Instant Pot Bone Broth
Whole Chicken Chinese Herbal Instant Pot Bone Broth Recipe. This simple and nourishing pressure cooker chicken bone broth recipe is easy and quick to make with slow cooker instructions. Nourish your body and keep you healthy throughout the year !
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I received the herbal mix from the owner of the shop for recipe testing. I was very happy when I came upon Cindy’s Chinese herbal shop – Root and Spring. I love the quality and fragrant of the herbs very much and wanted to share with you as well.
In my opinion there’s nothing better than a bowl of Chinese chicken bone broth. If you haven’t had them, you are missing out ! Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to make a pot of golden delicious Instant Pot Bone Broth with whole chicken and natural herbs. That’s just say it is OUT OF THIS WORLD !
There are many different flavor combos for Chinese Instant Pot bone broth, depending on the type of herbs you use and with various natural healing purposes. Different herbs promote different health benefits and depends on the season, some herbs are for winter use while others are great for summer months. People in Asia (especially women) use it to relieve menstruation cramps and help with perimenopause, and ease menopause symptoms.
How to make Chinese Instant Pot Bone Broth
To make a pot of golden delicious Chinese Instant Pot Bone Broth at the bare minimum you’ll need –
- One whole chicken with skin-on and bone-in
- Chinese dry herbal packs (I use an online company based in LA called Root and Spring).
To add extra umami flavor boost, I added other optional items such as carrots, daikon (a Chinese radish), re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms, and the liquid from soaking the mushrooms.
Where to find and how to use Chinese dry herbal packs:
I was so happy when I discover a LA based Hong Kongese Chinese dry herbal store – Root and Spring – that ships very high quality Chinese dry herbs both US domestic and international. The herbs were so fragrant, clean, and in excellent quality. Best of all each packet comes with a beautifully designed card, explaining the benefits of each ingredient and with recipes anyone can follow easily.
They are pre-portioned so all you need to do is to add the chicken, herbal packets, and water (no other seasonings required except seasoning with salt before serving). And that my friend is my type of instant meal – Instant Pot Bone Broth – that couldn’t get any simpler.
I used Health and Immunity packet for my Instant Pot Bone Broth. The packet has –
Astragalus Root (Huang Qi) – Strengthens the inner energy of the body and boosts the immune system and increases energy levels. Astragalus is one of only 13 herbs in the world that’s labeled as scientifically “adaptogenic”, which means that it has the unique capability to reduce the levels of stress hormones in your blood, helping you to “adapt” more easily to difficult environments, such as cold, a stressful work situation, or fatigue.
Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen) – An excellent anti-aging herb that helps combat tiredness, chronic fatigue, stress, adrenal fatigue and digestive problems. Also assists in immune functions, digestive and urinary health, and brain function.
Dried Chinese Yam (Huai Shan) – Long been credited with tons of health benefits because of its effectiveness at tonifying kidney and spleen. This herb enhances energy, aids digestion and absorption, repairs worn-out tissue, and helps alleviate bodily weakness.
Dried Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zi) – Benefits the liver, which manifests in improving eyesight especially if poor eyesight is caused by malnutrition, vessel expansion, inflammation or eye strain from staring at computer screens and documents for long periods of time.
Longan (Longyan) – High nutritional value, full of vitamins and contains active anti-aging ingredients. Helps to promote restful sleep, replenishing blood and Qi.
Red Dates (Hong Zao) – Also known as jujubes, red dates are widely considered as the “living vitamin pill” by the Chinese. It contains Vitamin B, C, E, P, phosphorus, calcium, iron and more. It helps calm the central nervous system, protects the liver, inhibits cell mutation, and improves strength of muscles.
The result is a golden delicious and gorgeous chicken bone broth. It nourishes our body and keep our skin supple. And with Instant Pot, it takes very little hands-on time and 30 mins later you’ll enjoy a pot of out of this world Instant Pot Bone Broth.
So my friends you’ll have no excuse not to make Chinese Instant Pot Bone Broth. It’s –
Little hands on time
Out of this world delicious
You’ll never make a pot of chicken bone broth without these herbs again
If you give this Chinese Instant Pot Bone Broth a try, let me know ! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO !
