Bone broth is one of those "buzz words" that you hear a lot about in the real food world. So what is it and what is the difference between 1) broth, 2) stock and 3) bone broth?
1) Broth is made with a small amount of bones and simmered for 45 minutes to 2 hours.
2) Stock is made from roasted bones and simmered for around 3 - 4 hours.
3) Bone broth is made from roasted bones that is simmered for 8 - 24 hours to get the gelatin and trace minerals out of the bones.
Bone broth is easy and economical to make. It's also very good for the gut, skin, etc. Read Benefits of Bone Broth for more information. I love making bone broth in my Instant Pot because it only takes 2 hours on maximum pressure (vs 24 hours in the crockpot or on the stove). I have the Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1. If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can easily make bone broth in a crockpot (very easy) or on a stovetop (but I personally wouldn't feel safe leaving the house or going to bed with the stove on). So far I've only made chicken and turkey bone broth but you can also make beef. Scroll down for how I make my Instant Pot Bone Broth, but first, here's how to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot (because that's where I get my bones). Note: if you're new to the Instant Pot and want basic instructions, see Instant Pot 101.
Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Bone Broth
There are many recipes that you can use bone broth for besides soup.
40+ Recipes That Use Bone Broth (and not one of them is soup!)
I don't have a good way to take pictures for my blog except my phone, so here are some other tutorials and recipes with beautiful pictures!
Instant Pot Bone Broth Tutorial
Chicken Start to Finish: Roasted Chicken & Bone Broth Recipes
Please comment below if you make bone broth and how you use it! Thank you for being a valuable reader!
Maria Walcott. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist "Extraordinaire" :) Nutrition "nerd". Essential oil educator. Love nature. Want to protect God's planet and help His people become their healthiest selves.