Turkey wings do not get the credit they deserve. I believe they are the most slept on because chicken wings reign supreme. Turkey wings are amazing. Point blank period. Of course, when done right. Turkey wings are high in fat and I believe that fat is what makes them so special. Turkey wings are just as diverse as chicken wings and anything you do to a chicken wing can be done to a turkey wing so what are you waiting for? Go to your local supermarket and make some turkey wings!
I picked some up from my supermarket and apparently everyone was having turkey wings that day because there was only one pack along with a pack of sliced turkey drumsticks so I combined them both and made a bomb jerk bbq recipe to go with them!
The taste of these turkey wings are more bbq than jerk but if you want to really kick up that heat then I would suggest you doubling or tripling the amount of wet jerk seasoning the recipe calls for. If you crave a sweeter sauce, stick to the recipe as it’s written.
4 lbs turkey wings (or sliced drumsticks if you prefer)
1 tsp All purpose seasoning
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp chicken seasoning
1 tsp dry jerk seasoning
1 tsp wet jerk seasoning
1 tbsp green seasoning (optional)
1/2 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 onion ,chopped
1/4 green pepper, chopped
Few sprigs of thyme
3 tsp paprika
1/2 cup of barbecue sauce (I prefer sweet baby ray’s)
Save extra barbecue sauce on the side to drizzle on top of the wings when they’re almost finished.
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. Wash your turkey wings and pat them dry. Add all seasonings listed above and massage them into the turkey wings. Make sure the seasonings are well distributed. Add them to your pan and cover with foil. This is essential. Make sure the foil has a tight seal on your pan that doesn’t allow for any steam to escape. The trapping of the steam will assist you with getting your turkey wings soft and tender. Put them right into the oven and bake them for an hour and a half. No need to baste. If you choose to baste, that’s fine too. After an hour and a half, carefully remove the wings from the oven, and apply a generous amount of barbecue sauce all over the wings. I would advise you to use a brush for application. Turn the temperature up to 450 degrees Farenheit and place the wings in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and enjoy!
****Tip: please be careful! If you have an oven that runs really hot then you may want to leave the wings in for only 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Be sure to check on your wings very often as they have the potential to burn easily at this stage.