Today I am showing you how to make your own homemade condensed cream of chicken soup.
With the holidays just around the corner, this would be a great recipe to keep in your arsenal. Making this is so super easy (and cheap!) that you may never buy the canned stuff again.
You can use this in any casserole that calls for a can of condensed soup, such as my mushroom chicken.
And it is made with a few simple ingredients.
How to make condensed cream of chicken soup
First, gather your ingredients.
For tastiest results, always use the best quality ingredients you have access to. To make homemade cream of chicken condensed soup, you will need the following:
- all purpose flour
- chicken stock or broth
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
How to make a béchamel
In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium low heat. Add flour to the pan, and whisk together to make a roux (about 1 to 1.5 minutes)
Add the liquids – chicken broth and milk, and whisk together to smooth out the lumps. Note: True béchamel uses only milk for the liquids. We are adding the chicken stock/ broth for that chicken flavor.
Season and simmer
Stir in garlic salt.
Bring to a simmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and use as you would a regular can of condensed soup.
Storing homemade cream of chicken condensed soup
This should be good in the refrigerator for about a week, depending on the freshness of your ingredients.
Whether you are avoiding a bunch of sketchy ingredients you cannot pronounce, or if you want to skip the extra trip to the store…this is a fantastic substitute for condensed cream soup. I have tried it in just about every recipe that I previous used canned condensed soup in. And it works great!
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Homemade Cream Condensed Soup
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter
- 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
- 1/2 cup milk any type (I am using 1%)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (you can sub 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium low heat.
- Add flour to the pan, and whisk together to make a roux (about 1 to 1.5 minutes)
- Add the chicken broth and milk, and whisk together to smooth out the lumps.
Stir in garlic salt.
- Bring to a simmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and use as you would a regular can of condensed soup.
This recipe can be used to substitute for one can of cream condensed soup in any recipe.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Pin it and try it for yourself!