Instant Pot bone broth is so easy to make and so healthy and flavorful! Once you try making bone broth in your Instant Pot, you’ll never make it any other way!
Before I got my Instant Pot, I always made bone broth in my slow cooker (see my crockpot bone broth recipe). Both methods are easy and hands off (as in “set it and forget it”), but the Instant Pot method is so much quicker! Slow cooker bone broth takes 10 hours to cook in a crockpot, while the Instant Pot bone broth is ready in under an hour!
Bone broth is considered the ultimate health food as it’s full of vitamins and minerals. It’s also very flavorful and makes a great base for yummy comforting soups! You can use bone broth in any recipe that calls for chicken stock. Chicken bone broth is basically a chicken stock, except it’s made out of bones as opposed to bones and meat. It makes amazing 15 minute chicken noodle soup!
I usually make bone broth out of rotisserie chicken carcass bones. You can use any type of chicken bones (such as wings, drumsticks, etc.), or turkey, beef or pork bones (baby back ribs, anyone?).
This recipe basically makes something out of nothing :) The bones that would’ve gone in the trash are transformed into a pot of hot steaming flavorful bone broth! For another recipe that uses up kitchen scraps, check out my roasted broccoli stems recipe – they are delicious!
Making bone broth in Instant Pot is really easy! Put the chicken bones in the Instant Pot along with onion, carrots and celery. I don’t have celery on the pictures because I didn’t have it that time, so if you are missing an ingredient don’t let this stop you! Everything is optional in this recipe except the bones :) The more bones, the better! If I had 2 rotisserie chicken carcasses instead of one, the bone broth would be even more flavorful. You can always stash extra bones in the freezer for making bone broth later!
Fill the Instant Pot with water up to the line that says “Max Fill”. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and select the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” option on High pressure. Set the time to 30 minutes. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining steam.
You can either strain the bone broth through a fine-mesh strainer, or simply fish out the bones and vegetables with a slotted spoon. Pour the bone broth into mason jars or other containers and refrigerate. You can also pour it into ziploc freezer bags and freeze. Check out my soup recipes for soup ideas you can make with this yummy bone broth!
If you like this Instant Pot bone broth, you will love these other easy recipes:
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken – this healthy lemon garlic chicken is the easiest chicken recipe you’ll make in your Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes – perfect sweet potatoes made in your Instant Pot!
How To Cook Quinoa In Instant Pot – you won’t believe how easy it is to make perfect fluffy quinoa in your Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Inside Out Egg Roll – it’s like an egg roll without a wrapper :) This is my favorite low-carb dinner!
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo – this Filipino chicken adobo is so flavorful!
- Bones from 1-2 rotisserie chickens (or 1-2 lbs beef or pork bones)
- 2 celery stalks, quartered
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 carrot, quartered
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put bones, onion, celery and carrot in your Instant Pot. Add cold water to the "Max Fill" line.
- Close the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to Sealing position.
- Select the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" option and set the time to 30 minutes.
- Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release (QR) the remaining pressure.
- Strain the bone broth through a fine-mesh collander (or simply remove the bones and vegetables with a slotted spoon).
- Add the salt and pepper to taste.