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Instant Pot Buffalo Wings

These buffalo wings are super easy to make in the Instant Pot followed by a quick broil or crisp up in your air fryer!

Course Appetizer, Instant Pot, Dinner, sides
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Instant Pot Creations


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 lb chicken wings, frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup Frank's hot sauce


  1. Add water into Instant Pot. Place trivet into bottom of pot.  Add chicken wings onto the trivet.

  2. Close lid. Turn knob to sealing and cook on high for 10 minutes followed with a quick pressure release.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine hot sauce and chicken wings.  Stir to coat well.

  4. Prepare a large baking sheet with a layer of foil on top. Place a wire baking rake on top of foil.  Place a single layer of wings across the wire rack.

  5. Broil in oven 6" on oven rack about 6" below the heating elements. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from oven and flip wings. Return to oven for another 3-5 minutes, until golden and crispy.

  6. Serve with extra sauce drizzled on top and dip in your favorite ranch.

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above. Then place wings in a single layer in the air fryer. Bake at 400 F for 5 min. Remove basket and flip wings. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until done.

Reheat Method:

  1. Chicken wings reheat best in the air fryer at 350 F for 5 minutes or in an oven.