Cream of Chicken Soup - when You Don't Have Canned - Substitute

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 3 mins

I was out of Cream of Chicken soup in my pantry and I needed it for dinner. I altered a recipe I found here on Zaar and whipped this up. It may not be exact, but it works and I can't tell the difference at all. I use it instead of a 10 3/4 ounce can. I will use this any time my shelf is bare!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat combine butter, onion, garlic, milk, heavy cream, and chicken broth in medium sauce pan until combined.
  2. Add flour, salt and pepper and stir until it thickens. (About 3 minutes).
  3. Just add more flour if you want it thicker.
  4. Use in any recipe you need it for.
Most Helpful

No need to buy canned cream soups anymore! This substitute recipe is quick to make, works out wonderfully in the hashed brown and cheese casserole that we love. It's definitely just as good or better than canned soup, and is certainly healthier.

christiedkj August 24, 2016

I can not believe this. I didn't have heavy cream so used half & half. It's almost as fast as opening a can! (Especially with the can opener I deal with.) Fantastic sub. Thank you!

Empire920 October 05, 2015

I will never buy cream of chicken soup again, I love this recipe. I didn't use heavy cream, instead I substituted light sour cream. It tastes great!

Jessica A. June 30, 2015