Friday, September 27, 2013

Cream of Chicken from SCRATCH!

This is SOOOOOOO MUCH cheaper than buying cream of chicken! and one batch lasts SO MUCH LONGER!

This will make 2 Qts. I bought a 2 quart container from Dollar Tree for $1!  This can be cut in half or 1/4. I just use it very often so I made a lot.


4 cups Instant nonfat Dry Milk (whole box pictured)

3 cups corn starch

1 cup bouillon (the whole jar pictured)

16 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onions

1 cup dried minced onions

4 tsp dried basil

4 tsp dried thyme

4 tsp pepper

mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water in a sauce pan on high for 5 minutes to thicken BEFORE adding it to anything.


  1. I also use this recipe, except I'm not a thyme fan so I don't use it and I don't use as much basil. My new years resolution was to transition out of using canned soups. I add celery flakes for when I want cream of celery & add fresh mushrooms for cream of mushroom soup. I'm a bit confused though when a recipe calls for the soup, then also has the recipes own liquid. Do you add your liquid to this to make the soup AND the recipe's liquid too or do you just add the dry mix as a can of soup? I have only used this for soups, so the liquid content isn't as much of an issue as if you were to say, make something that requires the soup but not the liquid. I hope that explained that right LOL ~

    1. At times this is a little "earthy" for my taste so cutting back on the thyme could help. I feel so much better about what im putting in my mouth when i make it from scratch instead of the pre canned stuff. When making this you have to add the 1/3 cup dry mix + 1 1/4 C water to "complete" the recipe. You have to mix it over heat to thicken it, otherwise it will be watery and the flavor wont set. When its called for in a recipe I make the "completed" recipe and add it to the recipe ...even if its a liquid recipe. Does this answer your question?

    2. Yes it does, thanks! I know, I feel better using this too instead of canned soups. I'm still on the hunt for a good enchilada sauce recipe, that's another frequently used canned item I want to get away from. ~

    3. Ya know, I keep kicking myself in the butt because I had a recipe and LOST it never to be found again. =[ It is also something that i keep buying. I need to find time to just make some and store it. I do make my own spaghetti sauce though. Freeze it in ziploc bags and pull out when ready to use. love stuff from scratch.