Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute is quick, easy, and a great way to add flavor and depth to casseroles. A good way to replace canned condensed soup.
I know. I know. You don’t have to say it. This post is not at all exciting or spectacular. It’s not the latest or greatest recipe. Nope. It sure isn’t. Instead, it’s about cream of chicken soup substitute. Nothing overly special there, but it is a required ingredient in many, many recipes. I thought is was necessary to share this recipe because you never know when it might come in handy.
I’ve cooked several casseroles that require condensed soup. In fact, casseroles probably wouldn’t be the same without it. So, while this cream of chicken soup substitute may not be a dish you can make over the weekend and have leftovers for Monday’s lunch, you will be able to learn how to prepare this impressive standby in case you are in a pinch.
Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be explaining to anyone how to make cream of chicken soup substitute. You may be wondering why in the world anyone would want to make it when canned soup is readily available in supermarkets everywhere? I started making it because I don’t particularly like canned soup. It’s also good to know what you’re cooking with and be able to control the flavors, consistency and sodium content.
There’s only been one time in my entire life when I remember purchasing a can of condensed soup. If I recall correctly, it was used to make green bean casserole, and it wasn’t something I cared to buy again. Even if you aren’t like me and have nothing against canned soup, it’s a good idea to have as a standby in case you don’t have the condensed soup you need. Cream of chicken soup substitute is a great recipe to use in a pinch, and no one will be able to tell the difference.
This recipe only takes a few minutes to make. It begins with a few spices and ends with what is essentially a flavorful roux. The great thing about this recipe is that you can increase the amount (double or triple) and store the unused portion in the fridge for up to a week. If your recipe only calls for one can of condensed soup, this recipe is pretty spot on. It can be used on a one to one ratio.
I’ve used this cream of chicken soup substitute in a handful of recipes, and it works well. You can adjust the spices to meet the flavors of the dish. If you need more garlic taste, add more garlic powder. Maybe more onion, add extra onion powder. It’s that simple. Give it a try the next time you are in need of condensed soup. You may never buy canned again.
Used for this recipe:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dash of paprika (I use Spice Islands Smoked Paprika.)
In a small bowl, whisk together milk and flour. Be sure to break up any lumps.
In a medium saucepan, combine broth, spices, salt, and pepper. Allow to come to a simmer on low-medium heat.
Whisk the broth and slowly add the milk and flour mixture.
Continue to whisk for 2-3 minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.