Wild Turkey Gumbo


This is a great recipe for a hearty soup. You can substitute tame turkey for wild turkey and still call it wild turkey gumbo because of the wild rice. You can add more kick by increasing the spices or less kick by decreasing them.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
20 cups


  • 1 cup wild rice

  • water to cover

  • 2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt, divided

  • 3 quarts chicken broth, divided

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 3 cups cubed wild turkey breast, or more to taste

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, quartered lengthwise and sliced

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 pound bag frozen okra

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons chopped jarred jalapeno peppers

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Texas Pete®)


  1. Place wild rice in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover; soak 4 hours to overnight. Drain rice.

  2. Mix wild rice and 1 teaspoon salt together in a stockpot and add about 3 cups chicken broth. Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir turkey, onion, carrots, and celery in the hot oil until turkey is cooked through and vegetables are slightly tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add okra to turkey mixture and cook until okra is thawed, 5 to 7 minutes; season with 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper, and black pepper.

  4. Combine wild rice, turkey mixture, jalapeno peppers, hot sauce, and remaining chicken stock in a slow cooker.

  5. Cook on High for 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

I cooked rice in rice cooker while I was stir-frying the vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
82g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 939mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 82g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 923mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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