Instant Pot Sesame Garlic Wings

Nothing beats the convenience of an Instant Pot for quick, easy, and healthier chicken wings. Once cooked, a quick trip under the broiler is all you need to get that nice crispy finish.

Tip: You can save money by trimming your wings yourself. They are a little easier to trim AFTER they’ve been cooked. Immediately freeze the tips to make chicken stock, if desired.

Note: This recipe is written for fresh or thawed wings. If using frozen wings, add 3-4 minutes to the active cook time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Natural release10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 5


  • 4 lbs. chicken wings
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • White sesame seeds for garnish

Sesame Garlic Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos or soy sauce if not gluten-free
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey preferably local
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger very finely minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Season wings with salt and black pepper, to taste. Add one cup of water to the inner pot. Arrange seasoned wings inside the Silikong Steamer Basket an place it inside the pot before securing the cover in place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 8 minutes.
  • To prepare the sesame garlic sauce, heat the coconut aminos, sesame oil, honey, butter, ginger, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until butter is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining steam. Remove lid and the Silikong basket. Set aside and let it cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, position top oven rack in the top position and pre-heat broiler to high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Set aside.
  • Pour 1/3 of the sesame garlic sauce 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 3-4 minutes or until the wings start to get crispy and develop some color. Turn the wings and repeat on the remaining side.
  • Remove from oven and toss the wings with half of the remaining sesame garlic sauce. Sprinkle with white sesame seeds and serve immediately with the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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