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Smothered Turkey Wings

SOUTHERN BAKED SMOTHERED TURKEY WINGS RECIPE SLOW BAKED IN THE OVEN AND COVERED IN CREAMY GRAVY FULL OF SAUTÉED FRESH ONIONS, PEPPERS AND CELERY. A TRUE SOUTHERN, SOUL FOOD FAVORITE
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword gravy, rice, roasted turkey, smothered, soul food, turkey legs, turkey wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 4 lb turkey wings
  • olive oil

SEASOING MIX

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

GRAVY

  • 2 celery sitcks diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • mushrooms dice (optional)
  • 6-8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whole milk warmed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream warmed
  • salt pepper, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, to taste.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 F.
  • Combine seasonings.
  • Brush wings evenly with olive oil to coat.( Could also use melted butter)
  • Sprinkle wings generously with seasonings, massaging seasonings into wings. Add more olive oil to help distribute the seasoning if needed. (use as much of the seasoning as desired)
  • *optional step for more flavor* Cover wings and let marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Place the wings in a roasting pan and over tightly with foil.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours.
  • *optional step for a crisp skin* Uncover for the last few minutes and broil both sides to crisp up the skin.
  • Drain the excess juices from pan (you could also use some of the juices for broth if desired.)
  • Line the pan with foil and place turkey into the pan. Set aside.
  • To make the gravy, melt butter in deep skillet.
  • Add chopped veggies and sautéed until almost tender.
  • Whisk in flour and cook over medium heat until flour is golden and no longer has a raw flour taste.
  • Whisk in chicken broth, milk and heavy cream.
  • Simmer until gravy has thickened to your liking.
  • Pour the gravy over the turkey, cover and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Serve immediately with rice.

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