Easy, crispy chicken wings that can be cooked from fresh or frozen in the Instant Pot then finished in the oven. These have a spicy and savory rub which are finished with a dressed up sweet Thai Chili sauce glazed.
If using fresh wings cut off the wing tips and separate the drums from the flats then place in a large bowl. This part of the prep time is the consuming part. If using frozen wings dampen with water and proceed to the next step.
Add all the dry rub to a small bowl and mix to combine. Pour on chicken and toss to coat.
Add the rack and one cup of water to the Instant Pot. Place the chicken wings in and seal the lid.
Fresh Chicken Cooking Time: 5 minutes on high normal pressure, follow with a 10 minute natural pressure release.
Frozen Chicken Cooking Time: 12 minutes on high normal pressure, follow with a 5 minute natural pressure release.
While the chicken is cooking combine all the ingredients in the Sweet Chili Sauce group together in a small bowl. Reserve half in a serving dish for dipping.
Once the chicken is done cooking remove to a large bowl and sprinkle the baking powder on then toss.
Prepare a baking sheet by covering in aluminum foil for easier clean up, and place a wire cooking rack on top. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Broil at the top position in the oven for 5-7 minutes then remove to flip the chicken pieces. Put back in the broiler and cook an additional 5-7 minutes. You can cook longer if you like for crispier skin.
Remove from oven and brush the glaze on one side of the chicken. If you like you can put the wings into a bowl, pour on the chili sauce, and toss to coat.
Broil for 5-7 minutes then remove from oven flip the chicken pieces, and brush to coat the other side. Cook an additional 5-7 minutes.
Serve immediately or store leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week.
Note if cooking from frozen the time will be increased by two minutes on cooking time, but the prep time will be reduced by 30 minutes. This recipe can be doubled and cooked at the listed times in the recipe, just be sure not to fill your pressure cooker past the fill line.