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Instant Pot BBQ Root Beer Chicken Wings

Send your taste buds into heaven with these delicious Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Wings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Author: Never Ending Journeys


  • 2 1/2 pounds Chicken Wings thawed
  • 18 ounces Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce {1 bottle}
  • 3/4 cup Root Beer {6 ounces}
  • 1/4 cup Root Beer {2 ounces}


  • In mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup Root Beer with 18 ounces of Barbecue Sauce, then set 3/4 cup of this sauce mixture aside to drizzle on your cooked chicken once it’s done.
  • Add 1/4 cup Root Beer to bottom of Instant Pot, then place Trivet in the Instant Pot.
  • Place Chicken Wings on Trivet, then pour sauce mixture from bowl over Chicken Wings.
  • Select “Meat/Stew” setting, select “High Pressure,” and change cooking time to 12 minutes.
  • Preheat will start 10 seconds after settings are selected.
  • Once Chicken Wings are done, Quick Release pressure before removing lid.
  • For less crispy wings, drizzle remaining 3/4 cup of sauce over wings, and ENJOY!
  • For crispier wings, place cooked wings on foil lined cookie sheet and drizzle with 1/4 cup of the remaining sauce and place under Broiler for 5 minutes, then flip wings and drizzle with another 1/4 cup of sauce and place under broiler for an additional 5 minutes, then flip once more, drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup of sauce, and place under broiler for 5 more minutes. ENJOY!


In addition to cook time, it will take approx. 13 minutes to initially reach pressure before cook time begins.
*If using a Crock Pot Pressure Cooker, select the “Beans/Chili” setting to manually override cook time and pressure settings.