Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

This homemade cream of chicken soup has better flavor and is much more nutritious than the store bought version and it comes together in a matter of minutes!

How to Make Cream of Chicken Soup

This homemade cream of chicken soup is incredibly easy to make!

*I am not including how to make the homemade chicken broth in this blog post. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to learn more about that.

First, melt three tablespoons of butter in a skillet or pan. I use my cast iron skillet.

Once your butter is melted and a little bubbly, add your flour. Add it two tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly in between, until you’ve added six tablespoons of flour.

Now it’s time to add your liquid. You can start with the broth or the milk, you can even alternate between the two. It makes no difference. Either way, add your liquid a little at a time and whisk constantly the entire time. The consistent whisking will help give you a smoother product in the end.

Add your salt, pepper, and whatever seasonings you want to add.

After you’ve added all of your liquid, continue whisking and let it cook until it reaches the consistency you like. The longer it’s on the heat, the thicker it will become.

That’s it! Homemade cream of chicken soup is so easy to make. You can use it right away in whatever dish you’re making. This recipe makes the same amount as one 10.5oz can of cream of chicken soup.

Lastly, if you are making this for storage, you can easily multiply this recipe and make more at one time. Store this cream of chicken soup in a freezer container and place in the freezer to store. The longer it is in the freezer, the more it will change texture and consistency after it is thawed. However, if you are using it in another recipe where it will be stirred in, it likely won’t be an issue. Try to use it up within three months of being frozen to avoid this issue.

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

Better flavor and much more nutritious, this homemade cream of chicken soup will beat the store bought version every time!
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Melt butter in a skillet or pan.
  • Once the butter is melted and bubbly, add your flour two tablespoons at a time.
  • Whisk the flour into the butter very well in between each flour addition.
  • Once all of the flour has been added to the butter, stir the clumpy butter/flour mixture around your pan. This will cook out the flour flavor.
  • Slowly add your broth a little at a time, whisking constantly.
  • Slowly add your milk a little at a time, whisking constantly.
  • Add your salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings.
  • Continue to cook your cream of chicken soup, stirring constantly, until it reaches the thickness you desire.
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