Teriyaki Turkey Wings

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Teriyaki Turkey Wings

Turkey wings slow cooked in a flavorful sauce bake up sweet, sticky and delicious!  Turkey wings are an inexpensive cut of meat and this is one of my favorite ways to cook them. Let me show you the simple steps to make this tasty treat. This is another recipe stolen um I mean adapted from my parents so thanks, Mom and Dad!


First, cut up the turkey wings

Cut the turkey wings into sections. There are step by step directions on how to cut the turkey wings in the video above.  My parents gave me this batch of turkey wings on our last visit to South Carolina and I’ve kept them in my freezer for a while. After thawing them in the refrigerator I rinsed and pat them dry. Using a chef’s knife I separated the wing at the joint. These wings came with the tips removed (kind of a bummer because the wing tips are my favorite part!) normally I would just leave the tips attached and separate the drummet part.

Next, make your sauce

In a roasting pan, mix the soy sauce with brown sugar, pepper, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes together. Place the turkey wings in the roasting pan in one layer.


Cover the roasting pan with foil and bake low and slow. Turn the wings over half way through cooking so both sides get nice and saucy. After a couple of hours remove the foil and crank up the heat. The sauce will reduce to a sweet/salty/stick glaze. Turn the wings in the sauce a few times during the high heat faze to get them all coated.

Spoon the sauce over some rice and serve the Teriyaki Turkey Wings with a side of green beans. That’s just a suggestion, you can serve them any way you want, I won’t judge.

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Teriyaki Turkey Wings

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped or 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes optional
  • 3 pounds of turkey wings


  • Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, pepper, vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes
  • Pour this mixture into a roasting pan just large enough to fit the turkey wings in one layer
  • Cut the turkey wings at the joints and place them in the pan with the soy sauce mixture
  • Cover the pan well with foil and bake for 45 minutes
  • Turn the wings over, cover them again and bake for another 45 minutes
  • Turn the oven up to 425 degrees
  • Remove the foil and turn the wings again. bake for 15-20 minutes. (this will reduce the glaze and the wings will become sticky)
  • Serve with rice

Teriyaki Turkey Wings

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7 Comments on Teriyaki Turkey Wings because turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving

  1. Keiyana Hamlet
    June 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm (6 years ago)

    I must say these wings are probably some of the best I’ve ever had!!!! They were filled with so much flavor!! Loved it. This is one I’m keeping for my recipe book.

    • Demetra Overton
      June 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Keiyana, I’m so glad you liked the recipe! I really appreciate your feedback, that means a lot to me. Thanks so much for reading![col3]

  2. Jeanne
    January 31, 2018 at 11:38 pm (6 years ago)

    These were so delicious! Thank you…I’ll be using this recipe for chicken, too. So juicy and tasty and easy to make.

    • Demetra Overton
      February 1, 2018 at 2:52 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much for your feedback. I’m so glad you liked the recipe!

  3. Michael Ravenell
    November 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm (6 years ago)

    I made these (!) and they came out delicious, thanks sis

    • Demetra Overton
      November 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Mike! I’m glad you liked it. You can make it for me next time I visit!

  4. Rena
    September 27, 2017 at 1:26 am (7 years ago)

    I have made this before, however, did not have a recipe to follow! I can hardly wait to follow your recipe! Love it


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