Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

Making Instant Pot chicken bone broth is super easy to make and crazy good for you too!  All you need is the leftovers from a chicken dinner, a few veggies, and an electric pressure cooker.  I enjoy making bone broth in the Instant Pot because I don’t have to monitor it.  I just set the timer and walk away!

Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth has all of the valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals.  The collagen in bone broth is great for your joints and skin.  I have heard bone broth referred to as nature’s Botox due to its wonderful effects on the skin.

Bone broth is also amazing for your digestive health.  The collagen and the amino acids in bone broth help seal these openings in the gut lining and support gut integrity.  It is a go to for helping to repair leaky gut.  Because it is so good for your gut it great for your immune system.

Overall, bone broth is very good for you!

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

Making Instant Pot chicken bone broth is super easy.  You can read the steps below as well as how to use bone broth or you can skip to the bottom for a printable recipes.

First, you need chicken bones.  I make bone broth nearly once a week after a nice chicken dinner. You will place the chicken bones into the Instant Pot first.

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

Next, you need vegetables.  I save ends, peels, and skins from veggies during the week and place them in a covered dish in the fridge until I’m ready to make a batch on bone broth.  You can use whole veggies cut up if you don’t save scraps.  Carrots, onions, celery, and herbs make a wonderful bone broth.

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

Then, you will add a splash of apple cider vinegar.  This helps to pull the nutrients out of the bones and add water, I use filtered, to 1-inch below the fill line.  Then, it is time to set your timer.  I set it to high pressure for 120 minutes.

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

Once the time is up, allow the pressure the release naturally.

Finally, you need to strain the broth and discard the bones and veggies.  You now have delicious and nutritious bone broth!

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

How to Use Bone Broth

Instant Pot bone broth can be used in endless ways.  You can simply sip it in a cup, in the winter it is wonderful this way.  It is easy to add it to your favorite recipes for added flavor and nutrients.  Here are a few ways I use bone broth while cooking:

  • Use it instead of water when cooking pasta or rice.
  • Use it when making mashed potatoes, my kids love their potatoes with bone broth!
  • Cook your vegetables in it.
  • Use it as a base for your soups.

Your options are endless when using bone broth in the kitchen!

Printable Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth
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Serves: 10
Making bone broth is super easy using and electric pressure cooker!
  • Chicken Bones - I use the leftovers from one whole chicken
  • Vegetables or veggie scraps, about 2 -3 cups
  • Apple cider vinegar, one big splash
  • Filtered water
  1. Place all of the ingredients in your electric pressure cooker.
  2. Fill with water to about 1 inch below full line.
  3. Set timer to high pressure for 120 minutes.
  4. Once the time is up allow for pressure to release naturally, about 15 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Strain and enjoy!


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