Deliciously Crispy Baked Turkey Wings with Flavorful Spice Rub

Nov 16, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
90 minutes

Baked Turkey Wings Ingredients


– 2 lbs (900g) turkey wings
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening sauce)
– Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Baked Turkey Wings Cooking Instructions


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Prepare the turkey wings by patting them dry with paper towels. Trimming excess skin or feathers may be necessary. Place the wings in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if desired). Mix well to create a flavorful spice rub.

4. Sprinkle the spice rub evenly over the turkey wings, making sure to coat all sides. Massage the rub into the meat, allowing the flavors to permeate every crevice. Take a moment to savor the aroma that fills the air – a tantalizing promise of the culinary magic about to unfold.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and soy sauce until well combined. This delectable sauce will infuse the turkey wings with an unparalleled depth of flavor.

6. Place the seasoned turkey wings onto a baking dish, arranging them in a single layer. Pour the sauce over the wings, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil, sealing in the succulence.

7. Slide the baking dish into the preheated oven and let the magic happen. Bake for 1 hour, then remove the foil, gently flipping the wings. Return them to the oven, now uncovered, and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes or until the skin turns irresistibly golden and crispy.

8. Optional: For a thicker sauce, remove the baking dish from the oven. Mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water until dissolved, and stir it into the sauce surrounding the wings. Return the dish to the oven for a final 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.

9. Once done, remove the dish from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, for a touch of freshness and vibrancy.

10. Serve these splendid baked turkey wings as the star of your meal, accompanied by fluffy mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or perhaps some cranberry sauce for a touch of festive tartness. Allow this exquisite dish to make a grand entrance into your culinary repertoire, leaving an indelible impression on your taste buds and loved ones.

Baked Turkey Wings

Tips and Variations:

– For an extra layer of tantalizing flavor, marinate the turkey wings overnight in the spice rub mixture.
– Experiment with different herbs and spices according to your taste preferences, such as cumin, ginger, or even a pinch of cinnamon.
– Grill enthusiasts can adapt this recipe for barbecue turkey wings by transferring the wings to a preheated grill, preferably over indirect heat, and basting them with sauce throughout the cooking process.
– Make a double batch of the sauce and serve it as a delicious dipping sauce on the side, enticing your guests to savor every last drop.


As the scents of spices and herbs fill the air, take a moment to appreciate the journey this dish has taken, from cherished family traditions to your very own kitchen. With this recipe, I hope you find not just a delicious meal, but also a story to share for generations to come. May you relish the succulent flavors of these baked turkey wings and create your own cherished memories around the table. Happy cooking!

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