Super Easy Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Wings
Serve these Honey Sesame Chicken Wings as an appetizer, or as the main course for a family dinner paired with your favorite sides.
These delicious Honey Sesame Chicken Wings are not only full of flavor, they are finger-licking good!
We love chicken wings around here, and we don’t consider them just an appetizer, but a main meal. I love making these Honey Sesame Chicken Wings because I love simple recipes, and this recipe is about as easy as they get!
If you’re looking for a quick meal idea on a busy weeknight, nothing compares to the convenience of an Instant Pot. Not only are your meals healthier, but they are done in very little time.
Once you’ve finished cooking your wings in the Instant Pot, simply placing them under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish.
Serve wings with steamed vegetables and rice for a weeknight meal, or as my son prefers, with a side of french fries.
Did I mention that this is the perfect recipe for a weekend or game day appetizer?
HOW TO PREPARE HONEY SESAME CHICKEN WINGS
3 Lbs Chicken Wings
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Cup water
Sesame Seeds, for garnish
½ Cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
3 Tbsp Honey,
1 Tsp Unsalted Butter
2 Tsp Fresh Ginger, minced
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1.Season wings with onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Place the metal trivet inside Instant Pot and add one cup of water. Arrange seasoned wings on top of the trivet before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 10 minutes.
2.To prepare the marinade, heat the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, butter, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
3.When cooking time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Remove the lid and transfer the wings to a large bowl. Set aside and let cool slightly.
4. Position your oven rack in the top position and preheat the broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.
5. Pour 1/3 of the marinade on top of the wings and toss to coat. Transfer the wings to the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet and place under the broiler for 4 – 5 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop a nice brown color. Turn the wings and repeat on the other side.
(Be sure to keep a close eye on the chicken wings as they broil to prevent them from burning!)
6. Carefully remove the wings from the oven and toss them with the remainder of the marinade. Allow to cool slightly, then garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
*Tip: If you prefer crispier wings, allow them to broil for 2-3 minutes longer.
We love making honey seasme chicken, but we rarely ever do wings. But we may have to try as these look so tender and yummy x
You should definitely try them. They are absolutely delicious, and have become a family favorite.
3 of my 4 kids love chicken wings. The youngest is just starting to discover them.
Wings have quickly become my son’s favorite.
The glaze looks so perfect on these wings! I will have to try these – we can never get the glaze right in our home.
Wow ! This chicken looks insane , the glaze looks delicious. We love chicken so Weill definitely try this out
This is an interesting way of cooking wings! And boy do these look good! I’ll have to attempt this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Great recipe! A new twist on the standard chicken wings I normally make.
Julie Ann Shahin
My husband absolutely loves (perhaps loved is better) chicken wings. He’s a vegetarian now. I would have liked to make this for him. Maybe I’ll have to make it for a party! Thanks for the recipes!
Lisa - The Zing Collective
Drooling! Do you think this would work well with chicken breast pieces as well?
I have not tried chicken breast but I would think they would work okay. You would probably have to adjust the cooking time though. Let me know how they turn out if you decide to make them.
Ginger and garlic, I’m DROOLING. Adding this to my list! How delicious?!
I love trying new recipes in my instant pot. My husband will love these delicious wings. Thank you for the recipe!
I would kill for something like this right now! I love chicken wings but have never had them with honey before!
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This is what Ive been looking for. Your recipe looks so delish and I cannot wait to try it 🙂
You had me at super easy! These sound delicious!
These wings sound delicious. I love the flavour combination. It’s great you added the ginger and chilli to add some heat!!!
These sound quite tasty. I wonder how it would be with chicken breast.
Ooohhhh….you got me on these wings, LaSonia! Honey and chicken are some of my favourite foods! Thank you for this recipe.
I love Instant Pot recipes! This honey sesame chicken wings looks really delicious. We’d love to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
thanks for sharing the recipe. Very timely now that I’m defrosing the chicken and searching for a new recipe to try
I think this is a great recipe for anyone who enjoys chicken wings and wants to try making them using an Instant Pot. With a bit more information on the nutritional value, it could be even more helpful for readers who are trying to make healthy and delicious meals at home.