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Instant Pot BBQ Wings

Instant Pot BBQ Wings with Alabama White BBQ Dipping Sauce

You’re gonna go crazy for Instant Pot BBQ Wings with that gorgeous caramelization – no Instant Pot? No worries. Oven directions are here, too.

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Ingredients

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions:

Add one cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the rack that comes with your IP. Toss the wings and drummettes with the desired amount of rib rub and add on top of the rack.

Seal and set for High Pressure, five minutes. Let release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually.

To finish in oven: While the Instant Pot is releasing, Line a large sheet tray with foil for easy cleanup. Set the oven to broil, arranging a rack about five inches from the heating element. Pat the chicken dry and toss with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Arrange on the rack, drummettes towards the outside of the rack with the thickest part near the edges, the rest of the chicken in the center. Broil for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken, turn over, baste the (now) top side of the wings and drummettes with a little additional sauce and broil for an additional 4 minutes.

When broiling, watch closely; ovens can vary in temperature. Broil until golden brown with some caramelized spots.

To finish on grill: While the Instant Pot is releasing, heat grill to medium-high if using gas; if using charcoal, prepare and start grill when the chicken goes in the instant pot. Remove the wings from the Instant Pot, pat dry and toss with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Grill until caramelized on one side, then baste with a little of the remaining sauce. Turn over and continue to grill until the second side is caramelized and browned in spots.

Serve with Alabama Dipping Sauce.

Oven Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) and set a rack on top of the sheet tray.

Pat the chicken dry and toss with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Arrange on the rack, drummettes towards the outside of the rack with the thickest part near the edges, the rest of the chicken in the center.

Bake for about 15 minutes, then remove the chicken and lightly baste the chicken with part of the remaining 1/4 cup of sauce, turn and baste the top side. Place the chicken back in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the chicken again (and set the oven to broil, arranging a rack about five inches from the heating element) and baste the tops of the chicken pieces one more time. Place in the oven and broil for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken again, turn over, baste the (now) top side and broil for an additional 4 minutes.

When broiling, watch closely; ovens can vary in temperature. Broil until golden brown with some caramelized spots.

Note:

The wings may be prepared ahead up to the final basting when using the oven method and up to the broiling or grilling stage and then finished on the grill or under the broiler when needed.

Serve with Alabama Dipping Sauce.

Keywords: Appetizer, Barbecue Sauce, Chicken, chicken wings, Instant Pot

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