Cream of chicken soup: a comfort in a bowl

Hark! O gentle readers, a wondrous recipe I doth bringeth to thee today! This recipe shall grace thy tables and warm thy souls with every scrumptious spoonful. I present to thee a delightful Cream of Chicken Soup – Dairy Free Recipe, fit for all those who seek a hearty meal sans dairy products.

The desire for dairy-free recipes hath never been higher than it is in these times. With each passing day, more and more folks harken to the call for a healthier lifestyle, free from the shackles of dairy products that cause much distress to their bodies. And thus, I offer this recipe with great pride!

This Cream of Chicken Soup boasts easy ingredients readily available in all markets in thy local town. One shall not need to trek far and wide in search of these ingredients. In this soup, we use dairy-free cream that is low on sodium but high on taste.

Take heed, dear reader! Not only is this recipe dairy-free, but it is also gluten-free. Those who are wary of gluten products shall not face any troubles in preparing or devouring this delectable soup.

I urge you to read on and try your hand at this fine recipe. It shall not disappoint thee. So let us raise our cauldrons and make this hearty Cream of Chicken Soup- Dairy Free Recipe with ease and delight!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream of Chicken Soup - Dairy Free
Cream of Chicken Soup – Dairy Free

Oh gentle readers, prepare thy senses for a culinary treat that is bound to make thee fall in love! This cream of chicken soup recipe will leave thee satisfied and craving more. Let me tell thee why thou wilt entreat this recipe with such affection.

Firstly, the recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients that are ideal for anyone seeking a quick and budget-friendly food fix. Thou need only gather celery, potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, and almond milk, which art readily available in most markets. Therefore, thou need not worry about scourging around for rare ingredients.

Secondly, the recipe is dairy-free, so it is ideal for those who are intolerant to traditional dairy products or simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle free of lactose. Instead of heavy cream or sour cream, we shall use almond milk as a milk substitute. Indeed it gives a creamy consistency to the soup without adding calories or dairy-related discomfort.

Thirdly, it is gluten-free so fear not those who suffer from allergies,sensitivities or celiac disease! The recipe avoids wheat flour and those that contain the wheat gluten component. Thus making it safe for consumption among our fellow guests who might have issues with gluten.

In conclusion, this cream of chicken soup recipe features simple ingredients that yield a delicious soup that can be enjoyed by just about anyone from vegans to low carb enthusiasts. Give it a try; I am certain thou shalt love it!

Ingredient List

 Thick, creamy, and completely dairy-free!
Thick, creamy, and completely dairy-free!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this dairy free cream of chicken soup recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon earth balance or any dairy-free butter
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded or cubed chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fresh chopped celery leaves for garnish.

The Recipe How-To

 Warm up with a bowl of this delectable soup.
Warm up with a bowl of this delectable soup.

Now, let’s dive into the instructions on how to make this delicious cream of chicken soup!

Step 1: Preparing the Vegetables

First things first, we need to prepare the vegetables. Begin by peeling and dicing 2 medium-sized potatoes, washing and finely chopping 1 stalk of celery, and peeling and slicing 1 medium-sized carrot. Don’t forget to reserve some celery leaves for garnish later on.

Step 2: Cooking the Vegetables

In a large pot, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Once heated, add in the chopped celery and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until it softens a bit. Add in the sliced carrots and diced potatoes, and stir well.

Step 3: Adding Broth and Chicken Bouillon

To the same pot, pour in 4 cups of chicken broth and stir all ingredients until they’re well-combined. Season with 1 ½ teaspoon of chicken bouillon, or adjust according to your preference.

Step 4: Mixing Flour-Free Dairy Cream for a Rich Flavor

Now it’s time to add in our dairy-free cream. Use one of any combinations below:

-Option A
In a pan over low heat, mix together well:
1) 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
2) ⅛ teaspoon of onion powder
3) ¾ cup dairy-free wheat flour (like gluten-free purpose flour)
Stir continuously for around 7-8 minutes until it thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon.

-Option B
Mix together:
1) canned condensed cream chicken soup
2) canned condensed chicken broth

Choose an option that suits you best. Then slowly stir the dairy-free cream into the soup until it’s well-combined.

