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Homemade Chicken Broth Instant Pot Recipe

Here’s an easy chicken broth Instant Pot recipe for you! 2 in 1 meal where you can make shredded chicken + homemade chicken broth you can use and store for later.

pressure cooker chicken broth

Chicken broth Instant Pot style is super easy! Not only do you get homemade chicken broth though, you get extra tender meat you can put into soup, or shred and serve for dinner too. An easy Instant Pot recipe that will be a great base for tons of other meals too.

How do you make chicken broth from scratch?

That is what we are going to teach you in this post! I bet it is a lot easier than you might think AND you can freeze it for future dishes as well.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

All you need are some chicken pieces, vegetables and some seasonings. Then you can make a batch of our Instant Pot chicken noodle soup and lots more!

I bet you can smell it right now huh?

instant pot chicken broth

Is chicken broth and chicken stock the same?

Instant Pot chicken stock is made from more chicken bones than the actual meat (chicken carcass). It is said to have a richer flavor. That is because of the gelatin that is released during the slow cooking process. The broth here uses actual meat from the bird.

  • I like this way personally because you can use the boiled meat in a recipe too, not just the juices.
  • The cheapest way to do this is to buy a whole chicken and cut it up yourself.
  • Use fresh garlic if you can find it, or minced if that is all that is available.

Once you do this you’ll never buy store packaged again.

chicken broth

Homemade chicken broth

  1. Whole chicken
  2. Onion
  3. Carrots
  4. Celery
  5. Water
  6. Fresh garlic if possible
  7. Parsley
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. Thyme
  10. Bay leaves
  11. Large bowl and fine mesh strainer
chicken and vegetables

Of course you need a pressure cooker, it can be any brand really. A Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi pot will work just the same way.

How can I make chicken broth taste better?

The key is fresh vegetables like carrots and celery and lots of onions and garlic!! 

  • In addition to that, seasonings are everything!!
  • Below in the recipe card is what we used but of course you can add others if you like.

Remember, when you make this pressure cooker chicken broth you’ll get broth and fall apart meat better than rotisserie chicken. Cooked in about 30 minutes on high pressure.

homemade chicken broth

Yes of course you could do the same thing in a large pot on your stovetop or in your slow cooker, but pressure cooking it is so much easier!! 

Chicken broth Instant Pot

Time needed: 55 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

  1. Prepare

    Cut whole chicken apart into 2 legs, breasts, thighs, wings. Do not debone. Put pcs. into pressure cooker. Then add all vegetables, whole garlic with top sliced off, and parsley into pot.

    Pour in water, then add all spices. Put lid on and close steam valve.

  2. Cook

    Set to pressure cook high for 40 minutes. When done allow to naturally release steam for 15 minutes.

    Use a strainer to remove chicken and vegetables from the pot leaving the broth inside.

    Pour broth into mason jars and allow to cool before refrigerating.
    Note: do not fill your pressure cooker pot over the max line inside

Remember to allow pot to naturally release steam for 15 minutes. This will get all of the nice juices out of the meat. And don’t throw away that meat!! Use it for all sorts of things, ideas below.

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Instant Pot homemade chicken broth

Now allow the liquid to cool to room temperature before you pour it into containers and refrigerate it.

Chicken Broth Instant Pot

How to make homemade chicken broth

Now that you know this, you’ll need to know how to store it! There are many methods out there, I explain two of them below. Canning chicken broth is a thing but I don’t do it personally.

How long can you keep homemade chicken broth in the fridge? 

  • Before putting it into jars you may want to use a spoon to remove the fat off the top layer. This will occur once it is cooled and easy to remove.
    • Properly stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator it will last 3-4 days easily.

Can I freeze homemade chicken broth?

  • Absolutely!
    • Pour into ice cube trays, freeze, and then transfer to a freezer bag.
    • These will last up to 6 months and in smaller quantities like this are easier to thaw out.

What if you want to store it for longer in larger quantities? You can!

Can you freeze mason jars with soup?

You sure can if you use wide mouth jars and allow it to cool before pouring it in. To make things easier use a funnel so it doesn’t spill all over. Little tip you’ll thank me for later.

Favorite leftover chicken recipes are:

easy pressure cooker chicken recipes

There are SO many things you can make with cooked chicken and Instant Pot bone broth. Together or separately the possibilities are endless!

Can you drink chicken broth? It is easily digested and sometimes it is prescribed as the best clear liquid recommended if you have digestive issues (such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting).

How long is leftover chicken good for?

Whole cooked chicken or cut-up chicken parts should be eaten within 1 to 2 days. Patties or nuggets can last up to 4 days. You shouldn’t eat any leftovers that have been sitting around longer than 7 days

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Chicken Broth Instant Pot

Here's an easy chicken broth Instant Pot recipe for you! 2 in 1 meal where you can make shredded chicken + homemade chicken broth you can use and store for later.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken broth, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 15kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut whole chicken apart into 2 legs, breasts, thighs, wings. Do not debone. Put pcs. into pressure cooker. Then add all vegetables, whole garlic with top sliced off, and parsley into pot.
  • Pour in water, then add all spices.
  • Put lid on and close steam valve. Set to pressure cook high for 40 minutes.
  • When done allow to naturally release steam for 15 minutes. Use a strainer to remove chicken and vegetables from the pot leaving the broth inside.
  • Pour broth into mason jars and allow to cool before refrigerating.
  • Note: do not fill your pressure cooker pot over the max line inside.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Broth Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2129IU43%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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