Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: Skip buying canned cream of chicken soup, filled with preservatives and allergens and make my your own homemade condensed cream of chicken soup with this easy recipe! You will not only save money but you will be preserving your health and drastically improving the quality and taste of your meals.
There is something quite comforting about a casserole.
But casseroles can also be scary.
They are often made with cream of something soups: cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup…..etc
Have you taken a look at the ingredient list on those tiny little condensed soup cans? You need a magnifying glass to read the list–it is SO long!
And you know what?
Homemade condensed soups are not hard to make at home at all.
Making a homemade cream of chicken soup yourself, takes about 5 additional minutes than using a canned version and tastes a trillion times better! Oh and the added bonus you skip all that nasty MSG junk.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
On our journey to eating a diet of real food, cans of cream of chicken soup had to go away–PERMANENTLY!! And so many people think when you toss these cans that are full of preservatives and chemicals, you have to say good-bye to so many casseroles.
This is simply NOT the case!
You can not only have any casserole you desire, but it will taste a million times better, you just need to make your own homemade condensed cream of chicken soup.
It will only take a few extra minutes–I promise!
So let’s get started.
How to Make Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
- Make a roux. Sounds fancy, but SO EASY!!! But say it with flair and pat yourself on the back! It is just combining melted butter with flour.
- Cook for a minute to get rid of the raw flour taste.
- Add some milk and broth and seasonings.
- Proceed with any recipe you want that uses a condensed cream of chicken soup recipe.
See, easy! You CAN do it!
How to Make Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup
For a gluten-free version of Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup, use 1:1 Gluten Free Flour blend in place of regular flour. I have done this many times with great success.
How to Make Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup
For a dairy free, or vegan, version of Cream of Chicken Soup, use a vegan butter (like Earth Balance) and additional chicken stock instead of milk. You could also use non-dairy milk, but be sure it is unflavored.
Recipes to use Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup in
Homemade Cream of Chicken can be the base of so many dishes.
In fact, one of the very first things I learned to make in the kitchen was my Papa’s Chicken Pot Pie–which starts out just how my cream of chicken soup starts.
This homemade recipe of condensed chicken soup can be used in any recipe that calls for a can of cream of chicken soup.
Recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken
HOMEMADE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
- Heat the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Add ½ cup milk and ½ cup chicken stock, blending well and bring to a boil, whisking the entire time. Season with seasoning salt.
- Once the mixture comes to a boil again, whisk just until thickened--anywhere from 2-5 minutes.
My recipe originally appeared on Don’t Waste the Crumbs, were I was a contributor.