Smothered Baked Turkey Wings

Smothered Baked Turkey Wings Recipe by Uncle Dibbz


  • 4-5 lbs fresh turkey wings (flats)
  • Uncle Dibbz Durtty Bird Rub (season to taste)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or other neutral cooking oil
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6-8 cups warm chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Preheat your oven to 325°F.


  1. Season the Wings: Pat the turkey wings dry and season liberally with Uncle Dibbz Durtty Bird Rub—about a tablespoon for every 5 lbs of turkey. Drizzle with canola oil, and rub the seasoning and oil into the meat.
  2. Sear the Wings: Place a roasting pan over two stovetop burners set to medium-high heat. Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter until sizzling. Sear the turkey wings until golden brown on all sides, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Prep the Base: Remove the browned turkey wings and set aside. In the same pan, melt the remaining butter. Add sliced onions, chopped garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Sauté for a minute to soften the onions without burning the garlic and peppers.
  4. Make the Roux: Sprinkle flour over the softened onions and stir well, cooking for another minute.
  5. Add Stock: Pour in 6 cups of warm chicken stock, stirring to dissolve all the flour. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Simmer: Bring the liquid to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for a few minutes, then add bay leaves and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake the Wings: Return the turkey wings to the pan. The gravy should reach at least halfway up the wings. Cover the pan tightly with foil and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 1 hour.
  8. Flip and Continue Cooking: After an hour, flip the wings over. Cover and bake for another hour, or until the meat is tender and pulling away from the bone.
  9. Final Bake: Uncover the pan and increase the oven temperature to 375°F. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Prepare the Gravy: Remove the wings and transfer them to a serving platter. Stir finely chopped parsley and lemon juice into the leftover gravy for added freshness. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve: Pour the finished gravy over the turkey wings and enjoy with your family!

1 comment

  • Thanks for sharing! Will definitely try

    Sheliah Butler

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