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Instant Pot Asian Chicken Wings

Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot or pressure cooker for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish on these Asian Chicken Wings. They make a great appetizer recipe!

Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish on these Asian chicken wings.

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Using the Instant Pot has to be a sure thing in our house. I don't like to use recipes that I can't be sure will come out perfectly. When everyone is waiting for dinner there's nothing worse than having something totally flop.

With this simple, easy, and healthy chicken wing recipe I can save us some money by avoiding takeout, save some time by cooking the chicken perfectly without monitoring it in the Instant Pot, and everyone loves this delicious sesame garlic Asian chicken wings sauce.

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. These Asian Chicken Wings in the pressure cooker save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

Tips for getting the perfect Instant Pot wings:

Before we start cooking up these awesome Instant Pot wings I want to share some money and time saving tips with you.

You can save money by trimming your wings yourself. (See photo for approximate location of where to cut each whole wing). They are a little easier to trim AFTER they’ve been cooked. Immediately freeze the tips to make chicken stock, if you'd like!

This recipe is written for fresh or thawed wings. If using frozen wings, add 3-4 minutes to the active cook time!

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. These Asian Chicken Wings in the pressure cooker save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

The other option is to have a party pack of chicken wings delivered right to your door! It costs more but can save you so much time if you're prepping for a large party.

How long does it take to make these tasty wings in the pressure cooker?

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, 15-20 minutes to pressurize cook, and you'll need to do a 10 minute natural pressure release so that's about 40-50 minutes until dinner is on the table.

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. These Asian Chicken Wings in the pressure cooker save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

Why use the Instant Pot for wings?

The main reason I use the Instant Pot instead of the oven or the stove top to make anything is the fact that I don't have to monitor it. You set the timer, put everything in, and it goes to work without me hovering over it the whole time it is cooking.

Another reason is that for just 3-4 extra minutes you can use FROZEN wings. That means you don't have to worry about thawing them out in advance and if they're all you have on hand you don't have to run to the store.

I also really love using the Instant Pot for wings because it makes the process simple. They come out, get coated with sauce, and they go into the oven for a quick broil to crisp up. I don't have to put them into the oven, turn them a million times, hope they don't burn, avoid getting distracted, etc.

Here is what you'll need to make Instant Pot wings:

  • 4 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • white sesame seeds, for garnish
Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish on these Asian chicken wings.

Here's what you need for the Asian chicken wing sauce:

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. These Asian Chicken Wings in the pressure cooker save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

How to make Instant Pot Asian Chicken Wings:

  1. Season wings with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place metal trivet inside Instant Pot and add one cup of water. Arrange seasoned wings on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 8 minutes.
  2. To prepare the sesame garlic sauce, heat the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, butter, ginger, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  3. When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Remove lid and transfer wings to a large bowl. Set aside and cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, position top oven rack in the top position and pre-heat broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.
  5. Pour 1/3 of the sesame garlic sauce on top of the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. Turn the wings and repeat on the remaining side.
  6. Remove from oven and toss the wings with half of the remaining sesame garlic sauce. Sprinkle with white sesame seeds and serve immediately with the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy! 
Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish on these Asian chicken wings.

Printable Instant Pot Asian Chicken Wings Recipe:

Here's a printable version of this delicious recipe. It includes everything you need for the wings, sauce, and of course the directions on how to put this all together seamlessly!

Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Asian Chicken Wings

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. These Asian Chicken Wings in the pressure cooker save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

Making Instant Pot wings is quick and simple. Use the pressure cooker for these Asian Chicken Wings and save time, money, and hassle in the kitchen!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. raw chicken wings
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. water
  • white sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sesame Garlic Sauce Ingredients:
  • ¼ c. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 3 T. honey, preferably local
  • 1 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 t. fresh ginger, very finely minced
  • 1 t. garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Season wings with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place metal trivet inside Instant Pot and add one cup of water. Arrange seasoned wings on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 8 minutes.
  2. To prepare the sesame garlic sauce, heat the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, butter, ginger, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  3. When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Remove lid and transfer wings to a large bowl. Set aside and cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, position top oven rack in the top position and pre-heat broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.
  5. Pour 1/3 of the sesame garlic sauce on top of the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. Turn the wings and repeat on the remaining side.
  6. Remove from oven and toss the wings with half of the remaining sesame garlic sauce. Sprinkle with white sesame seeds and serve immediately with the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 Servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1118Total Fat: 82gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 253mgSodium: 1684mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 53g

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Chinazor

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Thanks for giving me all the reasons in the world to get an Instant Pot. I am glad you also mentioned I can use my stove or oven to get this done.

The pictures are so cool....I am totally tempted.

Andrea Eisen

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

These look great! I'm going to share in my recipe group. I think so many people will love the simplicity of it and how it can be adjusted - I see your other flavor wings post recommended. YUM!

Gina

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Thanks so much for sharing!

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