Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

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Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup Mix Recipe

Try this Easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe that you can store and just add water when you need it. Then you’ll have quick and easy soup anytime!

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

Jill, I love Cream of Chicken soup. Could a person use your white sauce base for a homemade version of the soup I buy in a can???


You could use that or we have a Cream Soup Mix in our Dining on a Dime Cookbook that you could use, too. If you use the white sauce recipe just add the last 5 ingredients of the following recipe to the white sauce or make up this recipe from Dining on a Dime to keep on hand.

Cream Soup Mix

2 cups dry milk
1 1/4 cups cornstarch or 2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup chicken bouillon powder
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. thyme (optional)
1 tsp. basil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container. If the mix is made with cornstarch, add 1/3 cup mix to 1 1/4 cups water. If it is made with flour, add 1/2 cup mix to 1 1/4 cups water.

This makes concentrated casserole consistency. For soup consistency, double the water.

For cream of chicken soup use as is.

For cream of mushroom soup add one can of mushrooms.



    • says

      You know I never have but I do know many people interchange arrowroot for cornstarch in things so I don’t know why you couldn’t. You could pretty much interchange any thickening agent in a case like this.

  1. Carla says

    Love your recipe. Could I add canned mushrooms? I don’t know why not. I used to use Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup as a base for casseroles, especially tuna/noodle casserole. I can obtain gluten free pastas, as my husband has been diagnosed with celiac disease and must eliminate gluten from his diet. This includes all products with wheat, barley and some oats. The Campbell Company has yet to come up with a gluten free Cream of Mushroom soup, so I will glady incorporate your recipe into my list of gluten free recipes.
    I never used flour to thicken gravies or sauces, I always used corn starch even before my husband’s diagnosis. Why you may ask, as flour is so much cheaper? Because I learned to cook from my grandmother who, also, used corn starch. Now that was a long, long time ago, as I am 75.
    Interesting side line. Many older adults are being found to have a sensitivity to gluten, due to all the additives in our foods, which destroy the villi in the small intestine, making it impossible to digest gluten.

    • says

      I don’t know why you couldn’t use mushrooms in this. This is really just a base and you could add any different flavor you would like to to it.

  2. says

    Here’s a casserole that uses cream of chicken.

    Take 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts and cut both in half lengthwise to make 4 pieces. In a large bowl mix the equivalent of 2 cans of cream of chicken soup with 2 cups frozen veggies, rice, 1 tsp of basil and enough water to cook the rice. Mix everything and place in casserole dish, then press chicken breast into the mixture. Then cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees one hour or until chicken is done. Serves 4.

  3. says

    My grandson is allergic to milk and milk products. Most bouillon we’ve seen is questionable for use, and we use rice milk for the milk. Can you tell me how to substitute rice milk for the powdered milk and a substitute for the bouillon. I wondered if chicken broth could be a substitute. Thank you for any help.

    • says

      Joyce I am not sure on the powdered milk unless you try a speciality store which may carry some sort of dry rice milk but yes the bouillon is easy to exchange by just making your own or using chicken broth. Here is a recipe off of the web site for Homemade Chicken Stock. The main difference between stock and broth is you just cook stock down a bit more.

      • says

        found a way to make my own chicken bouillon in cubes. lots of work the way he did it but I do it slightly different.
        that way you know what is in it and it stores well.
        I have also used coffee mate in place of milk in the cream soups. just have to start adding a bit at a time to get it right for you.

  4. says


    I read your comment about the cream of chicken soup and what I would do is substitute rice flour for the milk powder. It has no gluten and is usually tolerated by those with allergies.

    Best regards,

  5. Carla says

    I am just sorry that the Campbell Company is not willing to consider making their cream soups, which are great in recipes, gluten free.

