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overhead shot of a white ceramic cup filled with homemade cream of chicken soup and a spoon scooping out the soup.
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5 from 5 votes


Made with just six basic pantry staples, this wholesome Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute is the perfect un-processed version of canned soup. Use it in all your favorite recipes that call for cream of chicken soup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream soup base, homemeade cream of chicken soup, how to make thick soup
Servings: 10 ounces
Calories: 25kcal



  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium medium-low heat.
  • Add the flour to the melted butter and whisk until smooth; continue to cook and whisk for 1 minute.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth and whisk.
  • Whisk in the milk.
  • Bring mixture to a boil while constantly whisking.
  • Continue to whisk until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper; taste and adjust.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Use immediately or let cool; then store in the fridge, or the freezer.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg