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Montana Turkey Soup
Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.com Makes 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 2 hrs. 30 min.


  • 1 - turkey leg (thigh & drumstick)
  • 2 - celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 - medium-size onion (diced)
  • 4 - cups water
  • 4 - cups chicken broth
  • 2 - cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 - cups frozen green peas (thawed)
  • 2 - garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 - Tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 - teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  1. In a large stockpot, you want to add turkey, celery, onion, water, and broth.  Bring to a boil and skim off froth.
  2. Reduce your heat, cover, and simmer 2 hours or until turkey is very tender.
  3. Remove pan from heat.  Take out the turkey and lay on plate.  Allow to cool.
  4. Discard skin and bones.  Chop turkey into bite-size pieces.
  5. Add turkey, rice, peas, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper to stock.
  6. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.  Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

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