Easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth

Glass cup with Parmesan Chicken broth with turnips, carrots, garlic, herbs and parmesan rinds on a wooden board from Gourmet Done Skinny

This easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth (paid link) is a combination of parmesan broth and the base for my chicken noodle soup. I wanted to create a quick and homemade parmesan broth made with a whole chicken that I could have on hand in my freezer. Adding parmesan rinds to broths, sauces and soups adds so much flavor! You’ll love this one!

What can you do with Parmesan broth?

The possibilities are endless! Here are just a few!

This broth is so easy to put together!

This broth is easy to put together. Use left-over raw vegetables in your refrigerator, that are on the verge of being thrown out. (Don’t use cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, or hot chilies. Read “What vegetables should I add to my broth in my Healthy Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Recipe.) You only need to roughly cut them as the broth will be strained. Another tip is to freeze left-over raw vegetables before they go bad and use them when you make the broth.

This is one of my pantry (in the freezer) staples

I have many staples that I keep on hand in my freezer. This broth, my bone broth recipe, the Chipotle Egg Cups and my meatloaf are almost always in my freezer at all times. Keep this broth on hand in the freezer, you’ll have flavor anytime you need it!

How to make Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth in Pictures:

Onions, celery and carrots in the Instant Pot sautéeing from Gourmet Done Skinny

Sauté onions, garlic, celery and carrots in the Instant Pot. Add wine.

Whole chicken, parmesan rinds, rosemary, bay leaves, parsley in the Instant Pot from Gourmet Done Skinny

Add chicken, chicken feet (optional), parmesan rinds, herbs, kosher salt (paid link), peppercorns, a few grinds of pepper, bay leaves, turnip and parsley. Set vent to sealing. Press manual on the Instant Pot, and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.

Deep rich colored parmesan broth in the Instant Pot from Gourmet Done Skinny

Allow to natural release for 10 minutes and then your Parmesan Chicken Broth (paid link) is finished! Isn’t this a deep rich looking colored broth? You’ll love the taste. Next we’ll strain it.

Chicken in a dish waiting to be deboned, vegetables in a colander over a large bowl of broth from Gourmet Done Skinny

Remove the chicken, debone and save for another use. Place a colander over a large bowl. Remove most of the vegetables with a slotted spoon. Discard.

Parmesan chicken broth straining in a colander from Gourmet Done Skinny

Strain the remaining broth over a colander and remove and discard any left-over vegetables.

Parmesan chicken broth in a large bowl with a measuring cup of broth and a vacuum sealed bag of broth on the counter from Gourmet Done Skinny

Allow the broth to cool in the refrigerator, strain off the fat if desired and then transfer to containers or place in vacuumed sealed bags. Store in the freezer until ready to use. Now you’ll have Parmesan Chicken Broth (paid link) whenever you want it.

Glass cup with Parmesan Chicken broth with turnips, carrots, garlic, herbs and parmesan rinds on a wooden board from Gourmet Done Skinny
Delicious flavorful Parmesan Chicken Broth (paid link) ready in about an hour. Store in your freezer.
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Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth

Amy Lawrence
This easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth is a combination of parmesan broth and the base for my chicken noodle soup. I wanted to create a homemade broth made with a whole chicken that I could have on hand in my freezer. Adding parmesan rinds to broths and soups adds so much flavor! You’ll love this one! Use the Souper Cubes to freeze your broth into portions.
Weight Watchers Points: Blue: 3 Smart Point ; Green: 3 Smart Points; Purple: 3 Smart Points per 1/2 c. (if you skim off the fat, then 1 point: see notes at bottom of recipe)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Broth
Cuisine American
Servings 16 (1/2 c. servings)
Calories 72 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 T. olive oil or use olive oil mister
  • 2 large onions roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 c. carrots roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic cut into a few small pieces
  • 1 4 lb or more whole chicken -rinse and remove insides
  • 2 chicken feet optional but adds collagen, see note at bottom
  • 1/2 lb. parmesan rinds I buy them when I see them or save them up and store in freezer until needed
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1-2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1-2 T. kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 T. pepper corns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 turnip cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 c. white wine
  • 6-8 c. water

Instructions
 

  • On the Instant Pot, press the sauté button. If your Instant Pot can adjust the heat on sauté, then adjust heat to high, otherwise just leave it as is.
  • Add 1 T. olive oil or use olive oil mister and heat until hot.
  • Sauté onions, garlic, carrots and celery for about 5-10 minutes until onions start to brown. Mixture may begin sticking to pot.  Add wine. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off Instant Pot . Add chicken, chicken feet, parmesan rinds, herbs, 1 T. kosher salt, peppercorns, a few grinds of pepper, bay leaves, turnip and parsley.
  • Depending on the size of your Instant Pot (6qt or 8 qt), add as much water as you can, leaving at least 2 inches from the top.
  • Put the lid on, set to sealing, push manual and set for 30 minutes. If your chicken is slightly frozen in middle set for 40 minutes.
  • When done, allow to natural release for 10 minutes, then release steam.  
  • Remove chicken and debone, save for another use.
  • Pour broth through a colander or strainer and discard the cooked vegetables.
  • Taste and season accordingly. Pack in vacuum sealed bags and store in freezer.

Notes

I buy my chicken feet in the frozen section of PCC - a natural grocery store. They usually come in a big pack so I defrost them only enough so I can separate them individually, pull out what I need,  then freeze them again in packs of 2-4 feet per package.  
I did my best to estimate the calories for this broth.  I had trouble finding the calories for Parmesan rinds but did find them on My Fitness Pal. Technically they add flavor but little calories and you remove the rinds. In addition, you do use a whole chicken but all the skin and bones are discarded and for this recipe the chicken itself is not used. If you skim off the fat before you pack up the broth, it becomes essentially fat free.
To freeze the broth into portions use Souper cubes or portion them into vacuum sealed bags. I typically do about 1 c. per portion.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 3.9gProtein: 5gFat: 4.1gCholesterol: 12.5mgSodium: 250.5mgPotassium: 93.8mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.5gVitamin A: 75.7IUVitamin C: 6.6mgCalcium: 17.5mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword chicken broth, Instant Pot, Parmesan broth
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Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food, losing and maintaining weight. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

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