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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

  • Author: Melissa Norris
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This homemade cream of chicken soup substitute whips up in minutes and only uses 5 ingredients to replace any condensed cream of soup. It’s full of flavor and can be adapted for dairy-free, gluten-free and turned into cream of mushroom soup substitute.


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Ingredients

3 Tablespoons butter (dairy free use lard or coconut oil)

3 to 4 Tablespoons flour (organic cornstarch or xanthan gum works for gluten-free thickeners)

1/2 cup milk (for a rich sauce use cream)

1/2 cup chicken broth (for dairy free, use all chicken broth or non-sweetened coconut milk)

1/4 teaspoon salt & dash of pepper

dash of pepper


Instructions

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter (or fat of choice).

Whisk in flour. It will make a thick paste.

Slowly whisk in liquids. Bring to a simmer (barely a boil), adding more liquid if it becomes too thick. It will thicken up a bit on cooling.

Remove from heat and stir in salt and dash of pepper.


Notes

Need a cream of celery substitute: saute a 1/4 cup of finely diced celery in butter before adding flour and other ingredients.

Need a cream of mushroom substitute: saute a 1/4 cup of finely chopped mushrooms in butter (or fat source) before adding flour and other ingredients.

Keywords: cream of chicken soup substitute, homemade cream of chicken soup substitute, homemade condensed cream of soup replacement

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