This is a healthy cream of chicken soup that can be made both dairy free and gluten free. A 21 Day Fix friendly cream of chicken soup that the whole family will love!
I like finding ways to lighten up all of those delicious “cream of” type soups. The easiest way to do that is to remove the cream right?! But then how does it stay creamy?! It’s magic…Okay maybe it’s not actually magic but you’ll think it’s magic after you taste this healthy cream of chicken soup.
How can I make this a dairy free or gluten free cream of chicken soup?
This is a very versatile recipe. It can stand alone as a tasty soup for lunch or dinner but it is also really useful for making those casserole dishes we all love. If you are looking for a dairy free cream of chicken soup this is an excellent option. It uses almond milk so you don’t have to worry about dairy allergens.
The same goes for gluten in this recipe. You can use flour if that works for you but you can also substitute a general purpose gluten free blend or almond / coconut flour in order to make this recipe gluten free!
How To Make Cream Of Chicken Soup
You might be surprised by the great flavors in this recipe considering it uses just a few whole foods ingredients. It’s a very simple and clean recipe. It’s perfect for 21 Day Fix and other Beachbody programs where you should be avoiding overly processed foods! Here are three easy steps for how to make this healthy cream of chicken soup:
Sauté chicken with oil until tender, add balsamic vinegar and flour or substitute.
Into a large pot, pour chicken stock and chicken mixture.
Add almond milk, allow liquids to come to a rolling boil and then simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Here’s some other tasty (and healthy) soup recipes you should try!
Is this a healthy cream of chicken soup?
Yes! This cream of chicken soup is actually made without using cream! There’s no cream in this soup which might seem a little impossible but it’s delicious and creamy and all without the unnecessary calories and fat that come along with heavy cream.
It’s also a really great alternative if you can’t have dairy products or gluten! If you use a flour substitute and the almond milk this easily becomes both a dairy free and gluten free cream of chicken soup.
How should I eat this chicken soup?
As you might have guessed from the photos, I love to use this cream of chicken soup for a tasty casserole! It makes a great base for casseroles but it is also really delicious on it’s own. You can eat it just like you would any other cream of chicken soup…just without the guilt, added ingredients, and extra fat / calories.
Another great way to use this healthy cream of chicken soup is in your weekly meal plan. It keeps really well and is super easy to reheat so you can make it ahead of time and portion it out for your meals during the week. It’s great when you are feeling a bit under the weather as well. Nothing better than chicken soup right?!
21 Day Fix & 2B Mindset Nutritional Info:
21 Day Fix
Per 1 Cup Serving (Makes 6)
This is an excellent lunch option to be paired up with your choice of fresh or steamed vegetables. You could even add the vegetables right into the soup if you wanted!
Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe
Cream Of Chicken Soup Recipe | Healthy Cream Of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/2 C cooked chicken shredded
- 3 C chicken stock
- 2 t olive oil
- ¼ C flour or any substitute you like
- 1 T balsamic vinegar
- 2 C almond milk
- Sauté chicken with oil until tender, add balsamic vinegar and flour or substitute.
- Into a large pot, pour chicken stock and chicken mixture.
- Add almond milk, allow liquids to come to a rolling boil and then simmer for 8-10 minutes.