This Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup recipe is an essential in so many delicious dishes. Made with basic ingredients of butter, flour, chicken stock, milk and seasonings, you'll turn to this cream of chicken soup recipe time and again.
1/4cupall-purpose flourregular, whole-wheat, or gluten-free
1cupmilkwhole, half and half, cream, or favorite dairy-free milk
1/2teaspoonground black or white pepper
Heat butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk until smooth. Continue to cook, whisking frequently, until a light sandy color, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add remaining flour to the butter mixture. Whisk until well combined. Add chicken stock and milk to butter mixture slowly, about 1 cup at a time, whisking constantly until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until it is thick and creamy.
Remove from the heat and stir in salt, pepper and onion and garlic powder, if using.
Quick and Easy Method
Bring chicken stock to boil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat.
Whisk together the flour and milk until the flour has completely dissolved in the milk. When the chicken stock has reached a rolling boil, slowly whisk the flour mixture into the boiling chicken stock, whisking constantly. Cook until the cream of chicken soup has thickened, about 8 more minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder, if using.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 2 months.