Crockpot Turkey Wings

Crock pot turkey wings recipe

The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
374 Calories
24g Fat
17g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1218mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 359mg 8%
*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.)

Chicken wings are a party favorite, but when you're looking for something similar that's hearty enough for dinner, turkey wings are the answer. This recipe is a very simple combination of turkey wings, a basic mirepoix of onions, carrots, celery, and condensed cream of chicken soup, creating a fun and filling dish with a flavorful, creamy sauce. Serve the wings with macaroni and cheese, potatoes, or rice, along with your family's favorite steamed vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 4 turkey wings

  • Dash of kosher salt

  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion (chopped, about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup diced celery

  • 1/2 cup diced carrots

  • 2 (10 1/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 1/4 cup (1 soup can) water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crock pot turkey wings
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  2. Cut off and discard the wing tips.

  3. Cut the turkey wings at the joints between the wingette and the drumette.

    Cut turkey
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  4. Sprinkle the wings all over with salt and pepper.

    Turkey wings
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  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  6. When the oil is hot, add the turkey wing pieces and brown on all sides. This will take approximately 10 minutes.

    Heat oil
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  7. Put the chopped onion, celery, and carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker.

    Chopped carrot and onion
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  8. Top with the browned wings.

    Top browned wings
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  9. In a measuring cup, combine the cream of chicken soup with the water.

  10. Pour over the wings.

    Combine cream
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  11. Cover the crockpot and cook for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH, or until turkey wings are done. The safe minimum temperature for turkey is 165 F.

    Cover crockpot
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  12. Serve and enjoy.

    Crock pot turkey wings
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Tips for Cutting Turkey Wings

  • Use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to separate the sections of the turkey wings.
  • Place the wing on a cutting board so the underside is facing up. (It is easier to see the joints.)
  • Stretch out the wing so you can clearly see its three parts: the wing tip, the wingette, and the drumette.
  • First, cut off the wing tips at the joint between the wing tip and the wingette.
  • Separate the wingette from the drumette by placing the knife or shears at the largest bump of bone and cutting through.
  • Freeze the wing tips to use in stock later on.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the turkey wings with turkey thighs or turkey legs. Keep in mind that larger pieces will take more time to cook.
  • Instead of wings, you can use 6 to 8 bone-in chicken thighs in the recipe.
  • Instead of the French-inspired mirepoix, use a Cajun-style mirepoix: 1 cup of chopped onions, 1/2 cup diced celery, and 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper. Also sprinkle the turkey pieces with 1 teaspoon of Cajun or Creole seasoning before browning.