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Peppered turkey

Still the best way to enjoy turkey. Spicy, crispy fried turkey simmered in a rich and flavorful pepper sauce. This is THE turkey recipe that keeps on giving.

About this turkey recipe

Nigerian style juicy, spicy, delicious, knock your socks off peppered turkey wings. Perfectly cooked crispy turkey wing flats simmered in a rich pepper sauce bursting with vibrant favors. This will unarguably be one of your favorite ways to enjoy turkey. Best served with Nigerian Jollof rice or fried rice.

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peppered turkey

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  • 6 turkey wings
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons crushed chicken bullion cubes knorr or maggi
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • few sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 cup water

pepper mix

  • 2 medium bell pepper
  • 4-5 scotch bonnet pepper add or reduce depending spice tolerance
  • ½ small onion


  • ½ cup oil canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion sliced thin
  • few leaves basil skip if unavailable
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • pepper mix see above
  • 1 teaspoon crushed bullion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 small green bell pepper sliced
  • 2 green onion/spring onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons turkey broth or water


Cook the wings

  • Add turkey wings to a large pot, add the chopped onion as well as the spices listed above.
  • Add a little water, mix and allow the wings steam and for about 10 minutes.
  • after about 10 minutes, add the remaining water and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • while the turkey cooks, coarsely blend the bell peppers, scotch bonnet and onions
  • check on the turkey, separate the meat from stock and fry the turkey in oil of choice. You can also grill or airfry for a healthier alternative.
  • transfer the fried turkey to a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • reduce the frying oil, return back to heat and add in thinly sliced onions, few fresh basil leaves and minced garlic. Fry for 5 minutes.
  • add the pepper mix, fry for about 10 minute then add in the fried turkey
  • add in the sliced green peppers, green onions and a little turkey broth
  • cover and allow to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • serve with white rice or enjoy by itself.
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Where to find turkey wings

In Nigeria, you can easily find turkey wings in most local markets and superstores.

In the U.S, you will find turkey year round in most local Nigerian or African stores. You can also call your nearest butcher store to find If they have it in stock as many carry them.

Whole food markets also have turkey wings available during and after thanksgiving(November – January) you can get it in store or purchase directly from the amazon app and get it delivered. They usually sell them whole(full wing) so you may need to invest in a butcher knife to cut through those though bones. You can also find turkey wings in Houston, Tx at H-E-B and select Walmart stores.

In Canada and the UK, turkey wings can be best found at your local Nigerian/African market or butcher store.

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One thought on “Peppered turkey

  1. Anastella says:

    Amazing recipe….Keep it up Kiki

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