well-coated.
- Cook the turkey wings for 15 minutes, then flip them over and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Allow the wings to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Top Tips And Flavor Variations
- After cooking, let the turkey wings rest for 10-15 minutes.
- Experiment with different spice rubs such as chipotle or Cajun seasoning.
- Use the drippings from the cooked wings to make flavorful gravy.
- Add 1 tsp of salt for every pound of meat. Adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Can I Use Frozen Turkey Wings?
While fresh turkey wings are recommended, if using frozen wings, ensure they are completely thawed before air frying.
Can I Bake These Instead?
Absolutely! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the wings for 1 hour or until fully cooked through.
Should I Marinate These Overnight?
While marinating the wings overnight will enhance the flavor, it is not necessary. These wings are already super flavorful even without marinating.
What Can I Serve These With?
While the turkey wings can be enjoyed on their own with dipping sauces, consider serving them alongside delicious sides like four cheese mac and cheese or creamy coleslaw.
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