Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth – Homesteading Family

Chicken bone broth pressure cooker recipe

Video Chicken bone broth pressure cooker recipe

If you want to make homemade bone broth that gels every time, this is the recipe for you. Plus, there’s no need to heat your kitchen, or cook broth all day when you can make Instant Pot bone broth in just two hours!

If you’ve followed us for a while, you know I’m an avid lover of making and canning homemade bone broth. I also love adding a secret immune-boosting ingredient to our broth when our family is battling disease, and I’ve also shared my tips on how to make the best bone broth every time.

But today I go a step further and share my super simple (and very fast) homemade pot chicken bone broth


Why I love this recipe

Making homemade broth is so wonderful because you are using all the parts of the chicken. Not only that, but when you extract all the collagen and gelatin from chicken bones, you have a super immune-boosting and gut-healing food.

Also, when it’s really hot outside, as you’ve been here this summer and even early fall, heating the kitchen is the last thing I want to do during the day.

With this recipe you will see how to make a delicious homemade bone broth that gels every time, using an electric pressure cooker like the Instant Pot.

Health Benefits

of Bone Broth

As I mentioned earlier, when you cook low, slow bone broth (or use the incredible power of pressure cooker) you can extract collagen and gelatin from meat bones and get all that goodness in your diet through broth



a decade ago I finally realized that our family was getting very sick. It seemed like we had all the stomach viruses passing through the city. I set out to improve our health and there were three things that really helped us.

  • Fermented
  • Dairy Vegetables

  • Cultured
  • Bone Broth

Of the three, I think homemade bone broth made the biggest difference. And that’s due to its intestinal immune-stimulating and healing properties.


bone broth

is full of collagen and gelatin that act as a protective layer within the gut and help soothe any inflammation.

When you consume broth regularly, it can actually help restore and heal leaky gut and improve digestion, a problem often associated with food sensitivities (especially to foods like gluten). Remember that 75% of our immune system is located within our gut, so taking care of our gut will not only take care of our stomach and digestive health, but it will also take care of the health of our entire body and immune system.

Every time we have an illness going through the house, we increase our intake of bone broth. Read on to learn about all the creative ways we’ve found to consume more broth on a daily basis.


make this quick and easy Instant Pot bone broth recipe, you’ll need just a few supplies

. Instant Pot

  • – I’m using a 6-quart Instant Pot in this video, but I also love my 8-quart Instant Pot
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  • Funnel: A good wide funnel is very useful for pouring the broth into your storage jars
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  • Strainer: Use a fine-mesh strainer to make sure all the small pieces of your broth sneak in.
  • Mason Jar (or glass storage container with lid): We use Mason jars for everything, so a gallon-sized jar is the perfect storage container.



takes very few ingredients, and you can actually save the leftovers of your vegetables and put them in a freezer bag until you’re ready to make

  • broth. Chicken bones, feet and neck: use the bones of your roast chicken, it is better to have at least two well-sized carcasses. You can also store the bones in the freezer until you have enough for a good large batch of broth. If you don’t have access to chicken feet, you can buy them here!
  • Apple cider vinegar (ACV): This helps draw gelatin and minerals from inside the bones.
  • Vegetable remnants (carrot peels, onion skins and tops, celery leaves or celery) – if you have no leftovers, simply use a small carrot, half an onion and a stalk of celery.
  • Garlic – I love adding a whole head of garlic, skins and everything to my broth to add flavor.
  • Sea salt filtered
  • water (optional) – I like to season my broth at the time of use because sometimes I’m adding seasonings to a recipe where I don’t need to use salty broth. I like to have salty broth if I’m going to drink it, as it adds great flavor and extra minerals.

Instant Pot Bone

Broth Recipe

To make sure your broth gels every time, there’s a step to making bone broth that you shouldn’t skip! It is allowing the bones to soak in the water and apple cider vinegar for a couple of hours or even overnight to extract all the beneficial minerals and gelatin from the chicken bones.

Soak the bones

To soak the bones, I simply add the

chicken bones, feet, and necks to my Instant Pot insert, add water just below the maximum fill line, then add about 1/4 cup of ACV


Cover the Instant Pot (I love this Instant Pot flexible silicone lid) and place it in the refrigerator overnight.


The next day (or after a minimum of two hours) add the vegetables, garlic and optional salt and cover the pot with water if it is not up to that maximum filling line. Place the inserted container in the Instant Pot, place it on the lid and turn the pressure vent to seal.

This is where my recipe differs from many you’ll find online. Because we don’t want to destroy all those amazing benefits of collagen and gelatin, we don’t want to cook this broth under high pressure. Instead, we will use the soup setting and set the pressure to low.

Then we will set the timer to two hours and let

the Instant Pot do the rest.

Cool and Cast

Allows the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure and lower to zero pressure before casting. This can take a while, especially if your pot was full, so be patient and give it time.

Open the lid of the

instant pot and carefully strain your broth into a large Mason jar (I use a jar the size of a gallon). This is best done over a large bowl in the sink, in case it spills, you won’t lose all that precious broth.

Place the broth in the refrigerator to cool overnight and gel. This will also allow the fat to rise to the surface and you can skim it for use in cooking (definitely don’t throw it away! Use it as you would lard or even butter in savory dishes.)



so many amazing ways to use bone broth, some of the obvious ways are in soups and stews. But here are some of the most creative ways I like to include bone broth in my family’s diet:

  • Use homemade bone broth when making sauces and sauces
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  • Cook your grains in broth by slurring the cooking water for the bone broth. This is fantastic for rice, barley and even tasty oats.
  • Boil vegetables, pasta, even potatoes in broth instead of water to add flavor.
  • Add salt and nutmeg and drink as a tea.

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