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How to Make Homemade Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup

This homemade cream of chicken soup recipe is a game changer! It’s easy and so much healthier than the canned condensed stuff, made with only a few wholesome ingredients. And in my opinion, it tastes worlds better too! Here’s how to make cream of chicken soup and homemade cream of mushroom soup worth kicking the canned stuff for.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make Homemade Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup
Calories: 80kcal


  • 3 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

For Cream of Mushroom, in addition to above

  • 1 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour (1 tablespoon for cream of chicken, 2 for cream of mushroom or for extra thick cream of chicken). Continue whisking until the mixture is smooth and bubbly, making a roux.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and slowly add in chicken broth and milk, whisking continuously. Whisk until combined, then return to the heat. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thickened. Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you are making Cream of Mushroom, follow the instructions above, and add an additional tablespoon of flour, 2 tablespoons of  finely chopped onion, and 1 1/4 cups of diced mushrooms.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 66mg | Sugar: 2g