Ok- let’s face it. We are all busy. Some of you not so much- but you like to say you are- and that’s ok- you can still sit at our table.
This is my first food post! **crowd screaming**
Ok calm it down- or as Steve, my hubs, likes to say “Calm your titties!”
This past Black Friday- which I typically do not care for- I was sitting in my big comfy cozy leather chair – browsing Amazon on my phone- um my favorite way to shop- when I stumbled across an Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi – for about $80 (reg $129.99). “Hmmm” I thought “I could definitely use that for all the canning I do.” Hahaha no- I have only canned a few times. “Well, I could try it and if I don’t like it, I’ll return it.”
I literally had that thing in my cart all day. To buy or not to buy? Is it just going to sit in the closet with the two crockpots?
I bought it- and giiiiiirl (or guy) let me tell you. I haven’t used my stovetop since.
This thing does it all. Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. Yes. You can make yogurt.
With all the hype, there are sooooo many recipe blogs, but you have to dig for the real people food. I mean, I love curry and all, but not my everyday sort of thing.
I started taking people’s recipes and switching them up a bit. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, definitely none of that (you’ll hear about the fish sauce in chili fiasco later). None of the sites really have captured the ease of this magical cauldron of mystery. I mean, the pulled pork that would’ve taken me 8-10 hours took only 1 and a half. YES. My sort of game.
You see, I’m the type that waits till the last minute. Yes Steve, here it is in writing. I’ll forget to thaw meat, or to put something in the crockpot. I am forgetful. This Instant Pot is a game changer. My Stevie has been a happy hubby with some delicious food lately (minus the fish sauce chili). So, I’ve decided that I’m going to document my recipes- so that I don’t have to go digging and inventing- but also to share with all you busy bodies.
OK OK I hate when people gab and just don’t get to the point. Here it is, my first food post, fitting for a spicy Mexican American like me: Buffalo Wings (um legs… drumsticks)
Buffalo Wings (um drumsticks)
Here’s what you’re going to need- you probably have some of this stuff in your pantry:
- An Instant Pot
- Baking Dish or Cookie Sheet
- We will use your oven to broil the chicken
- 4lbs of either drumsticks or wings (I went with drumsticks, more meat)
- 2/3 cup Franks RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted you choose)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey (or you can use light brown sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (I used onion salt)
- 1 1/2 cup of water (I used chicken broth- infuse some more flavor in there)
- makes 6 servings- or 3 if you live in my house
Get out that Instant Pot! Put your steamer/trivet in there. Here we go! This should take about 45 mins at most! Hot damn.
Now, you’ll want to arrange your wings/drumsticks on a cookie sheet or a baking dish. I went the baking dish route so that none of the juices spilled. I do not have time to clean that mess and no one likes a smokey kitchen.
Brush on that delicious sauce, generously. You’ll need to re-coat so save some sauce for that. Oh! And make sure to save a little for plating.
Ummm and I totally had the leftovers the next day for lunch. I added more Frank’s and it was so super yummy. Enjoy!
If you make this recipe, be sure to take a photo and hashtag it