Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Learn how to make the BEST chicken wings with this recipe!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo wings, chicken wings sauce, easy chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 222kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


Honey Chilli Wings

  • 5 tbsp runny honey
  • 4 tbsp tamari Soy Sauce or regular if not gluten-free
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce sriracha
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt
  • 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) Chicken Wings cut into flat and drumette pieces

Buffalo Wings

  • 250 mls (1 cup) Frank’s hot sauce or other hot chilli sauce (this is spicy; use a milder sauce if preferred)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) Chicken Wings cut into flat and drumette pieces
  • Optional low fat blue cheese dressing to serve

Teriyaki Wings

  • 6 tbsp tamari Soy Sauce or regular if not gluten-free
  • 3 tbsp sweetener of choice or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp gluten free hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt
  • 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) Chicken Wings cut into flat and drumette pieces


  • Mix sauce ingredients together in the Instant Pot insert.
  • Add chicken to Instant Pot insert and mix
  • Close pot, set valve to sealing, select the manual or pressure cook button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 5 mins.
  • Cook till done and let NPR.
  • Remove chicken wings add to a grill / broiler tray, baste wings whilst they are cooking and grill for 2-3 mins on each side.


  • Nutrition facts are calculated for Buffalo Wings.
  • The total cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure and the time for the natural pressure release. Plan for additional time.
  • If you are really short on time (or really hungry), you can skip the grilling / broiling step.
  • Wings can be served with a sauce or dressing. Buffalo wings, for example, can be served with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing (low fat if you would like).
  • If you get a ‘burn’ notice on your Instant Pot, open the lid and stir the wings and sauce. Then replace the lid and cook for the remaining time.
  • The sauces can be made and frozen for up to 3 months. If you want to make the sauces ahead of time in a large bowl, you can pour them into freezer-friendly jars or Ziploc bags and freeze them for up to 3 months before using.
Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Calculating Weight Watchers points for these recipes was a bit tricky because not all of the sauce is actually absorbed into the chicken.... only about 30%. I calculated the points values below with that idea in mind.
Honey Chilli
  • 7 Freestyle points per serving
  • 6 PointsPlus points per serving
  • 6 Freestyle points per serving
  • 5 PointsPlus points per serving
Teriyaki (using a sugar-free substitute for the sweetener of choice)
  • 6 Freestyle points per serving
  • 3 PointsPlus points per serving
More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
Instant Pot Chicken Curry
The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs


Calories: 222kcal | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1350mg | Potassium: 162mg | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg