Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

Whether you are searching for a substitute for cream of chicken soup because you think the cans are kind of gross, or you want a cream of chicken substitute because you forgot to snag a can at the store, this recipe is exactly what you need! It’s easy and nearly as fast as cracking open a can of glop.

Cream of chicken soup substitute being mixed.

Alright, I admit it. I sometimes make casseroles or other dishes using that weird, gloppy cream of whatever soup from a can. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s cheap.

For the most part, though, I try to make my own cream soups for use in those recipes. Not only is this healthier than the salty canned goo, it’s also super (souper!) simple.

If you’re trying to make your dinner healthier, you’ll love this cream of chicken soup substitute!

Not to mention, sometimes I just don’t have cream of anything in my pantry and I’m too lazy to get to the store. I pretty much always have the ingredients to make this on hand. Although, I will admit, there have been times when I didn’t have chicken stock and (I can’t believe I’m admitting this) I just used salty water. It’s true. I substituted salty water for chicken broth. Don’t kick me out of the food bloggers’ club, okay?

Check out this Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole using this cream of chicken soup substitute  and you can put it to the test yourself.

This substitute for cream of chicken soup recipe is equal to one can of soup.

cream of chicken soup substitute recipe-dripping from mixer

4.5 from 2 votes

Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 1 can
Calories: 408 kcal

Skip the cans and give this homemade version a shot! Makes 1 can's worth of soup. 


  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. When melted, whisk in the flour and continue whisking until smooth and bubbly.

  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly, until the soup thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1245IU25%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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