Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

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A delicious homemade version of condensed cream of chicken soup! It takes only minutes to whisk up and is such a better alternative! Cream of Chicken Soup is in so many recipes for it’s creaminess and flavor. Making it from scratch adds divine richness and taste, you’ll never reach for a can again.

When you need a can of Cream of Chicken Soup like in Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken, Delicious Chicken Divan or  The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, use this homemade soup for absolute divinity.

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

I get so many people commenting about using store bought condensed soups in recipes. And as a busy mom sometimes they seem like an easy alternative. I admit, I have used them in quite a few recipes here on the blog. But there has to be a better an easier way right?

Homemade is always better. And this recipe couldn’t be simpler. You whisk together some chicken broth, milk, flour, and herbs for about 5 minutes and there you have it. Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup! A much better alternative to store bought condensed soups. You can even add some pieces of chicken in there if you would like.

Cream of Chicken Soup Ingredients

  • Chicken Broth: Obviously don’t sub with vegetable or beef broth
  • Poultry Seasoning: Adds a deep rich chicken flavor
  • Onion and Garlic Powder: The power house of powders
  • Salt and pepper: Add more or less to taste
  • Dried Parsley: Adds color and flavor
  • Paprika: Adds zest and color
  • Milk: The base for the cream soup
  • Flour: Thickens the soup

Making Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

  1. Simmer: In a medium saucepan, bring the broth and the seasonings to a simmer.
  2. Whisk: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until incorporated and smooth.
  3. Thicken: Slowly pour in the milk and flour mixture and whisk until it starts to thicken about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season: Remove from the heat and salt and pepper to taste.

How to Use

  • Equivalent: This recipe makes exactly one can of cream of chicken soup or 1 ⅓ cups of soup. This is the same amount found in a 10.75 can of soup.
  • Multiply: You can easily double, triple or whatever you need for whatever recipe you need it for.
  • Store: Use this immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Tips for Perfect Cream of Chicken Soup

  • Spice it up: You can change up the spices depending on what you are going to use the soup for adding or subtracting the spice.
  • Texture: The soup can get lumpy really quickly so keep the heat as low as possible whisking constantly for smoother consistency.
  • Dinner:  You can add cooked carrots, celery, and potatoes etc. and of course chicken and serve it as a soup. Just thin it out with a bit of water and you have an amazing dinner.

 

More Chicken Soup Inspiration

Recipe adapted to taste from Mels Kitchen Cafe

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

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A delicious homemade version of condensed cream of chicken soup! It takes only minutes to whisk up and is such a better alternative!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon parsley dried
  • Pinch paprika
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the broth and the seasonings to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until incorporated and smooth.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and flour mixture and whisk until it starts to thicken about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and salt and pepper to taste. Can be used immediately or stored in the fridge for a week.

Nutrition

Serves:

Calories203kcal (10%)Carbohydrates32g (11%)Protein8g (16%)Fat5g (8%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol12mg (4%)Sodium1281mg (53%)Potassium302mg (9%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar6g (7%)Vitamin A198IU (4%)Vitamin C12mg (15%)Calcium148mg (15%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cream of chicken soup, Soup, soup recipe
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I’m going to try this! Do you also have a recipe for any other condensed soups like cream of mushroom or cream of broccoli?

  2. Wonderful. Thank you. I have all that stuff in my kitchen already. I’m going o try it. I’m trying to stay away from canes soups do to MSG and preservatives.

  3. Do you add equal amounts of water to finished product to make soup (like when using a canned version). AND does this freeze well? Thank you!

  4. Made this as I didn’t have a can of cream of chicken soup. I used heavy cream instead of milk and it was delicious. Will never use canned again!!

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