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Instant Pot Chicken Wings

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Are you looking for a delicious dish that you can whip up in no time? Look no further than these Instant Pot Chicken Wings! These crispy chicken wings are perfectly seasoned with a blend of spices, and the tender meat is fall-off-the-bone perfect.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Juicy and Flavorful: The Instant Pot ensures each wing is tender, juicy, and packed with flavor.
  • Quick and Convenient: No need for long marinades or oven time, Instant Pot does it all.
  • Versatile: These Instant Pot wings can be seasoned to suit any palate, from BBQ to spicy. They go great with Artichoke Dip.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for your Instant Pot BBQ Chicken wings.

  • Barbecue Sauce: Gives the wings a smoky, tangy flavor that’s quintessential to this dish.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a rich sweetness, enhancing the barbecue sauce and balancing its tanginess.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Provides a complex, savory flavor, deepening the taste of the wings.
  • Fresh Minced Garlic: Infuses a pungent, robust flavor that complements the sweet and savory components.
  • Chicken Wings: The main ingredient, they are the perfect canvas for the flavorful sauce.
  • Honey: Contributes a natural sweetness that caramelizes on the wings, adding a sticky texture and a glossy finish.
  • Jalapeno Jelly: Injects a sweet heat into the wings, adding an unexpected layer of flavor.
  • Canola Oil: Helps to brown the wings in the Instant Pot, ensuring a crispy exterior.
Instant Pot Chicken Wings

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Wings?

Here is a step-by-step guide for cooking pressure cooker chicken wings.

Step One: Turn On Saute Function

Turn your Instant Pot to saute and had the canola oil.

Step Two: Saute Chicken Wings

Add your chicken wings in one layer to your inner pot. Saute turning every 3-4 minutes. Once the chicken is light golden brown, remove wings from the Instant Pot and hit cancel.

You do NOT want your chicken wings fully cooked. You are just adding a crisp and crunchy texture to the chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Step Three: Deglaze Instant Pot

Deglaze your inner pot and scrape any food that is stuck to the bottom of the insert.

Step Four: Make Your BBQ Jalapeno Sauce

In a large mixing bowl add all the sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Gently toss your chicken wings in the BBQ jalapeno sauce.

Step Five: Add Wings And Sauce To Instant Pot

Add your sauteed chicken wings to the Instant Pot, and pour over half the bbq sauce (or half the buffalo sauce if using hot sauce instead).

Step Six: Pressure Cook Seasoned Wings

Close the lid of your Instant Pot, turn the valve to the sealing position and set the manual button to pressure cook for 8 minutes on high pressure.

Step Seven: Quick Release Pressure

Perform a quick pressure release on the Instant Pot.

Step Eight: Broil Your Chicken Wings

To broil your cooked chicken wings, place them on a prepared baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. use the remaining sauce to baste the wings.

Broil chicken wings in the oven on high for 5 minutes to allow the bbq to caramelize.

Turn the wings over, baste and then broil for another 2 minutes. If you have an Instant Pot Air Fryer lid then you can air fry the wings for 5 minutes instead of broiling.

Step Nine: Garnish And Serve

Remove your cooked wings and place them on a platter. You can now garnish and serve your cooked wings with your favorite dipping sauce.

Cooking Tips

  • Broil: Be sure to broil the wings at the end to get a crispy chicken skin. You can also use the Instant Pot air fryer lid if you happen yo have one.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • While chicken wings are delicious on their own, you can also serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or sides.
  • Try baked French Fries, coleslaw, or a simple green salad for a light and healthy side.
  • Smaller appetites might enjoy a small bowl of Chili or Macaroni And Cheese as well.
  • If you love making chicken wings then try serving them with carrot sticks and celery sticks or tasty cherry tomatoes.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: One of the best things about using an Instant Pot to cook chicken wings is that you can easily store them for later use. Simply allow your cooked chicken wings to cool, then transfer them to a storage container or zip-top bag. Place them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze leftover chicken wings for up to one month.
  • Reheat: To reheat your tender wings, simply place them in the oven at 350F for about 10-15 minutes. You can also use the air fryer lid or toaster oven to reheat your cooked chicken wings more quickly.
    Avoid the microwave as you are likely to get soggy wings in the microwave..

