How To Make Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Wings
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Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings are tender, full of flavor and much healthier than deep fried wings. 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Pressure Time10 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey



For the Chicken Wings

  • 3 pounds chicken drumettes or wings
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 cup water

For the Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • Toss chicken wings with seasoned salt. 
  • Pour 1 cup water into inner pot of pressure cooker for a 6 quart Instant Pot and 1.5 cups of water into an 8 quart instant pot. Place rack or steamer basket inside instant pot. 
  • Place seasoned wings on rack or in steamer basket. 
  • Seal lid of pressure cooker, being sure vent knob is closed to sealed. 
  • For Fresh Wings: Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. 
  • For Frozen Wings: Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. 
  • Once the cook time has elapsed, let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release of any remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken wings from instant pot and place in large bowl. 
  • Mix together the hot sauce, honey, butter, and garlic powder.
  • Pour half the buffalo sauce over the chicken wings and gently toss.
  • Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet or broiler pan--I prefer to line the bottom of the pan with foil for easier clean-up.
  • Broil chicken wings under high heat for 2-3 minutes per side to crisp up the chicken skin. 
  • Brush the chicken wings with remaining buffalo sauce and serve. 



Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1763mg | Potassium: 254mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 30.8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.4mg