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Instant Pot Bone Broth: Reap the benefits of homemade bone broth in a fraction of the time.

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If you make bone broth at home regularly, or if you have wanted to make bone broth, but it seemed too time consuming, I have great news. The days of bone broth simmering all day are over. Instant Pot bone broth is delightfully gelatinous and can be ready in just a few hours. 

Benefits of Instant Pot Bone Broth (and all bone broth):

  • Promotes a healthy microbiome
  • Boosts the immune system. Even helps your body recover from illness and injury. Grandma was right about chicken soup!
  • Detoxifies the body and aids metabolism. This is because it contains glutathione which is one of the most potent known detoxifiers.
  • Full of bio-available (easy for the body to absorb) minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and more. The more vegetables you add, the more minerals we be in your broth. 
  • Contains many healing amino acids which are generally deficient in the Standard American Diet (SAD) (such as proline, glutamine, and glycine)
  • Seals the digestive tract (this helps with leaky gut and food sensitivities)
  • Contains collagen and glucosamine which ease joint pain and stiffness
  • Collagen also plumps skin, grows strong hair and nails, and improves muscle flexibility and strength

Sounds amazing, right? It also tastes amazing and is so simple to make. The biggest ingredient used to be time, but now with your Instant Pot, you can have soup made with homemade broth in just hours.

How to make instant Pot bone broth (chicken):

  1. 2 pounds raw pasture-raised bones, a combination of chicken backs and necks. (You can also use a spent chicken carcass instead. You will get a slightly cloudy broth instead of a clear both, but it will be very tasty!
  2. Optional: 2 chicken feet (If you can get past the “ick” factor, these contain loads of collagen!)
  3. 1 medium onion
  4. 2-4 cloves garlic, smashed
  5. 2 carrots
  6. 2 ribs celery
  7. Filtered Water
  8. Acidic medium (white wine, raw apple cider vinegar




There are other ingredients you can add, of course, such as herbs and spices. I prefer to make a basic broth, sort of like a blank canvas. Then, once I know what I am doing with a particular broth, I can season it from there. I don’t even salt it until I go to use it in a dish. I give precise vegetable measurements here, but I generally use veggie scraps that I have saved and frozen. These are usually onion heads and peels, carrot tops, celery trimming, and sometimes I add other vegetables, too. For a fun pink broth, try adding beet peels and trimmings. My kids love it!

Doing Instant Pot Bone Broth in two steps gives a better flavor, in my opinion. First, I do my bones, then I pull them out, and do my veggies and chicken feet for a shorter time. The reason that I do this is that I find that cooking the chicken feet for the full 2 hours can give the broth an off flavor. Also, this way, I can fit more veggies in the pot which translates to more flavor as well as more vitamins and minerals in the finished broth. 

Directions For Instant Bone Broth (Chicken): 

Bone Broth

  1. For chicken bone broth, add your raw chicken backs and necks to your Instant Pot. 
  2. Add at least 1 quart of filtered water. Be sure that your bones are covered, but also be sure that you are not filling past the maximum line inside the inner pot.
  3. Next, add 1/4 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour so that the acid can leach the minerals from the bones. This is an optional step, but it leaches out more minerals from the bones. 
  4. Close the lid on your instant pot, check to make sure your valve is set to “sealing”, and  push the “soup” button. This should start the Instant Pot at high pressure for 120 minutes (2 hours). If it doesn’t, you can adjust it manually. 
  5. Once the Instant Pot is done, release the pressure manually. It will be loud and last for a few minutes.
  6. Remove the spent bones. 
  7. Next, add your vegetables and chicken feet. The chicken feet might seem gross, but they contain the most collagen of any part of the bird and will help your broth gel.
  8. Set the instant pot manually for 10 minutes. 
  9. When the broth is done, you can let the pressure release naturally or release it manually. 
  10. Wait for the broth to cool a bit before handling. Lay cheesecloth over a fine mesh strainer and strain the broth through it. Compost the bones and vegetables.
  11. I usually store my  broth in the fridge in glass mason jars marked with the date.  It will last about a week in the fridge.

What to do with Your instant pot bone broth:

  • Drink it like tea with a sprinkling of Celtic Sea Salt
  • Make soup, stew, or chili with it. Some ideas: Pho, a hearty beef stew, Tom Kha Gai, or just a simple Chicken and Rice Soup,)
  • Cook your beans and lentils in it.
  • Rice, quinoa, and pasta all get a boost of flavor and nutrients when cooked in bone broth.
  • Give potatoes and other mashed root veggies a nutrient boost by cooking them in it!
  • Add it to your marinara and other pasta sauces.
  • Put it in anything you would normally use stock for.




If you like the idea of this, but don’t see yourself actually getting around to making instant pot bone broth, you can buy Kettle and Fire Bone Broth and/or Vital Proteins Grass-fed Collagen Peptides. I actually put the grass-fed collagen in my tea in the morning. It dissolves in hot or cold water and hardly has any taste. It is a great source of collagen, protein, and those healing amino acids we discussed above.

If you think you are more than interested in making your own broth and would like to know more, check out this beautiful cookbook from Jenny over at Nourished Kitchen. Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen. Her cookbooks are as enjoyable to read as a good novel. I like to settle in with a cup of tea or kombucha (or maybe wine if it’s evening time) and peruse the beautiful pictures and recipes to get inspired!

If you are interested in fasting or cleansing using bone broth, check out the Bone Broth Diet book. It details the many benefits of bone broth fasting.

Instant Pot Bone Broth
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
4 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
4 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds raw pasture-raised bones, a combination of chicken backs and necks. (You can also use a spent chicken carcass instead. You will get a slightly cloudy broth instead of a clear both, but it will be very tasty!
  2. Optional: 2 chicken feet (If you can get past the "ick" factor, these contain loads of collagen!)
  3. 1 medium onion
  4. 2-4 cloves garlic, smashed
  5. 2 carrots
  6. 2 ribs celery
  7. Filtered Water
  8. Acidic medium (white wine, raw apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. For chicken bone broth, add your raw chicken backs and necks to your Instant Pot.
  2. Add at least 1 quart of filtered water. Be sure that your bones are covered, but also be sure that you are not filling past the maximum line inside the inner pot.
  3. Next, add 1/4 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour so that the acid can leach the minerals from the bones.
  4. Close the lid on your instant pot, check to make sure your valve is set to "sealing", and  push the "soup" button. This should start the Instant Pot at high pressure for 120 minutes (2 hours). If it doesn't, you can adjust it manually.
  5. Once the Instant Pot is done, release the pressure manually. It will be loud and last for a few minutes.
  6. Next, take out the spent bones.
  7. Add your vegetables and chicken feet.
  8. Set the instant pot manually for 40 minutes.
  9. When the broth is done, you can let the pressure release naturally or release it manually.
  10. Wait for the broth to cool a bit before handling. Lay cheesecloth over a fine mesh strainer and strain the broth through it. Compost the bones and vegetables.
  11. I usually store my  broth in the fridge in glass mason jars marked with the date.  It will last about a week in the fridge.
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