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Serve up a plate of these ranch Instant Pot Chicken wings today, for the perfect game day snack. Instant Pot wings couldn’t get any easier than this, and they are finger licking good!

Just 4 ingredients needed to make the crowd-worthy Instant Pot easy chicken wings that offer that classic ranch flavor no one can resist.

You will never look for another chicken wing recipe again, once you try this recipe out!

This chicken wing recipe is always great for a busy weeknight meal! Check out my Sesame Chicken Wings as well made in the Instant Pot! Or my bbq air fryer chicken wings.

Ranch Chicken Wing Recipe Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Before we know it the big game will be on every tv station around the world, and you will want a ton of tasty appetizers and finger foods to go along with your game day party. These ranch chicken wings are so tasty and simple to make.

You do most of the cooking in the Instant Pot and then put them in a pan to broil, which will give them the perfect crunchy outside that any wing should have. The ranch and liquid smoke really add the perfect amount of flavor to these wings.

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Can I Cook Frozen Wings for Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Wings

You can use frozen wings for your Instant Pot ranch chicken wings. It is the same cook time it just will take longer to reach pressure. This Instant Pot wing recipe is really easy, and I love that you can use thawed or frozen wings.

What is The Best Ranch for Chicken Wings

Now since these are ranch-flavored wings you might not want more to dip. But if you are a ranch addict like the rest of us, dip away!

What is the Difference Between a Chicken Wing and a Buffalo Wing?

Buffalo wings are generally tossed with a buffalo sauce that packs a little heat. Whereas a chicken wing offers a variety of flavors, like these ranch wings, or sesame, honey barbeque, etc. Both methods can be made with or without a breading batter.  If you run into boneless wings they generally have a thick batter coating it.

Are Chicken Wings White or Dark Meat

Chicken wings are white meat. I prefer white meat, and the way you cook your wings will keep the meat nice and juicy.

The Easiest Chicken Wing Recipe

Ranch Chicken Wing Recipe  

How To Make Ranch Chicken Wings

Ingredients for Ranch Chicken Wings

Instructions for Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wing Recipe

  1. Prep your wings.  Wash, dry and cut them.  Set aside.
  2. In your Instant Pot, add 1 tsp garlic to the bottom.  
  3. Pour in 2 tbsp liquid smoke and ½ cup of water.
  4. In a bowl, empty 1 package of ranch seasoning mix.  Add some salt and pepper.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in the ranch mix.
  6. Place in the Instant pot.  Make sure you don’t go over the max fill line.
  7. Cover the pot and secure the lid.  Be sure that the valve is set to sealing.  

Cook on the poultry setting.  If you want to cook on the manual settings, set for 4 minutes for tender wings or 5 minutes if you want to fall off the bone wings.  When the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes. Then release the rest of the pressure by moving the valve to the venting setting.  

Remove from the Instantpot and place on a baking sheet.  Broil for 2 minutes on each side.

Serve.

ranch chicken wing recipe

Ranch Chicken Wing Recipe

Ranch Instant Pot Chicken Wing Recipe

Yield: 30 wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package ranch seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings

Instructions

  1. Prep your wings. Wash, dry and cut them. Set aside.
  2. In your Instant Pot, add 1 tsp garlic to the bottom.
  3. Pour in 2 tbsp liquid smoke and ½ cup of water.
  4. In a bowl, empty 1 package of ranch seasoning mix. Add some salt and pepper.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in the ranch mix.
  6. Place in the Instantpot. Make sure you don’t go over the max fill line.
  7. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Be sure that the valve is set to sealing.
  8. Cook on the poultry setting. If you want to cook on the manual settings, set for 4 minutes for tender wings or 5 minutes if you want to fall off the bone wings. When the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes. Then release the rest of the pressure by moving the valve to the venting setting.
  9. Remove from the Instantpot and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes on each side.

Notes

Depending on the count of wings you buy will vary in the amount of wings you can make in this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 6 wings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

As you can see this is an easy chicken wing recipe that can be made in no time! Easy and finger licking good! If you are looking for a dessert to serve with this, try out my white poke cake! Great for serving a crowd and moist and delicious.

Can You Use Liquid Ranch for Instant Pot Chicken Wings

No, you can’t use a liquid ranch to coat your chicken. You use the dry mix packet because it acts as a dry rub for your chicken. If you pour liquid ranch on your wings, you will get a burnt mess.

Tips for Making Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Wings

If you want you can buy a steamer basket, I have used this recently and it works great. The steamer basket is great for holding all your wings in, and then once you are done cooking, just lift the basket out. This saves you from having to use tongs to individually remove each wing.

Have you ever tried an Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Wing before? 

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Kathryn

Sunday 31st of May 2020

Ooo, trying these tonight! I’m hoping I can make these with frozen wings..I guess we will find out!

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Becky

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

is this garlic salt, garlic powder, minced garlic???? Thanks

Kelsey

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

minced garlic

Brandi Ortega

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

This was a big hit with my family. Thank you!

Kelsey

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I am SO happy to hear, YAY! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!

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