Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Make these Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings (Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings) with 10 mins prep! Super flavorful wings as appetizer, snack, or dinner.

Make this Easy Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe (Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings) with only 10 mins prep! These super flavorful and tender honey garlic chicken wings are perfect for quick dinners. You can also make a big batch for parties, picnics, or BBQ. 😀

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Chicken wings are the ultimate finger food. So simple yet sooo delicious. I just can’t get enough of them! Maybe it’s just me, but somehow eating with my hands make the food a wee bit more delicious. 😀

This time, we’ve made these sweet Honey Garlic Chicken Wings with our pressure cooker.

Make these Honey Soy Chicken Wings with 10 mins prep! Super flavorful & tender honey garlic chicken wings are great for dinners, parties, picnics or BBQ.

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And the chicken wings were unbelievably moist, fall-off-the-bone tender, and packed with flavors!

You’ll love the sweet and fragrant honey soy marinade. I can easily eat the whole bowl myself without even knowing it! But of course, I did generously share some with Jacky. Hehehe~ 😛

Make these if you’re looking for something quick & easy, healthy, and kid-friendly. Though it’s often made as a finger food for parties and gatherings, it’s also great for an easy family dinner. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe


Honey Soy Chicken Wings Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound chicken wings
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly minced
  • ½ large shallot or 1 small shallot, roughly minced
  • 1 – 2 Star anise 八角
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch

Chicken Wing Marinade

Instructions for Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings


Make these Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings (Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings) with 10 mins prep! Super flavorful wings as appetizer, snack, or dinner.

Step 1
Marinate Chicken Wings


Marinate the chicken wings with the Chicken Wing Marinade for 20 minutes.

Step 2
Heat Up Pressure Cooker


Heat up your pressure cooker

  • Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click the adjust button to go to Sauté More function.

Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be when you place the chicken wings into the pot

  • Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says HOT.

*Pro Tip: This prevents the chicken wings from sticking to the pot.

Step 3
Brown Chicken Wings


Add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add the marinated chicken wings in the pot (do not discard the chicken wing marinade).

Then, brown the chicken wings for roughly 30 seconds on each side. Flip a few times as you brown them as the soy sauce and sugar can be burnt easily.

Remove and set aside.

*Pro Tip: Remember to flip the marinated chicken wings as you brown them in the pressure cooker because the soy sauce and sugar can burn easily.

Step 4
Sauté Shallot, Star Anise, Ginger, Garlic


Reduce the heat to medium (Instant pot: press cancel button, then press sauté button).

Add the minced shallot, star anise and sliced ginger, then stir for roughly a minute.

Add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant (roughly 30 seconds).

Step 5
Deglaze the Pot


Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with ½ cup of warm water, then add it into the pot and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Step 6
Pressure Cook Chicken Wings


Place all the chicken wings with all the meat juice and the leftover marinade in the pot.

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 5 minutes, then
  • Pressure Release Method: Turn off the heat and fully Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes)

Open the lid carefully.

Taste the honey soy chicken wings and the honey soy sauce. Season with more salt or honey if desired.

Step 7
Thicken the Honey Soy Sauce


Remove all the chicken wings from the pot and set aside.

Turn on the heat to medium (Instant pot: press sauté button).

Mix 1 ½ tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water. Keep mixing and add it into the honey soy sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.

Step 8
Coat and Serve Instant Pot Chicken Wings


Turn off the heat and add the chicken wings back into the pot.

Coat well with the honey soy sauce and serve immediately!

Important Tip: Kids would be all over these sweet and tender Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings! Jacky and I were totally fighting over them. Haha~ So, remember to grab yours before they’re gone. 😉

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Instant Pot Chinese Takeout Recipes: Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Make these Honey Garlic Chicken Wings with 10 mins prep! Super flavorful & tender honey garlic chicken wings are great for dinners, parties, picnics or BBQ.
4.89 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound chicken wings
  • 4 cloves garlic , roughly minced
  • ½ large shallot or 1 small shallot , roughly minced
  • 1 - 2 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon ginger , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch

