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Air Fryer Turkey Wings served on a white plate with parchment paper underneath them

Who says insanely delicious and crispy fresh turkey wings are reserved solely for Thanksgiving dinner? Discover the joy of making smoked turkey wings in the air fryer — a quick and easy way to spice up any weeknight dinner. 

With the magic of air frying, these once frozen turkey wings turn out perfectly tender on the inside with a wonderfully crispy skin on the outside. The best part? They’re made without flour, ensuring a lighter and gluten-free option. 

Bid farewell to oven-baked wings and embrace the convenience and flavor of air fry turkey, where the dark meat becomes a canvas for a mouthwatering seasoning rub. Each bite delivers a burst of tender meat and that coveted crispy texture.

Whether you’re looking to satisfy your cravings or impress your guests, these seasoned turkey wings will exceed your expectations. Get ready to indulge in the convenience and taste of air fryer turkey wings — irresistibly flavorful, tender, and always a crowd-pleaser.

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Raw pre smoked turkey wings in front of an air fryer

How to Cook Turkey Wings in an Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: To start, preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Lightly spray the turkey wings with cooking oil until evenly coated. Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they have enough space to air fry evenly.

Raw smoked turkey wings in air fryer

STEP THREE: Cook the turkey wings for 15 minutes, then carefully flip them using tongs. Continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the air fried turkey wings reaches 165 degrees F.

STEP FOUR: After cooking, allow air fryer turkey wings to cool for 10-15 minutes. This helps them retain their juiciness and allows the flavors to settle. 

Cooked turkey wings in air fryer

What to Serve with Air Fryer Turkey Wings 

Tips to Make the Best Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer 

  • Use pre smoked wings. You’ll start with a delicious smoky flavor foundation, then crisp them to perfection!
  • Enhance the flavors. Apply a dry rub or marinade to the wings before roasting.
  • Avoid stacking. This ensures even cooking and allows the skin to crisp up evenly.
  • Baste when flipping. Coating the wings with a little broth or a flavorful glaze helps to maintain moistness.
  • Use a meat thermometer. This will ensure the wings reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F without overcooking. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the wing, away from the bone.
  • Rest before serving. Let the roasted air fryer turkey wings sit for at least 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in tender and succulent meat.
  • Avoid cooking spray. Instead, opt for an EVO Oil Sprayer to apply cooking oil. This ensures an even and controlled coating without damaging your air fryer.
Air fryer smoked turkey wings with a bite taken out of one of the wings

Variations to Air Fried Turkey Wings 

  • After roasting, sprinkle the wings with a generous amount of lemon pepper seasoning for a tangy and zesty flavor profile.
  • Drizzle the roasted wings with a mixture of Cajun seasoning and honey for a spicy and sweet Cajun glaze that complements the smoky flavors.
  • Toss the wings in a classic BBQ sauce once they are fresh out of the air fryer!
  • Coat the turkey wings in a quick buffalo sauce made with hot sauce, melted butter, garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Air fry until crispy, then toss in more sauce before serving.
  • Season with grated Parmesan cheese, dried ranch seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper.

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Overshot of air fryer turkey wings on a white plate with brown parchment paper underneath

How Long to Cook Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

To ensure the safety of poultry, the FDA recommends cooking it until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F. It takes smoked turkey wings in the air fryer about 25 minutes of total cooking time to reach this temperature, with a single flip at the 15-minute mark.

However, it’s essential to keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the size of the wings. It’s always best to use a meat thermometer for precise measurements.

How Long Can I Keep Leftover Air Fryer Turkey Wings?

Leftover turkey wings can be safely stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Ensure they are stored in airtight containers or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap to maintain freshness.

Closeup of cooked turkey wing with a bite taken out of it

How to Cook Frozen Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

  1. Spray the frozen wings and the inner air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  3. Once hot, place the frozen turkey wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  4. Cook the turkey wings for 20 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. 
  5. Allow the wings to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Turkey wings on a plate with parchment paper underneath of the wings

How to Reheat Air Fried Turkey Wings

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the turkey wings for 15 minutes or until heated through.

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Air Fryer Turkey Wings served on a white plate with parchment paper underneath them

Air Fryer Turkey Wings

Samantha Erb
In the mood for some hearty finger food? These delicious air fryer turkey wings are juicy, crispy, and sure to satisfy your cravings!
4.70 from 13 votes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 3 turkey wings
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 raw turkey wings pre-smoked

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray the presmoked turkey wings with oil and place them in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 25 minutes, flipping them over after 15 minutes of cooking.
  • Allow wings to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

How to Reheat Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
2. Place the leftover turkey wings in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Cooking time may differ if just cooking one turkey wing.

How to Cook Frozen Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer 350 degrees.
2. Lightly spray the wings with cooking oil, place them in the air fryer, then cook for 35 to 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 426kcalProtein: 51gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 113mg
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