Air Fryer Turkey Wings

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Air Fryer Turkey Wings. Let me introduce you to the best ever recipe for turkey wings in the air fryer. Two different ways for cooking wings, both delicious and both easy to prep and cook in the air fryer.

You will love how crispy the skin is on the turkey wings, and how juicy they are in the centre, but best of all, you will love that you can rotate between cajun wings or jerk wings.

air fryer turkey wings recipe
Air Fryer Turkey Wings Recipe

Turkey Wings In Air Fryer

Today is day 6 of our turkey theme at Recipe This. We are showcasing some of the best ways to cook turkey with kitchen gadgets.

We have already showed you how to cook air fryer turkey burgers and an air fryer boneless turkey breast, air fryer turkey crown was day three, air fryer turkey legs was day 4 and yesterday it was the turn of air fryer turkey thighs. But today it gets even better with an air fryer turkey wings.

I remember my husband would always avoid chicken wings, I never asked why and just assumed they were not his thing.

Eventually I asked him why he rarely wanted air fryer frozen chicken wings and loved his answer.

He simply said, that why have chicken wings with the little meat on them, when you can be eating chicken drumsticks.

He has a point and it made me think why I too are not that bothered for chicken wings.

But what I do love instead when its in season, is turkey wings. A lot more meat compared to chicken wings, but just as crispy and delicious as the chicken.

If you love chicken wings but wish there was more meat, or adore chicken drumsticks, then you will love turkey wings in the air fryer.

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Can You Cook Turkey Wings In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook turkey wings in the air fryer, and they are AMAZING. Let me say that again, turkey wings in the air fryer are AMAZING. I just felt like I had to say that twice just to demonstrate how AMAZING they are!

All the flavours of chicken wings, but bigger, though you can’t fit as many in the air fryer at once.

Air Fryer Cajun Turkey Wings

air fryer cajun turkey wings

This is my favourite flavouring, and you will love how easy it is to make air fryer cajun turkey wings.

You can go with a wet cajun marinade or use dried cajun seasoning. The choice is 100% yours.

Though if you are wanting a lower calorie alternative then the dry rub works best.

The ingredients I use with air fryer cajun turkey wings include:

  • Turkey Wings
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic Puree
  • Cajun Paste
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper

Air Fryer Jerk Turkey Wings

Air Fryer Jerk Turkey Wings

Just like with cajun turkey wings, you can go with a wet or a dry rub for jerk too. I often have both in my pantry as I love jerk seasoning. My favourite is to use a dry rub and make some air fryer jerk chicken and then serve it with some couscous or some instant pot brown rice.

Some don’t like too much jerk on their turkey wings, so you need to think about who you are feeding and not add too much! Yes I am talking about me and feeding my fussy teen of course!

The ingredients I use with air fryer jerk turkey wings include:

  • Turkey Wings
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic Puree
  • Jerk Seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper

Note that between the two types there is only ONE ingredient change. Showing you just how simple it is to mix and match for your favourite flavour. You could swap for lemon pepper, Italian seasoning, hot sauce etc.

Also note that turkey wings with a marinade style sauce compared to a dry rub will look different and a wet marinate will need to be on foil to stop it burning and making the air fryer dirty.

Turkey Wings Air Fryer Ingredients

Turkey Wings Air Fryer Ingredients

Above I showed my two favourite methods. Air fryer cajun turkey wings and air fryer jerk turkey wings. But regardless of what seasoning you go with, the main ingredients for turkey wings remain the same.

Wings – You can use any medium sized turkey wings in the air fryer. Just note that the bigger the quantity the less likely you are to get crispy turkey wings, because the air fryer will be too full and not produce the results you want.

Oil – I recommend some extra virgin olive oil in a spray bottle that you can spray all over the turkey wings. This will help create crispy air fryer turkey wings.

Seasoning – Now this is when it gets interesting. As you can mix and match and use any seasoning that you want. You can start out with salt and pepper then if you wanted jerk add jerk seasoning or jerk marinade. Then if you wanted cajun swap for cajun seasoning or cajun marinade. Or just want it simple then salt, pepper and Italian seasoning will do the job.

Sauce. If you would usually have chicken wings with a barbecue sauce, then you can achieve the same with the air fried turkey wings. Simply toss your cooked turkey wings in barbecue sauce, or another favourite sauce.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in our turkey wings in the air fryer, it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes and roasts meats like turkey perfectly.

How To Cook Turkey Wings In Air Fryer?

air fryer turkey wings step by step
  • Prep. Start by prepping your turkey wings. Smoother your turkey in extra virgin olive oil and then season well. The oil then becomes the glue for the seasoning and ensures flavoursome turkey wings.
  • Cook. Load your turkey wings into the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes. You can also half the time and do half on each side for an even crispier turkey wing recipe.
  • Extras. Now that you have cooked your turkey wings, if you want the wow factor, you can toss them in barbecue sauce, jerk sauce, cajun sauce, or another favourite sauce.

How Long To Cook Turkey Wings In Air Fryer?

The cooking time for turkey wings in the air fryer is JUST 25 minutes. A little longer than chicken wings due to the size and similar to cooking air fryer chicken drumsticks.

Air Fryer Temp For Turkey Wings?

The ideal air fryer turkey wings temperature is 180c/360f. This is because you don’t want to go too high because it will cook the skin and not the inside, go too low and you won’t have air fryer crispy turkey wings.

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Air Fryer Turkey Wings

Air Fryer Turkey Wings. Let me introduce you to the best ever recipe for turkey wings in the air fryer. Two different ways for cooking wings, both delicious and both easy to prep and cook in the air fryer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 1461kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Turkey Wings Ingredients:

Instructions

  • In a bowl add your extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and all your seasonings. Mix well with a spoon.
    Can You Cook Turkey Wings In An Air Fryer?
  • Toss your turkey wings in the seasonings bowl.
    Can You Cook Turkey Wings In An Air Fryer?
  • Place in the air fryer on foil and air fry for 25 minutes at 180c/360f. Turn half way through cooking and add extra oil spray to help crisp up.
    Can You Cook Turkey Wings In An Air Fryer?
  • Toss in extra sauce and serve.
    Can You Cook Turkey Wings In An Air Fryer?

Notes

Secret. The balsamic vinegar is the secret ingredient that stops the turkey from being dry when air fried. Plus, it also gives great flavour to the wings too.
Seasoning. You can swap the dried seasoning for any you like. Jerk, cajun, lemon pepper etc all work well.
Wet. If using a wet marinade then make sure you place the wings on foil as you cook them. It will save a lot of mess in the air fryer and stop them sticking to the air fryer basket.
Thanks for reading our air fryer turkey wings recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more turkey, I recommend you try our air fryer turkey legs recipe next.

Nutrition

Calories: 1461kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 140g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 480mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 1859mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1926IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 12mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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  1. 5 stars
    Loving your turkey theme and following along doing as many as possible. My wings were slightly bigger than yours but the flavours were good, really good. The skin was so tasty.

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