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5 from 4 votes

Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

Skip the cans and make your own tasty homemade cream of chicken soup. It's easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 299kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • dash paprika
  • 2 tbsp chicken breasts OR thighs, finely diced, (optional)


  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, add the butter. Once melted, add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook for about 1 minute, then slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking as it thickens. The slower the better.
  • Slowly add the milk and continue whisking. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  • Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, parsley, paprika, and chicken(if desired). Let simmer for 6-8 minutes until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool. Use in recipe or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 681IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg