Bone Broth Recipe Using Your Instant Pot


This Instant Pot bone broth recipe is so much easier than babysitting a pot on the stove top for 12+ hours, and it’s the perfect way to make use of bones from a leftover roast chicken. Of course, you can also use beef marrow bones, lamb bones or pork bones.


Benefits of Bone Broth

  • Nutrients that keep you moving, pain-free: Specifically, I’m talking about glucosamine and chondroitin, which support joint function.

  • Anti-aging components: Gelatin supports healthy digestion and strengthens hair, skin and nails. It also nourishes connective tissues with compounds including hyaluronic acid, which help to prevent premature skin sagging and cellulite. Broth also contains the amino acid proline, which is necessary for the production of collagen.

  • Detoxification support: Another amino acid found in bone broth is glycine, which helps with liver detoxification. Glycine is also essential for the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent premature aging

  • Minerals: When simmered, the veggie scraps in bone broth release a wide variety of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, zinc and copper.

It’s budget-friendly, too. Using ingredients that would otherwise be wasted, you end up with a a delicious, nutrient-rich base for lots of different recipes.


How To Use Homemade Bone Broth

With that in mind, here are some ideas for incorporating this “liquid gold” into mealtimes.

Recipes that incorporate chicken broth:

  • Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup

  • Coconut Lime Chicken Curry Soup

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pies

  • Dirty Rice

  • Tortilla Soup

  • Creamy Shrimp Bisque

  • Slow Cooker Frozen Roast

  • Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Easy Spanish Rice

Recipes that incorporate beef broth:

  • Asian Beef Noodle Soup

  • Savory Steak and Mushroom Soup

  • Irish Stew

Recipes that incorporate either chicken broth or beef broth:

  • Superfood Chili

  • Vegetable Beef Soup

Of course, this is not a complete list, but it’s a pretty good starting point.


What To Buy When You’re Short On Time

Although I make homemade broth when I can, I always keep a few containers of Kettle & Fire bone broth on hand to save time. It’s come in handy when you are starving and need to get something on the table quick, and also to make up “feel better soup” when you wake up not feeling well and don’t have broth ingredients.

Optional Additions

  • Seaweeds such as kombu, kelp or dulse increase the mineral content and add depth of flavor

  • Shiitake and several other mushrooms have immune supportive properties, and I often combine them with extra garlic for the “feel better soup” I mentioned earlier

Instant Pot Bone Broth Recipe


This Instant Pot bone broth recipe is just about as easy as it gets, and it's the perfect way to make use of bones from a leftover roast chicken, beef bones or pork bones.

Equipment


Ingredients

  • 1 chicken carcass or 2-3 pounds beef, lamb, or pork bones (Use chicken bones that are leftover from your Instant Pot roast chicken or you can also use 2-3 pounds beef, lamb, non-oily fish or pork bones)

  • ½ onion (chopped)

  • 3 stalks celery (chopped)

  • 1-2 carrots (chopped)

  • a few sprigs of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary (or 1-2 teaspoons of dried herbs)

  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt

  • 8-10 cups filtered water

  • ½ tsp whole peppercorns (optional)

  • misc veggie scraps (optional)

  • 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional)

Instructions Chicken Broth Instructions

  • Place the chicken carcass in the Instant Pot and top with salt, onion, celery, carrots, herbs and any optional ingredients you're including like additional veggie scraps, apple cider vinegar, seaweed, garlic or mushrooms.

  • Add water until the bones and veggies are completely covered, making sure that you don't fill more than 2/3 capacity. Lock the lid in place and set the valve to the "sealing" position.

  • Using the Manual setting, select "high pressure" and set the timer to 120 minutes.

  • After two hours, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize slowly via natural release.

  • Place a strainer over a large bowl (a bowl with a spout makes pouring the broth super easy). Pour broth into mason jars and store in the fridge.

Beef, Lamb or Pork Broth Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bones on a rimmed baking sheet and roast them for 30 minutes.

  • Place the bones in the Instant Pot and top with salt, onion, celery, carrots, herbs and any optional ingredients you're including like additional veggie scraps, apple cider vinegar, seaweed, garlic or mushrooms.

  • Add water until the bones and veggies are completely covered, making sure that you don't fill more than 2/3 capacity. Lock the lid in place and set the valve to the "sealing" position.

  • Using the Manual setting, select "high pressure" and set the timer to 120 minutes.

  • After two hours, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize slowly via natural release

  • Place a strainer over a large bowl (a bowl with a spout makes pouring the broth super easy). Pour broth into mason jars and store in the fridge.


Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2467mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10729IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg



Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t you include chicken feet?

Including chicken feet creates a broth with an intense gel due to the additional boost of gelatin, hyaluronic acid and other components. However, incorporating them requires some additional prep, like blanching the feet and removing the outer membrane before cooking them. Since my goal with this recipe is to show you a super easy and quick way to make bone broth, I decided to leave this more intensive step out.

Can I freeze bone broth?

Yes, you can! Store in wide-mouth mason jars using this method: After straining the broth, pour it into the jars and leave a 1.5 inch (or more) gap at the top of the jar. That way when the liquid expands slightly and the glass contracts slightly, there’s a little “give.” Next, allow the broth to cool completely in the fridge before transferring to the freezer. Another option is to allow the broth to cool and then pour it into extra large ice cube trays that are set on top of a baking sheet (which makes the trays easier to walk to the freezer without spilling). Once frozen, I transfer the cubes to a parchment-paper lined plastic bag that I reuse over and over for each new batch of broth.

How long does bone broth last in the fridge?

If your chilled jar of broth has a layer of fat on top that hasn’t been punctured, it forms a seal that can extend shelf life – some say up to six months. Once the seal has been punctured it should last about 3-4 days.

How long does bone broth last in the freezer?

Up to a year.



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