Crispy, juicy and hot Buffalo Chicken Wings! Spice rubbed and cooked in an Instant Pot or oven, then coated in a buttery hot sauce, these crisply delicious wings will be ready for you in under 30 minutes!
Prep (same for both methods): Pat dry chicken wings. Mix spice rub in a ziplock for easy cleanup. Add the wings to the bag, seal it and toss well to coat the wings with the rub.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the wings, skin side up. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 425F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Coat wings with hot sauce on both sides and broil them in the oven, 1-2 minutes on each side, depending on your oven.
Instant Pot Method
Put 1 cup water in the inner pot of the instant pot. Place steamer basket in and layer the wings in it. Close lid. Vent set to Sealing position. Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes before opening (NPR 5).
Coat wings with hot sauce and place them on a lined baking sheet. Broil them in the oven for 5-6 minutes, flipping them half way through (3 minutes or so on each side).
Recipe Tips for Buffalo Chicken Wings
Perfect Texture: Pat dry the wings using kitchen towels before you spice rub them. This results in an extra crispy texture.
Using Chicken Drumsticks for this Buffalo Wings Recipe: You can also use chicken drumsticks with this chicken wings recipe, but increase the pressure cooking time to 12 minutes instead of the 5.
Customize the heat level of your Chicken wings: You can increase the heat in this chicken hot wings recipe by adding some tabasco to Frank's hot sauce. You can also tone it down by reducing the hot sauce.
To make Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer, spice rub them and place them in the air fryer basket, keeping a little distance between each. Cook at 380F for 12 mins, flip the wings and cook another 12 mins. Increase the temperature to 400F and cook another 5 mins to crisp up the skin. Toss them in sauce and serve!
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.