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A jar of cream of chicken soup made from scratch. Decorated with a black and white checkered napkin to the side.
Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Next time instead of reaching for that can try this homemade cream of chicken soup instead! It's made with simple ingredients, tastes so much better, and can replace the canned version!

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream of chicken soup, cream of chicken substitute, homemade cream of chicken soup
Servings: 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 537 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (120ml) reduced sodium chicken broth/stock
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon reduced sodium chicken bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup (30g) finely chopped cooked chicken, optional
  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium low heat. Once melted whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Whisk in the chicken broth and cream then add in the remaining ingredients. Cook until thickened.

Recipe Notes
  1. Use this soup as you would 1 can of cream of chicken soup in any of your recipes.  
  2. Soup thickens a lot as it cools. 
  3. I prefer to use heavy cream because it doesn't curdle as easily as reduced fat dairy does. 
  4. This recipe is a low acid recipe and can't be canned processed. 
  5. If you would like to enjoy this as a soup mix this with 1 cup of water or milk. 
  6. Remember this is a condensed soup so when you are tasting it, it will taste strong. 
  7. MAKE AHEAD: Store cooled soup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  8. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Store cooled soup in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before using in recipes. 
  9. GLUTEN-FREE: Replace the flour with a cup for cup gluten-free flour. 
  10. NUTRITION: Nutrition is for the entire can of soup.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 495mg22%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.