By/ Last Modified On April 9, 2023
Homemade Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup is the perfect comfort food for those chilly days. In just 20 minutes, this delicious soup will be on your table. The good news, it's super simple to make and has no nasties.
You can use this soup for dinner or in any recipe that calls for the canned version. Once you start making your own cream of chicken soup from scratch, you won't buy store-bought again. Gluten-free cream soups are difficult to find, expensive, and full of sodium and chemicals.
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EASY GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP RECIPE
So many delicious recipes call for a can of cream of chicken soup. Things like green bean casserole and cheesy potatoes use canned soup as a shortcut, and it isn't always easy to know what to use instead.
Having a simple recipe for homemade gluten-free cream of chicken soup will make your life and cooking for holidays and homemade meals so much easier.
This recipe for gluten-free cream of chicken soup takes only 20 minutes to make in one pan on the stove. Make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to cook with it.
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
Easy to Make - With only a few pantry ingredients, this gluten-free cream of chicken soup is done in just 20 minutes. So much better than condensed soups. Condensed soup, if you didn't know, is a canned soup that has been cooked and reduced to a thick consistency, resulting in a concentrated flavor. These condensed soups are usually prepared by adding water or milk to reconstitute the soup to its original consistency.
No nasties - Making soup from scratch removes additives, sodium, and chemicals.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
Gluten-Free Flour Blend - Any type of gluten-free baking blend will work here. Flour works with the butter to thicken the soup.
Chicken Stock - Stock from a box, can, or homemade can be used in this recipe. Check that your store-bought stock is gluten-free.
Milk - A cream soup needs a creamy element. Regular milk does the job perfectly here. I suggest 2% or whole milk for the best result. I have not used canned cream in this recipe I prefer milk.
Salt - You can control the amount of sodium in your homemade soup because canned soups typically have way too much. Start with the amount listed in the recipe and add more if desired.
Garlic Powder - I love the warm, savory flavor of garlic in just about anything.
Onion Powder - Onion powder works well in recipes that benefit from onion flavor but don't require actual onions.
Black Pepper - A bit of freshly ground black pepper adds visual interest and a bright kick of mild spiciness.
Chicken - Use already cooked shredded chicken in this recipe, either leftovers or chicken that you've boiled or poached. I like to use breast meat, but pieces from the legs or thighs will also work. Dice, shred or tear the chicken into bite-size pieces.
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HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add in the gluten-free flour blend and whisk constantly until combined. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the mixture is bubbling.
- Gradually add in the chicken stock while whisking.
- Add in the milk and whisk until incorporated.
- Then add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Bring to a simmer. Continue cooking, whisking occasionally, until the soup has thickened. Add in the cooked chicken.
- Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately, or store in a jar or container in the refrigerator for later use.
Tips for Making the Best Gluten-Free Cream Of Chicken Soup
Use high-quality gluten-free ingredients - Ensure all ingredients used in the recipe, including chicken stock, chicken, and flour, are certified gluten-free.
Choose the right thickening agent - For a gluten-free cream of chicken soup, it's important to use a gluten-free thickening agent I have used gluten-free flour.
Cook the roux carefully - When making a roux with gluten-free flour, be sure to cook it carefully over low heat to avoid burning.
Add flavor with herbs and spices - Since gluten-free flours can have a blander taste, add more flavor to your soup by using fresh herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary, and black pepper.
Use high-quality chicken stock - A flavorful chicken stock will enhance the taste of your soup. Consider making your own or using a high-quality store-bought one.
Adjust the consistency - If your soup is too thick, add a little more chicken stock or milk. If it's too thin, add more gluten-free flour.
Let it simmer - Allow your soup to simmer to let the flavors meld together and for the soup to thicken.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN I MAKE THIS GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP VEGETARIAN?
To make a vegetarian version of this soup, omit the chicken and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
HOW CAN I MAKE THIS GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP VEGAN?
Use a butter alternative like Earth Balance and unsweetened non-dairy milk such as almond or soy milk, and omit the chicken. Use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock.
HOW CAN I MAKE THIS GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP DAIRY-FREE?
Use a butter alternative like Earth Balance and unsweetened non-dairy milk like almond or soy milk.
HOW CAN I STORE MY GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP, AND CAN I FREEZE IT?
This soup should stay fresh for up to 3 days if safely stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Freezing this soup will change its texture, so I don't recommend it.
Can I Use Different Types Of Meat In This Recipe?
