This is a good basic cream of chicken soup recipe. You can use cornstarch instead of flour to make the roux, if you are allergic to flour. You can also omit the salt, if you are on a restrictive diet. The best thing about making recipes yourself, is that you control what goes into your soup, minus the unhealthy preservatives!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a 3 quart saucepan, heat oil. Gradually stir in flour. Let this form a paste, or roux. Then, gradually stir in the milk and continue stirring until thickened.

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  • Add chicken to white sauce mixture. Add sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well and simmer for 20 minutes over low heat.

  • If soup is not as thick as desired, mix a small amount of corn starch with a small amount of water and add to soup. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 427 mg sodium. 21.1 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2007
We didn't add sugar or taste this plain...honestly I wouldn't eat cream of chicken plain whether it's canned or not. We used this in a chicken and broccoli casserole and it tasted BETTER than when we use the canned cream of chicken. Perhaps some reviews are negative because they actually like to eat cream of chicken by itself? Try this in a casserole and you might actually like it a lot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2003
I have been cooking for 40 years and this is the worst cream of chicken I have ever made Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2007
We didn't add sugar or taste this plain...honestly I wouldn't eat cream of chicken plain whether it's canned or not. We used this in a chicken and broccoli casserole and it tasted BETTER than when we use the canned cream of chicken. Perhaps some reviews are negative because they actually like to eat cream of chicken by itself? Try this in a casserole and you might actually like it a lot. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2003
I have been cooking for 40 years and this is the worst cream of chicken I have ever made Read More
(118)
Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2003
I needed a quick ceamed soup recipe for my HS Food's class and I didn't read the one review. I agree as is it's not very good. The sugar makes it sweet and there is little chicken flavor. I told my first class to make as it was written suspecting that the sugar would make it sweet. I had the second class eliminate the sugar and some students added finely chopped onion and celery to the oil and sauted till tender and then when the milk was added we added 1 boulion cube. We also added the cornstarch because it was thin. The students really liked it. One group added Veg-all with the chicken and it also was good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2007
We didn't add sugar or taste this plain...honestly I wouldn't eat cream of chicken plain whether it's canned or not. We used this in a chicken and broccoli casserole and it tasted BETTER than when we use the canned cream of chicken. Perhaps some reviews are negative because they actually like to eat cream of chicken by itself? Try this in a casserole and you might actually like it a lot. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2006
This was exactly the type of recipe I was looking for as a good base for casseroles that call for cream of chicken soup. I was looking for something without all the sodium and preservatives that canned soup has. I did not use the sugar as others mentioned they did not like the sweet taste. I did use fresh garlic one clove. I think that I have gotten so used to eating sodium laden prepared foods that it's hard sometimes to get used to something that's not oversalted. But I will definitely use it in my casseroles and it had a really nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2006
The consistency was great but there just wasn't a 'chickeny' flavor. I added a can of chicken broth the juice of a whole lemon and a half cup of white wine. Delicious! With those additions I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/06/2003
Didn't taste like cream of chicken it wasn't horrible but...I can't put my finger on what it did taste like. Thanks anyway Holly;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
Thank you for posting a recipe so useful! I have been looking for a simple from scratch cream of chicken recipe for a long time! The canned soup is so full of salt preservatives and who know what else! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
My husband and I really liked this...I did change it since my son and I are allergic to dairy...we used unsweetened soy milk in place of regular milk did not add sugar (strange?) added a splash of lemon juice used chopped garlic instead of powder; cornstarch to thicken and added rice to make it a meal! Will make again - my son loved it as well! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2003
Sorry I didn't read the reviews. I agree with the others thin tasteless not at all like cream of chicken soup should taste. The sugar should be eliminated completely. Read More
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