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Instant Pot Turkey Wings Recipe

Perfectly juicy turkey wings, in half the time!

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated August 19, 2022
Medically reviewed by
Kirsten Mae Magbanua
Kirsten Mae Magbanua

Medically reviewed by

Kirsten Mae Magbanua

Kirsten Mae Magbanua is a graduating student with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is set to graduate as magna cum laude this coming August 2022. Kirsten has been a consistent honor student throughout her college years and has been a member of an academic organization.
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This Instant Pot Turkey Wings Recipe is a lifesaver for holidays and parties. While you’re busy preparing other dishes, these wings will cook to perfection right in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Turkey Wings Recipe

Instant Pot is an incredibly useful kitchen appliance that can be used as a pressure cooker and rice cooker. It speeds up the cooking process by 2 to 6 times, depending on what you cook!

These turkey wings will give you all the flavor you love from roast turkey, without the work. The Instant Pot does an amazing job retaining moisture and keeps these wings nice and juicy.

The turkey wings cooked in the slow cooker are coated in a delicious herby seasoning that makes them perfect for special occasions. They can be served on their own as an appetizer, or alongside all your regular holiday sides!

The best part is that these Instant Pot smothered turkey wings only take 45 minutes to cook. This leaves you time to enjoy more moments with the family.

Tips For Making The Best Instant Pot Turkey Wings


  • Try this recipe with chipotle chili powder added to the seasoning for hot and spicy wings!

  • Instead of cornstarch, you can use all-purpose flour for the slurry. You can also remove the slurry altogether and use heavy cream instead to turn this into a saucy dish.

  • Remove your turkey from the Instant Pot with silicone tongs or a wooden spoon. This will prevent you from scratching the bottom.

  • Coat the wings in a flour mixture to add crispiness.

  • Try this recipe with chicken wings instead of turkey wings. Just remember to cook the chicken wings for less time, since they are smaller.

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How To Make Instant Pot Turkey Wings

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time55 min
  • Servings5
  • Yield5

Level: Easy

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Method


  1. Set the Instant Pot

    Lift the lid of the Instant Pot. Set it to “Saute”.

  2. Blend the Seasoning

    Blend all the seasonings together in a small bowl.

  3. Coat the Turkey Wings

    Coat the turkey wings with the spice mixture. Don’t forget to get the bottoms and sides.

  4. Brown Wings

    Pour oil into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the turkey wings, skin side down.

    Let the wings brown for 5 minutes. Then flip them and cook for another 1 minute.

    Remove the wings from the Instant Pot.

  5. Add Onion and Garlic

    Add diced onion to the Instant Pot. You may need to press the “Saute” button again if the timer has run out.

    Cook until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Then, add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.

  6. Add Water and Herbs

    Pour the chicken broth into the Instant Pot and let it boil. Then, re-add the turkey wings.

    Place the parsley and rosemary sprigs on top.

  7. Pressure Cook Turkey Wings

    Stop the “Saute” setting by pressing “Cancel” on the Instant Pot. Turn the valve to “Lock”.

    Press the “Pressure Cook” button and set the cooking time to 25 minutes. Make sure it’s set to “High Pressure”.

    Pressure cook turkey wings until the timer goes off.

  8. Prepare Slurry

    Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

  9. Saute Wings Again

    Once the timer goes off for the Instant Pot, you can release the pressure. Do this by turning the “vent” valve.

    Remove the turkey wings and set the Instant Pot to “Saute”. Let the liquid inside boil, then add the slurry.

    Put the turkey wings back in the pot and cook them for five minutes with the lid closed.

  10. Serve

    Lift the lid from the Instant Pot. Serve these turkey wings with sauce and your favorite sides.


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What To Serve With Instant Pot Turkey Wings

Steamed Rice

Steamed rice is just the right thing to soak up all the delicious flavors of these smothered turkey wings! This side is simple and inexpensive, and when paired with the wings it’s a complete dinner!

Mashed Vegetables

If you want to round out your meal, try adding a side of mashed vegetables with granulated garlic seasoning. Vegetables like carrots, turnips, and squash add the perfect amount of sweetness to go with this savory entree.

Cornbread

Meat dishes like turkey wings go amazingly with cornbread. The cornbread has a subtly sweet, crumbly texture that complements the savory, herb flavors from the turkey.

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Storage & Reheating Instructions

Cooked chicken and turkey with gravy can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. (1) Make sure you use an airtight container to keep bacteria out.

These wings can be kept in the freezer for up to 4 months.

The best way to reheat these turkey wings is on the stovetop. On medium heat, saute the wings until they’re heated all the way through.

If you are reheating wings right from the freezer, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight first.

Nutrition Advice

Turkey is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It contains high levels of niacin, tryptophan, zinc, and vitamin B6.

These vitamins and minerals help the body do everything from repairing muscles to improving digestion. On top of this, turkey has less fat than other types of meat such as beef or pork.

The only health concern with these turkey wings is the high sodium. A lot of marinades and seasonings for turkey contain high levels of salt for flavor.

The daily recommended amount of sodium is 2400 mg, while one serving of these wings has 1558mg. You can reduce your salt intake for the day to meet this target, or cook your turkey with less salt. – Kirsten Mae Magbanua, RND

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 340Calories
  • 21.9g Fat
  • 12g Carbs
  • 25.5gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings:
Amount per serving
Calories340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat21.9g 28%
Saturated Fat1.1g 6%
Cholesterol0mg 0%
Sodium1558mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate12g 4%
Dietary Fiber3.1g 11%
Total Sugars2.2g
Protein25.5g
Vitamin C0mcg 0%
Calcium74mg 6%
Iron2mg 14%
Potassium232mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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