Yes, you can use different types of meat in a gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipe. You can use turkey, beef, or even tofu as a substitute for chicken. Remember that the cooking time may vary depending on the type of meat you use. Additionally, you may need to adjust the seasonings and spices to suit the different meat flavors.
Can I Make This Recipe In A Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot?
Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. However, the method will be slightly different as you'll need to adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly
How Can I Modify This Recipe To Make It Low-fat Or Low-calorie?
Replace the butter with a lower-fat alternative - Use olive or coconut oil. You could also use a butter substitute made from yogurt or applesauce.
Use low-fat or non-fat milk - instead of whole milk to reduce the overall fat content of the soup.
Change the protein - Substitute the chicken with a leaner protein such as turkey or a plant-based protein like tofu.
Use lower-calorie flour - Use gluten-free flour that is lower in calories and fat.
Reduce the overall amount of fat in the recipe -Use less butter and omit any additional fats like oil or cream.
Keep in mind that some of these modifications may alter the taste and texture of the soup, so you may need to experiment to find the right balance of flavors and consistency that you prefer.
IS CAMPBELL'S CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP GLUTEN-FREE?
At the time I am writing this post, none of Campbell's soups in the US are gluten-free. Campbell's condensed cream of chicken soup includes wheat flour and yeast extract, making it not a safe option if you are eating gluten-free.
WHAT BRAND OF CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP IS GLUTEN-FREE?
It's not easy to find a ready-made gluten-free cream of chicken soup. Actually, in the time it took me to research which brands are gluten-free, I could have made this homemade cream of chicken soup instead!
Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Chicken Soup is gluten-free and could work in recipes in a pinch. I haven't tried it personally, and reviews online are a bit mixed.
Great Value Cream of Chicken Soup is certified gluten-free by Beyond Celiac and is a good option if you don't want to make your own soup and you happen to shop at Walmart for groceries.
Mom's Place Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup Mix is a powdered soup mix that you add milk to create a soup.
I suggest making your own homemade gluten-free cream of chicken soup to use in recipes. The flavor will be much better, and it only takes about 20 minutes to make from scratch.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHICKEN STOCK AND CHICKEN BROTH?
While they are mostly the same thing, chicken stock, and chicken broth are made differently. Stock is made from chicken bones, making it slightly thicker with a richer flavor. Chicken Stocks marketed as "bone broth" generally contain extra nutrients from the simmering bones.
Chicken broth is made from cooking meat with vegetables to make a chicken-flavored broth. For most soup recipes, these two products can be used interchangeably. You may get a richer flavor from stock than you would from a broth, but overall, they are similar enough that you won't notice much of a difference.
I prefer to use chicken stock to make my gluten-free cream of chicken soup, as the chicken flavor is more pronounced.
WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH MY GLUTEN-FREE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP?
What Servings Suggestions Do You Have For This Gluten-Free Cream Of Chicken Soup?
There is really so much you can serve with this GF cream of chicken soup, but here are a few suggestions:
- Pairings - Pair the soup with a side salad or a sandwich for a complete meal.
- Garnish - Use fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme for added flavor and visual appeal.
- Serve it with - Serve with gluten-free crackers or bread for a satisfying crunch.
- Additions - Add some cooked rice, quinoa, or potatoes to the soup to make it more filling and nutritious.
- Spice it up - For a spicy kick, add some hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
- Toppings - Top with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt for a creamy finish.
These are just a few ideas. Feel free to get creative and personalize the serving suggestions according to your taste preferences.
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup gluten-free flour blend
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup chicken, cooked and finely chopped
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add in the gluten-free flour blend and whisk constantly until combined. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
- Gradually add in the chicken broth while whisking.
- Add in the milk and whisk until incorporated.
- Then, add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Bring to a simmer. Cook an additional 7-8 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the soup has thickened.
- Add in the cooked chicken and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately or store in a jar or container in the refrigerator for later use.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- This soup is great for recipes like casseroles that call for cream of chicken soup in them.
- If you are using this soup in a casserole, you can omit the cooked chicken if you prefer.
- To make this recipe vegetarian, omit the chicken and switch the chicken stock to vegetable stock.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, use a butter alternative like Earth Balance buttery spread and use unsweetened non-dairy milk, like almond milk or soy milk.
- If you plan on serving this soup as a meal, I highly recommend adding in some chopped parsley for freshness.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 846mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.