Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

Homemade cream of chicken soup mix. Homemade cream of chicken soup not only tastes better than store bought, it is less expensive!

I first saw the recipe for making your own cream of chicken soup mix more than 10 years ago. I thought it was a good idea then, but I never got around to trying it out, until we were trying to find ways to save money on our grocery budget.

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I can’t believe how much cream of chicken soup costs now. At Walmart it is $1.00 a can! Many quick easy casseroles call for cream of chicken soup, so I was looking for a good alternative. I found a recipe and decided to give it a try. I can’t believe I didn’t try it sooner.

Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup instant reduced sodium chicken or beef bouillon granules*
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper

There are a lot of different types of chicken bouillon you can buy. Some of them have MSG and other additives in them, and some of them don’t. I use this chicken bouillon from Orrington Farms. It contains no MSG and is GMO free.

Combine all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. You can add spices or adjust the amount of spices, as desired. To prepare, combine 1/3 c. mix and 1 1/4 c. water together in a sauce pan. Whisk until smooth and slowly heat until thickened. One recipe replaces one can cream of chicken soup.

What’s funny is that I never realized what a taste difference there is between the homemade cream of chicken soup and the store bought. Not only is the homemade less expensive, it is delicious! There is no comparison in the taste. The homemade version wins hands down. I have been using this homemade mix for more than three months now and won’t be switching back.

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Homemade cream of chicken soup mix. Homemade cream of chicken soup not only tastes better than store bought, it is less expensive!

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3 Comments on "Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Mix"

  1. Hi Rachel,

    Regarding your recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Substitute. I have also seen chicken bouillon powder. Do you think that would work better? I am going to look for MSG free though.



    1. Hi! Yes, chicken bouillon powder would work fine for this recipe. The granules I was talking about in the recipe look very similar to a powder to me…they are very similar in consistency.


      1. I wasn’t able to find MSG/GMO free at my grocery store, so I ordered it online. Thank you for all your great recipes!


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