Taking wings straight from the freezer, this Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Wings are boiled to succulent perfection, and is a fantastic option for a last minute dinner, appetizer or for entertaining guests.
Instant Pots are one of the best kitchen tools for whipping up tasty meals in just a fraction of the time of traditional cooking methods, and this Frozen Instant Pot Chicken Wings recipe is no exception. Finish in the air fryer with a delicious wing sauce of your choice, these game day favorites won’t be around for long!
One of the most budget friendly cuts of chicken, wings are a great product to keep in your freezer for all kinds of occasions and can be flavored in many different ways.
This recipe uses a simple cajun seasoning to bring out the best in this savory meat, creating sticky, tasty bites that everyone will enjoy.
As the Instant Pot uses hot steam to cook, it’s not really possible to get crunchy chicken wings using this method alone. However, if you prefer a crispy wing all you need to do is transfer them to the air fryer for a few minutes.
If you have fresh chicken wings rather than frozen, you can use the exact same method outlined in this recipe but just cook them for 8 minutes on High Pressure, followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release.
A simple store bought cajun seasoning will be more than enough to season the chicken. However, if you do not have cajun seasoning, you can toss the wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika before cooking them, and it will help bring out their flavor and will add some extra oomph to your wings.
This Frozen Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe is highly adaptable, with the option to use any of your favorite spice blends, such as this Haitian Epis Seasoning Blend and a wing sauce of your choice.
You can go for a classic buffalo sauce, Homemade barbecue Sauce, honey garlic, or could experiment with sauces inspired by different cuisines like Haitian, Korean or Thai. Simply whip it up while your chicken wings are in the Instant Pot and you will have food on the table in less than half an hour.
What Can I Serve With Frozen Instant Pot Chicken Wings?
These chicken wings make for a satisfying appetizer, made extra moreish by the addition of a dipping sauce like blue cheese or ranch.
However, if you would like to serve them as a meal there are a wide range of side dishes that would be the perfect accompaniment.
Do I Need An Instant Pot To Cook Chicken Wings From Frozen?
An Instant Pot is the quickest way to cook wings from frozen while retaining a tender and succulent texture (that’s all down to the steam!) However, you can just as easily cook chicken wings from frozen in the oven or Air Fryer.
Just bear in mind that they will take significantly longer in the oven to ensure the chicken wings are properly cooked through.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
You can stack the chicken wings in the air fryer; however, you will need to toss them in between cooking so that all of the wings are cooked evenly. It is best to avoid stacking if possible.
No. If you have the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or Instant Pot Duo, that will be perfect. However, if you do not own this gadget, using both the Air Fryer and Instant Pot will best the next best choice.
We highly recommend you use a trivet, as it will help the chicken from soaking in the instant pot while it is cooking.
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Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- 12 Frozen Wings
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
- Wash the wings under hot water. Add one cup of water in the instant Pot. Then add the Trivet. Place the wings on top of the trivet. Cover with the lid, and turn the knob to sealing. Press on pressure cook, and adjust timer to 5 minutes. Quick release when finished.
- Transfer the wings to a bowl. Seasoning with the cajun seasoning. Mix to well combine. Add the wings to the Air Fryer Basket. Air Fry at 400° for 10 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy.