Buffalo Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

Yes, you can! Crispy and spicy turkey wings without all the fat. For wing lovers, if you like Buffalo Wings, you'll love these because there is more wing!
Buffalo Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

Last Updated on December 19, 2021

Buffalo Turkey Wings
Buffalo Turkey Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dressing

For wing lovers, if you like Buffalo wings made with chicken, you will love these because these Buffalo Turkey Wings have more wing!

Why Buffalo Turkey Wings?

For those of us who really like Buffalo wings made from chicken, it seems there are never enough wings. Chicken wings are tiny compared to turkey wings. Turkey wings have a lot of flavor on their own, just as chicken wings do, But they’re bigger! A LOT bigger. They are so big that one wing will serve two people.

You might decide to cut the wings off if you are deboning a turkey. This is a wonderful use for them.

Spices to use

One of the problems with traditional wing sauce is it has a lot of butter. All the butter is not good if you are trying to stay away from fats. Well, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce people came up with a spice blend, Franks’s Red Hot Spice Blend, that you can shake on your food without all the fat. It easily mimics the liquid sauce. You can probably find it in your grocer’s spice section or you can check Amazon as well.

The other spice I used is Peppered Habanero from Fresh Jax. It is very spicy. My friend, Nora from Milano Courier, turned me on to this spice. Use it sparingly if you are sensitive to spicy food. It complements and enhances Frank’s Red Hot Spice Blend very well.

Use an Air Fryer

By using an air fryer, you are really reducing the fat and calories. You still get nice, crispy skin and tender meat. My air fryer, the GoWise Rotisserie Roaster Air Fryer, comes with a cage to put the wings in so they slowly turn while they are cooking. They cook perfectly.

What to serve with the wings

You can serve the traditional sides, celery, carrots, and blue cheese dressing. It would go nicely with a big garden salad, maybe roasted potatoes. Because you are not eating as many calories, you can have a beer to go with it.

Buffalo Turkey Wings

Buffalo Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

Yes, you can! Crispy and spicy turkey wings without all the fat. For wing lovers, if you like Buffalo Wings, you’ll love these because there is more wing!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2021-12-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

~~ — Serving — ~~

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon Blue cheese
  • teaspoon Bitters
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 cups Celery stalks
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Mise En Place
    Buffalo Turkey Wings
  • 2 cups Celery stalks
    Have everything for the wings and dressing in place. Peel the celery and cut it into stalks.

Make the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Sour cream, 2 tablespoon Blue cheese, 1/8 teaspoon Bitters, 1 teaspoon Black pepper
    Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, black pepper, and bitters in the small bowl of the food processor. Process until the cheese is very small. Remove the dressing from the processor and put it in a small bowl. Refrigerate it.

For the Wings

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 2 Turkey wings
    Brush the wings with olive oil.
    Buffalo Turkey Wings
  • 2 tablespoon Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning Blend
    Sprinkle Frank's Red Hot Original Seasoning Blend on both sides generously.
    Buffalo Turkey Wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Jax Peppered Habanero Spice
    Sprinkle the wings with the Fresh Jax Habanero Pepper. If you are sensitive to spicy food, you can omit this. It's HOT stuff.
    Buffalo Turkey Wings
  • If your air fryer has a drum, use that. Otherwise, line the drawer with parchment and remember to shake them during cooking.
    Cook the wings at 350°F / 176°C for 20 minutes. Check with an instant-read thermometer. Continue to cook until the wings reach 160°F / 71°C.
    Buffalo Turkey Wings
  • Let the wings rest for about 10 minutes then put on a serving platter with the celery and dressing. Enjoy!
    Buffalo Turkey Wings

Notes

The Habanero Pepper is VERY spicy.  Seriously, if you don’t like your tongue on fire, please omit it.

Nutrition

Serving: 131gCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 820mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

9 Responses to Buffalo Turkey Wings in the Air Fryer

  1. Everett says:

    5 stars
    I was able to get some turkey wings and made this. It was really good. If I find turkey wings again, you bet I’ll make this.

  2. Lidia says:

    5 stars
    I couldn’t find turkey wings, so I used turkey thighs instead. You have to try this with thighs. They turned out great!

  3. Stella says:

    4 stars
    My air fryer is too small for turkey wings. What kind of air fryer do you have? I guess this would be good with chicken, right?

  4. Mary says:

    5 stars
    First I want to talk about how nicely my air fryer did this. The skin was nice and crispy without frying. I really don’t like frying foods because the grease gets all over my kitchen and then you have to worry about what to do with the oil when you’re done. No thank you! But, this, this worked great. I didn’t use turkey wings, I used chicken wings and the Frank’s you recommended. My wings turned out perfect. Thanks for this.

  5. Richard says:

    4 stars
    Made this in the oven. I don’t want an air fryer. But these were good. I think I might have cooked them a little longer than I should have.

  6. Steven P says:

    5 stars
    @Mark, if you haven’t done this yet, it’s really good.

  7. Eddie says:

    5 stars
    I didn’t even know this was a thing. Yeah, this is really good.

  8. Julia P says:

    2 stars
    It was too spicy. Sorry.

  9. Mark says:

    5 stars
    Yes ma’am! More wing for me! Never thought about turkey wings but now, I’m going to do this.