This easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup recipe perfect for a hearty soup or as a substitute for condensed chicken soup in recipes. I love that I can control the amount of sodium and leave any preservatives out of it.
This recipe is great on its own or in a Chicken Divan casserole. It makes a delicious soup on it's own, and you can also add some additional toppings like chives or cheese on the top, if you like. This recipe is super easy and I love to use it as a replacement for the jello-type soups that are called for in casseroles.
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Why This Recipe
Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty cream soup to put together quickly
Making homemade cream of chicken soup is not only a flavorful and filling soup on its own, but it also a perfect base for many other recipes. This cream soup recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. You can even make it with rotisserie chicken to save some time.
The result is a creamy, perfectly cooked comfort meal that is tasty and comforting.
This recipe just takes a few ingredients:
List of main ingredients:
Butter – I always suggest using real butter in recipes.
Flour – All-purpose flour is what I use for this recipe.
Chicken Stock – You can use chicken broth or stock. In a pinch, you can use a chicken bouillon cube mixed with water.
Half and Half - Half and half adds a rich and creamy element to the soup. You can substitute the half and half with whole milk. I used to make this recipe with heavy cream, but honestly, it tastes great with half and half with less calories.
Chicken - Diced cooked chicken tenders or thighs work perfectly for this recipe
Spices - Garlic powder and onion power add a nice flavor to this soup recipe. Of course, salt and pepper are alsi included in this recipe.
How to make Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
- You can make this recipe ahead, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Use a quality whisk to blend the ingredients in the soup, it makes a difference.
- Be sure to stir the soup often and watch the temperature so that it doesn't overcook.
- Consider doubling or tripling the recipe. These soups make so many great dishes and it is nice to have them on hand, ready to use.
- Add additional salt and pepper to the soup as you like. Everyone's tastes are different and it is easy to add a bit more flavor.
FAQ for this Recipe
Can I Freeze Cream of Chicken Soup?
Yes, you can freeze the soup in a freezer-safe container.
Can I Make Cream of Chicken Soup in a Crock-Pot?
Yes, you can absolutely make this recipe in the crockpot or slow cooker. This recipe is best cooked on low for 8-10 hours.
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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
- ½ cup butter
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ cup chicken, cooked and chopped
- In a medium saucepan melt butter over a medium heat
- Add in flour and whisk together until well combined
- Add chicken stock and milk, whisk until smooth, about 1-2 minutes
- Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
- Bring to a simmer and cook until it begins to thicken about 3-5 minutes
- Add in the chopped chicken.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
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