There's nothing like a bowl of fresh homemade cream of chicken soup. Both hearty and nourishing, it's a killer comfort food to warm you during the chilly winter months, and it's a million times more flavorful than anything you'll find in a can. This easy-to-make recipe will give you a delightfully silky-textured, thick cream of chicken soup that is ready to eat in under 20 minutes. The best part is you can play around with the seasonings to suit your tastes. Add fresh herbs (parsley or tarragon are excellent choices) or sprinkle in a dash of celery salt – no matter what you do, it'll be delicious!
This delicious soup is fairly hearty and can be enjoyed as a lighter main dish or an appetizer. Try serving it with a homemade salad, garlic bread, or a sandwich.
Because this recipe uses flour, it's not gluten-free. However, if you're on a gluten-free diet, you can swap out white flour for a gluten-free option.
This recipe dishes up three servings and each serving contains 31.6 grams of carbohydrates.
It's easy to make swaps in this recipe. If you don't eat dairy, you can use your favorite dairy milk alternative to make a creamy soup, use pork, beef, or vegetable broth instead of chicken. You can also experiment with different spices and herbs to change the flavor profile of the soup. You can also add fresh vegetables. Carrots, onion, and celery all work beautifully in this recipe. Simply saute them over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until soft, then add them to the broth.
Pour chicken broth and ½ cup of milk into a large pot, and bring to a simmer.
Combine flour and spices in a small bowl. Add remaining 1 cup of milk and whisk together until it thickens and becomes smooth.
Slowly add the flour mix to the broth, making sure to stir continuously. Simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until it becomes thick. Serve warm and enjoy.