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Side view of pressure cooker and mason jars filled with Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Learn how to make Instant Pot Chicken Stock in one hour using your pressure cooker. This simple recipe includes tips, tricks and step-by-step instructions for making the best chicken stock. Gluten free, paleo, keto, low carb and Whole30 compliant.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken stock, Instant Pot, keto, low carb, paleo, soup, whole30
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 4 days 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 6 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 lbs chicken bones , from 1 chicken carcass or a rotisserie chicken
  • 2 medium carrots , cut into thirds
  • 1 rib celery , cut into thirds
  • 1 knob fresh ginger , about 1 inch
  • 2 garlic cloves , optional
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 8 cups water , or as much as needed to cover the bones
  • 2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt or sea salt , to taste
  • handful of fresh parsley , optional


  1. Place the chicken carcass / bones, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic, and apple cider vinegar into the inner pot of your Instant Pot.

  2. Add enough water until the pot is 2/3 full.
  3. Seal the lid and turn the valve to SEALING. Press the SOUP button and increase the cook time to 60 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to come to pressure - this can take about 20-40 minutes.

  4. After 60 minutes when the soup has finished cooking (the Instant Pot beeps), allow to naturally depressurize (this can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

  5. Open the lid, add salt to taste and parsley, if using and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Strain the chicken stock through a fine metal strainer and discard the bones and vegetables. Enjoy immediately or allow to cool and pour broth into jars and store in the fridge up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Stock
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.