pressure cooker frozen chicken wings
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Pressure Cooker Frozen Chicken Wings

This is how you make tender and delicious pressure cooker frozen chicken wings! Makes a great appetizer or dinner in your Instant Pot using your favorite barbecue sauce. Wings are the best finger food we say and with this trick you can make them often. From freezer to dinner in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, chicken, frozen, instant pot, pressure cooker, wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 12 - 15 chicken wings frozen
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce 20 oz.
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (optional, more or less depending on taste)
  • 3/4 c water


  • Pour half the bottle of barbecue sauce into your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Put your frozen chicken wings on top of your sauce and pour the remainder of your barbecue sauce on top of them. Then add 3/4 c water into your bbq sauce bottle and shake it well to get remaining sauce out. Pour this on top of your wings (this is an important step).
  • If you choose to add hot sauce sprinkle on top now.
  • Close the lid and steam valve. Set to manual, pressure, high for 21 minutes. ** Note, if your wings are much smaller or you're using fewer wings than I did (mine were quite large) it will not take this long (set for 18 min. for 10 wings and perfect)
  • Do a natural release, lift lid carefully and serve!
  • If you'd like them crispy put your chicken wings on a baking sheet and under your broiler for 3-4 minutes or until as crispy as you'd like.



Serving: 8oz | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.7mg