How to make Instant Pot Wings Crispy, Melt in Your Mouth with fall-off-the bone
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
Cuisine: Any
  • For the Instant Pot:
  • 3-4lbs Chicken Wing Pieces ( I prefer “wingettes” because they are already cut and ready to put in the pan)
  • 1 Cup Water or Chicken Broth
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • For the Sauce:
  • ¾ Cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • ½ Stick of butter (melted)
  • 1TBS Molasis
  • 1TBS Brown sugar
  • 1TBS Honey
  • 1tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1tsp Tabasco
  • 1tsp ketchup
  • 1tsp bbq sauce
  • 1tsp flour (or corn starch) to thicken
  • Note: If you don’t have all the above ingredients – no problem. They may be not as tasty, but try to get the basics – Hot sauce, honey, butter, flour.
  1. Click “Saute” button and place wings inside your IP.
  2. Add salt & pepper to taste and sear them 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove wings.
  4. Place wire rack on bottom of Instant Pot.
  5. Place wings on top of wire rack.
  6. Add 1 cup water, or chicken broth, into the instant pot. (I like to use chicken broth because it gives the meat a more flavor infused taste.)
  7. Secure the lid, making sure the valve is SEALED.
  8. Press the Pressure cook button (or MANUAL button depending on your IP), and cook for 9 minutes on high pressure mode. Also, you should note that it will take additional 5-10 minutes for the IP to get into pressure mode)
  9. While the wings are cooking, in a small or medium saucepan mix together the hot sauce. Begin by melting butter over low heat. Once the butter is melted, add flour to it, it helps the sauce thicken later on. Work out all the lumps. After flour you then add the remaining ingredients. Cook it over the light heat until it caramelizes and is nicely blended into the sauce.
  10. When the timer dings, do a QUICK RELEASE.
  11. Turn oven on to High Broil and prepare a baking sheet, using a tin foil base, to put the hot wings on. (It would be even better if you have a rack over the baking sheet – this will help the wings to get more crispy)
  12. Remove wings from the Instant Pot. If you feel that your chicken wings are still too wet, just dab them with a paper towel.
  13. Place wings on baking sheet and broil 7 minutes on each side. If they are not crispy enough, broil 2-3 min more
  14. Dip the wings into the hot sauce mixture. Make sure to fully coat each wing. Then arrange them neatly on the prepared plate. Serve and enjoy!
  15. So this is the key to make Instant Pot Wings Crispy – use a trivet and do not sauce them while broiling. The wings will come out fantastic with fall of the bone feel, melt in your mouth and crispy!
  16. Oh, don’t forget to serve the wings with celery and Blue Cheese!
Recipe by Daily Yum at