Instant Pot Buffalo Wings--throw a bag of frozen chicken wings in your electric pressure cooker and cook for just 4 minutes, baste with delicious buffalo wing sauce and broil in your oven for another 4 minutes and you have super tender and flavorful wings.

Instant Pot Buffalo Wings

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 9 (4 ounce) servings 1x


Super flavorful and tender chicken wings with minimal effort!



  • 1 (3 pound) bag of frozen chicken wings
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s*)


  1. Pour one cup or water or chicken broth in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place trivet or steamer basket in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Place as many chicken wings you’d like (and will fit) in your Instant Pot. Don’t go over the max fill line.
  3. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual button (or pressure cook button) to 4 minutes for tender wings or 5 minutes for meat falling off the bones wings. When the timer beeps let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes. Then release the rest of the pressure by moving the valve to “venting.”
  4. Remove the lid. Turn your oven to the broil setting. Use tongs to place the chicken wings on a sheet pan. I lined my pan with a silicone mat* for easy cleaning. Brush the chicken wings* thoroughly with the buffalo wing sauce. Save some sauce for later.
  5. Put the sheet pan under the broiler, about 5-6 inches. Broil for 3 minutes and brush with additional sauce. Broil for about 3 more minutes. Watch them carefully so that they don’t burn.
  6. To enjoy the wings fully, dip the wings in blue cheese dressing!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot