Game Day Root Beer Chicken Wings

I have been sick forever. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, pain in my lungs…the list goes on and on.

It was definitely the worst time to get sick, as our school had spring break and I spent the entire break with a box of tissues, Mucinex, Dayquil, and Ibuprofen. I had so many plans to work on projects around the house, play outside, get some extra running time in, but none of that came even remotely close to what I actually ended up doing during my break.

Instead, I watched episode after episode of Parenthood on Netflix. Which I love, by the way, but didn’t intend on doing the whole break.

Now that break is over and school is back in session, I’m feeling a bit better. I still have the symptoms, but I’m going to work and actually getting things done around the house.

That being said, I also have been cooking again. Finally!

I first found this recipe on Facebook. I follow Tasty, and if that’s not something that you’re currently doing, you should probably hit that “follow” button as well.

We, of course, made them for the Super Bowl, and have been making them sporadically ever since. They are DELICIOUS. And my super chef husband made some variations to the recipe that have made them even better, if that’s even possible!

Want to know the best thing about this recipe? It’s ridiculously easy! These can be done in a crockpot or an Instant Pot, which is what I used!

Really, click below to share some love AND treat yourself to an Instant Pot! You need it!

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

Game Day Root Beer Barbecue Wings

Adapted from Tasty.


  • 1 cup root beer
  • Chicken Wings – can be frozen, too! We did about 30 or so wings, and just filled the Instant Pot full with the frozen wings.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt


  1. In an Instant Pot or crockpot, add chicken wings, root beer, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, and garlic salt.
  2. If using an Instant Pot, select Poultry and set timer for 40 minutes. If using a crockpot, select low heat and set timer for 4 hours.
  3. Spray a baking sheet and select Broil on your oven.
  4. When done, add the chicken wings in one layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with two tablespoons of brown sugar and brush on the extra barbecue sauce with a basting brush.
  5. Place in oven and set timer for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!




These wings are as yummy as they look! I hope you enjoy!

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