Smoked turkey is a delicious and flavorful food item, but sometimes many don’t like to eat the whole turkey. That is where the smoked turkey wings come in. cooking smoked turkey wings in the oven is a straightforward process.
It’s a flavorful recipe ideal for any time or special occasion. Here I will share how to make tender and delicious smoked turkey wings using simple ingredients in an oven.
Ingredients You Will Need
- 4 to 6 smoked turkey wings
- Baking powder
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- Spice rub
- onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- White vinegar
- Barbecue sauce
Cooking Method Smoked Turkey Wings in the Oven
Steps and guide for cooking smoked turkey wings in the oven:
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for sometime
Step 2: Wash the Turkey Wings
Wash the wings on a basin or a bawl. Putting them in the basin and running the tap for a few minutes is better for cleaning them properly. After that, take a bowl and pour white vinegar into it. Then soak the wings for 3 to 5 minutes, then run them under the tap.
Step 3: Boil Them (Optional)
You can directly put them into the oven or boil them and then put them into the oven. I boil them first because the meat gets more juicy and tender. Boil them in a pan for at least 1 hour with some salt.
Step 4: Season The Turkey Wings
Place the turkey wings on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Mix the turkey wings with olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Rub the seasoning into the turkey wings to ensure an even coating. Make sure the ingredients are mixed perfectly.
Step 5: Bake Turkey
Cover the turkey wings with another layer of aluminum foil, then tight seal them so the moisture will keep inside. Bake the turkey wings in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
Remove the wings from the oven once they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Enjoy your delicious smoked turkey wings straight out of the oven.
If you boil the wings, keep the heat medium. Also, the tenderness increases if you marinate the wings all night.
How to Make Pre-Smoked Turkey Wings in The Oven
Cooking the pre-smoked turkey wings are easy. Pre-smoked means the wings are already cooked. You have to roast them low and slow in the oven. Don’t add salt to the pre-smoked wings; add paprika, garlic, ginger powder, thyme, onion powder, tomatoes, butter, or whatever you want. Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lay heavy-duty foil on the baking pan, then place the pre-smoked turkey wings. Cover it with your preferable ingredients and roast the wings in the oven for 40 minutes.
Should You Cook Whole Turkey Wings or Cut Them in Half?
You can cook both full or half winging, depending on your preference. Thus, a turkey is a big bird, and their wings size is big, so I prefer to cut them in half and cook them because seasoning can enter into the wings more, and the wings can cook well. However, that does not mean whole turkey wings cannot cook well. It all depends on your cooking method.
How Long Does It Take to Cook Smoked Turkey Wings?
Cooking turkey wings requires preheating the oven to 350 degrees, then placing the wings in the oven and cooking them for 40 to 50 minutes. Flip one side after 20 minutes so the wings can cook evenly from all sides.
How to Tell When the Wings are Done
You will need a meat thermometer to check the cooking condition of your turkey.
Insert the thermometer into the turkey wings after 40 minutes, and choose the thickest part to insert. If the temperature is 165 degrees, your meat is done.
How to Get Crispy Skin
After baking the turkey wings for about half an hour, remove them from the baking pan and put them on a cookie sheet. After that, baste them with butter, then put them back in the oven. Adjust the temperature to 400 degrees and cook them until they are crispy.