Instant Pot Chicken Stock (Bone Broth)


Best bone broth that consistently gels. Any roast chicken will do, but a great way to use your leftover store bought rotisserie chickens.

Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
10 cups


  • 2 medium onions

  • 2 stalks celery, with leaves

  • 2 medium carrots

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 ½ pounds chicken carcass

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 8 cups water, or as needed


  1. Without peeling any skin or trimming any ends, prepare vegetables: Roughly chop onions. Roughly slice celery and carrots. Smash garlic gloves.

  2. Place chicken carcasses in a 6-quart multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns, marjoram, and thyme. Loosely pack down. Add enough water to reach the max fill level. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 2 1/2 hours. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 45 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Use a mesh strainer to strain solids from liquids. Cool and remove the solidified layer of fat if you wish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
17g Fat
4g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 328mg 7%

* 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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