Homemade cream of chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food! Tender chicken and a handful of veggies in a thick creamy flavorful broth.

This easy recipe comes together in no time at all for a savory soup that will be on the menu rotation all year long!

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This recipe is so popular because the ingredients are probably already in the pantry! Add a tangy Greek salad and some cheesy garlic breadsticks to sop up all that wonderful creamy soup! Perfect for a work or school day lunch!

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Adding cooked chicken to this soup is what makes it so easy! Use chicken from a leftover rotisserie chicken or use turkey if that’s what you have on hand!

Onions, carrots, and celery are simmered until tender. Try adding bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, or black olives!

Chicken broth is the base of this soup. Adding cream creates a creamy, flavorful texture!

Poultry seasoning, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper are all added to the soup. Try cajun or taco seasoning for a totally different flavor profile!

Serve this soup with some homemade buns or french bread for dunking!

adding chicken and cream to Cream of Chicken Soup

How to Make Cream of Chicken Soup

A thick and creamy soup starts with a really good roux! After that, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Saute onion in butter. Mix in the flour to make the roux.
  2. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Add sherry, veggies, and seasonings.
  3. Add chicken and cream last, and simmer. Remove bay leaf and serve immediately.

Add jalapenos for a zing or shredded cheese for a cheesy flavor!

Cream of Chicken Soup in a pot with a laddle

Tips for Perfect Creamy Soup

  • Make a roux by cooking a little bit of flour in the butter, then slowly add the broth and whisk it well until it is smooth and ready for the next step in the recipe.
  • If there’s no sherry, feel free to substitute apple cider vinegar or another wine!

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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

Creamy and flavorful, this soup is sure to be a family favorite in no time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery finely chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream cream
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, cook onion in butter over medium heat until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add flour and seasonings and cook 1 minute more.
  • Stir in broth a bit at a time whisking until smooth after each addition.
  • Add sherry, bay leaf, carrot, and celery, simmer 12-14 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Add chicken and cream. Simmer 5 minutes more.
  • Discard bay leaf, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired and serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 499 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1060mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6339IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American

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  1. The absolute best chicken soup recipe. I bake my chicken breasts in the oven with a healthy coating of McCormick rotisserie chicken seasoning and sealed in foil , I then put any juices from them into my soup along with the stock.
    Don’t try to rush cooking this soup you need everything nice and tender5 stars

  2. This is seriously good soup! I boiled my chicken breast as per your recipe and precooked the carrots and celery in chicken broth for about 10 min. and subbed this broth for one cup of the chicken broth. I added a pinch of tarragon. This soup is hearty and comforting on a cold winter day!5 stars

  3. This soup is Awesome the only change I made was I used leftover Turkey instead of chicken, made it exactly as written. Thanks for the great recipe, it was a hit 5 stars

  4. Made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was very good and very filling. I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour and it worked fine. Had to add salt and pepper but I didn’t pay attention to whether or not I used low sodium broth.5 stars

  5. Love this recipe! It’s quick and easy but most importantly, it is delicious! I tried it the first time and it was a hit.
    I did not have enough blueberries so I added some thinly cut apples to make up for them. It worked very well.5 stars

  6. Holly, I’ve commented several times asking you to include calorie per serving and you’ve never responded. Well, duh!!! I finally figured it out and I’m sorry I bothered you about it. Keep everything coming. I love it all.5 stars