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 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!
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 Garlic Parmesan chicken wings instead of turkey wings. Just remember to cook the chicken wings for less time, since they are smaller.
How To Make Instant Pot Turkey Wings
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time45 min
- Total Time55 min
- Set the Instant Pot
Lift the lid of the Instant Pot. Set it to “Saute”.
- Blend the Seasoning
Blend all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
- Coat the Turkey Wings
Coat the turkey wings with the spice mixture. Don’t forget to get the bottoms and sides.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prepare Slurry
Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
- 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.
Lift the lid from the Instant Pot. Serve these turkey wings with sauce and your favorite sides.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Turkey Wings
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- 21.9g Fat
- 12g Carbs