FAQ’S

Buffalo Wings vs BBQ Chicken Wings

There are many different types of chicken wings to choose from, including buffalo wings and BBQ chicken wings. While both options are delicious, there are some differences in taste and texture between these two popular options.

Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo wings tend to have a spicier flavor, with a bolder sauce that typically includes buffalo sauce or hot sauce. On the other hand, BBQ chicken wings have a more subtle flavor and are typically cooked in the oven or on the grill. They often feature a sauce that is slightly sweet and tangy, rather than spicy.

BBQ Chicken Wings
If you’re looking for something a little bit spicier try buffalo wing sauce instead on your Instant Pot wings or use homemade bbq sauce mixed with extra jalapeno jelly.

Can I Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can cook frozen chicken wings in the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Simply set the cooking time to 12 minutes when cooking frozen chicken wings. This will ensure they are fully cooked and tender on the inside while nicely browned and crispy on the outside.

Fresh chicken wings only take 8 minutes in the Instant Pot so you’re adding an extra 4 minutes of cooking time to allow the frozen meat to cook completely.

If using raw chicken wings, which have thawed simply set the cooking time to 8 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious Instant Pot chicken wings any time of the year whether it’s game night or a quick and easy weeknight dinner. With the convenience and ease of cooking in your Instant Pot, you can enjoy these tasty fresh or frozen wings whenever the mood strikes!

Homemade BBQ Sauce or Homemade Buffalo Sauce?

If you want to make homemade barbecue sauce or homemade buffalo sauce then that’s perfectly fine. This recipe above adds to your favorite BBQ sauce to make a delicious wings Instant Pot recipe.
Instant Pot Buffalo Wing Sauce
If making instant Pot Buffalo wings is your jam, then you can simply omit the sauce and ingredients above for a simple Buffalo wing recipe in the pressure cooker.

Can I Use Garlic Powder Instead of Fresh Garlic?

Yes, you can use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic if you prefer. Simply add a half teaspoon of garlic powder where the recipe calls for minced garlic and the taste should come out the same.
Whether it’s BBQ chicken wings or hot wings, enjoy this chicken wings Instant Pot recipe and let me know how it goes.

Jalapeno Jelly BBQ chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Wings Jalapeno Jelly BBQ

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Instant Pot Chicken Wings recipe will surely enjoy by whole family. This is best to serve at dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Of Your Favorite Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Minced Garlic
  • 2 Lbs Chicken Wings (Thawed)
  • 1/2 Cup Of Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Jalapeno Jelly
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil

Instructions

Turn your Instant Pot to saute and had the canola oil.

Add your chicken wings in one layer to your inner pot. Saute turning every 3-4 minutes. Once the chicken is light golden brown, remove wings from the Instant Pot and hit cancel.

You do NOT want your chicken wings fully cooked. You are just adding a crisp and crunchy texture to the chicken.

Deglaze your inner pot and scrape any food that is stuck to the bottom of the insert.

In a large mixing bowl add all the sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Gently toss your chicken wings in the BBQ jalapeno sauce.

Add your sauteed chicken wings to the Instant Pot, and pour over half the bbq sauce (or half the buffalo sauce if using hot sauce instead).

Close the lid of your Instant Pot, turn the valve to the sealing position and set the manual button to pressure cook for 8 minutes on high pressure.

Perform a quick pressure release on the Instant Pot.

To broil your cooked chicken wings, place them on a prepared baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. use the remaining sauce to baste the wings.

Broil chicken wings in the oven on high for 5 minutes to allow the bbq to caramelize.

Turn the wings over, baste and then broil for another 2 minutes. If you have an Instant Pot Air Fryer lid then you can air fry the wings for 5 minutes instead of broiling.

Remove your cooked wings and place them on a platter. You can now garnish and serve your cooked wings with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1183Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1756mgCarbohydrates: 135gFiber: 2gSugar: 104gProtein: 39g

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