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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

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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

soup ingredients in saucepan

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

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Cream of Chicken Soup

This easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup recipe perfect for a hearty soup or as a substitute for condensed chicken soup in recipes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, condensed, cream of chicken., cream., soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 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

Timesaving Tips

  • 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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Cream of Celery Soup a nice creamy soup that is perfect as a base too!

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Recipe Rating

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Friday 23rd of July 2021

[…] Cream of Chicken Soup – This homemade version is delicious and easy to make. […]

Nancy E Taylor

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

How would I substitute this for canned in a recipe? I'm guessing the consistency is different than canned, since canned is so thick..

Thanks! Nancy Taylor


Friday 23rd of July 2021

Hi Nancy,

You can substitute 1 1/4 cups of homemade cream of chicken soup for each can called for in the recipe.

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Sunday 28th of March 2021

[…] Cream of Chicken Soup – This homemade version is delicious and easy to make. […]


Monday 22nd of March 2021

That looks so much better than canned. I mean, I can almost taste it! Seems like a staple recipe.