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Cream of Chicken Soup like you find in a can is the perfect homemade version of the condensed packaged soups you can use in casseroles and dips without any guilt! Plus its super easy to make.

Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of Chicken Soup like you find in a can is the perfect homemade version of the condensed packaged soups you can use in casseroles and dips without any guilt! Plus its super easy to make.
Course Ingredient, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 304 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth *
  • 1/4 cup chopped chicken (or a rotisserie chicken carcass - I use the rotisserie chicken)**
  • 2 1/2 cups milk I use whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper ***
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 cup flour

Instructions

  1. Bring a saucepan with the chicken broth to a simmer with the chicken carcass/chicken meat.
  2. Remove 1 cup of the broth to a large measuring cup, add in the milk, celery salt, white pepper, onion powder and flour to the large measuring cup and whisk well until fully combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan in a slow stream while whisking.
  4. Continue to whisk regularly for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce is thickened (like the canned variety).

  5. If you used the chicken carcass, remove it and discard it.

Recipe Notes

*  You can also use Better than Bouillon with water (I do this sometimes, I just double the concentration of it to get a lot of chicken flavor).

** The reason I use the carcass instead of cubed chicken is because to be a good copycat I wanted to keep the chicken pieces minimal. In the Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup cans I opened the chicken bits were quite small. Plus, the flavor in that rotisserie only adds depth!

*** I use white pepper because the canned variety doesn't use black pepper. If you don't mind the black specks go right ahead and use black pepper!

PS YES, I freeze this all the time, and to have a ratio of how many cups to a can, Campbell's lists one can as containing 1 1/4 cups of condensed soup. You can freeze the leftovers easily if you just need one can or cut the recipe in half.

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 2014mg 84%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 27.2%
Iron 16.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.