Recipe: Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

With Instapot, you can cook Honey Garlic Chicken Wings in the quickest time possible. These tender, rich in flavour chicken wings are ideal to be served for dinners or even lunch. They are the best kind of finger food appetizers that is not just delicious but also unbelievably moist and is also perfect for parties and family gatherings. In this article, we share with you how to cook Honey Garlic Chicken Wings using an Instapot in an easy and quick way. Consider it a magic but these juicy honey soy chicken wings can be prepared in just 30 minutes with an Instapot.

Recipe type: Starters, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine type: Chinese
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

honey soy chicken wings recipe

Ingredients For Preparing InstaPot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 shallot roughly minced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly minced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger sliced
  • 1/2 cup Water warm
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Ingredients For Chicken Wing Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine

Instructions For Preparing InstaPot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Step 1: Marinate the chicken wings

To begin with, marinate the chicken wings with all the ingredients for marinade as mentioned above for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 2: Heat the pot

To heat up the Instapot, press the Saute button. Post this press the adjust button so that you can go to the Saute more function. Keep checking on how hot your pot is before you put the chicken wings in it. Wait until the indicator says Hot as this will prevent the chicken wings from sticking against the pot.

Step 3: Make the chicken wings brown

Add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil on the pot and make sure that you cover the entire bottom part of the pot with the oil coat. Now let the oil warm up and then add the marinated chicken wings in it. Let the chicken wings become brown on one side and only after that should you flip it on the other side.

Step 4: Add the essentials

Once the chicken wings become brown, reduce the heat of the pot to medium. Now add star anise and sliced ginger in it and stir for a minute. Post this, add the minced garlic and stir as long as you can get the fragrance of it, which should be about half a minute.

Step 5: Make a light gravy

Add a tablespoon of honey with half a cup of water in the pot. Try to deglaze the bottom of the pot with the help of a wooden spoon.

Step 6: Cook the chicken wings

You can close the lid of the instapot by now and put it on high pressure for about 5 minutes. Once it is pressure cooked, turn the heat off and naturally release it for about 10 minutes. Taste the sauce first and if you feel there is a need for more honey or salt you can add to it, as desired.

Step 7: Thicken the soy sauce

Remove all the chicken wings from the pot and keep it aside. Now turn the heat of the pot to medium. Mix half a teaspoon of cornstarch to the sauce along with a tablespoon of cold water. Now stir the mixture and see if you have cooked it to desired thickness.

Step 8: Coat up the chicken wings

Now turn the heat off again and add the chicken wings back to the pot. Mix it well with the soy sauce and your honey garlic chicken wings are ready to be served.

You can enjoy this dish in a number of ways and with a number of main course items. The best part about honey garlic chicken wings are that they are juicy, tender, moist and can be had at any given point of the day. It is amazing for large parties as well as small family gatherings. And the best part about cooking them in an Instapot is that you will never be disappointed with the taste and quick cooking time.

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AuthorSasha Jamison

A wonderful shower-singing sensation who's known to stumble into the kitchen, looking for inspiration to feed her hungry stomach and whoever else will sit at her table. She'll most happily bake you something than cook. And then she'll wish some pixies did the dishes for her while she watches Glee.

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1 year ago

OMG! This looks mouthwatering! Grabbing all the ingredients right now!!

Elizabeth Higgins
Elizabeth Higgins
1 year ago

This was delicious ! Didn’t have sesame seed oil or parsley ,used olive oil – and drained the off the grease from browning the chicken , since I didn’t have sesame oil I added 1/2 tsp tahini to the sauce , deglazed the ip with some of the sauce before I put the chicken back in and cooked for 20 mins , thickened the sauce with tapioca starch . Came out fall off the bone tender and juicy. Will cook again!

Lara @The Keto Queens
Lara @The Keto Queens
1 year ago

I love the sweet/salty combination and depth of flavor here! This would be a fan favorite at my house!

Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
1 year ago

I made this tonight and my husband loved it! It was super easy & quick. I’ll add it to my Instant Pot rotation for sure!

1 year ago

I love the sauce! Great recipe! I will try it this weekend! Thanks!