It's so easy to make bone broth in an Instant Pot! This pressure cooker recipe helps to speed up the cooking time so it takes only a few hours instead of a whole day. All you need is some meat and some of your favorite spices!
I'm starting to really love the convenience of pressure cooking in the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. I've got a six-quart 7-in-1 multi-cooker version and I use it all the time to make low-carb yogurt and a pressure cooker whole chicken!
Today, I'm sharing an Instant Pot bone broth recipe that I've been using as a base for soups. It's a great way to use the marrow bones which are high in collagen. Just be sure to use organic chicken for the most benefits!
Although I've been using chicken bones, the process is the same for beef bones and other animal bones. In fact, it's really easy to convert the standard keto beef bone broth recipe into one made in the Instant Pot.
Why You'll Love It
You will love this recipe because you can use it as a base for so many other recipes. This chicken bone broth is the perfect thing to use in your favorite soup, to flavor casseroles, or to cook more chicken.
There are three parts to this recipe - the meat, the spices, and the liquid. The result is a low-carb bone broth that is nourishing and delicious.
For this recipe, I used chicken bones after I cooked a whole chicken. If you want to make a beef bone broth, then replace the chicken carcass with a few steaks or roast scraps and bones.
This is a very mild bone broth. The only spices I used are garlic and sea salt. For a bit more flavor, try adding some pepper and basil.
The main liquid in this broth is water. I also added some vinegar to give it a tangy flavor and more nutrition.
Apple cider vinegar has lots of health benefits. I like to use the raw unfiltered kind as it has beneficial bacteria and acetic acid that's great for digestion.
Vegetable scraps are optional. I like to keep a bag of scraps in my refrigerator and use them in this bone broth.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- You only need to cook it for a few short hours when making bone broth in a pressure cooker to release the highly prized gelatin. You'll know you've made a great bone broth if it turns into a jello when refrigerated.
- Your bone broth should NOT be pourable when chilled. I typically have to scoop mine out of the container rather than pour it when making soup. That's what you want.
- The reason it's best to slow cook the bones for 12-24 hours is so that the nutrients are released from the bones. However, when cooking under pressure, the nutrients in the bones are released much quicker.
This is such an easy recipe to make. You basically put everything in your Instant Pot, cook it, and then strain it. That's it!
Cook The Broth
Put all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Then, pressure cook it on high for about 3 hours. Next, do a natural pressure release and remove the lid.
Strain And Store It
Now all you have to do is strain the bone broth and store it in an airtight food storage container.
Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
️ Serving Suggestions
Bone broth is also the perfect way to add nutrition and flavor to keto stuffing as a side dish.
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about how to make it.
Is the vinegar required to add to the bone broth?
I recommend adding vinegar to the Instant Pot bone broth recipe. If you don't, you may not get as much of the gelatin out and will miss out on releasing the maximum amount of nutrition in cooking.
Can I save the bones and use them to make another bone broth batch?
Yes, lots of people like to reuse the bones to make multiple batches.
To save the bones, you'll simply place them in a container and freeze them until needed. You can just keep them with all the vegetable scraps that you've been saving for the stock.
What is the best kind of bone broth I can buy?
With the convenience of an electric pressure cooker, there's really no reason to go out and buy broth. But, if you do, I recommend only buying a high-quality one like Fire & Kettle which uses only organic ingredients. And, their beef broth is grass-fed.
The cost of buying a whole organic chicken is typically cheaper than buying chicken parts and organic bone broth. And, you'll get a much fresher stock for soups and stews.
With the Instant Pot, time really shouldn't be an issue anymore.
If you've never made your own broth from bones, you certainly need to give it a try. It's so simple and re-purposes those kitchen scraps that you'd otherwise be throwing away.
Looking for some more easy and filling keto recipes? Then check out some of these low-carb soup recipes. They are some of my go-to's!
- Keto Cream Of Asparagus Soup is wonderful new way to enjoy this springtime veggie.
- Turkey Pumpkin Chili can be made in the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or stove top - and it is extremely satisying either way.
- Keto Gumbo With Shrimp And Sausage is delightfully spicy and still light enough to enjoy for lunch or dinner.
- Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup With Sausage brings a cafe taste to your kitchen table.
- Easy Keto Lobster Bisque tastes luxorious and will warm you up on those cold or cloudy days.
Instant Pot Bone Broth
- 1 pound bones or carcass from whole organic chicken
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 8 cups water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- vegetable scraps optional
- Place all ingredients into electric pressure cooker.
- Pressure cook on high 2-3 hours.
- Allow a natural pressure release for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove lid.
- Strain out liquid into container(s). Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze for longer storage.
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Notes on Nutritional Information
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Originally published: October 13, 2017... Last Updated: December 21, 2021