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Instant Pot Chicken Wings with Sticky Cola Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken Wings with a delicious sticky cola sauce make the best appetizer for any game day! Make these restaurant quality wings in 1/2 of the time!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time29 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, Instant Pot
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Chandice Probst
Cost: $8


  • 3 lb. chicken wings
  • 8 ounces cola
  • 2/3 C brown sugar divided
  • 2 T gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika


  • Pat dry the chicken wings with paper towels
  • Place the chicken wings in the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Pour the can of cola and gluten-free soy sauce over the wings
  • Sprinkle with 1/3 C brown sugar and smoked paprika
  • Seal the lid and pressure cook for 8 minutes on high
  • Once the time is up, let it naturally release for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to broil
  • Do a quick release on the Instant Pot
  • Remove the chicken wings and place them on a greased baking sheet
  • Press the saute button on the Instant Pot and reduce the liquid by 2/3
  • Add 1/3 C brown sugar and continue reducing until sticky and syrupy
  • Pour the sauce over chicken wings and broil 5-7 minutes or until crispy
  • Remove and serve with additional sticky sauce


How to store chicken wings
You can store these chicken wings in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. We recommend waiting until your chicken is completely cooled then storing in an airtight container. Adding a paper towel to the bottom of the container is a good way to soak up excess moisture or sauce.
Can an air fryer cook frozen chicken wings? 
Yes you can cook frozen chicken wings in an air fryer. An air fryer is the best way to get crispy chicken wings but the inside of the wings might not be as tender. A combination of Instant Pot and air fryer/broil gives you tender wings with a crispy outside.
Pro tip: The best way to serve these crispy wings is right from the oven with celery sticks and ranch dressing!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg