I first saw the recipe for making your own chicken soup mix over 10 years ago. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but I never managed to try it, until we were trying to find ways to ; save money on our grocery budget.
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I can't believe how much the cream of chicken soup costs now. At Walmart, it's $ 1.00 a can! Lots of quick and easy pans require cream of chicken soup, so I was looking for a good alternative. I found a recipe and decided to try it. I can't believe I haven't tried it earlier.
Chicken Cream Soup Mix
2 cups non-fat dry milk powder
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup reduced-sodium instant chicken or beef broth granules *
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp. White pepper
There are many types of chicken broths that you can buy. Some of them contain MSG and other additives, and some do not. I use this chicken broth from Orrington Farms. It does not contain MSG and is GMO free.
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. You can add spices or adjust the amount of spices as desired.