While fishing around in our freezer, looking for something specific, I found a package of Italian sausage that I had forgotten about. I use Italian sausage for making homemade pizza, in Lentil Soup, and (if I'm feeling ambitious) to make "Sardinian Sausage Tomato Sauce with Semolina Gnocchi".
Instead, I had breakfast on my mind. I had a hankering for a classic breakfast casserole. I had visions of making a hash brown casserole, with sausage, onions, bell peppers and cheese. The only problem was, I needed one can of cream of chicken soup. Deep sigh. I don't buy canned soups (with the exception of boxed chicken broth, from Trader Joe's). Phooey!
There had to be a way to make my own, so I used the internet to confirm my idea. Sure enough, there were oodles of recipes on Pinterest.
Making my own cream of chicken was so simple, that I wanted to share it with y'all. All you need is chicken broth, milk, flour, and some seasonings. It took a total of ten minutes to make, and I froze half of it for future use.
This recipe is a perfect substitute for canned cream soup. However, it is not flavorful enough to eat as a stand alone recipe. I used a low-sodium broth, because I knew that I'd be seasoning my casserole anyway-- and I didn't want it to be over salty.
The casserole recipe is posted here.
Here's the handy recipe card on how to make this easy recipe: