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Chicken Broth in As Little as 30 Minutes!

You can make chicken broth in the Instant Pot in as little as 30 minutes. That said I prefer cooking for 120 minutes because the broth is richer and a deeper color.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch recipe, how to, Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 1 chicken frame, leftover bones and giblets (from roasted or rotisserie chicken, if using a store bought rotisserie chicken ask butcher for giblets)
  • filtered water
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I use Braggs)
  • 1 Tablespoon whole pepper corns
  • 1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provence
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots, cut in half
  • 1 yellow or white onion, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into thirds
  • 3 pinches sea salt


  1. After roasting and carving a chicken place the 'frame' and any extra bones, giblets etc. into the Instant Pot. Add all other ingredients.
  2. Fill water to the 4 liter mark. You can let it sit for an hour (this gives the apple cider vinegar time to do it's job of releasing more minerals from the bones) or just close the lid and cook immediately. Place the release valve in the sealed position (don't forget this step!) and then set to pressure cook "high". You can cook for as little as 30 minutes to make broth. I like to set the timer for 120 minutes (2 hours) for a richer, darker broth.
  3. Now you walk away and let the Instant Pot work it's magic!
  4. When the cooker is done it will go into warm mode and stay there until you turn it off!
  5. So you can leave the house, go to sleep, whatever and it will stay warm till you are ready.
  6. Press 'cancel' and use an oven mitt or wooden spoon to release the valve.
  7. Carefully remove the inner pot and pour broth through a strainer into a large bowl. After broth cools, pour into mason jars and ice cube trays. I like to fill mason jars 3/4 full and transition from fridge to freezer to prevent cracking.