Instant Pot® Chicken Bone Broth


Utilizing the carcass of a rotisserie chicken results in the richest, most flavorful broth you will ever know. This also makes for a good sipping broth. Once you've made this, you will never go back to canned or boxed again. With the help of your Instant Pot®, you can make this in a fraction of the time it would take to do it in a slow cooker.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 (2 pound) rotisserie chicken carcass

  • 2 medium carrots, cut into thirds

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into thirds

  • 1 medium onion, cut in half

  • 1 bulb garlic, cut in half

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • 1 large bay leaf

  • 10 cups water


  1. Set chicken carcass in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt, peppercorns, and bay leaf. Pour in water.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 180 minutes. Allow 30 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 30 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Let broth sit for 20 minutes to cool. Pour liquid through a strainer and discard all solids.

  4. Refrigerate and use within 3 days or store in freezer-safe containers and use within 6 months.

Cook's Note:

This is my basic recipe I make ahead not knowing what it will be used for. If making for a specific meal in mind, feel free to add herbs of choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

25 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 611mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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