Instant Pot Honey BBQ Wings

I love the versatility of my Instant Pot. Who knew you could get tender, savory wings on the table in only 30 minutes? Typical wings take 45 – 60 minutes in the oven. And the Instant Pot not only speeds up the recipe, but it also infuses the wings with more flavor than traditional cooking methods.

These wings are fun to eat and kid-friendly. They’re equally good for a weeknight meal, tailgating or to serve as party food. Pair them with some crunchy veggies and a variety of dipping sauces and they’re sure to please.

If you want a more restaurant-style feel to your wings, use only the drumette and wingette parts of the wings. Most grocery stores sell these pre-cut and there’s less waste since the wing tips typically have the least meat.

You can also kick up the spice by adding additional cayenne or by adding a dash of sriracha to your BBQ sauce. It’s fabulous!

These wings are fun to eat and kid-friendly.


Sauce Mixture:

  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 2 – 2 1/2 lbs chicken wings (drumette and wingette sections only)

To Finish:

  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Add Sauce Mixture ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Add the wings and stir to coat.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 10 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Remove the wings to a foil-lined baking sheet and brush with additional BBQ sauce.
  6. Set pan under the broiler until sauce is bubbly, 3-5 minutes.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.