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Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Broth In 45 Minutes

This Instant Pot whole chicken and broth is a simple and easy recipe that will change your life. It takes only a few minutes to throw together and you will get a whole chicken at almost a half gallon of broth in just 45 minutes.
Course dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes


  • 1 Whole Chicken scraps removed
  • 1-2 stalks celery
  • 1-2 carrots washed and I leave the skins on
  • 1 onion - rough chopped
  • 4-6 cups water
  • a good amount of salt I highly highly salt mine- at least a Tbs
  • 1-2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • few bay leaves
  • 3-4 cloves garlic


  • Add your whole chicken to the Instant Pot - take out any gizards.
    Add in a sliced onion, garlic cloves, celery stalks, carrots, herbs etc. whatever you have on hand. If you don't gave celery.. oh well.. don't add it.
    Top with salt, pepper, and a few bay leaves.
    Add in 4-6 cups of water. The instant pot should be about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full.
    Place lid on top, set it to not venting, and set it to manual high pressure for 21-22 minutes.
    Once the chicken is done cooking and the timer goes off, leave it for 10 minutes to naturally release.
    Flip it to venting if it hasn't released all the way.  Pull out the chicken and let it rest for a few minutes before pulling all the meat off. It will be hot and burn your finger tips off if you don't wait.
    Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer into a glass container (I like to use a half gallon mason jar) and store in the fridge up to a week.