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
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Soup
Cuisine American
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


  • 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

Serving: 8g, Calories: 149, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 99mg, Potassium: 726mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 20381IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 2mg