How Do You Make Bone Broth From Chicken Bones

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth?

Not only can homemade bone broth, commonly known as stock, result in the tastiest soups, but it’s also a lovely beverage to enjoy on a regular basis. It is not difficult to digest, it assists in the healing of the lining of your gut, and it includes essential nutrients. If you want your broth to have a wonderful gel, the secret is to not add too much water to the pot; instead, use just enough water to cover the bones completely. At Bone Broth, we have a comprehensive collection of the very best bone broth recipes.

Have you ever attempted to cook an entire chicken in your Instant Pot? If not, you are passing up a great opportunity. It is by far the simplest and most cost-effective method you will ever use to generate a large pile of delicate, fall-off-the-bone protein for as long as you live. In addition to that, it is really juicy and delectable.


Here’s how I make Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth:

If you have just finished preparing the Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe, put any leftover chicken parts, including the bones, skin, cartilage, and any other “bits” from the chicken, as well as any innards (gizzard, heart, liver, etc.) that may have come with your chicken into the Instant Pot. The innards are typically packaged in a small paper bag and placed inside the cavity of the chicken. After cooking the chicken, there should be several cups of cooking liquid and some of the herbs remaining in the saucepan. Use these.

Place the bones that you will be using to make the stock in the bottom of the Instant Pot. These bones can come from a rotisserie chicken or from leftover bones that you have been saving in a bag in the freezer. Simply place them in the oven without thawing them first.

If you have also been collecting vegetable trimmings (such as the bottoms of onions or celery, mushroom stems, ends or peels of carrots or parsnips, and the sad little ribs of celery that are too small to contain any nut butter for your Ants on a Log, then throw those in there too), I keep all of that stuff – along with fresh herbs that are about to perish before I can get to them – in a plastic bag in the freezer along with any bones I collect

Add the vegetables, aromatics (that’s a fancy word for garlic and onions), bay leaf, and any herbs you wish to include – I use sage, rosemary, thyme, and parsley if I have it on hand – followed by a glug of apple cider vinegar and a few peppercorns to the pot. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender.

Don’t worry about it; a comprehensive recipe is on its way, which will show you exactly how much of each component I used in the dish. However, even if you wing it and make do with what you have, the end result will be delicious.

The next step is to ensure that everything is covered with water (approximately 4-5 cups’ worth, depending on the number of bones you used), secure the lid, and cook the mixture under high pressure for a total of 120 minutes.

When the timer goes off, wait for twenty to thirty minutes for the temperature inside the pot to release on its own before turning the vent valve to the venting position to let out any pressure that may still be there.

Voilà! You’ve just cooked broth! Take out the insert and wait for the soup to cool down enough so that you won’t get a scorching sensation in your mouth when you try to taste it. When using it in recipes or as a cooking liquid for potatoes, vegetables, or rice, you may either season it to taste with sea salt or leave it unsalted.

To separate the liquid from the sediments that were suspended in the soup, strain it into a big dish that has a pouring spout (I use this bowl and this strainer). Transfer the broth to glass jars equipped with lids, but leave the covers off until the broth has cooled down enough to be refrigerated. This should take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours, depending on how warm your kitchen is.

When stored in the refrigerator, the broth will keep for up to five days. Longer storage times are possible with either pressure or freezing.

You can freeze soup in silicone muffin cups or ice cube trays if you are a sipper of broth like I am, if you want smaller volumes of broth, or if you want broth that thaws more quickly. The frozen broth cubes should be stored in your freezer in a bag with a zip-top closure or in other containers with lids.


Chicken Bone Broth


  • 6 – 8 cups of filtered water
  • 1 large yellow onion quartered
  • 4 pounds mixed bones see Tidbits
  • 4 carrots halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil optional
  • 2 stalks of celery halved crosswise, with leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper optional
  • 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley


  1. After the bones have been cooked, place them in the pot that comes with the Instant Pot. If the bones have not been cooked yet, spread them out on a baking sheet, spray them with olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper. Roast in an oven preheated at 400 degrees for twenty minutes. Move the bones and any fluids they contain into the pressure cooker.
  2. To the pot, add the bones, carrots, celery, onion, parsley, garlic, vinegar, and just enough filtered water to cover them by an inch or two.
  3. Lock the lid, then press the button labeled “soup/stew,” and set the timer for 80 minutes. After allowing the pressure to naturally release itself, remove the lid.
  4. Remove the fat that has risen to the surface of the broth, then pour the stock through a sieve with a fine screen to remove the bones and any other particles.
  5. After allowing the broth to reach room temperature, you can either freeze it in silicone muffin molds and then transfer it to resealable plastic bags for storage for up to six months, or you can store it in the fridge for one week in airtight containers and keep it there. Reheat the frozen food in a saucepan set over medium-low heat for fifteen minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Recipe Notes

Tidbits: If you want soup bones, ask your grocer for them. Use a variety of bones that still have some meat on them, such as oxtail, short ribs, or knucklebones, while making beef stock. This will ensure that the stock is flavorful. When dealing with chickens, a mixture of backs, legs, and feet should be used.


Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

  • water
  • carcass and bones from 1 whole chicken organic preferred
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 onion cut in half, skin on
  • 1 head garlic cut in half, skin on
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • fresh rosemary and thyme a few sprigs of each
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or more to taste


  1. Add the chicken bones, carrots,  rosemary, thyme, celery, onion, garlic, peppercorns, apple cider vinegar, and water to an instant pot that has a capacity of 6 quarts (5.5 liters), and mix to integrate all of the ingredients. Place the instant pot into high sauté mode, then bring the liquid to a boil. After bringing any contaminants to the surface during cooking, remove them by skimming the top of the liquid with a large spoon.
  2. After you have secured the cover on the pot, turn the venting valve to the “sealing” position. Prepare the meal under high pressure for one hour.
  3. Turning the vent to the “venting” position will allow you to release the pressure from the instant pot. Because the hot steam will emerge from the top, you need to ensure that your palm is not covering the release switch. Before removing the lid from the Instant Pot, you must first wait for the pressure to drop and the pot to become unlocked. Are you looking for recipes for bone broth? No need to look any further! You won’t have any problems using Bone Broth.
  4. Pass the stock through a sieve with a very fine mesh that has been lined with cheesecloth. Wait until the food is completely cooled before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to six days or in the freezer for up to six months.
  5. Enjoy!


Make Instant Pot Bone Broth

BONE BROTH Ingredients:

  • You have the option of making your bone broth immediately after boiling your whole chicken, or you may put the bones and carcass in your refrigerator for a later time. Either way, you will need one whole chicken.
  • Onion and garlic are both flavor-enhancing ingredients that have an aromatic quality.
  • Both celery and carrots contribute flavor as well as essential nutrients. You can use carrots and celery ribs in their entirety, as well as any vegetable scraps that you’ve stored in the freezer.
  • Fresh herbs and a bay leaf: I adore the flavor that rosemary and thyme bring to the stock, and I always include a bay leaf in my recipe.
  • Whole black peppercorns: These are for flavor, and after the cooking process is complete, they will be strained out along with the other solids to remove them.
  • When it comes to salt, my preferred method is, to begin with, a lower amount, and then gradually build up the amount as desired. I would suggest beginning with one teaspoon of Kosher salt and adding up to one additional teaspoon if additional flavor is required.
  • Vinegar made from apple cider: Vinegar made from apple cider is an essential component of bone broth. The acidity of apple cider vinegar assists in the process of breaking down bones, which is necessary for obtaining the nutrients from them.
  • In order to achieve the most concentrated and flavorful bone broth, fill the Instant Pot with water only until the ingredients are completely submerged. Your Instant Pot has a maximum fill line that should not be filled any higher than 1 inch below that line.


  1. Put all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot, excluding the water.
  2. Add enough water to completely submerge the veggies and bones. Do not fill the container more than one inch higher than the maximum fill line.
  3. Turn the steam pressure valve to the sealing position and make sure the lid of the Instant Pot is on tightly.
  4. When making bone broth, select the Pressure Cook/Manual button and set the timer for either two hours at high pressure or three hours at low pressure.
  5. To make chicken stock, select the Pressure Cook/Manual mode on your electric pressure cooker and program it to maintain high pressure for 45 minutes.
  6. When you have finished setting the time for cooking, the Instant Pot will take around half an hour to reach pressure, after which the time for cooking will begin ticking down.
  7. After the allotted amount of time has passed, turn the Instant Pot off and let the pressure to relax naturally for a period of thirty minutes.
  8. Then, using the handle of a large spoon to slowly turn the steam release valve to the venting position, carefully perform a fast release of any pressure that may still be present. Hold your breath while any steam escapes. When the pin has reached its resting position, carefully remove the lid from the Instant Pot.
  9. Put a strainer on top of a large saucepan, bowl, or another container of your choice. Any big solids that are contained in the Instant Pot should be removed and discarded with the use of a slotted spoon. Place the strainer over the bowl containing the broth, and wait for all of the water to pass through. Throw away all of the solids.
  10. Allow the temperature to totally cool.
  11. In an airtight container, you can keep broth or stock in the refrigerator for up to five days, or you can freeze it for up to three to six months. Make use of it in some of your favorite recipes, or sip it as a healthy beverage.

NOTE: Instead of using entire carrots, celery, and other vegetables, you can substitute the scraps of herbs and veggies that you have stored in the freezer.




