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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

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 3-4 servings of 4-5 wings each 1x


Super flavorful and tender chicken wings with minimal effort!


  • 1 (2.5 pound) bag of frozen chicken wings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s*)


  1. Pour one cup or water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place trivet or steamer basket in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add the chicken wings into the steamer basket.
  3. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual button (or pressure cook button) to 3 minutes. 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 (skin side up) on a sheet pan. I lined my pan with a silicone mat* for easy cleaning. 
  5. Put the sheet pan under the broiler, about 5-6 inches. Broil for 3-4 minutes until skin is crispy.
  6. Use tongs to place chicken wings into a bowl. Add in the buffalo wing sauce and toss until wings are coated. 
  7. To enjoy the wings fully, dip the wings in blue cheese dressing and serve with celery sticks.


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

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot