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Best Instant Pot Chicken Broth Recipe

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Say goodbye to store-bought and hello to homemade goodness with our Instant Pot Chicken Broth. This easy recipe lets you create a flavorful and nourishing broth right in your Instant Pot. With minimal effort, you’ll have a rich base for soups, stews, and countless other delicious dishes.

Embrace the simplicity and taste the difference of homemade chicken broth in every comforting spoonful. Pressure cooking chicken broth has never been easier.

CHICKEN BROTH

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Nutrient-Dense: Homemade broth contains more nutrients than store-bought, boosting your health quotient.
  • Flavorful Base: Homemade stock or broth adds a depth of flavor to soups, stews, and sauces.
  • Cost-Effective: Utilize leftover chicken bones, reducing waste and saving money.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings: Are the primary source of flavor, providing a meaty and rich base that is quintessential to the broth.
  • Small Carrots (Peeled and Halved): Contribute a gentle sweetness that balances the savory depth of the chicken and other spices.
  • Celery Stalks (Cut into Large Chunks): Imparts a fresh, slightly bitter note, adding complexity to the broth’s flavor profile.
  • Large Onion (Quartered): Lends a sweet and sharp edge to the broth, forming an aromatic backbone for the recipe.
  • Garlic Head (Peeled): Infuses the broth with its distinctive pungent and spicy flavor, amplifying the overall taste.
  • Water: Acts as a solvent, drawing out the flavors from the chicken and vegetables, and creating the essential liquid base of the broth.
  • Bay Leaf: Adds an earthy, slightly floral aroma to the broth, subtly enhancing the taste without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Whole Black Pepper: These little spice bombs add a hint of heat and a layer of pungent, woody flavor to the broth.
  • Salt: Enhances all the other flavors, making them more vibrant and pronounced.
How to Make Homemade Instant Pot Chicken Broth ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Broth?

Here are the step by step instructions for this chicken broth recipe.

Step One: Place Chicken Wings Into Instant Pot

Line the inner pot of Instant Pot with chicken wings.

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Step Two: Add Vegetables

Add all vegetables (carrots, celery, onion and garlic).

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Step Three: Add Water And Spices

Pour water into inner pot. Add bay leaf, black pepper and salt.

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Step Four: Pressure Cook

Add lid to Instant pot and set on manual high pressure for 45 minutes.

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Step Five: Naturally Release

Allow for a 30 min NPR. Once time is up, remove the lid.

Step Six: Drain Broth

Remove the inner pot from Instant Pot and drain into a large bowl.

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Step Seven: Store

Use a ladle to add broth into mason jars. Allow to cool before capping and refrigerating.

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Substitutions

  • Roast Chicken: We use chicken wings for this Instant Pot chicken broth recipe. However feel free to add leftover roasted chicken or a grocery store rotisserie chicken for your recipe.
  • Chicken carcass: You can use leftover chicken carcass in the place of the chicken wings for this homemade chicken broth.

Storage Instructions

The great thing about making homemade instant pot chicken broth is that you will have enough to store for a later date. Here’s how to store your chicken broth:

  • In the refrigerator: Homemade chicken broth can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Place in a container with a lid.
  • In the Freezer: You can store stock in the freezer for 6-9 months. Store it in ice cube trays, glass jars with straight sides, or in freezer bags. Do not fill any container completely full.
  • Pressure Canned: You can store chicken broth for up to a year if you pressure can it. If you are canning your own broth, here are some Important Canning Dos and Don’ts.

What Can You Use Chicken Broth For?

Chicken broth is sometimes referred to as stock. It can be used to make all sorts of delicious dishes. It can be used as a cooking liquid for grains, rice, or pasta, or it can be used as a braising liquid for chicken and vegetables. It adds more flavor than using plain water. Here are a few recipes you could use your chicken broth in:

  • Instant Pot Chicken and Quinoa: A wholesome and nutritious blend of tender chicken, quinoa, and vegetables in a flavorful broth makes a comforting one-pot meal.
  • Instant Pot Peruvian Soup: Peruvian chicken soup, is made from vibrant spices and rich Instant Pot broth.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo: Indulge in creamy goodness with Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo, where perfectly cooked chicken meets luscious Alfredo sauce for a delightful pasta dish.
  • Cheesy Ranch Chicken: Elevate your chicken game with Cheesy Ranch Chicken made with broth in the electric pressure cooker.
  • Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca: Dive into the bold and tangy flavors of Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca, where chicken, olives, capers, and a savory broth create a Mediterranean-inspired pasta sensation.
  • Instant Pot Taco Pasta: Spice up your mealtime with Instant Pot Taco Pasta, a fusion of taco flavors and pasta in a savory chicken broth.
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F&Q’S

What Is Chicken Broth?

Chicken broth is a flavorful liquid made by simmering chicken, vegetables, herbs and spices in water. It is a key ingredient in soups and sauces, adding flavor and body to the dish.

Chicken broth can be made with either whole chicken or parts such as the neck, back, wings and giblets. The longer it simmers, the more intense the flavor will be. It can also be used as a base for casseroles or other dishes that require liquid.

Chicken Broth vs Chicken Stock?

Chicken broth and chicken stock are both liquid bases used in cooking. Chicken broth is typically made with just the meat and bones of a chicken, while chicken stock is made with the same ingredients plus vegetables and seasonings.

Chicken broth has a lighter flavor than stock, making it great for soups and sauces. Chicken stock has a richer flavor that’s perfect for braising meats.

Chicken Broth Vs Bone Broth

Chicken broth is typically made by simmering chicken meat and bones for a shorter time, resulting in a lighter flavor, while bone broth involves a longer cooking process with bones and often meat, resulting in a richer, more gelatinous texture and potential health benefits.

Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth In The Instant Pot

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Instant Pot Recipe is unique recipe made by yours truly.

Ingredients

  • 5-7 chicken wings
  • 3 small carrots, peeled and halved
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, peeled
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

    Line the inner pot of Instant Pot with chicken wings. Add all vegetables (carrots, celery, onion and garlic). Pour water into inner pot. Then add bay leaf, black pepper and salt. Add lid to Instant pot and set on manual high pressure for 45 minutes.

    Allow for a 30 min Natural Pressure Release. Once time is up, remove lid. Remove inner pot from Instant Pot and drain into a large bowl.

    Use a ladle to add broth into mason jars. Allow to cool before capping and refrigerating.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 702mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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