Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth Recipe + Video – make your own tastier bone broth at home for a fraction of the price. Use in soups, sauces, or sipping! Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free, clean eating, real food.
There are not words sufficient enough to explain how phenomenal homemade bone broth tastes.
When you taste it, you will never buy it again.
Benefits of Homemade Bone Broth
I’m sure you’ve heard all about bone broth. It’s great for you gut, your bone + joint health and your immunity. Bone broth supports weight loss, better sleep, and it helps fight inflammation.
Plus it is packed with vitamins and minerals.
Uses of Homemade Bone Broth
I use bone broth as I would chicken stock or chicken broth.
Bone broth is perfect for soups and sauces, braising meats, or as a flavorful ingredient in meatballs.
What Bones to Use in Homemade Bone Broth
I get all of my chickens from ButcherBox (which I highly recommend!). They are the absolute best source for pastured chickens that are hormone and antibiotic free. To get the most value out of my ButcherBox order, I get whole chickens and break them down myself. I have a whole post on how to break down a whole chicken, and I save the carcass and all the bones for bone broth.
This recipe needs the carcass and bones of 2 whole chickens. We eat 2 chickens a week, so I have enough to make a batch of bone broth once a week.
If you are in a pinch, you can also buy chicken backs from your butcher. I’ve gotten them at Whole Foods before. They’re very cheap. You would want 2-4 chicken backs.
This isn’t a bone broth that gels. If you want that, you need to use at least 4 chicken feet since they have such a high amount of cartilage. You can source those straight from the farmer, asian markets, and sometimes Whole Foods has it!
How To Make Homemade Bone Broth
The instant pot has completely changed my life by how much it has simplified making bone broth. Before, I would simmer in on the stove for 24 hours and my house would smell so strongly of bone broth for days.
Now, I can make it in the instant pot for 3 hours, and it contains all of the smell!
I add all the ingredients to my 6 quart instant pot, add in the chicken carcass and bones (if the carcass and bones are frozen, I throw them in frozen! It’s amazing!). I cook it over manual pressure for 3 hours, then strain it and it’s ready.
Storing Bone Broth + How Long Does Bone Broth Last
I love storing my bone broth in quart mason jars. If I’m refrigerating them, I’ll fill the jars all the way to the top. If I’m planning on freezing the bone broth, I will fill the jars just below the crook in the neck. About 3 cups worth.
Bone broth will last for at last 1 week in the refrigerator. Just check for spoilage. If it gets a solidified fat cap at the top of the bone broth, it will last for so long in the fridge. A month for sure.
It will last for at least 1 year in the freezer.
Watch How To Make Instant Pot Bone Broth Recipe Video
- Carcass and bones from 2 chickens* (I get my chickens from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend!)
- 2 medium carrots, cut in half
- 2 stalks of celery, cut in half
- 1 yellow onion, cut in half (you can leave the skin on)
- 1 head of garlic, cut in half (you can leave the skin on)
- 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Enough water to reach the 2/3 full line on your Instant Pot (about 8-10 cups)
- Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot, then fill with water until it reaches the 2/3 full line.
- Close your Instant Pot. Make sure the pressure valve is in the closed position. Press MANUAL PRESSURE, and set the timer for 3:00 hours.
- After it is done cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release for at least 15 minutes. After that you can do a quick release.
- Put a colander over a large mixing bowl. Pour the bone broth into the colander. Lift the colander to strain out all the solids. Discard the solids. I like the chicken fat in my bone broth, so I leave it. If you don’t want the fat, you can wait until it cools and spoon off the fat from the top.
- Transfer the bone broth to quart mason jars. Fill up to the top if storing in the refrigerator. Fill up to just below the neck if storing in the freezer (about 3 cups worth).
- Will keep in the fridge for at least 1 week (just check for spoilage), or in the freezer for 6 months.
Slow Cooker Instructions: Cook on LOW for 24 hours.
Stove Top Instructions: Simmer in your largest stock pot on low for 24 hours.
You can see this post to learn how to break down a whole chicken, and save the carcass and bones for bone broth.
If your carcasses and bones are frozen, throw them into the instant pot frozen. No need to adjust the cooking time.
You could substitute about 2-4 chicken backs if you don’t have chicken carcasses and bones. Ask your butcher for them. I’ve gotten them at Sprouts and Whole Foods before in a pinch. They’re very cheap.
I like the fat in my bone broth. If you don’t like it, skim it out once it cools.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
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