Paleo, Gluten-Free, Instant Pot

Servings 2

Chicken Wings

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The Instant Pot quickly cooks delicious wings perfectly in 10 minutes. Use an oven broiler for an extra 10 minutes to make your chicken wings crispy!

If you don’t have time to make paleo-friendly wing sauce from scratch, I recommend Steve’s Paleogoods Wing Sauce

Not following a paleo?! Not a problem! Just use your favorite barbecue, buffalo, or teriyaki sauce.

Want to feed more people? Add up to 2 lbs more of wings and use 2 cups of wing sauce.

You have to make this chicken wing recipe!


Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Natural Release
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Make juicy chicken wings in 10 minutes using the Instant Pot. Use your oven broiler to make them crispy!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, Instant Pot, paleo
Servings: 2
  • 1 lb chicken wings organic
  • sea salt
  • seasoning optional, see instructions
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup wing sauce I use Steve's Paleo Good
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil organic
  1. Separate chicken wings into 3 pieces. With a sharp knife trim the tip, drumette, and wing. Discard or store wing tips in a freezer-safe container to make stock later. Pat the wings dry with a paper towel.

  2. Season wings evenly with salt and seasonings of choice. I use sage, thyme, cayenne, paprika, and black pepper. 

  3. Add the water to the stainless steel inner pot. Lower the trivet that came with your Instant Pot into the water.

  4. Stack the chicken wings on the trivet, in such a way they won't fall into the water. 

  5. Secure the lid. Close the top valve, point it to the "sealing" position. Plug in the Instant Pot.

  6. Select the "Manual" button, use  "-" or "+" to adjust cook time for 10 minutes, verify "High Pressure" is selected. 

  7. Once the cooking cycle is complete, the IP will switch to "warm mode" and release pressure naturally, taking roughly 10 minutes. 

  8. Turn the IP off and unplug it. When safe to do so, use an oven-safe mitt to remove the lid. 

  9. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, place an oven-safe cooling rack on top of the foil. 

  10. Transfer wings on to the lined baking sheet with a cooling rack set it aside for now.

  11. Turn the oven broiler on and select the highest setting.

  12. Remove the trivet from the IP and pour the old water out and into the sink. Put the stainless steel pot back inside your IP. Plug in the Instant Pot, keep the lid off and select the "sauté" button.

  13. Pour the Paleo-Friendly wing sauce and olive oil into the IP, stir to heat sauce briefly. Don't let it boil! Add the wings to the sauce, toss and coat each piece evenly. Turn the IP off and unplug it. 

  14. Use kitchen tongs to place coated wings back on the baking sheet with a cooling rack. Space wing pieces out evenly so they don't touch or overlap each other. 

  15. Place the prepared wings in the broiler for 5 minutes. Remove and use kitchen tongs to carefully flip wings over.

  16. Place the flipped over wings back in the broiler for an extra 5 minutes. Watch them, so they don't burn.

  17. When wings are crispy, they are ready to serve.

  1. One pound of trimmed chicken wings, minus wing tips, yields roughly 18 chicken pieces. One pound of prepared wings was enough for my husband and me to feel satisfied and full.

  2. Want to feed more people? Add up to 2 lbs more chicken wings and use 2 cups of wing sauce.

  3. Not Paleo? Not a problem! Use your favorite buffalo, barbecue or teriyaki sauce. Note: Sauce that contains sugar burns differently and quicker than paleo versions containing zero sugar. If your sauce has sugar, decrease the cooking time in the broiler. 

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