    • says

      Carla they probably have the same problem that we do. As much as we try to accommodate everyone it is almost impossible to make all our recipes such that they are “free” of everything that some people have problems with. To complicate things almost every year there is a new something that we are no longer suppose to eat and that last a few years then is thrown by the wayside for something else. Please don’t think I am not being understanding because Tawra (my daughter) is on a gluten and everything free diet right now so I understand what you are going through and know it is hard but it is like me being left handed. All my life I have had to use things which are not as easy to use and inconvenient for me because of my left had. We all have handicaps. It would be so nice if we were identical but we aren’t. In away it is actually good that we aren’t because it teaches to adapt, try different things and to use our mind and skills to overcome a situations even invent new things.

      One last thing when a company has to change something even something as simple as a label, it is a great expense to do that and that expense shows up then in the price of the food. It isn’t always the drought or the government that is causing prices to go up. It is the demands of the people. Each time a company has to add or take away something it reflects in the price. It isn’t a coincidence that when people started holler about MSG that food prices started jumping up. The sad thing is that they now have found that people really aren’t allergic to it. Even the very famous doctor who first came up with the idea said he was very wrong but the damage is already done.

  6. Carla says

    Jill, I can understand the problem that a company, Campbell is the one to which I referred, has with changing a well known recipe for their soups. It is expensive and many people resist change. Progresso’s Cream of Mushroom Soup is gluten free and they state that on their label. Although, Progresso soups are not diluted, Campbell cream soups do need to be slighty diluted for casseroles, this means that I use two cans of Progress’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, but it is worth it. My husband was diagnosed by his gastroenterologist as having Celiac Disease. This inability to absorb gluten, Celiac Disease) is found in 1 out of 100 people over the age of 70. Why does this happen? Our gastroenterologist believes that it is due to the many additives that are found in food that we older folks have eaten over the years.
    So I say, “Kudos” to Progresso for taking this into consideration and making their Cream of Mushroom Soup as well as their New England Clam Chowder gluten free. Yes, we can make our own soups for casseroles, but at nearly 80, after nearly 60 years of cooking, I like to take the “easy way out,” and use a canned soup for the occasional casseroles that I prepare.

  7. Grizzly Bear Mom says

    Instead of using flour, corn strach or another thickener puree about 1/2 of a soup and its vegetables and in your blender, and add it back in. The pureed vegetables thicken it up.

    Because I have sooo many upper respiratory and sinus infections I gave up dairy. I used to have 7 infections a year. Three months dairy free with no infections.

    Instead of dairy I tried rice and soy milk. To me they seemed to be merley be white colored and thickened water. I didn’t see a point in purchasing them again. Did I miss anything good?

  8. Christina says

    I am really excited to see this recipe for a cream soup mix using flour instead of corn-starch. Can you tell me which type of flour works best in this recipe? Does it need to be a super-fine flour?

    Thank you!

    • says

      Our recipes always use all purpose – just old regular- flour unless other wise stated in the recipe which isn’t often. I shy away from recipes where I have to buy things that I can only use in a few recipes and try to stick with the recipes that use every day ingredients and that the ingredients can be used to make many different things. It saves me money, time, energy and having to figure out ways to store many different things. Oops! Sorry got a little long winded on your simple answer. : )

  9. Rhond Lewis says

    Boullion is filled with sodium,and since I am trying hard to limit my families intake, do you have any tasty substitution?

    • says

      I’m not sure there is but you need to really look at this and consider that you are maybe getting only about 1/2 tsp. of bullion if that much.

  10. Nancy says

    I used the juice from the can of mushrooms as part of the 1 1/4 cups of water. For some reason, the soup tasted awful. Then we added butter. Real butter. That transformed awful soup into AMAZING cream of mushroom soup! I’ll never buy canned cream of mushroom soup again.

    • says

      In the microwave put it in for a minute, check and see if it is warm enough for you, if not heat it some more. As far as temperature goes it doesn’t matter just what ever temperature you want to eat it at. It is like regular can or homemade soup as far as temperature goes.

  11. J'Marinde says

    Amazon.com sells a selection of allergen free bullion’s. Check out “Better than Bullion,” “Herb ox” and “Edward & Sons.” Hope this helps.


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