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Air Fryer Turkey Wings

These Crispy Air Fryer Turkey Wings are perfectly seasoned and ready in no time. Pair these with your favorite side dishes for weeknight dinner, Thanksgiving, holidays, and more.

air fryer turkey wings and rice on a plate

Where to Buy Turkey Wings

Some standard grocers will keep brands like Butterball and Jenni-O on hand year round. Many retailers only carry them seasonally around fall. A local butcher is usually really helpful.

raw turkey wings on parchment paper

Do You Use Whole Wings or Split?

This is up to you. Split wings (split into drums and flats) will cook at a more even temperature. This is also better for even browning of the skin.

The wing is is made up of 3 parts: the drumette, the wingette, and the wing tip. The drumette looks like a small drumstick and usually has more meat.  It’s mostly dark meat, is slightly juicier than the wingette.

The wingette is often called the flat, is the middle section that is made of two bones running horizontally through the middle of it with meat in the middle.  Because it’s thinner, this part normally crisps up easier when cooking them with the thicker drumette portions.

The wing tip doesn’t have much flavor, but you can save it if you plan to make homemade broth.

You can separate the wings yourself by cutting at the elbow joint to separate the drum from the wingette. From there you can remove the wing tip to display a flat if you wish.

raw seasoned turkey wings on parchment paper

How to Cook Air Fryer Turkey Wings

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Pat the wings dry and rub both sides with olive oil and spices.
  2. Place the wings in the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry.
raw turkey wings in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I use 370 degrees.

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

Cook the wings for 35 for 40 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.

How to Tell When the Turkey is Done

You will need to use a meat thermometer. Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of one the turkey wings. According to the USDA, Poultry must be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.

cooked turkey wings in an air fryer
cooked turkey wings in an air fryer

Texture

The texture is a lot similar to fried chicken wings. These have crispy skin. If you are looking for wings that fall off the bone, try my Baked Turkey Wings or Smothered Turkey Wings recipes.

More Ideas on How to Season Them

Can You Use Turkey Legs or Drumsticks?

Yes. Turkey legs will follow a similar cook time and at the same temperature.

Can You Use Chicken Wings?

Check out my Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe.

air fryer turkey wings and rice on a plate

How to Store Them

Cooked wings can be stored in the fridge tightly covered for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze leftover wings tightly covered and sealed. For best taste, they will last up to 3 months. Defrost the wings overnight in the fridge and reheat.

What to Pair with the Wings

Air Fryer French Fries
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Ranch Potatoes
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Cornbread Casserole
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Air Fryer Lamb Chops
Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce
Air Fryer Brats

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air fryer turkey wings and rice on a plate
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Air Fryer Turkey Wings

These Crispy Air Fryer Turkey Wings are perfectly seasoned and ready in no time. Pair these with your favorite side dishes for weeknight dinner, Thanksgiving, holidays, and more.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer turkey, air fryer turkey wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 585kcal

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds turkey wings Split wings will fit a 5.8 quart air fryer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Creole Seasoned Wings (Option 1)

Standard Turkey Seasoning Wing (Option 2)

Instructions

  • Pat the wings dry and rub both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle the spices throughout. Rub the spices into both sides of the wings. Ensure the spices completely cover both sides of the wings. Add more spices if necessary.
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket. Do not stack, Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry on 370 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the wings. Air fry for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature (at the thickest part of the wing) has reached 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. Also air fry until the wings have reached your desired level of crisp.
  • Cool before serving.

Video

Notes

  • I provided my 2 favorite ways to season these wings. Pick a method or you can also use your favorite store-bought chicken or poultry rub.
  • Cook time will vary based on the air fryer brand and model you use. Always cook turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.
  • You can use whole wings or split wings. I prefer split because they cook at even temperature and will easily fit in the air fryer. I also prefer the wing tip removed, so that these fit easily. I use a 5.8 quart air fryer.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 0.5wing | Calories: 585kcal | Protein: 60g | Fat: 24g
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Anita Hughes

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Definitely making for Thanksgiving. I love using air fryer to cook meats. I have not seen too many turkey wings in the meat section yet.

staysnatched

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Hard to find unless you go somewhere with a local butcher. Luckily the store near me keeps them stocked year round.