Skip the canned stuff and make a better and more delicious version of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup yourself! A quick and simple recipe calling for real ingredients that can be used in replace of canned condensed soup! One recipe yields 1-1/4 cups or the equivalent to a small 10 ounce can.

It’s casserole season, which means cans of cream of anything soup should be flying off the shelf. Unless of course you make it yourself. Years ago, I shared my recipe for cream of mushroom condensed soup. In the recipe notes, I listed other condensed soup versions, this cream off chicken being one of them.

It’s as simple as opening up a can!

Shallots and garlic sautéed butter gets combined with flour, chicken bouillon base, milk and broth and simmers on low until thick. That’s it! I think it takes less than 10 minutes.

And if you’re kitchen utensil drawer looks like mine, it takes just about that long to find the can opener. #truestory

Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup ingredients

TO Make Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup You Will Need:

  • butter
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • flour – not pictured because I forgot it (facepalm)
  • milk
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • chicken bouillon base

butter, shallots and garlic in skillet.

In a small skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add in 1 finely diced shallot and 1 minced clove of garlic with a pinch of kosher salt.

sauteed shallots and onions in skillet.

Sauté the shallots and garlic until soft and tender. Because the shallots are diced so small, it should only take about 5 minutes.

flour sprinkled over sauteed vegetables in skillet.

Sprinkle in 2-1/2 tablespoons of flour.

cook flour for 2 minutes while whisking.

And whisk to combine. Cook the flour for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking often.

add chicken bouillon base.

Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon base.

bouillon base whisked into flour butter mixture.

Continue to whisk until dissolved.

pour in milk into skillet.

Pour in the 2/3 cup of low-sodium chicken broth along with 1/2 cup whole milk.

whisked until creamy

Reduce the heat to low and whisk until thickened. Cool completely before storing. It will thicken up more like canned condensed soups as it cools.

Once cooled, use this in any recipe calling for condensed cream of chicken soup!

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Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
Yield: 1-1/4 cups (or 1 small can)

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Skip the canned stuff and make a better and more delicious version of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup yourself! A quick and simple recipe calling for real ingredients that can be used in replace of canned condensed soup! One recipe yields 1-1/4 cups or the equivalent to a small 10 ounce can.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small pinch kosher salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon base
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Instructions

    1. In a small skillet, heat to medium and melt 3 tablespoons of butter.
    2. Once melted add in the minced shallot and garlic, stir and sauté until just soft, about 3-5 minutes.
    3. Sprinkle with the flour, stir and let the flour cook for a minute or two. Then stir in the bouillon until dissolved.
    4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and whisk in the milk and broth until smooth.
    5. Cook until it has thickened slightly, about 4 to 6 minutes. It will thicken more as it cools.

Notes

Storing: Store this in an air-tight container for 3-4 days in the fridge or freeze and simply defrost (slowly) when needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1174mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.