This gluten-free cream of chicken soup is so flavorful and makes the perfect base for a range of recipes. One batch of this recipe is equal to one can of condensed soup.

Looking for an EASY gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipe? You’re in the right place!

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Cream of chicken soup may remind you of those retro recipes your grandma used to make. But let’s be honest: those nostalgic meals are the ultimate comfort food!

I created this homemade soup recipe for two reasons. First, I wanted a gluten-free alternative to canned cream of chicken soup, which usually has gluten in it.

But I also wanted to elevate the typical condensed soup and turn it into something with even better flavor and texture. And I definitely succeeded!

This gluten-free cream of chicken soup is the best base for creamy chicken and pasta, baked rice, pot pie recipes, and so much more. It’s creamy, flavorful, and SO much better than the canned stuff.

Instead of using flour to thicken the sauce, I use gluten-free cornstarch. Otherwise, the recipe is naturally gluten-free, and a delicious upgrade of old-fashioned cream of chicken soup!

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For more gluten-free comfort foods, try this gluten-free lasagna, gluten free beef stew, gluten-free meatloaf, gluten-free scalloped potatoes, gluten-free mashed potatoes, gluten-free corn casserole or gluten-free beef stroganoff.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Creamy and flavorful
  • Made with basic ingredients
  • Dairy-free option
  • Great base for your favorite casserole recipes

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this gluten free cream of chicken soup recipe:

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  • Milk: For best results, use whole milk for the base of this recipe. Use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk for a dairy-free version!
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch is a great gluten-free thickening agent! Use this for best results in this silky, creamy soup.
  • Chicken stock: Chicken stock, chicken broth, or a bouillon cube all work for this recipe!
  • Butter: I like to use real unsalted butter for this recipe. If you want to make dairy-free cream of chicken soup, opt for Earth Balance vegan butter or olive oil.
  • Shallots: Shallots are a bit milder than regular onions, making them the perfect aromatic for this homemade gluten-free soup.
  • Seasoning: Onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, poultry seasoning, and a pinch of paprika are the perfect savory blend. They all add depth of flavor to this cream of chicken soup.

How to Make this Recipe

Butter and shallot sauteeing in a saucepan, and chicken stock and spices added in
  • In a medium or small saucepan, melt butter and add the shallot. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and all the spices. Bring to a simmer.
Milk and cornstarch in a bowl with a whisk, and soup with the milk and cornstarch added in
  • In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • While whisking vigorously, slowly pour in the milk/cornstarch mixture into the simmering stock, stirring constantly.
  • Continue to stir and cook until the mixture bubbles and thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the gf soup from the heat and season to taste with more salt and pepper (I usually add a pinch more of each!).

Storage Instructions

Use soup immediately in a recipe, or cool and refrigerate in a Mason jar or airtight container for up to a week.

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FAQs

Is Campbell’s cream of chicken soup gluten-free?

No, Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup is not gluten-free. It contains wheat flour which contains gluten.

Is canned cream of chicken gluten-free?

In most cases, canned cream of chicken soup is not gluten-free. However, some brands do sell gluten-free versions, such as Great Value Cream of Chicken Soup. Check the label to be sure!

What can be used to substitute cream of chicken soup?

Sour cream and creamy soups like cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup are a good cream of chicken soup substitute. You can also make a homemade version that’s gluten-free like this recipe!

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • One batch of this easy gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipe is equal to one can of condensed soup. Feel free to double the recipe as needed!
  • For dairy-free, gluten-free cream soups: Use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk, instead of whole milk. (Don’t use a vanilla-flavored milk!)
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I hope you love this homemade recipe as much as we do! If you try this gluten-free cream of chicken soup, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
This gluten-free cream of chicken soup is so flavorful and makes the perfect base for a range of recipes. One batch of this recipe is equal to one can of condensed soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chicken stock or broth
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of dried parsley
  • Pinch of paprika
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan, add the butter and shallot. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened. Pour in the chicken stock and all the spices. Bring to a simmer.
  • In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • While whisking vigorously, slowly pour in the milk/cornstarch mixture into the simmering stock, stirring constantly.
  • Continue to stir and cook until the mixture bubbles and thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and season to taste with more salt and pepper (I usually add a pinch more of each!). Use immediately in a recipe or cool and refrigerate for up to a week.

Notes

RECIPE NOTE: One batch of this easy gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipe is equal to one can of condensed soup. Feel free to double the recipe as needed!
DAIRY-FREE: Use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk, instead of whole milk. (Don’t use a vanilla-flavored milk!)
STORAGE: Use soup immediately in a recipe, or cool and refrigerate in a Mason jar or airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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