Instant Pot Chicken Broth (or Turkey)

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Instant Pot Chicken Broth is a great way to enjoy the last of your roast chicken or roast turkey.  Making broth in a pressure cooker is SO easy, anyone can do it!

It’s so easy to get all that healthy, savory goodness with homemade soup recipes like Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. For this recipe, your instant pot is the real hero!

Instant pot turkey broth in a clear jar with instant pot in the background

How to Make Chicken Broth in the Instant Pot

You can use either a chicken or turkey carcass for this broth.

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare with minimal work your part. If you’re using small roasting chickens, you’ll need at least 2 carcasses. I simply freeze one until I have enough. If you’re using turkey, one should be enough.

Instant pot turkey broth ingredients in an instant pot

Just start by breaking up the carcass so that it fits into the Instant Pot

  1. Add all ingredients and seasonings to the instant pot and fill it to the fill line with water.
  2. Seal the lid and set the instant pot to high pressure for 90 minutes.
  3. Allow to naturally release (about another 30 minutes).

Strain the broth through cheesecloth and discard the bones, veggies, peppercorns, and herbs. Now you have a healthy, savory, homemade bone broth that can be used for so many great recipes!

Instant pot turkey broth in an instant pot on a marble board

Can You Cook Bone Broth Too Long?

Bone broth made in the instant pot is nearly foolproof as long as you follow the directions for proper pressure cooking the soup. Follow the appliance directions and find the method that works best for you!

How Do You Freeze Bone Broth?

Freeze homemade bone broth by pouring it into any size freezer bags.

Be sure to freeze them flat so they defrost quicker and can be stood up (think like books) in the freezer, saving a ton of space! Don’t forget to label the bags with the date!

Soups to Make with Chicken Broth


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Instant Pot Chicken Broth (or Turkey)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Release time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Homemade broth made in the Instant Pot



  • leftover chicken carcass or turkey
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 3 sprigs fresh herbs including parsley, rosemary, thyme and/or sage
  • water to fill line

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  • Break the carcass so it fits into the instant pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Fill to max line with water.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and select high pressure for 90 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure (about 30 minutes).
  • Strain broth through a cheesecloth lined colander. Cool and skim any fat.

Recipe Notes

Add any leftover bits of gravy, juices, scrapings from the pan etc to the Instant Pot before cooking.
If you don't have fresh herbs, add up to 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.
Leaving the skin on the onion doesn't change the flavor but does add color to the broth.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 21, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 12mg, Potassium: 99mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2560IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Soup
Cuisine American
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