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Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

This Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute recipe works great as a soup starter or in casserole type recipes that call for a can of condensed cream soup as a base. We have several recipes on our site that use “cream of” soups and we always get asked about a substitute.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Cream of Chicken
Servings: 5
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Echo Blickenstaff

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
    Melted butter in pan
  • Add flour to the melted butter and mix into a paste.
    butter and flour mixture in pan
  • Whisk in milk and chicken broth. Whisk briskly until all the flour paste is dissolved making sure to get all of the flour from the edges of the pan.
    butter, flour, milk and chicken stock mixture in pan
  • Add garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper.
    butter, flour, milk and chicken stock mixture in pan with spices on side
  • Continue to whisk and heat thoroughly until the condensed soup is smooth and creamy.
    butter, flour, milk and chicken stock mixture in pan with spices mixed in

Notes

  • Use 1 1/3 cup to replace one 10 1/2 ounce can of cream of chicken soup in recipes.
  • This recipe makes the equivalent of 2 cans of cream of chicken (or mushroom or celery) soup.
  • If not using immediately, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg