Easy Healing Turkey/Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

I have grown to love bone broth! I was buying it at the store, but once I made it myself there was no going back. There is a HUGE difference and it’s so easy to make. I will never throw away another carcass again! I just made the most delicious bone broth from my Thanksgiving turkey but this recipe works for chicken too.

Why Bone Broth?

Bone broth is packed with collagen and nutrients. It’s like a healthier broth. The compounds glycosaminoglycans in the bone broth promote healing of body tissue, while the broth can also benefit your immune system and gut. Some of the nutrients you will get include B vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc and phosphorus.

Since I brined my turkey with a ton of salt I did not add any, but if you want to add some Himalayan salt feel free to do so. Just be careful not to over-salt. I also brined my turkey with herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage. Feel free to add herbs as you see fit. You can also use a lemon peel instead of orange but a friend clued me in to this trick which adds a lovely flavor.


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Easy Healing Turkey/Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Easy Healthy Turkey/Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Here's how to make bone broth from turkey or chicken carcasses. It's super easy and super healthy. 

Course Soup
Keyword bone broth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 95 kcal


  • 1 turkey or chicken carcass It can have some meat and skin on it
  • 1 large sweet onion quartered
  • 6 cloves peeled garlic
  • 3 stalks celery cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 1 bunch flat parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 orange peels
  • 1.75 gallons cold flitered water
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Place the carcass in a large stockpot. Add all the ingredients and and cover with cold water.

  2. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 8-10 hours.

  3. Discard all the solids and strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a large container. Ladle the broth into mason jars. Enjoy and refrigerate or freeze. It freezes very well.

This recipe is Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30 and Anti-Inflammatory approved.

Bone Broth bone garlic celery green leaf seasonings in a pan fountainof30

Bone Broth in 3 Ball Mason Jars in a row fountainof30

Have you made your own bone broth? Don’t you think it’s so much better than store bought? I make it whenever I can and freeze it. It’s so yummy.

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You may also like my other healthy recipes like Holiday Calorie Saver: The BEST Mashed Cauliflower Ever! and Recipe: Painless Turmeric Holiday Spice Balls.

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Here are some other healthy soup recipes you might enjoy from some of my friends:

Instant Pot Lentil Soup Recipe
Pantry Vegetable and Pasta Soup
Homemade Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe
Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe
Low Fat Butternut Squash Soup

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