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Substitute for Cream of Chicken Soup: Homemade White Sauce

Servings 1 cup


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk (can use instead ½ cup milk and ½ chicken or vegetable broth)
  • Your choice of Seasoning: S&P, Garlic Powder, Celery Salt or Seasoned Salt (Nutmeg adds a unique sweet flavor)


  • In a non-stick saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add flour and salt and mix until a nice paste.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of milk and spices, stirring constantly.
  • Turn to medium high and stir until boiling and thick. Taste and season until flavorful!
  • Add more flavor by seasoning with Parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of lemon juice, or a few tablespoons of chopped chives or parsley.