Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

chicken wings with sauce topped with parsley leaves in a white plate

Let's make chicken wings in your Instant Pot!

This recipe is super easy and takes only 14 minutes.

Serve the wings as an appetizer while your guests are waiting for the main dish.

chicken wings with sauce topped with parsley leaves in a white plate

For this recipe we only use the pressure cook function, so no need for the Air Fryer Lid.

How to serve?

As is with many napkins...

If you want, you can dips like:

Instant Pot Cheese Dip

Instant Pot Tabasco Sauce

Check out What To Serve With Chicken Wings for 23 more delicious ideas.

Can I use frozen wings?

Sure. In this case, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes (instead of 10).

What if I want crispy wings

If you still want your wings to be grilled, after cooking just broil them at a 375 ˚F for 10 minutes.

For more details and video guide, check out this Instant Pot Crispy Chicken Wings recipe where we are using the Air Fryer Lid.

If you have an air fryer, you can make this Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe as well.

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chicken wings with sauce topped with parsley leaves in a white plate

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are slathered in a classically delicious sauce.
4.70 from 26 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: BBQ Chicken Wings, BBQ sauce, chicken, chicken wings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Corrie


  • 12 pieces chicken wings
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon suger
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, sriracha sauce, sliced onion and black pepper.
  • Add Chicken wings to the sauce and marinated for 1 hour.
  • Place the chicken wings with the sauce in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then do a quick release and open the lid.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 75kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 3g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 1118mg Potassium: 91mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 7IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 12mg Iron: 1mg


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24 thoughts on “Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

    1. If you want to finish them with the air fryer lid to crisp them up, take the wings out of the IP and put them in the fryer basket.

  1. Corrie 2 things - where is the updated recipe - how much corn starch should be added?? Also, if I wanted to make 2 or 3 dozen do I just add them on top of each other???


    1. 1 tbsp. of cornstarch should be added in the first step. And yes, you can have them stacked in pressure cooker mode, but they should be in a single layer if using the air fryer mode.

    1. Oh sorry, that should be part of the sauce too, added to the bowl with all of the other ingredients. I will update the recipe.

  2. Hi Corrie, just received my Instant Pot Air fryer lid. My first go to will be Chicken Wings. Question: Can I slather the wings with the sauce first then cook them for 10 minutes then use the air fryer lid to crisp up?

  3. I have a question - If you are using the Air Fryer lid, do you cook the chicken in the IP for ten minutes and then and additional ten minutes at 350 using the AFL?

    Thank you - this sounds like a great recipe!


  4. These are absolutely delicious! I just bought my Instant Pot and started off with the easiest recipe. I couldn't believe that such an easy recipe could be so delicious. I will be making these again for sure. Perfectly cooked and highly recommended!

    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! You have made my day. These are so easy to cook in the instant pot that I make them quite often for my family.

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