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Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

These instant pot chicken wings are my go-to for a quick, tasty treat. Seasoned, pressure-cooked, then broiled for that perfect crisp. Trust me, they're finger-licking good!

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You know those times when you're just craving something savory, sticky and oh-so-delicious? That's when I whip out my Instant Pot and get ready for a treat. Chicken wings, bathed in tangy BBQ sauce and cooked to perfection in no time. This killer combo of flavors and the super-easy process make them my go-to. Bid farewell to long hours of marinating and say hello to a fast, and finger-licking good meal. And trust me, once you give this recipe a try, you'll want to make them again. Get ready, tastebuds!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Wings

  • Chicken wings: Tender and juicy meat that crisps up beautifully when broiled, perfect for soaking up flavorful sauces like BBQ.
  • BBQ sauce: Adds a sweet, tangy, and smoky flavor to the wings, creating a delicious and sticky glaze when broiled.
  • Chicken broth: Infuses the wings with extra savory depth and helps create a moist cooking environment in the instant pot.

Essential Tools for Making Chicken Wings in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chicken wings quickly and efficiently.
  • Baking sheet: Needed to broil the chicken wings in the oven for a crispy finish.

Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe

This Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe is quick, easy, and results in deliciously crispy wings that are perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Broiler
  • Baking Sheet
  • Brush


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 0.5 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • to taste Salt and pepper


  • Season the chicken wings with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot, then add the seasoned chicken wings.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure, carefully open the lid, and remove the chicken wings.
  • Preheat the broiler. Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet, brush with BBQ sauce, and broil for 3-5 minutes until crispy.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


For extra crispy wings, you can broil them for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 25gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg


Keyword BBQ, Chicken Wings, Instant Pot
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Tips for Preparing Instant Pot Chicken Wings in Advance

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken wings as per the recipe.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the chicken wings according to the recipe.
  • Allow them to cool to room temperature.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

Chicken wings are a versatile dish that can be flavored with a variety of seasonings, such as Asian-inspired marinades or spicy buffalo sauce, to create unique and delicious flavor profiles.

Common Questions About Making Chicken Wings in the Instant Pot

Can I use frozen chicken wings for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen chicken wings, but you may need to adjust the cooking time in the Instant Pot.
How can I make the chicken wings crispier?
To make the chicken wings crispier, broil them in the oven after pressure cooking in the Instant Pot.
Can I use a different sauce instead of BBQ sauce?
Absolutely, feel free to use your favorite sauce or marinade to customize the flavor of the chicken wings.
Do I need to marinate the chicken wings before cooking?
No, you do not need to marinate the chicken wings before cooking in the Instant Pot. Seasoning them before cooking is enough.
How long does it take to cook the chicken wings in the Instant Pot?
The chicken wings cook on high pressure for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot, but remember to account for the time it takes to come to pressure.

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