This Instant Cream of Chicken Soup Mix recipe is gluten free, high protein, low carb, rich, and tasty! Make them up as cup-a-soup packets for camping!
On top of that, I generally have a hard time sticking to my low carb diet, AND getting enough protein in.
Recently, I’ve taken to making my own mixes for high protein drinks. Each dry mix is a single serving of some kind of comforting drink - a cup of soup, a coffee drink, or a tea drink.
Each of these homemade mixes only requires a little water to turn it into a delicious soup or beverage.
The homemade seasoning blend in each is a better alternative to anything you can buy in the store - no corn syrup, flour, fillers, etc - and that’s definitely reflected in the nutritional information!
This homemade dry cream of chicken soup mix recipe is gluten free - like all of my dry soup mixes - and low carb.
With no sugar or starch involved, it’s perfectly suited for those on a keto diet... while also being a tasty and healthy option for the whole family.
It takes just a few minutes to measure out the ingredients for a round of dried soup mix pouches, and then about a minute to make them up, when I want one!
It’s a great recipe!
The best part is that it’s just a really tasty cup-of-soup alternative... and in NO way feels like you’re doing a protein shake.
It’s thick, creamy, well seasoned, and satisfying - perfect for a cold night on a camp site!
Anyway, let’s get to that recipe ...
And be sure to see the list of links to all of my other delicious recipes for protein drinks, at the end of this post!
While it looks like a bit of a long ingredient list, they’re mostly simple ingredients that can be found in your local grocery store.
I’ll do up a bunch of these packets at once, so it goes quickly!
A few ingredient notes for you:
Unflavoured Whey Protein
As the main ingredient, this is an important one! It contributes the protein, as well as a fair amount of the milky texture.
Be sure you get unflavoured AND unsweetened protein powder - I use an Unflavoured Whey Protein Isolate.
Try to get something that mixes up smooth, for the best results!
Powdered Chicken Bone Broth
I use Powdered Chicken Bone Broth, rather than a bouillon cube or bouillon powder, for a few reasons:
Bone broth powder has more protein, and cleaner ingredients - it should just be bone broth. Bouillon tends to have fillers, preservatives, a ton of salt, etc.
Where I’m doing this as basically a protein shake replacement, I like it to be as nutritious as possible!
Heavy Cream Powder
This one’s a specialty ingredient, but easy enough to find on Amazon and from outfitter type online stores.
Heavy Cream Powder brings creamy texture and some fat content to the mix.
You CAN use powdered milk if you need to, it just won’t be as creamy and satisfying.
While - volume wise - there’s not a ton of seasoning in this soup mix, there are a few of them. They all act together for a balanced taste, none of them overwhelm the others.
That said, feel free to use additional dried herbs if you like.
Do what you like!
If you do any gluten free or keto baking, you’re probably used to using Xanthan Gum.
This is a potent thickener, and comes in really handy when making any kind of dry cooking mix for camping.
A little goes a long way - so know that your $15 bag of it will lasts *forever*!
Not really an ingredient, but I find a shaker bottle is a good thing to have.
I love my 20 oz BlenderBottle.
It’s the perfect size, handles the heat pretty well, and the whisk ball ensures a smooth serving of this protein cream of chicken soup.
That said, you definitely can mix it up in a mug with a fork or milk frother.
How to Make High Protein Cream of Chicken Soup Mixes
The full recipe is in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, here’s a visual walk through.
Measure all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl, mix well to fully combine. Transfer to snack sized plastic baggies, 1 batch per baggie.
Either way, press as much air as possible out of each baggie, seal the zipper.
To Make a Cup of Creamy Chicken Soup
Measure 12 oz boiling water into a large mug, shaker bottle or glass jar.
Add soup mix, stir well or shake to combine.
Note: For a thicker soup, you can heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so after mixing the hot water and soup mix together.
More High Protein Drink Mixes!
Looking for more high protein, low carb drink mixes that can be made ahead? I've developed a whole series of instant drink mix recipes:
Chai Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
Cream of Mushroom Soup (Low Carb, High Protein)
Gingerbread Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
Matcha Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
Mocha Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate (Low Carb, High Protein)
Peppermint Mocha (Low Carb, High Protein)
Protein Cappuccino (Low Carb, High Protein)
Protein Hot Chocolate (Low Carb)
Pumpkin Chai Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Low Carb, High Protein)
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Protein Powder Cream of Chicken Soup Mix Recipe
- 1 Large Mug
For Each Serving:
- 1 Scoop Unflavoured Whey Protein
- 3 tablespoon Powdered Chicken Bone Broth
- 1 tablespoon Heavy Cream Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- Pinch Celery Salt
- Pinch Garlic Powder
- Pinch Ground Black Pepper
- Pinch Onion Powder
- Additional dried herbs if desired
To Make a Cup of Soup:
- 12 oz Boiling Water
- 1 Packet Homemade Soup Mix
Protein Cream of Chicken Soup Mixes:
- Measure all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl, mix well to fully combine. Transfer to snack sized plastic baggies, 1 batch per baggie.
- Alternately: Measure ingredients directly into individual snack-sized plastic baggies, seal and shake well to combine.
- Press as much air as possible out of each baggie, seal the zipper.
- Transfer baggies to an airtight container, labeled with the date, recipe name, and the following instructions:
To Make a Cup of Creamy Chicken Soup:
- Measure 12 oz boiling water into a large mug. Add soup mix, stir well to combine.
- Serve immediately!