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Instant Pot Chicken Broth Recipe: Simple Steps

Written by: Emily Smith

This homemade instant pot chicken broth is my go-to recipe! It's simple, flavorful, and perfect for soups or stews. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover chicken bones.

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So, you stumbled upon my instant pot chicken broth recipe and trust me, you're in for a treat! This is not just your bland, run-of-the-mill broth. Nope. My version takes you on a flavourful journey, with each sip better than the last. Savory, aromatic, and oh-so-easy to whip up. By the time you're done, you won't settle for store-bought versions anymore. Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Broth in the Instant Pot

  • Whole chicken carcass: Provides rich flavor and gelatin for a hearty broth base, using leftover parts to reduce waste.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the broth, enhancing overall flavor profile without overpowering other ingredients.
  • Carrots: Imparts natural sweetness and a subtle earthy flavor, adding complexity and color to the broth.
  • Celery stalks: Brings a savory note and aromatic quality to the broth, contributing to a well-rounded taste profile.
  • Garlic: Infuses a mild pungency and depth of flavor, enhancing the overall savory essence of the broth.
  • Bay leaf: Imparts a subtle herbal aroma and flavor, elevating the broth with a hint of complexity and depth.
  • Peppercorns: Add a mild heat and pungency, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the broth with a subtle kick.

Essential Tools for Making Chicken Broth in Your Pressure Cooker

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chicken broth quickly while infusing flavors efficiently.
  • Fine-mesh sieve: Necessary for straining the broth to achieve a clear and smooth texture.
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Instant Pot Chicken Broth Recipe: Simple Steps

This Instant Pot Chicken Broth Recipe is a simple and quick way to make a flavorful broth using a whole chicken carcass and a few basic ingredients. Perfect for soups, stews, or as a base for other recipes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Fine-mesh sieve

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken carcass
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • Water enough to cover ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken carcass, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and peppercorns in the Instant Pot.
  • Fill the Instant Pot with water until the ingredients are just covered.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 1 hour.
  • Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for later use.

Notes

This broth can be used as a base for soups, stews, or any recipe that calls for chicken broth. It's a great way to use up leftover chicken carcass and vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 8gFat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Chicken Broth, Easy Recipe, Instant Pot
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Tips for Storing and Freezing Your Homemade Chicken Broth

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken broth as directed and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, store the broth in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Let the chicken broth cool completely before freezing.
  • Pour the broth into freezer-safe containers or bags, leaving room for expansion.
  • Label the containers with the date and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When making this instant pot chicken broth recipe, adding a splash of apple cider vinegar can help extract more nutrients from the bones and vegetables.

Common Questions About Making Chicken Broth in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
How long does it take to make instant pot chicken broth?
It takes about 1 hour of cooking time in the instant pot.
Can I freeze the chicken broth for later use?
Yes, you can freeze the chicken broth for later use.
What should I do with the solids after straining the broth?
Discard the solids after straining the broth through a fine-mesh sieve.
How long can I store the chicken broth in the refrigerator?
You can store the chicken broth in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Do I need to remove the skin from the chicken carcass?
It's not necessary to remove the skin from the chicken carcass before making the broth.

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