Ultimate Guide to Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth: Perfect for Soups or Sipping

Discover the Richness of Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth

Embark on a journey to wellness with a cup of Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth. This delectable broth is not only a comforting beverage but also a powerhouse of nutrition, perfect for those following a ketogenic lifestyle. Packed with collagen and essential nutrients, this broth is a low-carb elixir that supports joint health, skin elasticity, and overall well-being.

Whether you’re sipping it warm on a chilly evening or using it as a base for robust soups, this Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Let’s explore why this broth is an excellent addition to your keto diet and how you can easily prepare it at home.

Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth

The Origins and Benefits of Chicken Feet Broth

Chicken feet broth has been a traditional staple in many cultures, lauded for its health benefits and rich flavor. As a keto enthusiast, I’ve adapted this classic to fit into a low-carb, high-fat diet, ensuring you can enjoy all the benefits without any guilt. The collagen-rich content of chicken feet is a boon for those seeking to improve their joint health and skin texture, while the combination of vegetables adds depth and nutrients without overloading on carbs.

Key ingredients like apple cider vinegar help extract the minerals from the bones, enhancing the broth’s nutritional profile. The inclusion of garlic and onions not only imparts a robust flavor but also offers immune-boosting properties, making this broth a delicious defense against common ailments.

Ingredients for Keto Chicken Feet Broth

Mastering the Method for Perfect Broth

Creating the perfect Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth is an art, and with a few chef’s tips, you can elevate your broth to new heights. The first step is ensuring your chicken feet are thoroughly cleaned and prepped. For a clearer broth, consider blanching the feet prior to cooking, which helps remove impurities and results in a more refined flavor.

When adding your ingredients to the Instant Pot, be mindful of the max fill line to avoid any pressure issues during cooking. The natural release method is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the broth, allowing flavors to fully develop. Once strained, take a moment to taste and season your broth — this is where you can adjust the salt to suit your palate.

Remember, the broth will thicken as it cools due to the collagen, so don’t be alarmed if it takes on a gel-like consistency. This is a sign of a well-made broth, rich in the nutrients that make it so beneficial for your health.

Keto Chicken Feet Broth in Instant Pot

Variations to Spice Up Your Broth

Herbal Infusion

Enhance the flavor profile of your broth by adding a bouquet garni of fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and parsley. This herbal infusion will not only add a refreshing twist but also boost the broth’s antioxidant content.

Spicy Kick

For those who enjoy a bit of heat, infuse your broth with slices of fresh ginger and a dash of cayenne pepper. This spicy variation is not only delicious but can also help to rev up your metabolism.

Lemongrass and Lime

Introduce a Southeast Asian flair by incorporating lemongrass and a squeeze of lime juice. This zesty combination is perfect for those looking for a tangy, refreshing broth.

Substitutions for Dietary Needs

If you’re unable to source chicken feet, you can substitute them with other bones like beef marrow bones or pork trotters. Keep in mind that the cooking time may vary, and you’ll want to ensure you’re still achieving a high collagen content.

For a vegetarian keto-friendly broth, use a variety of mushrooms like shiitake or maitake to mimic the umami depth of chicken feet. Add in some seaweed for additional minerals.

Those avoiding onions and garlic due to FODMAP sensitivities can still enjoy a flavorful broth by using the green parts of scallions and chives, along with aromatic spices like fennel seeds and ginger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this broth on the stovetop? Yes, you can simmer the broth on the stovetop for 3-4 hours on low heat, following the same preparation steps.

How can I store the broth? Store the cooled broth in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Is this broth suitable for all stages of the keto diet? Absolutely, it’s low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making it perfect for any stage of keto.

How do I know if the broth is done? After the natural release, the broth should be rich in color and flavor. If it’s too weak, you can simmer it further to concentrate the taste.

Can I reuse the chicken feet for another batch? It’s not recommended as most of the nutrients will have been extracted in the first batch, but you can use them to make a pet-friendly broth for your furry friends.


Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth

This nutrient-rich Keto Instant Pot Chicken Feet Broth is perfect for sipping or as a base for hearty soups, delivering all the benefits of collagen without the carbs.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Keto
Servings 8 servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Fine mesh sieve
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 2 pounds chicken feet cleaned and nails trimmed
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • Salt to taste


  • Prepare the chicken feet by ensuring they are thoroughly cleaned and the nails are trimmed.
  • Place the chicken feet into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the quartered onion, chopped celery, carrots, smashed garlic, bay leaves, and whole black peppercorns to the pot.
  • Pour in the apple cider vinegar and water, ensuring the contents are submerged but do not exceed the max fill line of the Instant Pot.
  • Secure the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
  • Select the "Soup/Broth" setting and adjust the time to 90 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to naturally release for 20 minutes, then carefully switch the valve to venting to release any remaining pressure.
  • Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl or container, discarding the solids.
  • Season the broth with salt to taste, then let it cool before transferring to jars or containers for storage.


The collagen from chicken feet can solidify when cold, forming a gel-like consistency which is normal.
For a clearer broth, blanch the chicken feet first by boiling them for 5 minutes and rinsing before placing in the Instant Pot.
This broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFiber: 1gNet Carbs: 2g
Keyword Collagen Rich Soup, Instant Pot Chicken Feet, Keto Broth, Keto Sipping Broth, Low Carb Broth
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