Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

A homemade, from scratch, substitute for a can of cream of chicken soup!

Cream of Chicken Soup Substitution

‘Tis the season… for casseroles! I love creating those old school recipes but a lot of them call for ingredients that I don’t normally cook with. Like a can of Cream of Chicken Soup. Or a can of vegetables. The vegetables were easy to replace. The can of creamed soup, not so much. But after a little testing in the kitchen, I found an easy substitute that you can whip up in no time!

I love that this Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute allows me to recreate all those nostalgic holiday casseroles but use high quality ingredients. I can use my organic flour and milk, quality butter and fresh ground spices so that I know exactly what is going into my recipes.

While I typically don’t like to think of the holidays as a time to cut back on calories (hi butter!) I don’t want to sacrifice quality ingredients to create those favorite holiday recipes. Enter this quick and easy recipe for Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute! It only takes a few ingredients that you probably already have in in your kitchen!

Cream of Chicken Soup Substitution


Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

Makes the equivalent of one can (10.5 oz) of Cream of Chicken Soup


3 1/2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

1/2 cup of chicken broth

1/2 cup of whole milk

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of curry powder



  1. Whisk broth with the flour and spices until smooth in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in milk and mix together.
  3. Slowly whisk in flour mixture. Keep stirring to prevent lumps. Let sauce come to a slow bubble and thicken, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Use in place of can of cream of chicken soup in casserole recipes!


Do you have a favorite holiday casserole? Tell me in the comments!


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