Instant Pot Bone Broth & Keeping My Family Healthy

Bone Broth Ingredients

I was first introduced to bone broth in my first Whole30 by a colleague of mine.  I saw her sipping on this every day, and I thought “Man, that sounds amazing and nourishing and comforting”.  So I tried it, and fell in love pretty quick.  It was so expensive to buy at the store, and I ran out so fast.  I saw recipes floating about, and just felt way to intimidated to actually make it on my own

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So I researched and researched, and found many different versions of the recipe.  I also found that Instant Pot was making its name loud and clear, and in the bone broth department, it was becoming super popular.  I practiced a couple of times, worrying I was going to blow up my house, and then I started perfecting my perfect version of bone broth.

My bone broth is meant to be a good base.  As most of my recipes are.  It is the perfect background to cook with.  It is a great base for sipping, especially when you add in yummy raw spices, chunks of avocado, or some lemon.  My favorite thing to do is make soups and stews out of it though.  I will have a few soup recipes up when we get into the cooler weather (70’s in Dallas).

Why, Bone Broth and not just Chicken Broth?

The added health benefits for sure!  I got more into it because of the joint health it provides.  Ever since I have had children, my ankle and knee joints are the worst!  The collagen found in Bone Broth, is perfect for healthy joints.  Let’s be honest, if I’m not eating clean, I’m walking like I’m 90.

Gut Health is a major reason most people drink it as well.  The gelatin found in bone broth, helps in many cases of chronic diarrhea, food intolerances, and digestion.  Sipping a cup before bed, really will help digestion from the day.

Another, among many many more, is for immune support.  You ate chicken noodle soup growing up every time you had a cold growing up, didn’t you?  Well, this is why.  That stuff in the can, probably didn’t do it, but it originated from our ancestors making actual bone broth and homemade noodle soup!  It is very high in minerals, and that is what does the trick.

My now 1.5 year old little boy battled with RSV for 6 weeks straight when he was 6 weeks old.  Since then, and until he “grows out of it”, I have been told, he will have terrible respiratory congestion in the winter and cold season months.  I do everything I can to battle it.  At 10 months old I rushed him to the Doctors with a 104.5° fever that scared the life out of me.  I have never been more afraid.  He was sick for 2.5 months, and went through 4 different medications.  I finally took things into my own hands because things weren’t working and he was miserable.  Every night before bed, I made him a warm bottle of bone broth, that he devoured!  That, plus, rubbing him in Young Living Essential Oils nightly, I feel, is the only thing that kicked that horrible sickness to the curb.

Ever since that, I’ve been a believer!  It’s delicious, and can heal, what more could you ask for?!

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Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth
A rich staple to keep on hand for cooking soups, de-glazing, substituting for water, or for drinking a warm mug every night. Bone broth is the ultimate healer of the gut, and tasty too.
Ingredients in the Instapot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Ingredients in the Instapot
Instructions
  1. If you are using rotisserie chicken bones, just place them in the Instant Pot. If you are using Chicken Bones purchased from the store (or any other bones), roast them in the oven on 400° for 25 minutes then place in the Instapot.
  2. Place every ingredient in except for the filtered water. Don't worry about peels, toss them all in! I would remove stickers, though, if I were you.
    Ingredients in the Instapot
  3. Once everything is in the pot, add the filtered water until it reaches 1" above all of the ingredients. Some things will float, so fill it above the stationary items. Mine is typically to the max line in the 6qt Instapot.
    Water to Bone Broth
  4. Set on Manual for 120 Minutes. You can do a quicker time, but no less than 90 minutes, and you can do longer, but will have to reset your Instant Pot, so I stick with 2 hours.
  5. Once it has completed its 2 hours, let it de-pressurize on its own for 20-30 minutes. Then release the valve.
  6. Pour the contents into a bowl using a colander to catch all of the ingredients. I typically use a fine mesh strainer to make sure and catch all of the particles remaining.
  7. Let the Bone Broth completely cool before placing lids on anything and storing.
  8. Store in mason jars, or other container that seal tightly. Keep for a week in your refrigerator, or freeze in ice cube trays and keep sealed in your freezer for up to 6 months.
    Jarred Bone Broth
Recipe Notes

Keep in mind, most actual chefs use as much as they can out of every product. I tend to use scraps of veggies, save all of the bones of chickens I use, and even parsley that might be wilting to make my bone broths.  It's going to stretch your dollars too!

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Enjoy!
XO Heather

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