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Instant Pot Buffalo Wings Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Broil Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 820kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Perfectly tangy, classic buffalo wings are so quick and easy to cook in the Instant Pot. Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, these chicken wings come out nice and juicy and are tossed in buffalo sauce for a crowd pleasing appetizer.
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  • 2 pounds chicken wings cut into flaps and drums
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • cup Buffalo sauce
  • cup unsalted butter melted


  • Line 1 medium baking sheet with aluminum foil. Add 1 cup water to the bottom of the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside the pot.
    ingredients for buffalo chicken wings
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken wings with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
    2 pounds chicken wings, ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
    chicken wings with spices in a glass bowl before cooking
  • Place wings on top of the trivet. Secure lid and cook on Manual High Pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking has finished, perform a quick release.
    chicken wings in instant pot before cooking
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Whisk in hot sauce. Heat broiler to high.
    ⅓ cup unsalted butter, ⅓ cup Buffalo sauce
    melted butter and buffalo sauce with a whisk in a glass bowl
  • Transfer cooked wings to a large mixing bowl and toss with half of the sauce. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet and broil for 8-10 minutes, flipping once, until crisp. Return the wings to the bowl and gently toss with the remaining sauce. Serve with your choice of dressing.
    buffalo chicken wings on a baking sheet lined with foil before baking



  • Pat the wings dry before coating in the dry seasonings.
  • Place the wings on the trivet in your Instant Pot so that they aren't touching the water.
  • You can use this Instant Pot method for any flavor chicken wings, simply mix up the sauces!


Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 1701mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1552IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg