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Turkey Drumstick Soup for the Sniffles

This age old cold cure is here to stay! With a flavorful broth that is loaded with nutrients, garlic to boost immunity, and seasonings to add flavor...this will be your "go-to" cup of warmth for cold and flu season.

Serves 4

Cook time: 4 hours ( cook + prep time in crockpot)


  • 2 turkey drumsticks
  • filtered water
  • 1 tbs. sea salt
  • 2 tbs. coconut oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. marjoram
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of fresh parsley, chopped (or 2 tsp. dried)


1. Place turkey drumsticks in crockpot and cover with filtered water. Add tablespoon salt. Cook on low 3–4 hours.

2. When turkey meat is tender, remove drumsticks from pot and set aside.

3. Heat coconut oil in large skillet. Add garlic and stir. Add remaining veggies, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook until tender (10–15 minutes). Add parsley.

4. While veggies cook, remove turkey meat from bones and tear or cut into small chunks. Reserve skin and bones for Turkey Broth.

5. Strain broth from crockpot through fine-mesh strainer into large pot. Add cooked veggies and turkey meat to pot. Warm to desired temperature and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated Fat 6 g 28 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1 mg 0 %
Sodium 1382 mg 58 %
Potassium 261 mg 7 %
Total Carbohydrate7 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 9 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 1 g 2 %
Vitamin A 465 %
Vitamin C 5 %
Calcium 34 %
Iron 2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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