Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Today we’re sharing a recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Stock.  This is a great thing to do if you make or buy a whole chicken or rotisserie chicken.

The great thing about Instant Pot Chicken Stock

This is a great way to use up that leftover carcass and any root vegetables scraps.  We typically save chicken carcasses as we make or buy these whole chickens and place them in the freezer.  We also save vegetable scraps and place them in a bag that we keep in the freezer.   

When you want to make chicken stock, you just get out one of these chicken carcasses and your bag of vegetable scraps and you are good to go. In as little as 60 minutes, you can have homemade chicken stock.

Not only is chicken stock a great no waste option to use up a chicken carcass.  It also tastes so much better and is so much more healthy.  You can control the amount of salt and other flavors just by choosing what you place in the pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Quick and Easy Chicken Stock in 60 minutes

Keyword Chicken Broth, Chicken Stock
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 1 chicken carcass (fresh or frozen works fine)
  • 1 gallon-sized bag vegetable scraps (fresh or frozen works fine)


  1. Add the chicken carcass and vegetable scraps to the Instant Pot.

  2. Fill with water to the 2/3 full line.

  3. Cook on manual pressure for 60 minutes.

  4. Let it come down from pressure naturally.

  5. Place a bowl or pot in the sink. Place a colander on top of the bowl or pot.

  6. Pour all the contents of the Instant Pot into the colander so that all of the stock is collected in the bowl or pot.

  7. Once completely cooled, transfer the chicken stock to jars or containers and place in the refrigerator until ready for use. Transfer to freezer safe containers or bags for longer term storage.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have an instant pot, you can make chicken stock in a crock pot.  You add the same ingredients and cook on low for 8-10 hours. 

How long does homemade stock keep?

The Instant Pot Chicken Stock keeps well in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to one week.  You can also place it in freezer safe containers or bags for longer term storage in the freezer.  The best thing to do is to make up this chicken stock whenever you have a recipe that calls for it, that way your stock will be fresh when you go to use it.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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