Okay, so…over the last year-and-a-half, Sara and I have posted nearly 300 recipes. 300. And not a single one of them contains cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, cream of ANYTHING soup. It’s kind of something we’ve prided ourselves on, not because we’re gigantic food snobs or anything, but mostly because a lot of stereotypical Mom/home cook recipes have cream of _________ as their backbone and we wanted to show people that you can still cook amazing, easy, home-cooked meals without condensed soup, using this homemade cream of chicken soup!
Add to boiling mixture and continue whisking briskly until mixture boils and thickens, then cook until desired consistency is reached, keeping in mind that it will continue to thicken as it stands.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
This homemade cream of chicken soup is the perfect alternative to condensed cream soups. This recipe is the equivalent of about 2 cans of soup.
Add to boiling mixture and continue whisking briskly until mixture boils and thickens. Cook until desired consistency is reached, keeping in mind that it will continue to thicken as it stands.
Wonderful! Thank you.
I just love all your ideas!
This is why I love to read your blog!! You make family friendly food and it tastes amazing. Your cream of chicken soup recipe tasted great in my homemade chicken pot pie. Thanks!!
I never even thought of making homemade condensed soup! Althought it's probably cheaper to just buy it, I am still a big fan of homemade for the customization factor!
I love when you guys post something that I can alter and use for my little allergic child. I just made this with soymilk and will be using it in a recipe tonight. Thanks!
I love homemade cream of chicken soup. The flavor can be intensified so much by using your own stock. Thanks for all of your great recipes. I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com.
This looks great! We have about a bazillion cans of cream of chicken in the pantry, but this recipe might just take those cans to the food drive.
almost all of my grandmother's recipes contain cream of "blank" soups. I can't imagine the canned stuff is all that healthy. thanks for this!
I received my bottles of Uncle Bob's Special Sauce today. Thanks it is GREAT! The bottles were delivered as my husband and I sat down to dinner tonight so we poured some on our plate and dipped our grilled chicken in it. YUMMY! Thanks again I appreciate it! I also can't wait to try the soup recipe it looks wonderful.
love your blog and i do love canned cream of chicken soup. infact, i just finished my bowl of soup while reading this post. i add milk to it to make it creamy and crackers for a crunch. i never would have tried it but it's my nephew favorite soup. i'm with him. it's delicious.
I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time because I hate using the canned stuff! Thanks!
mmmm sounds good to me 🙂 I love my aunts cream of chicken soup… but lets face it, there is NOTHING healthy about it LOL
I love your blog!! I love how you show all the ingredients and the step by step process in pictures! Thank you for the inspiration to try new and yummy recipes.. keep it up!
So excited to try this! Thank you!
As far as freezing goes, I've never actually tried it, but I WANT to! 🙂 It looks like Joy has frozen a similar recipe with success and I'll definitely try it next time I make some and let you guys know how it goes! 🙂
~L–It's the equivalent of 2 cans of condensed soup, no water or milk added. 🙂
I'm interested in having a healthier version than the canned to use in the stuff i make also, but…you said it makes equivalent of 2 cans of condensed soup. Is that in the condensed form or prepared as a soup? And i'm curious about freezing it also.
Looking forward to Wednesday's recipe!
One of the things I love about y'all's blog is that you don't follow the standard American homecook rule of using "Cream of ___" in 95% of your recipes. I can't stand the smell or look of the stuff in the can (besides the fact that it's pretty unhealthy) so I've made it a point to not use it.
However, I am happy to see that y'all have a better, homemade, approach to getting the cream of chicken ingredient into your recipe. I'm looking forward to seeing what it is!
I think it is great that you have so many other dinners that don't use that glumpy stuff. I have a recipe that uses powered milk, so you can store it in your food storage and there is way less sodium and no isky preservatives.
Question: Is this something that could be made in bulk and frozen? It looks awesome and would be much better that the alternative. But being a busy mom, I like the grab and go method and if this is something that would freeze well, I will make a HUGE batch and then just set it out in the morning for dinner that night. Let me know. [email protected]
This is fantastic! Maybe you can make one up for cream of celery? I do not like using those soups either but there is one recipe that my bf's mom makes that he loves (it is very tasty) and it used that soup. I'd love to learn how to make it from scratch. I feel awful every time I open that can. lol
I do used the canned variety in some of my recipes but would welcome the homemade version!
Mmm… I also love canned cream soups, as well as the tomato soup. AND recipes using them! But nothing beats a good homemade soup, especially with fresh bread on cool days. That being said, I love the idea of making your own, freezing it and then popping it into a recipe! Fun and CHEAP! Sounds good to me 🙂
For the record, I love me some cream of mushroom soup from the people in the red can! 🙂 I grew up on it and sometimes warm up a can for dinner—I know, I know. I will be trying your recipe though. It looks delicious!
This recipe looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try once it's cooler here 🙂
I often don't make a recipe that calls for canned soup because I'd rather have something fresh and tasty! I'll have to give this a try!
Very cool! I don't like using the canned stuff either…and I've tried one different recipe, but I'll definitely have to try this one too!
I was going to ask if you can freeze this but I see Joy said that she does……thanks Joy! lol
I cant wait to try this. We dont use Cream of soups because they make me ill…literally.
Thanks for this recipe! I had no idea it was possible to make homemade cream of chicken soup. I've always been using the canned stuff. Not anymore thanks to this post 🙂
Thank you! I already have a freezer stocked with homemade cream of mushroom but I've been saying for MONTHS that I need a cream of chicken recipe! I love to dump it in the crock pot with some boneless pork chops & some Ranch seasoning.