Try using this cream of chicken substitute for all your favorite recipes. It’s made with just a few ingredients and adds that delicious creamy flavor to your favorite soups and casseroles. Use it the same way you’d use the can! Watch how easy this is to make.
A lot of side dishes and dinner ideas call for canned cream of chicken soup. This version has the perfect consistency without artificial flavors, preservatives, or mystery ingredients. After trying this recipe, you won’t want to use anything else.
Can You Make Cream of Chicken Soup from Scratch
Homemade cream of chicken soup only takes a few minutes to make and tastes much better than anything from a can. This recipe uses chicken bouillon paste for a more robust flavor and cream cheese for a creamy, smooth texture.
And personally, homemade cream of chicken soup is much more pleasant to stir into a casserole than the canned stuff- but that’s just me.
How to Substitute Cream of Chicken Soup in Recipes
You can use this cream of chicken soup directly from the stovetop while it’s still hot or make it ahead of time and refrigerate until you’re ready to stir it into a recipe. As it cools, it will thicken but will still easily combine and cook with the rest of the ingredients.
If making a slow cooker dish with cream of soup- stir it in during the final 30 minutes of cooking.
Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute Ratios
This recipe yields about 1 ½ cups, which is two tablespoons more than the amount in a standard 10-ounce can of cream of chicken.
Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute Ingredients
It doesn’t take much to whisk up a batch of cream of chicken soup, and you can even double or triple the recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:
Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup
Instead of flour, this soup uses cream cheese to bind the ingredients and create that velvety smooth consistency. It’s a perfect, gluten-free option that adds better flavor and won’t become a congealed blob when cooled.
How to Make Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute
If you can stir stuff on the stovetop, then you can make cream of chicken soup at home. Here’s how to do it:
- Combine the Ingredients
In a medium saucepan, stir the milk, chicken bouillon, cream cheese, and poultry seasoning over medium heat.
As the cream cheese melts, gently whisk until all the ingredients are combined and thickened. Remove from heat, and it’s ready to use!
Can This Recipe Be Substituted for Cream of Mushroom Soup?
As long as cream of chicken soup will go with the rest of the recipe’s ingredients, you can swap it for cream of mushroom soup in any dish.
However, if you really wanted to use cream of mushroom soup but can’t find a can in the pantry, I also have a recipe for cream of mushroom soup substitute that uses only 4 ingredients, including fresh mushrooms.
Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute
- 1 ½ teaspoons chicken bouillon paste
- 1 cup milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or ¼ teaspoon thyme + ¼ teaspoon dried sage
- In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, chicken bouillon, cream cheese, and seasoning. Whisk until the mixture is cohesive and thickened.