Buffalo Chicken Wings on White Platter served with ranch dressing

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings are tender, full of flavor and much healthier than deep fried wings. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken Wings, Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Pressure Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
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. 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, do a quick release with a spoon or kitchen towel to protect yourself from burns.
  • 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 lined with foil and topped with a cooking rack. 
  • 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. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1763mg77%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 30.8mg37%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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