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Full of protein, collagen, and yumminess, this Instant Pot Bone Broth is perfect sipped on its own, or as one of the building blocks to delicious recipes. And, when you make it in the Instant Pot, you can get cooked-all-day flavor and goodness, in about 90 minutes!
As a working chef, I would have big tall stock pots going almost around-the-clock, slowly simmering gallons of stock, because there’s nothing tastier when cooking than using stock or broth that’s been made from scratch.
And the best part of this recipe, is that you can enjoy a great dinner THEN make the keto bone broth with the carcass!
How to Make Instant Pot Bone Broth
First, stop by the supermarket and get one of those tasty rotisserie chickens. Enjoy a hearty dinner and save the bones!
Pick most of the meat off the bones, peel and cut an onion, peel a few cloves of garlic, and grab a handful of parsley.
It all goes in the Instant Pot. Use a 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot for this recipe, to make sure you get enough broth.
Top it up with water, set the dial to Pressure Cook for 45 minutes, then set it and forget it! Let it manually release for about 30 minutes.
STrain The Bone Broth Well!
Once it is cooked and cooled enough to handle safely, use a large slotted spoon to remove most of the bones and residual veggies from the pot.
Then, line a strainer with about 3-4 layers of cheesecloth. Set the cheesecloth-lined strainer over a bowl or pot large enough to hold all the broth, and strain the broth.
You can also skip straining it, and the chef in me won’t mind, but a clear broth is always the Holy Grail of stock/broth making.
How to Use Keto Bone Broth
You can season the bone broth with a bit of salt and pepper, heat it up and sip it, or use it in recipes that call for low-sodium chicken broth or stock. Try some of these recipes:
- Italian Chicken Stew – this is a hearty Instant Pot meal that’s also known as Chicken Cacciatore. It is full of big, tasty flavors and lots of meaty chicken.
- King Ranch Chicken Casserole – a flavor-packed Southern favorite, loaded with chicken, mushrooms, veggies, and a sauce that’ll have you licking your plate.
- Al Pastor Pork Carnitas – big Mexican flavors in this easy CrockPot dish!
- Using a rotisserie chicken carcass is a quick hack for this recipe, but you can also freeze and save chicken leg, thigh and breast bones from various dinners. Just keep a freezer bag with the bones and add them as you go. When the bag is full, make your keto bone broth.
- Try not to get too much fat and skin in with the bones or your broth could be really fatty.
- The fat will rise and congeal at the top when chilled, you can easily remove it then.
- Play with the flavor! Add a jalapeno for a bit of spice, go Asian with star anise and lemongrass, or go Italian with herbs like fresh basil.
Can You Freeze Instant Pot Bone Broth?
Absolutely! I like to freeze it in single-use containers. I have some large ones (about 24-ounces) and some small ones (about 8-ounces) that way I have about as much as I need for any given recipe.
To freeze keto chicken stock, chill it overnight in your fridge, then fill your containers, leaving some room at the top for the liquid to expand when freezing.
Date the lid, and freeze it for up to about 3 months (or longer).
To use, run the container under hot water to loosen the frozen brick of keto chicken broth. Then, pop it into a saucepan and warm over medium heat to thaw, or microwave it until melted.
Then, use it in your recipe.
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Nutritious and full of collagen and protein, this Keto Chicken Bone Broth is easy and essential when scratch-cooking at home.
- Chicken bones from one rotisserie chicken
- 10-12 cups water
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 onion
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp peppercorns
- 1/2 cup parsley leaves and stems
1. Remove most of the meat and skin from the chicken.
2. Put the chicken bones, water (do not add water past the maximum fill line), bay leaf, onion, garlic, and peppercorns into the Instant Pot. Add a peeled carrot and cleaned celery stalk if you like.
3. Close the Instant Pot and set it to Pressure Cook for 45 minutes. Allow it to naturally release for 30 minutes.
4. Allow to cool slightly.
5. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bones and chunks of vegetables. Discard.
6. Strain the broth through several layers of cheesecloth.
7. Use, or freeze for later use.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g
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