Instant Pot Bone Broth

Allison Walker, registered dietitian / Pilates instructor
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Instant Pot Bone Broth

Bone Bone Picture

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 

Sprite and Saltines when your tummy aches. 

Chicken soup when you’re sick. 

Are these age-old sayings true?

An apple a day…or a pear or some broccoli or carrots. The theme here is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish your body, which will ultimately reduce the need for doctor’s visits. 

There really does seem to be something to a fizzy drink and bland crackers when your tummy is upset, but I don’t know of any scientific evidence that proves their effectiveness. 

On the other hand, our mothers and grandmothers really had it right when they fed us chicken soup when we were sick. These days, bone broth is a growing trend, but it really is an age old nutrient dense powerhouse. Bone broth is made from  animal bones cooked low and slow and combined with some type of vinegar, filtered water, and vegetable scraps. The vinegar helps to pull out all the minerals and nutrients from the bones, and any leftover skins and tendons from the meat contribute collagen, proline, glutamine, and glycine. These nutrients are essential in building and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, reducing inflammation, and strengthening hair, skin, and nails in our bodies. 

Unfortunately, the market is saturated with broths and stocks that are full of MSG, preservatives, and natural flavors, all of which are unnecessary and detrimental to our bodies. We must be mindful and read ingredients from the broths and stocks we purchase from the store. The simplest bone broth contains just bones, apple cider vinegar, and filtered water. Add in some salt, black peppercorns, and vegetable scraps from carrots, celery, garlic, and onion to heighten the flavor. 

Below are a few I Rock Health and LEAP-approved bone broths if you do not have the time or capacity to make your own broth at home.

*indicates LEAP-compliant bone broths

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If you would like to make your own, then click below. 

Yield: 8-10

Instant Pot Bone Broth

Bone Bone Picture
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes



After roasting and de-boning the whole chicken, place the bones, cartilage, and drippings in the Instant Pot. Add the apple cider vinegar and salt, then fill with filtered water to the MAX FILL line. Secure the lid and the sealing valve. Set the Instant Pot to 2 hours on manual. The broth will pressurize (this will take about +/- 20 minutes) then cook for 2 hours. Allow the broth to naturally release. Remove the lid, followed by the insert. Carefully transfer the broth to glass mason jars by pouring through a strainer and wide-mouth funnel (like the wide-mouth one in this set). Allow the broth to cool at room temperature about 1-2 hours, and then move it to the refrigerator. If you wish to freeze part of the broth, allow it to cool overnight in the refrigerator before moving it to the freezer.


    • TIP: You can also store some bone broth in ice cube trays to use throughout the week as you rewarm stir-fry meals, soups, or any meats that tend to dry out while rewarming.

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