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Smoked Turkey Wings with Gravy Dipping Sauce

You haven't lived until you've had smoked turkey with gravy dipping sauce. If you love the flavors of Thanksgiving, but don't feel up to cooking the entire meal, these turkey wings come ready to satisfy. By dipping the slow-smoked wings in gravy, you get that comforting meal without all the effort!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Turkey Wings
Servings: 6 people
Author: Taylor Shulman


Turkey Wings

  • 6 turkey wings split into tips, drums, and flats
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sage chopped
  • 1 Tabespoon thyme chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Chicken Rub recipe in notes section


  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups turkey stock pan drippings if you have them, or chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage


  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 300 degrees F for indirect smoking.
  • Season the turkey. Combine the mayonnaise, rosemary, sage, thyme, and chicken seasoning in a large bowl. Add the separated turkey wings to the bowl and toss to coat.
  • Smoke. Place the seasoned wings on the smoker over indirect heat until the flats reach 170 degrees F and the drums hit 175-180 degrees F. They'll also be done when they are brown and crispy! Turn the wings during the cooking process as needed to prevent burning. If your wings are nearly done and not near the crisp level of your liking, pull them off and set the grill for direct cooking. Finish them up on high, direct heat until they are perfect without sacrificing juiciness! The cook time on these wings can range from 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the size of the wings.
  • Make the gravy. While the wings smoke, prepare the gravy dipping sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then add the herbs, allow them to toast until fragrant to release all the oils. Whisk in the flour, continuing to stir often, and cook until it is a light brown, 2-5 minutes.
  • Adjust consistency. Slowly whisk in the stock until it reaches your desired thickness, it may not need all 2.5 cups or it may need up to 3 cups to be the right consistency for you. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy. Serve the smoked and crispy wings with the gravy on the side to dip. Enjoy that classic smoked turkey flavor in a handheld package!


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg