Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings

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BBQ wings made in a pressure cooker are just as good as oven baked BBQ wings, and they cook up tender and juicy in just a few minutes! Get ready for the holiday season or football parties with this super easy 2-ingredient finger-licking Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings recipe.

Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings in a basket

Hi there! This is Amy + Jacky, Food Lovers & Recipe Developers from Pressure Cook Recipes.

Thanks Barbara for having us here and thank you so much for dropping by.

We love our pressure cookers and are CRAZY about delicious food! We enjoy spending hours researching, testing, and tasting recipes in our kitchen. So, you don’t have to! 🙂

Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of our favorite holidays.

We love everything about these holidays…

The warmth, the love, the family reunions & gatherings with loved ones, and of course, the FOOD!!

But most important of all, 

it’s a time to reminisce, reflect, and smile on the memories we’ve made, the places we’ve been, and the people we’ve met & cared for.

It’s a time to give thanks.

What are you thankful for this year?

raw chicken wings and a glass prep cup of bbq sauce

If you haven’t decided on your dinner menu for Thanksgiving, add this super easy & quick appetizer BBQ Wings to your menu. The wings are also perfect for game day parties!

You’ll Enjoy these BBQ Wings Because:

  • Super easy to make in 4 simple steps
  • Big timesaver! Cut short half the cooking time comparing to using the oven.
  • Only need 2 ingredients – wings & your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Finger-licking flavorful, moist, and tender wings

Uses for Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings

  • Holiday dinners – Thanksgiving, Christmas…
  • Game Days, Football parties, Men’s/Ladies’ night…
  • Quick lunch, dinner, or snack
  • Dinner parties, gatherings…
  • Potlucks, picnics…

While we love the taste of homemade BBQ sauce from scratch, these wings tasted surprisingly good for the amount of effort.

It’s definitely a chicken wings recipe you can fall back on for any surprise visits or busy weeknights. 🙂

pressure cooked bbq wings on a metal cooling rack

Life is too short for boring food. Enjoy & happy cooking!~ 😀

Have a Wonderful & Happy Thanksgiving! 

Amy + Jacky 

Making BBQ Wings in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this delicious BBQ Wings recipe!

Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings in a basket

Pressure Cooker BBQ Wings

Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 2 pounds (907g) Chicken Wings & Drumettes
  • ½ cup (125 ml) your favorite BBQ sauce (We used Sweet Ray Original)


Pressure Cook the Wings: Place 1 cup of cold running tap water and a trivet into the pressure cooker. Place the wings and drumettes on top of the trivet. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + Full Natural Release Open the lid carefully.

Preheat Oven: While the wings and drumettes are natural releasing, preheat oven to 450F.

Pat Dry the Wings: Remove wings and drumettes from the pressure cooker. Pat dry with paper towels.

Apply Sauce and Finish in the Oven: In a large mixing bowl, toss wings and drumettes with ½ cup (125ml) of your favorite BBQ sauce. Place the wings and drumettes in a single layer on a wire rack in a baking tray. Bake until sauce is glossy and caramelized, for 8–15 minutes.

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originally published November 13, 2016 — last updated January 1, 2019
Categories: Chicken