Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings
Barbecue Chicken Wings made easy in the Instant Pot. Meat so tender it falls off the bone, you’ll think these were cooked low and slow for hours.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 4-5lbs chicken wingstrimmed and separated (tips discarded). To save time, you can pay a little more to buy wingettes that are already separated.
  • 2teaspoons salt
  • 2teaspoons Paprika
  • 1teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2teaspoon red pepper flakesfeel free to adjust to taste.
  • 1/2cup water
  • 1cup barbecue sauceof your choice
  1. Dry your wings with a paper towel and toss with the spices.
  2. Add the trivet to your Instant Pot liner and add the seasoned wings on top. Pour the water around the wings. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes. Naturally Release the pressure for 10 minutes, then Quick Release.
  3. Preheat your oven’s broiler on high. Toss the completed wings with the barbecue sauce.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the sauced wings on the sheet in one layer (use 2 baking sheets if necessary). Vent the oven door and broil for about 5 minutes until the edges are dark brown and crispy. Watch them carefully and be careful not to burn.
  5. The wings are great served as is or with a dipping sauce, such as ranch or blue cheese or even with the leftover barbecue sauce.
Recipe Notes

I have an 8qt Instant Pot – if yours is smaller you may want to lower the amount of wings, or do 2 batches.