Step 5: Simmering and Seasoning

Let the soup simmer for roughly 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and tender. Add in 4 teaspoons of onion powder and stir it in, then let it cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6: Final Touches

Once cooked, remove the pot from heat and let it cool down a bit. At this point, you can go wild and add any final touches you like! For instance, you could add some extra flavor with garnishes like chopped celery or green onions. Alternatively, if you prefer a little extra creaminess to your soup, add in some dairy-free sour cream or coconut cream. As per your taste preferences and dietary requirements!

Enjoy your delicious dairy-free soup!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for chilly nights, this soup is simply delightful.
Perfect for chilly nights, this soup is simply delightful.

Hark! Fear not, for there are many substitutions and variations to be made when it comes to this delectable Cream of Chicken Soup. Forsooth, let us explore the many possible alterations that can be done to cater to thy taste and preference.

Firstly, for those on a dairy-free diet, fear not for you have options. Instead of the dairy-heavy ingredients such as Heavy Cream, Sour Cream or Cream Chicken, you can opt for canned condensed cream of chicken soup – dairy-free and gluten-free version. You can also substitute the butter with Earth Balance or other dairy-free butter alternatives. As a result, you shall still enjoy the creamy texture without any of the lactose-related issues.

For those with gluten intolerance, thou need not fret as well. The recipe calls for ¾ cup of all-purpose flour but you can replace this with gluten-free flour alternative like almond flour. In addition, using almond milk instead of regular milk will make the recipe gluten-free and nuttier tasting too.

Furthermore, if thou art a vegan or plant-based foodie, you can customize this recipe by swapping chicken broth with vegetable broth and chicken breast with mushrooms or any other veggies that suit your liking. In place of heavy cream or sour cream, opt for non-dairy alternatives such as unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or vegan cream cheese.

Moreover, for those who prefer low carb intake or follow Low FODMAP diet, eliminating onion and garlic powder in this recipe will make it Low FODMAP friendly. You may also substitute potatoes with carrots or celery leaves for a different taste profile.

In conclusion, there are many ways to personalize this scrumptious Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe based on your dietary needs and cooking preferences. Tweak away as much as thy heart desires and let your taste buds sing praises about the results!

Serving and Pairing

 Creamy and comforting without the added calories of heavy cream.
Creamy and comforting without the added calories of heavy cream.

Thou hath prepared thyself a delicious Cream of Chicken Soup that is both gluten-free and dairy-free? ‘Tis marvelous, for it doth mean thou can enjoy each hearty spoonful without worry or woe. But, what to serve with such a savory soup? Fear not, for I have bestowed upon thee several pairing options.

Firstly, consider the classic combination of bread and soup. Thou can bake a gluten-free baguette or loaf, and serve alongside the piping hot bowl of soup. Ah, ’tis a delectable duo that doth warm the belly and soul.

Another option is to serve the soup with a light salad. Fresh greens, thinly sliced carrots and celery leaves drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette complement the flavors of the Cream of Chicken Soup oh so well.

Want something heartier? Consider serving the soup with cooked rice or quinoa mixed with herbs and spices. This will add another layer of texture to your meal and make thy stomach feel comforted and content.

As for beverages, iced tea, lemonade or chilled apple cider may prove refreshing on a hot day. For cooler temperatures, hot cocoa, tea or coffee will warm you up inside-out.

Thus, I declare that this Cream of Chicken Soup recipe be served with bread for dipping or perhaps even salad for crunching; alongside rice or quinoa so thou may savor all the flavors even more. And remember to sip on thy favorite concoction and bask in the flavorful glory this gluten-free dairy-free soup provides as you enjoy your meal!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to canned cream soups and hello to this homemade, healthy version!
Say goodbye to canned cream soups and hello to this homemade, healthy version!

Hark! Once thou hast completed thy dairy-free, gluten-free and utterly delicious cream of chicken soup recipe, it’s important to know how to store and reheat this savory elixir. Fear not, for I have imparted some wisdom upon thee to ensure that every sip of your homemade soup is simply delectable.

Firstly, if thou art looking to make this tasty cream of chicken soup ahead of time, then allow it to cool before placing it in airtight containers. Place them in the fridge or freezer depending on when you plan to consume them. This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.

When reheating the soup, pour it into a saucepan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stir often until it reaches your desired temperature. If thou hath frozen your soup, thou shalt want to defrost it prior to reheating it by placing it in the refrigerator overnight.

