This gluten-free cream of chicken soup is delicious and comforting. It is great on it’s own or perfect for using in casseroles and other recipes. The secret to its thick, creamy texture is cornstarch, not gluten-free flour.
We use this recipe for so many things and even make it dairy free for our little boys. It is one of our favorite recipes!
This gluten free cream of chicken soup recipe is one I am always sharing with people who have recently gone gluten-free. It helps with lots of delicious crockpot meals and is so much easier than you think to make!
You can even serve it up straight with some toasted nuts and a drizzle of olive oil for a soothing soup when you are sick. For a more hearty soup, add in some shredded rotisserie chicken.
What ingredients are in gluten-free cream of chicken soup?
This simple recipe requires few ingredients. Since we want the flavors to shine we use high quality but basic ingredients.
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Seasonings can be very customized. If you like more garlic, you can toss in a bit of garlic powder or garlic salt. Onion powder works for elevating flavor in this homemade recipe as well.
How do you make easy gluten-free cream of chicken soup?
Making this soup could not be more simple. It is very similar to cream of celery and cream of mushroom soup.
You start by melting the butter in the chicken stock over medium heat in a small saucepan.
Next, you mix up your milk and cornstarch with a whisk. Add in the herbs and salts here as well.
Pro Tip: Be sure to mix the cornstarch entirely into the milk so there are no clumps. I like to do a good scrape on the bottom to make sure none got stuck there.
Then, once the broth and butter are boiling, you will slowly pour in the milk, cornstarch and herb mixture to thicken the soup and add flavor.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to constantly whisk as you pour in the milk and cornstarch mixture to avoid clumps in your cream soup.
How many cans of soup does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 32 oz. which ends up being just over three cans of traditional 10 oz. cream of chicken condensed soup.
How do you store leftovers? And does it freeze well?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze it! Just portion it out into snack sized ziplocks or small canning jars (or a large mason jar)and pull them out whenever you need them. Really, an airtight container will work for storing leftovers.
Which canned soups are gluten-free?
There really aren’t too many store bought varieties of cream soups that are gluten-free. However, there are quite a few soups that are. We put together a whole list of gluten-free Progresso soups for you guys.
Although, I can tell you that Campbell’s cream of chicken soup is NOT gluten-free.
Can you make dairy-free cream of chicken soup?
Yes, you can easily use your favorite dairy-free milk in this recipe. You may just need a teaspoon or more cornstarch to thicken it up better.
If you want to make it vegan, use vegan butter like Earth Balance, vegetable broth, and vegan milk. Almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk all work great. Although the flavor will not resemble traditional chicken soup without the chicken broth.
Can I use something different than cornstarch to thicken it?
Even guar gum can work but not as well. I wouldn’t recommend coconut or almond flour as this will not thicken your soup. This recipe doesn’t need rice flour or xanthan gum.
What recipes can I use this soup in?
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Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup
- 3 C chicken broth
- 1 C milk
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/3 C cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. onion salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric
- 1 fresh sage leaf chopped fine
- In a stockpot, heat chicken broth and butter over medium heat until just starting to boil
- Meanwhile, in a measuring cup with a spout, whisk the cornstarch and milk
- Add in the herbs, salt and pepper and whisk again
- Gently pour milk mixture into broth while whisking soup briskly
- Let the soup simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes
- Serve hot with fresh parmesan and pumpkin seeds on top or use in your favorite casserole recipe
This post was originally posted years ago then updated in March of 2019. We have updated it again in June 2022 with more helpful information. The recipe is the same delicious one you remember.