Good morning guys and welcome back! I have seriously been MIA for most of the year. So much has changed in my life….good changes or should I say great changes have happened in my life. If you don’t already know I got engaged in February! (engagement post linked here). I also got married just last month! October 19th. I know I know! It’s super crazy how much my life has changed…Also I’m a mom… well step mom lol. My husband (still feels weird to say it lol) has a 6 year old son who is now my son 🙂 This will be our first Thanksgiving together as a family and it’s pretty exciting!
I’m sure you know that Thanksgiving is almost upon us and some of you may be looking for non traditional turkey alternatives for your holiday potlucks or friendsgiving parties; this recipe may be perfect for you. It definitely doesn’t take as long as a traditional turkey takes to cook and its also a low maintenance dish.
The first thing you want to do is create a pocket for the stuffing. I used my finger but I also found that running a dull butter knife in the pocket will also help to loosen the skin without puncturing it. I made sure to make pockets on every part of the wing.
I chose to use some store bought dry stuffing cubes for this recipe but you could make it from scratch or use my mom’s cornbread dressing recipe that will be posted tomorrow. I’m actually dying to stuff some more wings with my mom’s cornbread dressing. I just know it will be yummy!
I added chicken broth, melted butter, finely minced red onion, chopped celery, and a few spices to make this stuffing taste a little more homemade.
Once your stuffing mix is ready add a heaping amount to each pocket on your wings. Make sure the pockets are completely full. Another thing to note would be that I am roasting these wings in a cast iron skillet. I love cast irons they are pretty amazing.
You will also need to create a spice rub for the wings. I included paprika, parsley, herbs de Provence, creole seasoning, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Mix it up until well combined. Make sure you coate the wings in olive oil before you slather that spice rub allllll over them. Make sure to get both sides too.
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Before adding your turkey wings to the oven make sure to rest them on a bed of chopped onions and celery. You can also feel free to add other vegetables that match your tastebuds. Feel free to throw a few smashed garlic cloves in there too.
These wings need to roast for about 2 hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. You can start basting the wings with the liquid in the bottom of the pan. Once these babies come out of the oven they are definitely super tempting to cut into.
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Herbs de Provenance
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Creole Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 cups Dried Stuffing Cubes
- 1/4 cup Finely Diced Red Onion
- 1/4 cup Diced Celery
- Celery (Roughly Chopped)
- Onion (Roughly Chopped)
- 3-4 Smashed Garlic Cloves
- 2/3 cup Chicken Broth
- 3 tbsp Butter
- Olive Oil
- 2 Whole Turkey Wings (Could also use turkey portions)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make sure your turkey wings are rinsed and dry. Create a pocket under the skin by using your finger or running a dull butter knife under the skin to help loosen the skin without puncturing it.
- In a bowl add the dry stuffing cubes, chicken broth, melted butter, finely minced red onion, chopped celery, and a few spices; mix until well combined.
- Add a heaping amount of the stuffing mixture to each pocket on your wings; making sure the pockets are completely full.
- Create the spice rub for this wings by adding paprika, parsley, herbs de providence, creole seasoning, pepper, salt, and garlic powder to a small bowl. Mix it until well combined.
- Coate the wings in olive oil before applying the spice rub to both sides.
- Add your roughly chopped onions, celery, and smashed garlic to the cast iron skillet before adding the turkey wings.
- Roast wings for about 2 hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. You can start basting the wings with the liquid in the bottom of the pan.
- Once completely cooked remove from the oven and serve immediately.