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Instant Pot Bone Broth
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Bone Broth

Servings: 4 quarts


  • Bones from 1 4lb. chicken or more (I keep these in the freezer in freezer-safe bags, along with the veggie scraps, until I have a good amount to make bone broth).
  • Assorted veggie scraps (carrot & celery ends, mushroom stems, etc.) (I keep these in the freezer along with the bones)
  • Filtered water (enough to fill to fill line in Instant Pot)
  • Suggested herbs and spices:
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Place bones and veggie scraps inside Instant Pot. Add additional fresh veggie scraps for more flavor or if you don't have enough frozen.
  • Add filtered water to the fill line on the inside of the Instant Pot.
  • Add in herbs and spices, along with apple cider vinegar.
  • Give everything a good stir, secure the Instant Pot lid and put on the 'Manual' or 'Soup/Stew' setting for 2.5 hours.*
  • When the Instant Pot timer goes off, I like to do a natural release, but you can also do a quick release if you need the broth sooner.**
  • Once all of the pressure has been released, place a large pitcher or measuring cup in the sink with a strainer sitting on top and pour the broth in.
  • Pour the strained broth into mason jars. Let the broth cool before putting the mason jars in the fridge or freezer. If you are freezing the broth, you'll want to leave extra space at the top of the jar to allow room for it to expand.
  • Remove from the freezer and thaw when needed!


*I often let mine sit in the Instant Pot for hours after it's done if I don't have time to tend to it right away. It will just end up with a richer flavor.
**To perform a natural release (my preferred method), simply leave the Instant Pot valve in the sealed position and allow the pressure to release by itself. This may take anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour depending on the amount of liquid in the Instant Pot. If you'd rather have the broth sooner, you can perform a quick release by switching the valve to the venting position and allowing pressure to release that way.