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Honey Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe – Instant Pot and Crock Pot Instructions

One of our favorite meals this time of year is Honey Barbecue Wings. 

Not only are they absolutely delicious, but they are also simple and easy to make! With just a few common ingredients you can have award-winning wings on the table in no time.

honey barbecue wings

And who couldn’t use a few recipes that are quick and easy?

No need to thaw out those wings – you can throw them in the pot frozen and they come out perfect each and every time.  

If you are looking for a delicious meal during a busy weekday night or if you are looking for a great recipe for game day, you must give this Honey Barbecue Wing recipe a try!

We’ve included instructions for both the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker method and the traditional Crock Pot method.  

We prefer to use the Instant Pot to make the wings, as you go from Frozen to Table in less than 45 minutes!

Although, the crock pot method results in great tasting wings as well, it just takes a little more planning. 

Check out our other favorite chicken wing recipes:

Baked Chicken Wings With Chipotle Dry Rub

Crock Pot Sweet Chile Wings

Dry Rub Smoked Chicken Wings 

Baked Honey Barbecue Wings

Honey Barbecue Wings Recipe

Honey Barbecue Wings

Ingredients for the honey barbecue wing sauce.


1 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

3 cloves of garlic – minced

1/2 cup root beer or water

1/2 cup of honey

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 lbs chicken wings (frozen or thawed)

Honey Barbecue Wings

Frozen wings after being in the Instant Pot for 12 minutes of cooking.


1. Mix all ingredients except chicken wings in the pot

2. Toss chicken wings in the mixed liquid, coating all sides.

3. Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Instructions:

Close lid to Instant Pot and set value on sealing. Manual pressure for 12 minutes for frozen wings, 10 minutes for thawed wings using quick pressure release once time has expired.

3. Crock Pot Instructions:

Cook in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours

4. Place wings on a foil lined baking sheet and baste with additional sauce. Broil in the oven until sauce begins to caramelize (approximately 3-5 minutes) and turn and broil for an additional 2 minutes.

Serve hot with ranch or blue cheese dressing (optional)


Mary and Jim

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