Everything you need to know about how to make chicken broth in an Instant Pot. Rich, full-flavored, homemade broth in under an hour!

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How to Make Chicken Broth in an Instant Pot

This easy Instant Pot Chicken Broth was one of the first things I made when I got my Instant Pot. I use chicken broth in so many recipes, and I love making homemade chicken broth but I never seem to have time to do it right. With the Instant Pot I’m able to get that ful, rich, homemade chicken broth flavor in under an hour!

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If you’re new to using an Instant Pot make sure you check out our How to Use an Instant Pot post. It covers all of the basics of how to use your Instant Pot!

Can You Make Chicken Broth in a Pressure Cooker?

Yes! A pressure cooker cooks all of your chicken, vegetables, and herbs together under high pressure so instead of simmering a big pot for hours you have delicious chicken stock in a little less than an hour.

What is in Chicken Broth?

Chicken broth is a simple mix of carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper cooked together with chicken.

What Parts of the Chicken Should I Use for my Broth?

You can use any part of the chicken to make your stock, or a combination of a few different parts.

  • Whole Chicken
  • Wings (for a 6 quart Instant Pot I suggest 5 wings)
  • Thighs  (for a 6 quart Instant Pot I suggest 4 thighs skin-on)
  • Breast  (for a 6 quart Instant Pot I suggest 3 breasts skin-on if possible)
  • Bones (I use the whole chicken carcass from a rotisserie chicken)

A whole chicken takes up a lot of room in an Instant Pot (I use a 6 quart) so if you would like to use fresh chicken I suggest using the pieces instead.  

Can I Make Chicken Broth with a Rotisserie Chicken?

Yes! I love picking up a rotisserie chicken for dinner during the week and then using the leftovers to make my broth. That’s what I did in my recipe below but feel free to use any of the parts above if you prefer (you will put them into the pot uncooked).

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How Long Do You Pressure Cook Chicken Broth?

To cook chicken broth set it to HIGH pressure for 30 minutes, then do a 15 minute natural release.

How to Make Chicken Broth in an Instant Pot

When the chicken broth has finished cooking and the pressure has been released remove the lid and let it cool a bit before pouring it through a fine mesh strainer over a big bowl (make sure it is big enough to catch all of the broth!).

The vegetables and herbs are discarded. If you used chicken parts with meat on them you can pull the meat off of the bones before discarding the bones.

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How Long Can You Store Homemade Chicken Broth?

You can store your chicken broth in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can store chicken broth in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How to Freeze Instant Pot Chicken Broth

If possible separate the broth into 1 cup portions and freeze in sealed containers. This will make it easier to remove and defrost only as much broth as you need.

What to Make with Instant Pot Chicken Broth

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Servings: 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Everything you need to know about how to make chicken broth in an Instant Pot. Rich, full-flavored, homemade broth in under an hour!


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken carcass
  • 2 stalks Celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 Carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 large Onion, quartered
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 bunch Fresh thyme
  • 2 - 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • Water


  • Place all ingredients in your Instant Pot and fill the pot with water until it reaches just below the max fill line.
  • Lock the Instant Pot lid in place, turn the valve on top to SEALING and set your Instant Pot to HIGH pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off press CANCEL and then let it do a natural release for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes flip the valve to VENTING to let out any remaining steam and remove the lid.
  • Pour the broth through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl (you can wait until the broth cools some if you like) to strain out the chicken bones, vegetables, and herbs.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use, or freeze in a sealed container for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 45kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 466mg, Potassium: 109mg, Vitamin A: 905IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade broth, homemade stock, instant pot recipes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Broth
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 466mg19%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.