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A platter of lemon pepper chicken wings, with a lemon half

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 pounds of wings 1x


Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Wings. Sauced lemon pepper chicken wings make a great dinner or appetizer.




  • 3 pounds chicken wing pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Pepper seasoning (with salt)
  • OR 1 ½ tablespoons salt-free lemon pepper seasoning and 2 teaspoons fine sea salt

Lemon Pepper Sauce (for wet wings)

  • 6 tablespoons butter (¾ of a stick)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Pressure cook the wings for 8 minutes with a Quick Release: Sprinkle the chicken wings with the lemon-pepper seasoning. Put a rack in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, then pour pour in 1 cup of water. Pile in the wings on top of the rack, and lock the pressure cooker lid. Pressure cook on high pressure for 8 minutes in an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker (use “pressure cook" or "manual" mode in an Instant Pot), or for 6 minutes in a stovetop PC. Quick release the pressure once the cooking timer reaches zero.
  2. Make the wing sauce: While the wings are cooking, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar, lemon pepper seasoning, ground coriander, and lemon juice. Pour the lemon pepper sauce into a large bowl. (I melt the butter in the microwave, using a large glass bowl, so I only need to clean the one dish).
  3. Sauce the wings: Open the pressure cooker, tilting the lid away from you to avoid the hot steam. Move the wings from the pot to the bowl of sauce, then toss to coat.
  4. Broil the wings (optional): Transfer the wings to a rimmed baking sheet, leaving as much sauce as you can in the bowl. Spread the wings out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Set your broiler to high and broil the wings until browned and the sauce is bubbling, 5 to 15 minutes depending on the strength of the broiler. Keep a close eye on the wings; they go from brown to burned quickly under the broiler.
  5. Sauce again and serve: Move the wings from the baking sheet back into the sauce bowl, and toss them one more time to coat with the remaining sauce. Pour the wings onto a platter and serve. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Sunday Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Wings, Pressure Cooker Lemon Pepper Wings