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    Make a batch of homemade chicken stock easily in your Instant Pot. Rich and flavorful, it’s the most wonderful way to make use of all of a whole chicken and can be used in so many of your favorite recipes.

    Instant pot chicken stock/broth in a jar

    Next time you roast or cook a whole chicken, do not throw the carcass away, and make this delicious chicken stock instead!

    Whenever we have a whole chicken, the next day I will always make a batch of homemade chicken stock, it’s so much more flavorful than store-bought and it’s pretty effortless to make in the Instant Pot.

    This Instant Pot chicken stock is such a great way to use all of your chicken and vegetable scraps from your roasted dinner. Sometimes I also freeze vegetable scraps & peels in a zip lock bag which I use later when making chicken bone broth.

    Use the stock in your favorite recipes like Chicken Stroganoff and Instant Pot Potato Soup.

    Why you will love this Instant Pot chicken stock recipe!

    • Easy: This homemade chicken stock is a great dump and go recipe. Just place the ingredients in and let your Instant Pot do its thing.
    • Simple ingredients: The best thing about this bone broth recipe, is that most of the ingredients are scraps from your main meal. Some salt, pepper and herbs and you are good to go.
    • Make ahead: This Instant Pot chicken stock is so great to have on hand to use in everyday recipes. Make a large batch and it will keep you going for a while!
    • Nutritious: Homemade bone broth is very nutritious and beneficial for your digestive, gut and joint health. It also contains many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

    Ingredients for Instant pot chicken stock

    • Chicken carcass: You can use a whole chicken carcass from a roasted or rotisserie chicken, or the bones from chicken wings.
    • Vegetables: You can add in any vegetable scraps you have. Carrots, onions, garlic, celery stalks, parsley, whatever you have to hand. You can even add vegetable peels.
    • Apple cider vinegar: The acidity in the ACV breaks down the collagen and makes it more abundant in the broth. You can also use lemon juice.
    • Water: I use about 10 – 12 cups of water. Make sure you don’t add more water than the MAX fill line on your Instant Pot, or it will not come to pressure.
    • Seasonings: Thyme, salt, peppercorns and bay leaves.
    ingredients for chicken stock

    How to make broth or stock from chicken

    • Place the chicken bones and all other ingredients in a pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing.
    • Set for High Pressure for 2 hours.
    • When done, let pressure naturally release. Carefully open the lid when all the pressure is released and the pin has dropped.
    • Using a large straining spoon, remove bones and vegetable scraps.Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the liquid into a large bowl or pot. Let the liquid cool off.
    • Transfer the Instant Pot chicken bone broth to clean jars and store them in the refrigerator.
    process images of making chicken stock/broth in the instant pot

    How long does it keep?

    Homemade chicken stock should be fully cooled before placing it into clean glass Mason jars and storing it in the fridge. The stock will keep well for up to 4 days and can be used straight from the fridge.

    Can you freeze it?

    Freezing is a great option for homemade stock or broth, and it will keep well for up to 3 months. If freezing the pressure cooker chicken stock, don’t fill your storage containers all the way to the top as it will expand as it freezes. You can also freeze the stock in cubes for smaller portions or in these 1 cup silicone freezer molds for perfect portioning. Thaw the stock in the fridge overnight before using.

    Can you make it on the stovetop?

    If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make this flavorful chicken stock on the stovetop, it will just take a little longer. Just add all of the ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. Let the pot simmer for around 4 hours before straining and cooling.

    chicken stock in a jar with instant pot in background

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips for the Best Instant Pot Chicken Stock Recipe

    • If you don’t have vegetable scraps, you can roughly chop a couple of carrots, an onion and crush some garlic cloves. No need to peel!
    • Allow the Instant Pot chicken stock to cool fully before transferring to jars.

    More Instant Pot Recipes

    If you loved this Instant Pot Chicken Broth, I am sure you will also love these other electric pressure cooker recipes:

    Instant Pot Chicken Stock

    Make a batch of homemade chicken stock easily in your Instant Pot. Rich and flavorful, it's the most wonderful way to make use of all of a whole chicken and can be used in so many of your favorite recipes.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
    Servings 10 cups (approx)
    Calories 12kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing.
    • Set for High Pressure for 2 hours.
    • When done, let pressure naturally release. Carefully open the lid when all the pressure is released and the pin has dropped.
    • Using a large straining spoon, remove bones and vegetable scraps.Using a strainer, strain the liquid into a large pot. Let the liquid cool off.
    • Transfer the chicken broth to clean jars and store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • If you don’t have vegetable scraps, you can roughly chop a couple of carrots, an onion and crush some garlic cloves. No need to peel!
    • Allow the chicken stock to cool fully before transferring to jars.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4285IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Ingredient
    Cuisine American
    Keyword homemade chicken stock, how to make chicken stock, pressure cooker chicken stock
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