Instant Pot Magic Chicken Wings (Whole 30)


Every other Sunday I join a group of young guys and play the Marvel tabletop role playing game, like Dungeons and Dragons but with superheroes.  It’s a lot of fun.  Everyone takes turns bringing a little snack food or drink for the other players.  Most of the time it is pure junk food.   I love junk food but when I decided to do another round of  Whole 30 I wanted to bring something the guys would like but I could have too.  I decided on chicken wings because who doesn’t like chicken wings?  It was something compliant I could make ahead and finish at the game place.

I started researching how to make chicken wings and found you could drastically cut the time it takes to make wings if you cooked them in the pressure cooker and then sauce and finish them under the broiler.   The first batch I tried was Nom Nom Paleo’s Magic wings.   Magic Mushroom powder has been a staple in my kitchen since I did my first round of Whole 30 last year.  I use it on everything and love it on everything.  The first batch I didn’t use any sauce, it was just a let the chicken marinated in the Magic mushroom powder for about an hour, cooked them through in the pressure cooker and crisped them up under the broiler.  The wings were so good just as they were but if you wanted to you could use Frank’s Orignal Hot Sauce, not the Franks Buffalo sauce, for sauce and be compliant and serve with Whole Sisters’ Dump Ranch.   You could use Olive You Whole’s BBQ sauce for sauce and be compliant.

Magic Chicken Wings

Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo

2 lbs chicken wings

1 TBS Magic Mushroom power

Place the wings in  bowl that fits in your pressure cooker liner.  Add the Magic Mushroom powder and gently toss with your hands until the wings are coated.  Cover with foil.  Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least one hour or up to twenty-four hours. A half hour before you are ready to cook them, preheat the broiler and move the rack to 5-6 inches below the broiler.  When you are ready to cook them, place the trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker along with a cup of water.  Place the bowl of wings on the trivet.  Lock the lid and cook for 6 minutes.  10 minute natural pressure release.  Remove the wings from the pressure cooker and place them on a sheet pan.  Don’t crowd the wings on the pan or they will steam not get crispy.  Broil them for 10 minutes or until they are crispy.  Don’t leave the kitchen.  The wings go from crispy to burnt quickly.  How long they take depends on your oven.   To use sauce on your wings, take the wings out of the pressure cooker and mix them with the sauce, coating the chicken well.  Place the chicken on the pan and broil 5 -10 minutes.  If you use a sauce, it is even more important to watch them as the sugars in the sauce can go from great to burned quickly.