Instant Pot Bone Broth With Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 litres 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Traditional


Hearty and nutritious Instant Pot bone broth made with chicken, herbs and veggies in just 3 hours (instead of 12). Sip on it as is or use it in stews, soups, curries, pasta and risotto dishes.



  • Carcass and bones of 1 whole, free-range chicken (a little meat still on the bone)
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 celery sticks (I use up the smaller sticks with leaves on)
  • 23 slices of fresh ginger3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 34 slices of red chilli (optional)
  • Handful of fresh parsley (good to use up the stalks here)
  • Handful of fresh cilantro/coriander (good to use up the stalks here)
  • Generous pinch of cracked black peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional, also you can’t taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (white vinegar is fine)
  • 2.252.5 litres (around 9 cups) of water (ideally filtered)


  1. Place all ingredients inside the Instant Pot, place and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is pointing to Sealing.
  2. Press Manual/Pressure Cook functio key and change the timer to 130 minutes. After 3 beeps, the pressure cooker will start to build up the pressure and will be ready to go. Relax and enjoy yourself!
  3. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the lid. The build up of the pressure will take about 20 minutes, natural release about 15-20 minutes, hence the total cooking time is about 3 hours.
  4. Once the pressure valve is back down and you have opened the lid, let the broth cool down.
  5. Strain the broth into clean jars or storage container, seal with lids and store in the fridge or freezer. Remove any visible chicken meat from the bones and store to enjoy with the broth.
  6. You can use the broth to make chicken soup with fresh vegetables and cooked meat, or to use it as a base for other soups and stews. I like it simply heated and served in a bowl or a cup with some fresh herbs, a little garlic, sea salt and lemon or lime juice. You can also add some miso paste, scallions/spring onion, chilli and Tamari soy sauce.