Bill's Creamy Shredded Chicken Soup

This is a full-flavored, rich, and creamy shredded chicken soup recipe that is not only good as a dish base, but just plain good on its own. No added salt, and only a small amount of low-sodium chicken broth. Garnish with parsley and Cheddar cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 cups skim milk

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, or as needed


  1. Heat oil in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in flour to form a paste. Slowly add milk, mixing continually. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add shredded chicken, chicken broth, sour cream, salt-free seasoning blend, pepper, garlic powder, and celery seed; bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Stir in cubed chicken and heat for 10 minutes. Add cornstarch and thicken to desired consistency. Adjust seasonings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
15g Fat
12g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 459mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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