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Perfectly Spicy: The Ultimate Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings

Are you craving the mouthwatering, finger-licking goodness of buffalo chicken wings? Look no further because we have the ultimate recipe that will blow your taste buds away! Get ready to fire up your Instant Pot and prepare for a flavor explosion like never before. Whether it’s game day, a party, or just a regular evening at home, these perfectly spicy buffalo chicken wings are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So grab your apron and let's dive into the delicious world of instant pot cooking with this irresistible recipe!

Introduction to Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings

If you're looking for a delicious and easy way to make buffalo chicken wings, look no further than the Instant Pot. This popular kitchen appliance can cook up a batch of wings in no time, and with this recipe, they'll come out perfectly spicy every time.

To start, simply combine the chicken wings, hot sauce, butter, garlic, and onion powder in the Instant Pot. Then set it to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the timer goes off, let the wings natural release for 5 minutes before using the quick release to release any remaining steam.

After that, all that's left to do is toss the cooked wings in some more hot sauce and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. So whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a tasty snack, these Instant Pot buffalo chicken wings are sure to hit the spot.

Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot® for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish.

You can save time by purchasing already-trimmed wings. However, you can save some money by trimming them yourself. See photo for approximate location of where to cut each whole wing. They are a little easier to trim AFTER they’ve been cooked. Immediately freeze the tips to make chicken stock later.

Note: This recipe is written for fresh or thawed wings. If using frozen wings, add 3-4 minutes to the active cook time.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Active cook time: 14-16 minutes (+ time to come to pressure) Natural release: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings

4-4½ lbs. chicken wings

1 t. garlic powder, divided Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 c. water Sliced celery, for serving

Buffalo Wing Sauce Ingredients: 1 c. Frank’s original hot sauce ½ c. unsalted butter, melted ½ t. garlic powder


1. Sprinkle wings with the garlic powder and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place metal trivet inside Instant Pot® and add one cup of water. Arrange seasoned wings on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and adjust the “Manual” setting to 8 minutes. 2. While the wings cook, whisk the Frank’s hot sauce, melted butter, and remaining garlic powder in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside. 3. When done cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Carefully remove lid and transfer wings to a large bowl. Set aside until just cool enough to handle. 4. Meanwhile, position top oven rack in the top position and pre-heat broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside. 5. Pour 1/3 of the buffalo sauce on top of the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. Turn the wings and repeat this process. 6. Remove baking sheet from oven and toss the wings with half of the remaining buffalo sauce. Serve immediately with sliced celery and the remaining sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!

We hope that our ultimate buffalo chicken wings recipe has inspired you to create your own perfectly spicy wings in the Instant Pot. Whether it’s a game day or just a regular weeknight, this dish is sure to please everyone around the table and make for one unforgettable meal. So don't wait any longer — fire up that Instant Pot and get cooking!

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