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Smothered Turkey

Smothered Turkey Wings, Legs, or Thighs

Make this delicious smothered turkey recipe with legs, wings, or thighs. Smothered with a flavorful, perfectly seasoned homemade gravy, this turkey recipe is best served with a classic southern cornbread or collard greens.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Soul Food
Keyword Smothered Turkey Wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author I Heart Recipes



  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Rinse the turkey under cool water, then pat dry.
  • Combine all of the seasonings: Salt, pepper, thyme,sage,onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Season the turkey with the seasonings, and rub all over.
  • Sprinkle the all purpose flour into a large freezer bag, then place the turkey into the bag.
  • Close the bag, and shake until all of the turkey is nicely coated with the flour( don't toss out the excess flour).
  • Place a large pan on the stovetop and add in 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, and 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Melt the butter, and heat up the oil over medium heat.
  • Once the oil & butter is nice and hot, add in the turkey.
  • Brown all surfaces of the turkey, then remove from the pan, and put the turkey into a large bake dish.
  • Head back to the stovetop and toss in all of the chopped vegetables.
  • Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to your preference, and cook the veggies, over medium heat, until they are translucent.
  • Once done turn off the heat, and add the veggies into the bake dish with the turkey, but reserve the oil/butter mixture.
  • Cover the bake dish with foil, and bake the turkey for 2 hours ( on 325 F).

How to Make Homemade Gravy

  • Heat up the butter/oil mixture over medium heat.
  • Once the butter/oil is nice and hot sprinkle in the flour ( leftover from earlier).
  • Stir continuously, and brown.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, and stir to prevent and lumps.
  • Next add in the half & half, and stir until everything is well combined.
  • Let the gravy cook over medium heat until it starts to thicken up.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven, and uncover.
  • Pour the gravy all over the turkey, making sure that it is nicely smothered, then cover.
  • bake for an additional 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Remove the turkey form the oven, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!