Buffalo wings made simple in an Instant Pot® and without the fry. The Instant Pot® cooks these to perfection. They hold together for easy handling but as soon as you sink your teeth into them, they are fall-off-the-bone tender. Serve with carrot sticks, celery, and ranch if desired.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Set trivet inside and place wings on top. Secure the lid, seal, and select Manual setting. Cook on high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Mix wing sauce and ranch dressing mix in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid carefully. Transfer wings to the bowl of sauce using tongs. Toss to coat.

  • Place a wire baking rack over the foil-lined baking sheet and arrange wings on top.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high. Broil wings for 5 minutes. Flip wings and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes more. Toss with any remaining sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

94.6 calories; 7.2 g protein; 4 g carbohydrates; 19.9 mg cholesterol; 683.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2019
I made the first set of wings (my Instant Pot only fit about six wings on the trivet) to the letter for the recipe. They came out great except that I had a hard time getting the sauce to stick to the wings. I found the best way to do this was cook them as instructed in the Instant Pot then coat them in the sauce broil them for five minutes coat them again and broil them for three minutes. This gives the wings a saucier flavor and allows for easy dipping as they are no longer "wet." All in all these turned out great and were a big hit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2020
Tried this recipe out in my Breville pressure cooker because I LOVE chicken wings. Results were just “meh”. Way too tender (fall-off-the-bone) for my tastes. In addition, the sauce was just so so, not as robust as I like. Deep fried is my favorite method, but not as healthy. Recently tried in an air fryer with quite satisfying results, will probably stick with that. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2019
I made the first set of wings (my Instant Pot only fit about six wings on the trivet) to the letter for the recipe. They came out great except that I had a hard time getting the sauce to stick to the wings. I found the best way to do this was cook them as instructed in the Instant Pot then coat them in the sauce broil them for five minutes coat them again and broil them for three minutes. This gives the wings a saucier flavor and allows for easy dipping as they are no longer "wet." All in all these turned out great and were a big hit! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2019
I made the first set of wings (my Instant Pot only fit about six wings on the trivet) to the letter for the recipe. They came out great except that I had a hard time getting the sauce to stick to the wings. I found the best way to do this was cook them as instructed in the Instant Pot then coat them in the sauce broil them for five minutes coat them again and broil them for three minutes. This gives the wings a saucier flavor and allows for easy dipping as they are no longer "wet." All in all these turned out great and were a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
Excellent recipe. My picky grandkids loved it and wanted more. Will double recipe next time. This is also great as a carry in. One change made as kiddos loathe anything hot and spicy. Stuck with Ranch Dressing all around. Love the idea and technique of finishing under the broiler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Loved it! Added a little garlic powder to wings before cooking. They were easy and yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2018
Excellent recipe and fall off the bone goodness! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2018
I never get tired of eating wings. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
I made this for a party and everyone RAVED about them. I used chicken thighs instead of wings and they were unbelievable! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
Easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2019
very good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
Best wings ever me an my family just love these I make them very often!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2020
Tried this recipe out in my Breville pressure cooker because I LOVE chicken wings. Results were just “meh”. Way too tender (fall-off-the-bone) for my tastes. In addition, the sauce was just so so, not as robust as I like. Deep fried is my favorite method, but not as healthy. Recently tried in an air fryer with quite satisfying results, will probably stick with that. Read More