Instant Pot Chicken Wings are fall-off-the-bone tender and easily crisp up in the broiler. You can use any seasoning blend or sauce you're craving for this quick and easy recipe!
Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Making chicken wings at home is so much better than going out all the time. At home, you can give your wings some extra TLC, a bit more attention than your local wing joint might give them. And trust me, the minimal extra effort you put into your wings will greatly pay off!
But... What if you're in a hurry? Oh no! When time is a factor and you REALLY want chicken wings at home, consider this NEW option. Chicken wings made in the Instant Pot! I would never have considered making chicken wings in my pressure cooker, but it works. I was initially worried the skins would wind up soft or worse, rubbery, but nope. Check these out.
But the big question is - Are they still crispy? The key for crispy skin is to finish them off in the broiler. The intense finishing heat will crisp them right up and you're into happy land with that perfect bite we've discussed. And dang! They cook fast. Even with broiling time, these were STILL done faster than I normally make them, in roughly half the time, and that is counting the time it took for my pressure cooker to warm up.
Instant Pot Chicken Wings Ingredients
- Chicken wings
- Seasonings - Use your preferred blend, or stay basic with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
- Olive oil
- Chicken broth - You can use water instead if you' like.
- Hot sauce - For serving. Use your favorite, like my homemade buffalo sauce.
How to Make Instant Pot Wings - the Recipe Method
Wash and dry the chicken wings. Wash and pat dry the chicken wings. Set them into a large mixing bowl.
Season the chicken wings. Add seasonings and olive oil. Rub the wings down good. Really work in those flavors.
Pressure cook the wings. Set them into the pressure cooker or your Instant Pot with the chicken broth or water. Set on HIGH PRESSURE for 9 minutes. It will probably take a bit of time for your pressure cooker to heat up.
Release the pressure. After 9 minutes, carefully release the steam and remove the wings.
Broil the wings for crispy skin. Set your oven to broil and broil the wings on baking sheets about 5-6 minutes, or bake at 425°F. You can go a longer. The goal here is to crisp up the skins. Flip part way through.
Sauce and serve! Toss with your favorite hot sauce and serve! Enjoy every last bite and be sure to lick your fingers for the ultimate messy wing experience.
Buy a Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot
Don't own a pressure cooker? Here is a link to the pressure cooker I own and love: Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Brushed Stainless and Matte Black. (NOTE: This is an affiliate link - I earn a couple of bucks). I certainly recommend it. Works great for me!
Buy this Instant Pot (affiliate link, my friends!) for Instant Pot cooking.
Recipe Notes & Tips
- Don't skip the broiling step. This is so important! We all know that wings aren't good unless that skin is nice and crispy. It takes just a few minutes of your time to achieve the best crispy skin, so do NOT skip this important final step!
- Have fun with the flavors. The sky's the limit here. Feel free to experiment with all kinds of homemade or store-bought sauces and seasonings for this basic wing recipe. Teriyaki, hot honey, buffalo, garlic parmesan... I think I might be drooling.
How to Store Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Once cooled to room temperature, transfer your wings to an airtight container and pop them in the fridge. Properly stored, they'll stay fresh for about 2-3 days. While you can reheat them in the microwave, I recommend using your oven or air fryer for the best crispy skin.
Check Out Some of My Other Popular Chicken Wing Recipes
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Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings Recipe (Instant Pot Chicken Wings)
- 2-3 pounds chicken wings I used 3 pounds for this recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons preferred seasonings Use your favorites, or stay basic with salt, pepper and garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup chicken broth or water
- Hot sauce for serving I used a homemade pesto
- Wash and pat dry the chicken wings. Set them into a large mixing bowl.
- Add seasonings and olive oil. Rub the wings down good. Really work in those flavors.
- Set them into the pressure cooker with the chicken broth or water. Set on HIGH PRESSURE for 9 minutes. It will probably take a bit of time for your pressure cooker to heat up.
- After 9 minutes, carefully release the steam and remove the wings.
- Set your oven to broil and broil the wings on baking sheets about 5-6 minutes, or bake at 425 degrees F. You can go a longer. The goal here is to crisp up the skins. Flip part way through.
- Toss with your favorite hot sauce and serve! These are fall-off-the-bone!