Using the oven and air fryer is a simple and convenient way to help smoked turkey wings bring out a rich smoky flavor and help keep the meat tender and succulent. In this article, I will guide you step-by-step on how to cook smoked turkey wings in oven and in air fryer, ensuring a delicious meal.

1. Do Smoked Turkey Wings From To Store Need To Be Cooked?

Smoked turkey wings purchased from the store are generally fully cooked during the smoking process and are safe to eat without any additional cooking. However, it is recommended to reheat them properly before consuming.

Reheating smoked turkey wings will not only enhance their flavor but also ensure they reach a safe serving temperature. To reheat them, you can use various methods such as the oven, stovetop, microwave, air fryer or even a grill. Be sure to heat the wings until they are tender and hot all the way through.

2. How To Cook Smoked Turkey Wings in Oven


  • 4 pre smoked turkey wings
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional, for added heat)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil


Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).

Take a large roasting pan or deep baking dish and line it with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, onion powder, dried thyme, paprika, red pepper flakes, hot sauce (if using), salt, and pepper to create the spice blend. Pat the smoked turkey wings dry with paper towels, then rub the spice blend all over the wings, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Place the sliced onions and tomatoes in an even layer at the bottom of the roasting pan. Lay the seasoned turkey wings on top of the bed of onions and tomatoes. Distribute the pieces of butter over the wings and vegetables.

Tightly cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil to create a sealed environment for slow roasting.

Place the covered roasting pan in the preheated oven and roast for approximately 2 hours. The slow roasting will allow the flavors to meld, and the turkey wings to become tender and juicy.

Once the smoked turkey wings are reheated and tender, remove them from the oven and serve with your favorite other dishes such as mashed Potatoes, rice, cornbread, and grits

3. How To Cook Smoked Turkey Wings in Air Fryer


  • 3 pre smoked turkey wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Optional: Hot sauce or your favorite seasonings for added spice


Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C) for a few minutes.

Pat the smoked turkey wings dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

In a large bowl, drizzle the turkey wings with olive oil, making sure they are well coated. Add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Toss the wings in the seasoning mixture until they are evenly coated. For extra spiciness, you can add a few dashes of hot sauce or any other seasonings of your choice.

Place the seasoned turkey wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding to ensure even cooking.

Cook the turkey wings in the preheated air fryer for about 20 – 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.

Once the smoked turkey wings are fully reheated and crispy, remove them from the air fryer. Let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the air-fried smoked turkey wings as a delightful main course or as a flavorful addition to your favorite side dishes.


In conclusion, cooking smoked turkey wings in the oven and air fryer are simple and delightful ways to enjoy the rich flavors of this delicious protein. By following the step-by-step instructions provided, I believe that you can achieve tender, juicy, and flavorful turkey wings.

Ella Hopkins

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