Chicken Bone Broth in Instant Pot

Delicious and healthier homemade Chicken Bone Broth. Sip a cup everyday and it will warm you from within. Healthy skin and bones are pure bonus. Ready in no time in IP pressure cooker. Must Try!

Chicken Bone Broth in Instant Pot
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

Chicken Bone Broth, a nutrient rich, collagen-loaded and flavorful chicken broth. Add it to Chicken Noodle Soups or just sip a cup everyday for healthy glowing skin. In one line, it is natural Botox for healthy younger looking you. Plus ready in minutes in Instant Pot. Gluten free, dairy-free, low-fat and no preservatives. 

Instant Pot is one of the best way to extract collagen and flavor from bones in very less time. Instant Pot reduces 4 hours of slow simmer time of broth to much less time. Plus extract nutrients and collagen from bone without wasting any liquid.

When making Bone Broth in regular dutch oven, it needs long 4-5 hours of slow simmering time, plus additional time of browning of bones and making sure there is enough liquid in pot at all times. When cooked under pressure, in electric pressure cooker or an Instant Pot on Pressure setting.. The same broth can be prepared way quicker, there is no loss of liquid, no browning of bones, and still it has same depth of flavor.

That's not it!

You know the best part? You don't even need to thaw the chicken to use in Instant Pot. Even frozen chicken will work perfect here. (Only add additional 5 minutes cooking time when using frozen chicken.)

I have always been fan of Pressure Cooker cooking. Have you tried my Pressure Cooker Vegetable Broth recipe? It is loaded with flavor, healthier and great way to enjoy a veggie-forward diet.

Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

We usually buy chicken bone (wings, drumettes) in bulk. I portion it in 12-20 per pouch and freeze. This comes in handy when we want to enjoy some wings for Sunday game. Or when I want to make a batch of Chicken Bone Broth. 

When Bone Broth sits in refrigerator, the collagen released from bones sets broth like jell. It is the essence of a good bone broth. It is NOT fat. It is good for you. 

Usually, I would serve my husband bone broth hot as chicken soup (his favorite). One such day, when I packed him bone broth for lunch. He told me, I throw away half of it. I asked Why. He replied, I thought jelly was fat. LOL! So, I had to explain him. Jelly is extracted from bone broth. It is not fat.

Benefits of Chicken Bone Broth:

Consider homemade chicken broth the best remedy for cold and flu season.  A cup of warm chicken bone broth with some fresh herbs and you will feel better in matter of minutes.

But chicken broth, specially bone broth is more significant nutrient rich than regular broth. It is full of collagen derived from bones which make it beneficial for glowing skin, healthy nail and hair, and bone strength. 

Remember, my Instant Pot Pho recipe? That uses lamb bones which are also great source of nutrients. If you own an Instant Pot,. This recipe is also a must try.

How to use Chicken Bone Broth?

Okay, I have made a pot of broth. Now what?

Good question!

Like I said, just like my veggies broth, a cup of warm chicken bone broth with some fresh herbs is my favorite way to enjoy it. 

Without doubt, can't beat a good Chicken Noodle Soup made with homemade chicken broth. 

Don't just stop at Chicken Noodle Soup, you also use chicken bone broth for low-cal Bone Broth Diet. (more on this soon) Plus, can use it as base flavor for many kind of foods. List is endless..

1) Use it as flavor-base for soups to quickly put a delicious soup together. 
2) Use it to cook grains. e.g. Replace liquid in rice with chicken broth for more flavor.
3) Use in curries for extra richness and depth of flavor.

Chicken Bone Broth prepared in Instant Pot

How to keep Chicken Bone Broth Low-Fat?

The picture you see here was the bone broth just out of Instant Pot. So, fat droplets are melted and seen on top. Fat has flavor but you can get rid of it. Let chicken broth cool slightly. Then, refrigerate in container with lid for 1 hour. In this time, fat layer with collect at the top. This can be easily removed with spoon or strained again to separate.

Friends, this season, make more homemade chicken bone broth. It is healthy, flavorful, great remedy for those under-the-weather days, and perfect for glowing skin. 

I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Have a wonderful day.


Chicken Bone Broth in Instant Pot

5 (11 reviews)
Chicken Bone Broth in Instant Pot
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: American () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 6-8 Cups - Serves: 4


Smart Swap: For more low-fat, use skin-less wings and drumettes:


  • 1. Switch instant pot to saute setting on high. Heat oil in the pot. Add chicken wings and bones. Saute for 5-6 minutes or until skin is brown and fat started to render. Additional Notes: (if prefer, drain the extra fat rendered from skin.)
  • 2. Add all of the remaining ingredients - onion, garlic, herbs, bay leaf, star anise, black peppercorns and a tsp salt. Sauté until onions are slightly soft. Add 8 cups of water. Close the lid of instant pot. Set it to cook on high pressure for 60 minutes (see note 3).
  • 3. When cooking is complete, let pressure auto release or for quick release instructions from Instant Pot manual. Once pot is easy to handle, pass it through fine mesh or strainer.. Pick bones, extract any meat and pack in separate container. Portion soup and refrigerate (see note 2) or freeze.
Savita's Notes:
  1. I use a mix of wings, drumettes , neck bones (per availability) If possible, ask butcher to cut the drumettes and wings in half. Or if you have cleaver, slit the bones to release more flavor/nutrients in broth.
  2. Freeze or refrigerator: Soup stays good in refrigerator for up-to 10-14 days. Freeze well for 6 months.
  3. You can also use Broth Settings on your Instant Pot. However, I find that 40-80 minutes at High Pressure are enough to release flavor off from bird/chicken bones such as neck, wings etc. 
  4. Add less salt when making the broth (only enough to lite season the broth). Adjust to taste before serving.

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15 Responses

  1. Can we make bone broth in Indian pressure cooker..if yes can u give time and water ratio..thanks
    You can make bone broth in store-top pressure cooker but the time will vary based on size of pressure cooker. I would start with same ingredients and 1 cup extra water.. Try a few rounds to get correct timings. Even if its not bone broth the first time, it will be a delicious chicken soup/stock-base. As a rule of thumb, for first try, cook for 20 minutes more than time it takes to cook chicken in your pressure cooker. Please taste and adjust seasonings (salt specially) since you adding extra liquid. I hope it helps.
  2. I love how easy to make this recipe and the benefits of making your chicken broth at home. Thank you!
  3. I always love making homemade chicken broth and this one is so easy. Thank you!
    You got it 🙌
  4. A cup a day will keep the doctor away! I sent this recipe to a keto friend who usually buys chicken bone broth at the store. This is heaven!
    Thanks for sharing feedback.
  5. This seems like a really useful recipe considering how versatile this broth is and the various health and nutritional benefits. Thank you for sharing.
  6. I love making homemade bone broth, but it can definitely be a time consuming process. Love that you used the instant pot to make this! Saves so much time. :)
  7. I have been making bone broth on stove top for years. Why did I not think to make it in the Instant Pot? Brilliant! It came out perfect.
  8. Nothing beats making homemade broth and using the Instant Pot makes it faster and more easily than the traditional way!
  9. Such a useful post! I make stock at home because we fast and eat later, so we sip broth throughout the day. Your is so flavorful, our favorite! Thank you!
  10. A great recipe and perfect for canning for using at a later date!
  11. Gosh, this was SO MUCH FASTER than using my slow cooker! I love making homemade chicken broth!
  12. We added this broth recipe to our slow cooker chicken curry, and the flavours were amazing; its a great recipe. Thanks for sharing :)