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Instant Pot Smothered Turkey Wings

These instant pot smothered turkey wings are packed with flavor and super easy to make. Seasoned to perfection with a homemade spice blend and served with the most creamy sauce ever!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 739kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 lbs turkey wings
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water plus 3 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, granulated garlic, onion powder, paprika, cumin, and chipotle chili powder. Mix well.
  • Season the turkey wings on both sides with the spice mixture.
  • Press the "saute" function on the instant pot and add about 2 tbsp of oil to the instant pot.
  • Cook the turkey wings, side down for 4-5 minutes. Work in batches if you have to.
  • Remove the turkey wings from the instant pot and set aside. Add more oil to the instant pot if needed.
  • Add the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add the turkey wings back into the instant pot along with 1 cup of water and butter.
  • Press the "cancel" function. Place the lid on, seal the salve, and cook for 25 minutes. It will take some time for the instant pot to come to pressure.
  • Once the 25 minutes are up, do a quick release. Release all of the steam from the instant pot. Open the lid and remove the turkey wings from the instant pot.
  • In a small bowl, mix 3 tbsp water and 2 tbsp all-purpose flour. Whisk well.
  • Press the "saute" function and add the flour mixture to the instant pot. Let the gravy cook for 7-8 minutes while whisking frequently. Once the gravy is nice and thick, stir in the heavy cream. Check for seasoning.
  • Serve the turkey wings with the sauce and enjoy!



  • Cooking time does not include the amount of time it takes for the instant pot to come to pressure. 
  • Please read the instant pot manual guide before using it. 


Calories: 739kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 1049mg | Potassium: 809mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 5mg