Pick a different fruit
Facebook Instagram

Instant Pot Montmorency Tart Cherry Chicken Wings

Total Time: 50 Minutes
Prep: 15 Mintes
Cook: 35 Minutes
Level: Beginner

Makes 6 servings

recipe name
Bookmark and Share Print



Spice Rub
1 tsp garlic powder 5mL
1 tsp kosher salt 5 mL
1/2 tsp black pepper 3 mL
1/2 tsp smoked paprika 3 mL
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1/2 sweet onion 1/2
4 cloves garlic 4
1 fresno chili, minced 1
1/4 cup honey 60 mL
1/4 cup tomato paste 60 mL
1/4 cup Montmorency tart cherry concentrate 60 mL
juice from 1 lime
1 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries 250 mL
1 tsp kosher satl 5 mL
1/2 tsp black pepper 3 mL
2 tsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 tsp water (5mL) 10 mL


Prepare chicken wings by separating drummettes from wingettes. Discard tips and remove excess fat and skin. Set aside.

Make Spice Rub:

In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken wings. Use hands to rub spice mix into the wings. Set aside.

Make Sauce:

Set Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, and fresno chili. Cook, stirring constantly for about 1-2 minutes or until onions and garlic begin to soften. Stir in honey, tomatoes paste, Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate, lime juice, frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries, and salt and pepper.

Cook stirring frequently for about 3-4 minutes or until sauce comes to a simmer and cherries soften. Taste and adjust salt and pepper seasoning as needed.

Add chicken wings to Instant Pot and stir to coat in sauce.

Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to the sealing position. Cook on the poultry setting for 10 minutes. Allow Instant Pot to depressurize for 10 minutes naturally, then release remaining pressure with quick release.

Transfer chicken wings to a foil lined baking sheet with a wire rack. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes or until chicken wings are crispy. Watch carefully to avoid over broiling.

While chicken wings are boiling, return Instant pot to sauté setting. Add the corn starch slurry to the sauce and whisk until sauce is thickened. Serve chicken wings hot with the cherry bbq sauce.

Nutritional Info

Recipe courtesy of Emily Caruso,

Try these other
great recipes

Tart Cherry Tarts

Tart Cherry Tarts

Sweet Black Cherry & Orange Smoothie

Sweet Black Cherry & Orange Smoothie

Sweet Cherry Lemonade

Sweet Cherry Lemonade

Tart Cherry Mojitos

Tart Cherry Mojitos

Plum Ginger Jam

Plum Ginger Jam


Provide your email address below to subscribe to our newsletter.


Thank you for subscribing.