Instant Pot Bone Borth
- 1 whole chicken, about 3 to 3.75 lbs, skin-on and bone-in (giblets removed)
- 3-4 cups carrots, cubed
- 1 packet of Healthy and Immunity Chinese herbal soup mix *
Other optional add-ons:
- 2 ½ cup daikon, Chinese radish, outer skin peeled then cubed
- 1 cup rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, sliced (rehydrate the mushrooms overnight & keep the mushroom water)
- Lightly rinse the dry Chinese herbs under cool running water. In a 6 qt. Instant Pot add cubed carrots, 1 whole chicken, 1 packet of Healthy and Immunity Chinese herbal soup mix. Fill the pot with water that’s just enough to cover the entire chicken (about 8 to 10 cups). Optional: you may also add daikon, rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, and fill the pot with mushroom water.
- Seal the valve, press Manual for 30 minutes (for 3.75 lbs chicken). Allow it to come to natural pressure release. See Notes Section for Slow Cooker and Stovetop methods.
- Season with coarse sea salt to taste. The flavor will become stronger once the soup becomes slightly cooler. If preferred, you may strain the broth with a sieve. The goji berries, Chinese yam, and Logan are edible. You can serve them with the soup or discard with the rest of the herbs.* You may also set the chicken aside and shred the meat and then add them back to the soup pot.
- Serve with a side salad and roasted squash/potatoes. Please try not to stir-in/add other leafy greens to the soup pot as it might change the flavor of the broth. It’s best to serve the salad aside or add a handful leafy greens (ex. baby spinach) to individual serving bowls.
Want MORE Instant Pot Recipes ? Check out these awesome dishes below !
- Instant Pot Vietnamese Beef Brisket Pho
- Instant Pot Vietnamese-Inspired Beef Stew
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Yam Mash – with freezer instructions
- Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Paleo, Whole30)
- Vietnamese beef stew Bo Kho
Hi – thank you for this recipe – it is in the instant pot as I write. My question: do you skim off the fat layer?
Hi Terry, I don’t. I like to buy organic chicken so they tend to have lesser fat and the fat content is better. My husband likes to eat the skin but I don’t so it worked out perfect for the two of us 🙂
Hello! Just wondering what size is your Instant Pot? What would you recommend for just 2 people? The 3L has less functions however it’s smaller…
HI Ann, I have a 6 quart IP for two people. Most recipes are written for 6 quart so I’d recommend getting that size! 😉
I really enjoyed making this recipe without too many ingredients. Bone broth came out rich and extremely flavourful.
That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing, Mateo!
Mom used to make soups with all these Chinese herbs. Thank you, thank you for sharing this healthy, nutritious and delicious recipe with us.
I’ll be making this very soon.
Love love love this recipe! Super easy, simple and not a ton of prep work. Thanks ChihYu!
So very welcome, Samantha! Thank you!
Now this looks delicious!!! Love a yummy chicken bone broth.
I made this soup this morning with the additional add-ins. It is amazing! Thank you for opening my eyes to the spice packs
Love this blend of berries and spices! I bet the flavor is amazing and so aromatic!
Thanks, Cristina ! It’s my favorite way of making Instant Pot Bone Broth !
Looks incredible! Love this, thanks for posting such a gorgeous recipe and it looks very soothing too 🙂
Thanks, Jo !
I definitely want to try the herbal packs. They not only sound tasty, but like they’d give a major health boost!
I have never added daikon to my broth, but I love it and use it in other recipes. Thanks for this nourishing recipe!
I am so in love with the IP. Keep the amazing recipes coming!!!
I love how healing your bone broth is. I love adding astragalus to my broth.
This sounds so good, I’ve been using broth as a replacement for coffee in the effort to drink less. Somehow tea never worked for me as a replacement, but I love broth like this first thing in the day!
I love my IP for bone broth, and trying different things! Thanks for the breakdown of herbs!
I just LOVE the idea of adding healing herbs into my bone broth…a new concept for me! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!