The Instant Pot has revolutionized the way we make so many things. From beans (dry to tender in less than an hour with no soaking! Seriously) to rice (dump it in, touch a button, and it’s perfect every time) to fall-off-the-bone ribs (tender, moist, and full of flavor in less than 45 minutes). Well, my friends, say hello to Instant Pot Bone Broth. One more amazing Instant Pot miracle that will change the way you cook and eat.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was the queen of canned or boxed broth. So easy and convenient. But then I started to wonder how much “real chicken” could be in those oh-so-convenient boxes and cans if they have a shelf life of a year or more…? I’m pretty sure I don’t want to be eating broth from a chicken that’s been on a shelf that long!
So I started to dabble with making authentic bone broth on the stove. What a time-consuming mess! Not for me! (My hat goes off to all of you who have the patience to babysit a pot full of bones and broth as is slowly (ever so slowly) pulls all of that healthy deliciousness out of the precious chicken bones. Back to the box it was for me.
Then I discovered Instant Pot Bone Broth! OMG… game changer! Was it true? Could I really get all that soul-warming, healing healthiness that used to take all day to create in about a couple of hours now thanks to my Instant Pot? Yes! It’s true, guys! And you’ll never go back to boxed.
How to make Instant Pot Bone Broth
Just grab any old chicken bones (or beef bones, if that’s what you’ve got) that you have left over from a whole chicken, chicken wings, drumsticks, whatever… Toss them into your Instant Pot inner pot. Add some veggie scraps you have around, such as onion peels, old celery stalks, carrot nubs, then top off with water. Press the Soup/Stew button and set the time for 120 minutes. Let naturally release. Strain the Instant Pot Bone Broth and pour into mason jars and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Great uses for Instant Pot Bone Broth
- Use fresh Instant Pot Bone broth for amazing soups and stews
- Freeze in cubes (I love these silicone ice trays for this) and use later in recipes
- Drink it straight! The healing and health benefits are amazing.
- Use it in place of water when you make rice to add loads of fresh flavor
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Tips about the fat cap of Instant Pot Bone Broth
I’ve read a lot of people say that they skim the fat off the top of the Instant Pot Bone Broth as soon as it’s done cooking or after it cools just a bit. I do not do this because the fat cap actually acts as a protective barrier when it is on top. So after I strain the bone broth, I put it into containers in the refrigerator, allowing the fat cap to form.
Then when I use it, I simply peel the cap back and use however much broth I need, then replace the cap. This will make your Instant Pot Bone Broth last a little longer than it would if you completely skim the fat off before putting it in the refrigerator. I learned this tip from this great article on Chicken Stock from Simply Recipes.
The secret’s out! Now you can have healthy and delicious homemade Instant Pot Bone Broth in a small fraction of the time it used to take. Make it when you’re down with a cold or the flu, or just need a little extra healing power. It’s a miracle-worker!
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If you’re looking for more Instant Pot recipes, check out my Instant Pot Authorized Cookbooks or the following recipes: