Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs recipe is loaded with lots of buffalo flavor for the best chicken legs ever. From parties to family dinner, this recipe can be ready in just minutes in the pressure cooker.

Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs recipe

Our family goes crazy over all things buffalo. There is just something about this amazing flavor that makes recipes out of this world.

This recipe for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken does not disappoint and is sure to be a family favorite. The chicken legs are so tender and the instant pot makes it such a quick meal.

If you loved Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe and Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe, you will definitely love this new recipe. All the flavors combined make this an amazing recipe.

Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

Buffalo Chicken Legs Instant Pot Recipe:

No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen and this recipe will get dinner on the table fast. You can spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen.

We also love to serve this for parties or game day. You can have delicious buffalo chicken legs in just minutes and they tastes amazing!

It is so quick and you can even use frozen chicken.

Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Drumsticks
  • Dry Ranch Mix
  • Chicken Broth
  • Buffalo Wings Sauce

I told you this recipe was so easy! No complicated ingredients here!

How do you make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs recipe?

  • Prepare Instant Pot for Chicken – Place the Instant pot rack at the bottom of the Instant pot.
  • Add Chicken Broth – Pour in the chicken broth.
  • Add Chicken Legs – Place the drumsticks on the rack.
  • Sprinkle Seasoning – Sprinkle the ranch mix over the top.
  • Prepare IP – Add the lid and set the valve to sealing. You can select the poultry setting as well.
  • Cook on High – Set the instant pot on high pressure for 12 minutes. Cooking time will vary.
  • Natural Release – Allow it to do a natural release for 15 minutes. Remove all the pressure.
  • Remove Chicken from IP – Once finished, place the cooked chicken legs on a baking sheet and baste with yummy buffalo hot sauce for 15 minutes or so.
  • Broil Chicken – Broil for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to brown.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Serve immediately
Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs recipe is loaded with lots of buffalo flavor for the best chicken drumsticks. Your family can enjoy this meal in minutes!

Pressure Cooker Recommendation:

We love using our Instant Pot. Pressure Cooking has been a game changer to get dinner on the table quickly. I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here

What to serve with Buffalo Chicken Legs?

Buffalo Chicken Legs are great for a game day snack or as a meal.

  • Dipping Sauce – We love to have a variety of dipping sauces available. My kids love ranch and buffalo sauce. Blue Cheese dipping sauce is another family favorite.
  • Vegetable Tray – Having a vegetable tray served with the buffalo chicken legs is always a good idea. Broccoli, celery and carrots sticks are some of our favorites that pair well with buffalo chicken.
  • Macaroni and Cheese – We love serving macaroni and cheese and a side of vegetables when we making buffalo chicken legs as a meal.
Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

We love Instant Pot Chicken legs and thighs!

We are all about using what we have or what is on sale at the grocery store. Try adding chicken thighs to the recipe.

The buffalo sauce goes so well with thighs as well and is sure to be a hit. Since this recipe is so easy and quick, you won’t be tempted to grab take out and save even more money.

How to use Leftovers:

  • Make a Soup – If you need an easy idea to use your leftovers, make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup. Shredding the chicken and adding it to a soup, make it so full of flavor.
  • Sandwiches – Shred the chicken and use it to make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. This would be perfect for a Saturday lunch or for work the next day.
  • Make Quesadilla – Making Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla is a great way to use leftovers. Shred chicken and place in between two tortilla’s and heat.
  • Buffalo Wraps – We love to make Buffalo Chicken Wraps. We drizzle ranch dressing and add in the shredded chicken and top with lettuce. It makes the perfect wrap.
Close up image of buffalo chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks are perfect for a crowd!

No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen and this recipe will get dinner on the table fast. You can spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen.

We also love to serve this for parties or game day. You can have delicious buffalo chicken legs with very little effort!

It is so quick and easy for a great meal. With so few ingredients and hardly any work, this is the perfect meal for any day of the week!

Print this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks Recipe below:

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Legs recipe is loaded with lots of buffalo flavor for the best chicken drumsticks. Perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Natural Release 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 247
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 package of dry ranch mix
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • Place the Instant pot rack at the bottom of the Instant pot.
  • Pour in the chicken broth.
  • Place the drumsticks on the rack.
  • Sprinkle the ranch mix over the top.
  • Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure (on high) for 12 minutes.
  • Allow it to do a natural release for 15 minutes.
  • Remove all the pressure.
  • Place the chicken legs on a cookie sheet (lined with foil)
  • Baste with Buffalo sauce.
  • Broil for 5-10 minutes or util it begins to brown.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition Facts

Calories 247kcal, Protein 27g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 139mg, Sodium 1408mg, Potassium 371mg, Vitamin A 70IU, Calcium 15mg, Iron 1mg

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