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.
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
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.
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.
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