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A plate of turkey wings smothered with gravy

Instant Pot Turkey Wings Smothered With Gravy

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 wings 1x


Instant Pot Turkey Wings (Smothered With Gravy). Southern-style turkey wings from my pressure cooker, ready in under an hour, with gravy from the pot liquid.


  • 2 pounds Turkey Wing portions (4-6 wing portions)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth (homemade is best, or use turkey broth or water)
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt (if using homemade broth or water)


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt (if using homemade broth or water)


  1. Season and Brown the Wings: Mix the 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder, and sprinkle over the wing portions. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in an Instant Pot set to Sauté Mode - High (medium-high heat in a stovetop PC) until the oil is shimmering. Brown the wings in batches, 2 to 3 wings per batch, on both sides of the wings, about 3 minutes per side. Move the browned wings to a bowl.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics: Add the butter to the Instant Pot and wait for it to melt, then add the onion and minced garlic, and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon fine sea salt. Sauté until the onions soften, about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring and scraping with a flat-edged wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits of turkey wing stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Everything in the Pot: Pour in the cup of chicken broth (and stir in ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt if using homemade broth). Stack the wings loosely in the pot.
  4. Pressure Cook for 15 Minutes With a Natural Release: Lock the lid. Pressure cook on high pressure for 15 minutes in an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker (use "Manual," "Pressure Cook," or "Pressure Cook-Custom" mode set to high in an Instant Pot) or for 12 minutes in a stovetop PC. Let the pressure come down naturally, about 20 minutes; you can quick release any remaining pressure after 15 minutes if you're in a hurry.
  5. Make the Gravy and Serve: Unlock the lid, opening it away from you. Gently move the wings to a platter - they're very tender - and pour the pot liquid into a fat separator. Set the Instant Pot back to Sauté mode - High, add the ¼ cup of butter, and wait for it to melt. Whisk in the all-purpose flour (and ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt if using homemade broth), and keep whisking, making sure no flour is sticking to the bottom of the pot, until the flour starts to turn golden brown, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the defatted pot liquid. Spoon a little of the gravy over the wings and serve, passing the rest of the gravy at the table.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Sunday Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Turkey Wings, Pressure Cooker Turkey Wings