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AIP turkey blanquette (paleo, gluten free)

A paleo, AIP and whole 30 compliant version of the traditional French turkey blanquette.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 3 servings
Calories 502 kcal


  • 1 turkey leg quarter
  • 2 L water
  • 1 bouquet garni (about 2 sprigs/stems of rosemary, 2 sprigs/stems of thyme and 4 to 5 bay leaves)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 5 carrots
  • 2 tablespoon oil of your choice
  • 2 tablespoon starch of your choice (see notes)
  • 1 pinch of sea salt


  • Peel the onion, garlic cloves and carrots.
  • Pour the water in a large Dutch oven (or equivalent), add a pinch of salt, the bouquet garni, onion, carrots and turkey leg.
  • Bring to a boil and let it cook on medium heat for about 40 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • Once the meat is cooked you can prepare the blanquette sauce. To do so: take two cups of the broth (the liquid in which you just cooked your meat). Then put the starch in a saucepan with the oil. Turn on the stove to medium high heat and start whisking with a manual whip while adding the blanquette broth slowly while still whisking.
  • Keep adding the rest of the 2 cups of blanquette broth slowly while still whisking.
  • Let the mixture cook until it thickens, whisking regularly.
  • Drain the meat and carrots (you can set aside the rest of the broth to use for something else) put them in a large bowl and add the sauce on top of it. And voilà!
    Bon appétit !


For the starch : use arrowroot or tapioca starch for AIP, paleo and whole30. Corn starch or potato starch, if not on one of these diets.
Blanquette is traditionally served with rice or potatoes, but you can also serve it with cauliflower rice or with just more carrots if you are on a special diet like whole30, AIP or Paleo. 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 502kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 46gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 405mgPotassium: 1079mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 17369IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 201mgIron: 8mg
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