Chicken Wing Marinade

Instructions

  • Marinate Chicken Wings: Marinate the chicken wings with the Chicken Wing Marinade for 20 minutes.
  • Heat Up Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click the adjust button to go to Sauté More function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be when you place the chicken wings into the pot (Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says HOT). This will prevent the chicken wings from sticking to the pot.
  • Brown Chicken Wings: Add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add the marinated chicken wings into the pot (do not discard the chicken wing marinade). Then, brown the chicken wings for roughly 30 seconds on each side. Flip a few times as you brown them as the soy sauce and sugar can be burnt easily. Remove and set aside.
  • Sauté Shallot, Star Anise, Ginger, Garlic: Reduce the heat to medium (Instant pot: press cancel button, then press sauté button). Add the minced shallot, star anise and sliced ginger, then stir for roughly a minute. Add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant (roughly 30 seconds).
  • Deglaze Pot: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with ½ cup of warm water, then add it into the pot and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Pressure Cook Chicken Wings: Place all the chicken wings with all the meat juice and the leftover chicken wing marinade into the pot. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes (Electric or Stovetop pressure cookers). Turn off the heat and fully Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid carefully and taste one of the honey soy chicken wings and the honey soy sauce. Season with more salt or honey if desired.
  • Thicken Honey Garlic Sauce: Remove all the chicken wings from the pot and set aside. Turn on the heat to medium (Instant pot: press sauté button). Mix 1 ½ tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold running tap water. Keep mixing and add it into the honey soy sauce one third at a time until desired thickness.
  • Coat and Serve: Turn off the heat and add the chicken wings back into the pot. Coat well with the honey soy sauce and serve immediately!
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Recipe Notes:

Remember to flip the marinated chicken wings while browning as the soy sauce and sugar can be burnt easily.
*Total cooking time does not include the inactive time required for marinating the chicken wings.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken wings, instant pot honey garlic chicken wings, instant pot wings, pressure cooker chicken, pressure cooker chicken wings, pressure cooker honey garlic chicken wings, pressure cooker wings
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Make these Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings (Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings) with 10 mins prep! Super flavorful wings as appetizer, snack, or dinner.

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jamie

hi Amy and Jacky, i want to try this with frozen chicken wings… marinading wouldn’t help as wings are frozen right? what would you suggest i do with frozen wings? how long to cook? can i keep the same amount of liquids/marinade ? with 1.5 lbs of wings, would all the wings be submerged? i worry that the wings that are not submerged in the liquids would not get cooked properly esp when frozen.

thanks for your help and the great recipes you have posted here!5 stars

Chermaine

Hi, I tried this recipe tonight and it tasted really good. However, my wings were very soft. The meat just fall right off the bones. Is that normal? Or I over cooked it? Thanks4 stars

bette lynn strong

when you do recipes like this please make a printable one. my printer showed a choice of 45 pages when actually I only wanted 7 which is still far too many.

Charmine

I do love your recipe. If I cook 3-4 lbs chicken wing, how should I adjust the recipe and cooking time?

Charmine

After sauté the garlic, ginger, etc, Can I just put the raw chicken wing directly in the pot then pressure cook them together? Why need to sauté chicken wing firstly?

Janette

Hi, this dish sounds amazing. However, we have several food allergies in our house. Cannot have peanut, wheat, tree nut and a few other foods (including sesame). Can the following substitutes be made? EVOO for peanut oil, San-J (wheat free) light soy sauce and regular (for dark). Also is the star anise in any nut family? Thank you! Love following your page.

Alhana

Hi Jacky and Amy! I did this once before and I loved it. I want to make it again today but I don’t have peanut oil at hand. Can I sub it with canola or sesame oil? Thanks!5 stars

Paul

These wings look so good but why do you all have to make it with such exotic ingredients – like Shoaxing wine? and two different kinds of soy. They don’t have any of that here in Kentucky.

Samantha

If i want to crisp the wings, Would I put it in the oven before or after coating the wings with the honey sauce?

Randy Bobandy

Howdy! We need to make these wings and then transport them to a party. How would you recommend cooking at home and then reheating the wings at the party?

Thank you ever so kindly

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