I have been in a dating relationship with my Instant Pot since June. I have really gotten serious with my pot though and can firmly say, I am becoming a “pot” head. I know my mom is proud. These Instant Pot Buffalo Wings are one of the recipes that put me securely in that category. These wings were quick to make yet resulted in fall of the bone tenderness all while being drenched in an easy butter and Franks hot sauce buffalo sauce.
Instant Pot Buffalo Wings – Quick Buffalo Chicken Wings
For any of you following a keto diet, these wings are perfect for the diet plan. Seriously, five ingredients between the wings and the sauce with two of the ingredients being high-fat dairy products.
The wings marinade in a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. I combine buttermilk, or in my case heavy whipping cream and vinegar, and ranch dressing seasoning.
In a large gallon Ziploc bag, dump the wings and the buttermilk ranch combination. Give the bag a shake and let sit for 30 minutes. Prepare the Instant Pot for the wings.
Turn your Instant Pot on the saute setting and let it start warming up. After the wings have sat for 30 minutes, dump them into the pot and let saute till the buttermilk is bubbling.
Put the lid on the Instant Pot making sure the vent is on sealed, switch the Instant Pot off and then to manual for 12 minutes. My wings were partially frozen so it still took about 15-20 minutes to pressurize. Once the Instant Pot runs out of time and switches to warm, do a quick release on the Instant Pot.
While the wings were cooking, I went ahead and started on my super simple sauce made with a stick of butter and a bottle of Frank’s Hot Sauce.
Scoop the wings out of the Instant Pot and place on a jelly roll pan for a quick broil in the oven.
What you need to make Instant Pot Buffalo Wings
Instant Pot Buffalo Wings
These Instant Pot Buffalo wings were quick to make chicken buffalo wings yet resulted in fall of the bone tenderness all while being drenched in an easy butter and Franks hot sauce buffalo sauce.
- 3 pounds chicken wings
- 1 cup buttermilk make your own with cream and vinegar too
- 2 tablespoons ranch dressing seasoning mix
- 1 bottle Frank's Hot Sauce, 12-ounce bottle
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
Combine the buttermilk and ranch seasoning together. Put the wings in a gallon Ziploc bag and then pour the buttermilk ranch over top of the chicken wings. Let sit for 30 minutes.
While the chicken is marinading, get the Instant Pot turned on and beginning to get hot on the saute setting. Dump the chicken and buttermilk into the Instant Pot and remain on saute till the liquid begins to bubble.
Place the Instant Pot lid on the pot making sure the vent is turned to sealed and switch the setting to off. Then put the Instant Pot to manual for 12 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, combine the melted butter and Frank's Hot Sauce to complete incorporate with each other. Also, turn the broiler in your oven on high.
When the Instant Pot click to warm after the time expires, do a quick release with the vent.
Once the venting process is complete, remove the lid and scoop the wings from the Instant Pot to a jelly roll pan. Generously cover in the buffalo sauce you previously made.
Place under the broiler for about 10 minutes or the wings take on the crispy texture you desire. Turn the pan occasionally and turn the wings over after five minutes.
Serve with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.