Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Campbell's Sub)
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This delicious, healthier condensed soup works perfectly as a 1:1 substitute for Campbell's. And honestly, we like it better. Even my picky dairy-loving niece was happy to make the switch.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: equivalent to 1 (10.5-ounce) can
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ¾ cup unsweetened plain coconut milk beverage
  • ¾ cup chicken or vegan no-chicken broth
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon thyme (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  1. Put the cashews in your spice grinder or food processor. Process until powdered, about 1 minute.
  2. Put the cashew powder and milk beverage in your blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the cashew mixture and broth into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and thyme and whisk to combine. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 10 minutes, whisking often. It should reduce to about 1¼ cups of very thick “condensed” cream of chicken soup, weighing roughly 10½ ounces.
  4. Whisk in the salt.
  5. Use this condensed soup in recipes as you would the original.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freeze it to enjoy later.
To Prepare the Soup: For a quick cream of chicken soup, whisk about 1 cup water (or as desired) into the condensed soup, and warm it over low heat until it reaches your desired temperature. Optionally stir in about ½ cup diced cooked chicken or vegan “chicken.” This makes 2 servings.

Dry Mix Option (4 Servings): Grind 2 cups cashews into a powder. Place the cashew powder in an airtight container, and whisk in ½ teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and thyme, and 2 teaspoons salt. Store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 month. To prepare one batch, use ¾ cup of the cashew dry mix in place of all dry ingredients in the recipe above.

Nutrition Notes: Campbell's nutrition facts are based on 2.5 servings, while ours are based on 2 servings. The nutrition facts here would be lower if based on the same servings as Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ batch Calories: 221 Fat: 17.4g Carbohydrates: 12.7g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 795mg Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 6.5g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-condensed-cream-of-chicken-soup