  • 10 cups cold water
  • 1 chicken carcass or bones from roasted chicken
  • 2-3 cups vegetable scraps carrot peels, onions, celery, garlic, etc
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme optional


  1. If you are going to make use of the strainer insert, you should put the insert into the instant pot’s inner pot.
  2. In the strainer or straight in the pot of the pressure cooker, place the chicken bones, veggies, herbs, salt, and peppercorns.
  3. The crumbs should be soaked in the water. You are free to add extra water, but make sure the container does not go any higher than two-thirds full before you stop adding more.
  4. After you have put the lid on the Instant Pot, check that the vent knob is pointing toward the sealed position and not the venting position.
  5. To program the cooking time for High Pressure, select manual or pressure from the menu, then use the plus and minus buttons to adjust the timer until it reads 45 mins for chicken stock and 120 mins for bone broth.
  6. After the allotted cooking time has passed, allow the pressure to relax naturally for at least half an hour.
  7. After straining the stock, wait until it has cooled just a touch before transferring it to containers for storage.
  8. It is possible that a layer of fat will form on the top of the stock after it has been allowed to cool and then stored in the refrigerator. You may easily remove that from the stock with a spoon and then throw it away.
  10. Electric Pressure Cooker if you will (6 or 8 quarts)
  11. For use with the Instant Pot: strainer


  • 20–25 minutes is the amount of time it takes to reach pressure.
  • The stock takes 45 minutes to cook, while the bone broth takes 120 minutes.
  • The pressure will be released in thirty minutes.
  • Time commitment: around 3 hours and 15 mins for bone broth, or three hours for making stock.
  • If you don’t have any leftover vegetables, you can use one entire carrot, one onion that has been cut into quarters, and two to three stalks of celery.
  • If you use the bones from a store-bought rotisserie chicken instead of the bones from a homemade rotisserie chicken, your broth will be WAY too salty. However, you can use the bones from a homemade rotisserie chicken.
  • You may also choose to use one sprig of fresh rosemary, one-fourth cup of fresh parsley, or two to three cloves of garlic in your dish.
  • You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week, or you can freeze it for up to three months.


This recipe yields around 2.25 liters (or a liter and a quarter) of bone broth. I drain the broth and then store it in jars that are both clean and airtight in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can save some of the broth for later use by placing it in freezer-safe containers or ice cube trays and freezing it. If there is any cooked chicken meat that can be seen, make sure to remove it so that you can enjoy it together with some of the broth.


In just three hours, you can make this hearty and healthy bone broth in your Instant Pot using chicken, herbs, and vegetables (instead of 12). You can consume it straight from the bottle, or you can add it to recipes such as stews, soups, and curries, as well as pasta and risotto.


  • 2.25–2.5 liters (around 9 cups) of water (ideally filtered)
  • Carcass and bones of 1 whole, free-range chicken (a little meat still on the bone)
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 celery sticks (I use up the smaller sticks with leaves on)
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2–3 slices of fresh ginger3 cloves of garlic
  • 3–4 slices of red chili (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A handful of fresh parsley (good to use up the stalks here)
  • A handful of fresh cilantro/coriander (good to use up the stalks here)
  • Generous pinch of cracked black peppers
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional, also you can’t taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (white vinegar is fine)


  1. Put all of the ingredients inside the Instant Pot, then cover it and make sure it’s locked. Check that the handle for the steam release is pointing in the direction of Sealing.
  2. Manual or Pressure should be pressed. Press the Cook function key, then set the timer for 1 hour and 30 minutes. After you hear three beeps, the pressure cooker will begin to build up pressure and will be ready to use after it reaches the desired level. Unwind and have some fun to yourself!
  3. After the timer has gone off, you should wait until the pressure has dropped on its own before the lid is opened. The initial pressure buildup will take about twenty minutes, and the natural release will take about 15-20 minutes; as a result, the total amount of time needed for cooking is approximately 3 hours.
  4. After the pressure valve has been brought back down and the lid has been opened, allow the soup to cool down on its own.
  5. After the broth has been strained, transfer it to clean jars or storage boxes, cover them with lids, and place it in the refrigerator or freezer to keep. Chicken meat that can be seen on the bones should be removed and saved to be consumed along with the broth.
  6. You can make chicken soup with fresh meat and veggies that have been cooked using the broth, or you can use the broth as a base for making various kinds of soups and stews. My preferred preparation is to just heat it up, add some fresh herbs, a little garlic, some sea salt, and lemon or lime juice, and serve it in a bowl or a cup. In addition to that, you may include some miso paste, scallions or spring onions, chili, and Tamari soy sauce.

There may be some of you who are unsure as to whether or not chicken bone broth can cure the gut. Although I am not a medical professional, I have heard that collagen, glycine, and amino acids can reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. However, I am unable to confirm this information for you. Bone Broth in Melbourne offers a diverse selection of the city’s greatest bone broth dishes.

To combat the inflammation, it is suggested that one consumes a total of 8 fluid ounces of bone broth on a daily basis. But once more, I’m not a medical professional. I only know that it tastes amazing and that it improves my mood when I consume it.

And if you are going to start sipping this regularly as part of your diet, why waste so much money on store-bought varieties of it when you can make your own? Bone broth has been a staple in my diet for the past few weeks, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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