Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Bone-broth one of the very oldest healing kitchen elixirs across the ages.  Traditional wisdom knew of bone broth’s health benefits and gut-healing properties long before modern science had to prove it.   

 

To me, the restorative health benefits of bone broth depend entirely on where the bones came from and how that animal was raised and the kind of life it led.  I need to know the wheres & hows with my food – bones for bone-broth is no exception.  

 

The Instant Pot makes a true bone-broth in hours as opposed to days on the stovetop.   Melissa Clark absolutely nailed this recipe; this is her recipe with adjustments how I make it – it is great bone broth – know your bones.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 3 hours
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving4
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Ingredients

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BASE

  • 1 roasted chicken - all bones
  • 1 onion - cut ½
  • 2 carrots -
  • 2 celery or 1 bulb end
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves -
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2" | 5cm ginger
  • 12 cups water OR to cover

Method

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

 

WASH all your veg – not need to peel.   Roughly chop so they fit into your 6 qt Instant Pot.

 

ADD all ingredients to instant pots’ stainless pot.  Cover with water – up to the MAX pot line – about ⅔  full.

 

LOCK lid – Pressure Cook 3 hours & let release naturally.

 

STRAIN over a bowl or into another saucepan.  Discard solids.

 

SIP is a healing elixir broth use as a base for Soups. Risottos. Cook grains like quinoa.

 

STORE in the fridge for 3 days or portion and freeze when cooled.

Tips + Suggestions

BONES from pasture-raised, outdoor grazing all-day happy chickens.  A few times a year I buy a chicken and roast it whole or break it down.  I freeze the bones until I have used the whole chicken OR have time to make my broth. I then portion and freeze the broth.    

 

KNOW YOUR BONES by getting to know and supporting your local farmer!  Making broth from Animals that were raised with lots of antibiotics + hormones + gmo grains + in cages and unnatural ways is not a health elixir.