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Instant Pot Chicken Wings

close up shot of a basket of Instant Pot Chicken Wings
These are the best instant pot chicken wings, covered in a delicious BBQ sauce and cooked to a crispy perfection!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 179 kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken wings, fresh
  • 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
  • teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • celery and chunky blue cheese dressing, to serve with


  • Place wings in a single layer in the pressure cooker.
  • Whisk together BBQ sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, 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 the cooker to sauté mode and let the 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.


  • The best part about cooking meat in an Instant Pot is that you can use frozen or thawed meat. 
  • If you are choosing to use a different sauce or a ready-made sauce you can skip the step to mix the sauce ingredients.


Sodium: 446mgCalcium: 21mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 240IUSugar: 12gFiber: 1gPotassium: 194mgCholesterol: 38mgCalories: 179kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 8gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1mg