Recipes

Make Your Own Collagen-Rich Chicken Bone Broth in an Instant Pot in 2 Hours Hands-off Cooking Time

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Yield: 8 to 10 cups of bone broth (64 to 80 ounces)
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Total time, including prep and storage:
 3 hours

Tools and Where to Buy Them Without Leaving Your House

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken carcass, rinsed (organic, grass fed). Thank you chicken!
  • 12 chicken feet, rinsed (organic, grass fed). This is what makes it collagen-rich!
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric or curry powder
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste (just a dash — you can add more later)
  • About 8 cups of filtered water (fill until water covers chicken and is about 1 inch below Instant Pot max line) 

Cooking Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot and close the lid.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook setting, and cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours, let the Instant Pot cool down naturally (45 minutes).
  4. Strain the broth.
  5. Refrigerate the broth.  (Perfect bone broth gels like jelly.)
  6. Skim off and discard fat before use.
  7. Store for use for up to 3 to 5 days.  It can be frozen also to be used within a year.

FAQs

Chicken feet?! Gah! For real???  Yes.  Chicken feet is what makes this broth rich in collagen and super gelatinous.  They can be purchased from a butcher.  Burgundy’s Local is great!  They offer organic, grass-fed chicken.

How in the world do I get a chicken carcass?  I buy a whole chicken and then use the meat for meals.  I save the bones from the chicken as the carcass in this recipe.  Chicken carcasses without the meat can also be purchased from a butcher.  Once again, Burgundy’s Local is a good one for healthy and happy chicken carcasses without the meat.

Can I just buy the boxes of bone broth from the grocery store?  Yes, but it is not nearly as collagen-rich as what this recipe makes.  Those pre-packaged grocery store bone broths are about $5 per box.  This recipe will save you so much money for a much better broth.

Should I buy spices in jars or in bulk?  BULK!  It is so much cheaper! Links above take you straight to the spices I get from Amazon.

How long does bone broth take to make?  This recipe will take about 3 hours including prep, cook, and storage (hands-off cooking time is 2 hours).  Traditional bone broth can take 8 to 12 hours on the stove or in a slow cooker, but save yourself time and consistently get high-quality results by using an Instant Pot.  With the Instant Pot, the time is significantly cut down.

Notes

I learned how to make Instant Pot bone broth from Amy + Jacky.  They did an amazing job testing and trying what worked best to make the most gelatinous bone broth.  Well done!

After making many batches of broth, the recipe has evolved into my own, and that is what I am sharing here.  Try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Please share your experience with me and let me know if you have any questions.

Namaste,

Diana

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