Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

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Making condensed chicken soup is a breeze with this DIY recipe!

This recipe can replace a can of soup in casseroles and more without all the extra sodium and preservatives. It is creamy and flavorful too!

A jar of Condensed cream of chicken soup

Easy Condensed Chicken Soup

Condensed soups are the perfect addition to recipes. They’re creamy, rich and add lots of flavor.

While we often reach for a can of soup to make chicken casserole, it’s easy to make at home. Perfect if you’re low on stock (or want to use ingredients you know)!

Condensed cream of chicken soup ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

Cream of chicken soup is perfect to replace almost any “cream of” soup (although it’s easy to make cream of mushrooms soup too).

BROTH Chicken broth is the natural choice for the base of this soup. Do not use low sodium, the salt is needed for full flavor in this recipe.

MILK Feel free to switch out the evaporated milk for light cream (or half and half). You can use milk in a pinch but it won’t be as creamy!

CHICKEN I add a tiny bit of minced chicken to this recipe but it isn’t required if you don’t have it on hand. The flavor comes from the chicken broth.

Condensed cream of chicken soup in a pot.

How to Make Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Just 2 easy steps to make this delicious cream of chicken soup right at home!

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk thoroughly.
  2. Heat until thickened.

Stir in minced or shredded chicken if desired and use it in your favorite recipe like this easy chicken divan!

The key to making this velvety smooth is to start with a cold saucepan. Add all the ingredients and whisk them while the pan is heating up. This gradually cooks everything at the same time and prevents any lumps.

Tips for Storing

  • Refrigerator storage: To store condensed cream of chicken soup, keep it in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • This recipe does not freeze well.

Recipes Perfect for this Condensed Soup

Instead of canned try making these recipes with homemade condensed cream of chicken soup!

Did you like this Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

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Review Recipe

Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Soup
Cuisine American
This creamy and flavorful condensed cream of chicken soup is made without the extra sodium and preservatives!


  • 1 ¼ cups evaporated milk you can use regular milk in a pinch, it just won't be quite as creamy
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cooked chicken very finely chopped

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  • Combine all ingredients in a cold saucepan and whisk well.
  • Place over medium heat and continue whisking until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter. Season with salt & pepper to taste and stir in minced chicken if using.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Evaporated milk can be replaced with light cream or half and half.
This condensed soup is great to add to casseroles and recipes. Do not use in the slow cooker.
Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Do not freeze.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 186, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 571mg, Potassium: 306mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 279IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 211mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Why can’t this be used in a crockpot? I couldn’t find any cream of soup at the store and hoped I could use this as a substitute.

    1. Dairy can sometimes curdle in the slow cooker. Evaporated milk can sometimes be fine but some slow cookers have too high of a temperature. If you try it in a slow cooker recipe, let us know how it goes!