Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cooking under Pressure: BBQ Chicken Wings

The big game is approaching and your going to host a few friends and family members. A big fan favorite is BBQ chicken wings. Using your pressure cooker it will only take 6 minutes to cook them. This is especially useful if you need to make more. Or you need to make a spicier batch. You know those people that put hot sauce on everything. 

I also prefer to have my sauce cooked into my meat instead of dipping the wings in sauce after they’ve been cooked. This way I don’t end up with sauce all over my hands and face. But if you do load up on hand wipes on game day. 

This recipe is a homemade BBQ sauce, but I’m sure your favorite BBQ sauce would work just as well. Just remember if there is not enough liquid your not going to build up enough pressure. There is a way you can cook these differently. I’ll give you directions for both. 


4 lbs of chicken wings, cleaned, trimmed and patted dry

1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
1 onion, finely chopped 
2 tablespoons minced garlic 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1/2 teaspoon chili powder 
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1 cup ketchup 
1 tablespoon tomato paste 
2 tablespoons brown sugar 
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
Salt and pepper to taste 


Turn on pressure cooker high temperature for 6 minutes. Add oil and cook the onions and garlic until the onions become tender. Add the dry spices and cook an additional minute or two. Add the ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot for any brown bits. Toss in the wings and lock the lid in place. Pressure cook for the 6 minutes. When done use the “quick release” method and carefully remove the lid. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Yum Yum!

 PS: if you prefer crispy skins place them on a baking sheet. Set them in your oven on the highest rack, under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until your desired results are achieved.

When I was making the Cooking under Pressure: Lemon Chicken and Green Olives I found that my silicone tipped tongs were too short and I needed longer ones so I wouldn’t be splattered on by the hot I need these.

Alternative Directions:

Turn on pressure cooker on high for 15 minutes. Since we are steaming these it takes a bit longer. Put the wings in a steamer basket and lower them into the pot. Make sure the handles of the steamer basket do not interfere with the pressure cooker lid. If you don’t have a steamer basket with handles, put it in first and then with tongs place the wings in the basket. Do not over fill the cooker. Lock lid and cook for 15 minutes. Use the quick release method and remove the lid carefully. I’d use my tongs to remove the steamer basket or the wings. I’d also broil the wings 3-5 minutes to get the skins crispy. Using a medium size bowl add your favorite sauce or just add some butter and hot sauce😜. Dip your wings in the sauce and serve. 
I want one of these!

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