If reheating in a microwave is more thy preference then consider using a microwave-safe bowl with a lid or plastic wrap to cover. Make sure to stir often and check the temperature frequently with a food thermometer to ensure it has reached at least 165°F.

Take heed of these instructions for storing and reheating your creamy chicken soup without any glitches!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Made with wholesome ingredients that won't weigh you down.
Made with wholesome ingredients that won’t weigh you down.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready and the recipe how-to, let me give you some tips to make sure you achieve perfect results every time you make this dairy-free cream of chicken soup.

1. Use almond milk and dairy-free butter

To keep this recipe dairy-free, replace dairy milk with unsweetened almond milk and butter with a non-dairy alternative such as Earth Balance butter.

2. Blend the soup well

After adding the potatoes, carrots, and celery to the pot, ensure that they are cooked completely before blending them into a smooth puree. This will create a creamy texture without any lumps.

3. Adjust seasonings as per taste

While chicken bouillon provides great flavor, always adjust the amount based on your preference. Add more or less according to your taste.

4. Control thickness by adjusting flour quantity

The purpose of flour in this recipe is to thicken soups. If you like your soup to be thicker, add more flour; for thinner soups, use less flour.

5. Try out different variations

Experiment with different variations of this recipe by adding vegetables like mushrooms or rice. You can also try using coconut milk instead of almond milk for a unique twist.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with an amazingly delicious batch of dairy-free cream of chicken soup every time.


But wait! Before I end this article on this delicious Cream of Chicken Soup recipe, let me answer some frequently asked questions that you might have about its ingredients and preparation. So, read on for the answers and helpful tips!

Does Campbell’s cream of chicken soup have dairy in it?

The recipe consists of ingredients that may contain wheat, milk, and soy.

What is the best non dairy milk for cream soups?

If you are looking for a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream for your dishes, coconut milk can be a great solution. Its thick and creamy texture resembles that of heavy cream or milk and can be incorporated into recipes in a similar manner.

Does condensed cream of chicken soup contain dairy?

It’s important to be mindful of the ingredients found in canned condensed cream of chicken soup, as it typically contains dairy and gluten. In addition to cream and butter, wheat flour is also commonly used. However, there are other additives like “modified food starch” and “whey” that may contain gluten and dairy, respectively.

What can I use in place of cream of chicken?

As a nutritionist with a passion for cooking healthy meals, I often find myself searching for creamy soup recipes that are also gluten-free, dairy-free and organic. Thankfully, there are plenty of substitutes for heavy cream and sour cream that can help us achieve a luscious texture without sacrificing health!

For mushroom soup, we can substitute heavy cream with plain Greek yogurt or a blend of chicken broth and heavy cream. This creamy and savory recipe is sure to be a hit for anyone looking for a comforting bowl of soup without dairy.

When it comes to creamy soups in general, full-fat sour cream or plain yogurt are great alternatives. These two ingredients bring a tangy zest and creamy texture to the soup that is both light and satisfying. For those who need a dairy-free alternative, sour cream and chicken broth make a great soup base.

Overall, there are plenty of options to get that creamy texture for soups without using heavy cream or sour cream. Be mindful of these dairy substitutes and choose the right ingredients that will suit your taste and dietary requirements.

Bottom Line

So whether you’re lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy, or just looking for a healthier version of cream of chicken soup, this gluten-free and dairy-free recipe will be sure to satisfy your craving for a warm and hearty bowl of soup. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple instructions, you’ll have a delicious and healthy meal in no time.

So why not give it a try? You’ll love the creamy texture and rich flavor that this recipe provides. And with so many substitutions and variations, you can customize it to your liking.

In conclusion, this cream of chicken soup recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a hearty and healthy meal without compromising taste. So go ahead and whip up a batch today! Your taste buds (and stomach) will thank you.

Cream of Chicken Soup - Dairy Free

Cream of Chicken Soup - Dairy Free Recipe

For people lactose intolerant. Great by itself as just soup or yummy in recipes. We like it over chicken and served with rice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 3 cups
Calories 158.8 kcal


  • 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups chicken bouillon
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring stock or bouillon to a boil.
  • Add vegetables, salt and pepper and return to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Pour into a blender and liquefy.
  • Serve hot.
  • If soup is too thick, use milk substitute or bouillon to thin.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 967gCalories: 158.8kcalCarbohydrates: 28.5gProtein: 6.7gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 4.8mgSodium: 272.4mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dairy Free, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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