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Instant Pot Chicken Broth

10 Cups

1½ hours 10 minutes active, plus cooling

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The Instant Pot takes the effort out of homemade broth; our version takes just 10 minutes hands-on time. Chicken wings, which contain ample collagen, yield a rich, full-bodied broth. Use this as a base for passatelli en brodo, or in any recipe that calls for store-bought or homemade chicken broth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze for up to a month.




Don’t forget to allow a 20-minute natural pressure release after cooking is complete. If the steam is released any sooner, the pressure remaining in the pot may cause liquid to spout out of the vent.

1½ hours

10 minutes active, plus cooling


  • 3½ - 4

    pounds chicken wings

  • 1

    large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced


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Dennis D.
October 7, 2023
Wing substitutes
Regarding the concern about the ridiculous cost of chicken wings - legs are often much less expensive and work nearly as well as wings (maybe better). I’ve used both and love it either way.
Linda W.
February 27, 2023
Absolutely delicious
This is as good as a consommé. My only issue - with chicken wings priced at $8 a pound this is an expensive broth to make. Broth at $16 a quart is considered pricey at my house. For cooking, I will stick with Swanson's Chicken Broth [$3/quart] which got high scores on an ATK testing. I'll save this treat for sipping in a moment of zen. With luck, the price of chicken wings will drop.
Jovanna K.

This recipe makes an excellent broth! I did add a bit of carrot, celery, and black peppercorns to the pot. So easy too!

Darcy N.

Can you broil and serve the chicken wings afterwards, as suggested in the one hour broth recipe?

Lynn C.

Hi Darcy -

I don't see why not. Go for it!

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David E.

Hi. I was under the impression that homemade chicken stock could be frozen for quite a bit longer than a month. (If not, I'm in trouble.) Is there something about this stock that makes apt to go bad faster?

Lynn C.

Hi David -

We always stay on the conservative side of freezing since we wouldn't want you to make one of our recipes, freeze it, and then be disappointed in the results. That being said, we think this would probably be fine for 3 months or so. Just make sure to cool completely before freezing and store in an airtight container leaving at least 1/2" at the top to account for expansion (if there's more than 1/2", press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the broth and then add the cover of the container to prevent freezer burn). Just keep in mind that the freezer zaps flavor from food so the longer it stays in the freezer the less flavorful it will ultimately be.

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David E.

Lynn C.--if this is really you, you rock. If not, the Milk Street "team" still rocks.

Lynn C.

Hi David -

The Milk Street Team *does* rock! Thanks for your support, David!

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Nancy L.

I don't own and Instant Pot but is there a way I could adapt this recipe to use it on either a stove top or slow cooker method and achieve the same result?

Sean C.

Can you do this with frozen chicken? I would assume so. Longer cooking time?

Lynn C.

Hi Sean -

We haven't tested this recipe using frozen chicken so we can't offer guidance on modifying the recipe.

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Ann H.

Can this be pressure canned when finished?

Lynn C.

Hi Ann -

Unfortunately, we did not test canning for this recipe. We would recommend consulting a canning-specific recipe or cookbook for instructions.

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Faith K.

I'm curious if you have done a taste comparison between the instant pot version and one hour version? Thanks!