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Instant Pot Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings

chicken wings on a plate with carrots and celery

5 from 2 reviews

Quick and easy, healthier Buffalo Chicken Wings.  Make them mild or spicy and dip them in a good for you blue cheese sauce

Ingredients

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For the Wings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (look for just wingettes)
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder

For the Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (like Franks Buffalo Sauce), add extra for more spicy kick
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Blue Cheese Dip

  • 3/4 cups homemade yogurt or fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • juice of small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

To serve:

  • carrot, celery, and jicama sticks
  • Ranch Dip

Instructions

  1. Pat wings dry.  Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker pot and place a trivet inside.  Place wings on top of the trivet.
  3. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. While the wings cook, prepare Buffalo Sauce by whisking all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  5. Prepare Blue Cheese Dip by aggressively whisking all of the ingredients in a small bowl.  Whisk well to help break down some of the blue cheese crumbles into the yogurt.
  6. When pressure cooking is complete, use a natural release.
  7. Toss wings in the bowl with the buffalo sauce, coating them well.
  8. Preheat oven broiler.
  9. Line a sheet pan with foil (optional for easy clean up) and place a cooling rack on top.  Arrange wings on top of the rack.
  10. Place wings under the broiler and let cook 3-5 minutes on each side until browned and crispy.
  11. Serve wings hot from the oven, with a side of extra Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese or ranch dip.  Add a handful of carrot, celery, and jicama sticks.  Enjoy!

Freezer Instructions

  1. Place frozen wings on trivet as in step 2.  Cook at high pressure for 8 minutes followed by a natural release
  2. Proceed with remaining instructions in step 4

Notes

  • Look for packages that contain only wingettes to avoid having to break down an entire chicken wing
  • Don’t stop with just buffalo sauce!  Serve with any of your favorite dips and sauces, the wings are very versatile
  • Up to 3 pounds of chicken will work for the above directions.
  • Nutrition information includes just the chicken wings.  Results will vary depending on which dip is used

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