Today: Get My No Fail, Easy Cookbook Series for 60% OFF
Buy Now

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

A plate of food, with Chicken
These are the best instant pot chicken wings, covered in a delicious BBQ sauce and cooked to a crispy perfection!
Jump to Recipe
Table of Contents
  1. INSTANT POT CHICKEN WINGS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO COOK CHICKEN WINGS IN AN INSTANT POT
  3. HOW TO REHEAT WINGS
  4. HOW TO SERVE
  5. More Instant Pot Recipes You'll Love
  6. JUMP TO RECIPE

When it comes to making chicken wings, cooking them in the Instant Pot gets them to the perfect level of crispiness. This particular recipe includes a savory BBQ sauce for the wings that makes them extra delicious! As a bonus, you can cook them from frozen or thawed making them a great idea for a great last minute party appetizer or an easy dinner.

For another great Instant Pot appetizer, check out our recipe for Instant Pot Little Smokies.

A plate of food, with Chicken and Dipping sauce


MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES:
Instant Pot Pulled Pork | Instant Pot Mac & Cheese


INSTANT POT CHICKEN WINGS INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ Tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Get the full recipe for these Instant Pot Chicken Wings in the recipe card at the end of the post. There, you’ll be able to easily print it as well!

HOW TO COOK CHICKEN WINGS IN AN INSTANT POT

STEP ONE: Place the wings (frozen or thawed) in a single layer in the pressure cooker of the instant pot.

A bowl of soup and a spoon on a table, with Sauce and Chicken

A bowl of food, with Sauce and Chicken

STEP TWO: You will need to make the sauce. (If you are choosing to use a different sauce or a ready-made sauce you can skip this step.) To make our savory BBQ sauce, whisk together the BBQ sauce, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, mustard, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne powder. Then, pour the sauce evenly over chicken in the pressure cooker.

STEP THREE: Lock the lid and seal the vent. Set the instant pot to manual mode, high pressure for 10 minutes. Perform a quick release and remove the chicken pieces using tongs and place on a baking sheet.

A bowl of soup, with Wing and Sauce

STEP FOUR: Set the instant pot to saute mode and let the sauce cook down for about 10 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch to thicken the sauce.

A close up of food

STEP FIVE: Baste the sauce onto chicken wings. Broil the wings with sauce for about 5 minutes in the oven. Finally, add more sauce to each wing and broil them for about another 5 minutes. Flip the wings and baste and broil for another 5 minutes.

The best part about cooking meat in an instant pot is that you can use frozen or thawed meat. I can’t tell you the number of times I have forgotten to take meat out of the freezer and scrambled to get it to thaw in time to cook it. 

HOW TO REHEAT WINGS

Reheating in the Instant Pot:

You can use your instant pot to reheat leftover wings. It’s very easy to do so using the pressure cooker for the instant pot. You will have to use some water to make steam. Add at least a cup of water to the bottom of the instant pot. Next, put the trivet in place and put the pot inside.

Then, using heatproof containers (I usually use glass), add a bit of extra sauce to the wings and cover the container with foil. Then, set the steam time. I usually set the time to about 5 minutes.

Reheating in the oven:

You can also reheat the wings in the oven by setting the oven temperature to 350 degrees F, placing the wings on a baking sheet, add leftover sauce to the wings, put the baking sheet in the oven and reheat the wings for about 5 minutes on one side, and then flip them and heat again for another 5 minutes.

Either option will make for crispy, fresh-tasting wings! You won’t even know they were leftovers.

HOW TO SERVE

Of course, you can’t have wings without celery and blue cheese. The combination is pure magic.

If I’m making the wings for dinner, I like to serve them with a Caesar salad, macaroni salad or coleslaw. For dipping sauces, think homemade ranch as well as an extra side of whichever sauce I have on the wings. I’ve also been loving this homemade cheese dip.

A close up of a plate of food

Making wings in the instant pot is so quick and easy. This recipe is great because it is so versatile. By switching up your sauce and sides you can make wings often and not feel like you are eating the same thing.It’s bound to become one of your favorite instant pot recipes in no time.

More Instant Pot Recipes You’ll Love

EASY: Chili | Pot Roast | Lasagna
DINNER: Turkey | Beef Stew
SIDES: Instant Pot Rice Instant Pot Eggs
DESSERTS: Instant Pot Cheesecake

Get a Free Cookbook
Subscribe now to receive our FREE Sweet & Treats digital cookbook with 15 amazing desserts inside!
A plate of food, with Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

5 from 1 vote
These are the best instant pot chicken wings, covered in a delicious BBQ sauce and cooked to a crispy perfection!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings fresh
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 Tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Serve with celery and chunky blue cheese dressing to really make it magical!

Instructions
 

  • Place wings in a single layer in the pressure cooker.
  • Whisk together bbq sauce, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, mustard, chili powder, cumin and cayenne powder. Pour over chicken.
  • Lock lid and seal vent. Set to manual mode, high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Perform quick release.
  • Remove chicken pieces using tongs and place on a baking sheet.
  • Set cooker to saute mode and let sauce cook down for about 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle and whisk in cornstarch to thicken sauce.
  • Baste sauce onto chicken wings. Broil for about 5 minutes. Add more sauce to each wing and Broil for another 5 minutes. Flip wings and baste. Broil for 5 minutes.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal
Have You Tried This Recipe?Follow me on Pinterest @spaceshipslb

Proudly Prepared by the Spaceships Kitchen

You May Also Like

Reader Interactions

Comments

    Leave a Comment

    Recipe Rating




    Comments

16108

Free Membership!

Get all our new recipes straight to

your inbox plus a BONUS

download in your first email! ❤