I have been getting so many messages about how excited everyone is to be getting all of these Instant Pot recipes- thank you for all of you that have reached out to me. I know I have posted many times on my Facebook page how I take my chicken carcus and make stock after we have eaten all of the roaster chicken. Well let me start off by saying when you use the bones from the chicken it actually is bone broth. I am sure you have have been hearing how beneficial bone broth actually is but I thought I would share with you some of the health benefits.
- rich in minerals and collagen
- contains glucosamine (helps to reduce inflammation and joint pain)
- has amino acids which boost immune system and help with digestion, respitory issues, allergies, asthma, and arthritis
- helps maintain healthy skin
- boosts detoxification
As you can see, there are so many benefits to making your own bone broth and with the Instant Pot you can have it made in just over 2 hours (yes, that seems like a long time but much faster then simmering it on the stove for over 12 hours in order to get all of the nutrients and benefits out of the bones). This can be used in cooking, to make soup, or to just drink! Once I was done making this the other night Sophie asked me to have a cup- it was piping hot and she sat at the counter and just drank it up. My house smelled amazing! Plus, this is gluten free! No worry about reading the label to see what is in it.
- 1 roaster chicken carcus (that you have used all of the meat from, not a raw one, Costco has an awesome cooked roaster chicken which is gluten free for those of you that need it to be gluten free, why cook one when you can buy it done)
- 1 onion, peeled and cut in to large pieces
- 4 large carrots, scrubbed and ends cut off, you do not need to even peel these
- 2 celery stalks, washed (you can even leave the leafy end on)
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Fresh herbs- I like to use thyme, rosemary, and parsley, sage would be great as well (or whatever fresh herbs I have on hand)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (this will help draw all the marrow and nutrients out of the bones and is very important to use)
- water (to cover the carcus and fill to the top of the Instant Pot insert)
- Place the chicken carcus in to the metal insert on the Instant Pot. Throw all of the remaining ingredients in and cover with water.
- Close the Instant Pot and make sure your vent is closed. Use the manual setting and set for 120 minutes. It will take a little longer because the Instant Pot will need to get to the right presssure. Walk away and let it do its thing!
- Once the timer goes off and it is done, turn the vent to let the steam out. Remove the lid. Now you can remove all the veggies and chicken carcus and herbs. Toss– let the bone broth cool and now you can refrigerate for a few days or freeze.
Simple, delicious, and filled with amazing health benefits, plus this is much cheaper than buying it in the store.