By Sinea Pies
Chicken Divan is a delicious casserole consisting of a layer of broccoli, followed by boneless chicken breast and a thick creamy sauce topped with bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.
Chicken Divan is the most marvelous dish – great for special occasions or Sunday dinner. It’s one of those “all-in-one” meals covering the basic food groups: protein, veggie, even a little dairy. Served with rice pilaf on the side, it’ll become a family favorite.
There is a little bit of preparation time involved, that’s why I prefer to serve it as a meal on the weekend. It reheats well so, make enough for leftovers the next night!
- Fresh broccoli, cut in spears
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Cream of chicken soup 2 cans
- Real mayonnaise 1 cup
- Grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup
- Unseasoned bread crumbs 3/4 cup
- Lemon juice 1 T
- Curry powder 1 tsp
Slightly cook broccoli in boiling water, till starting to get tender– but not quite done– drain and cool.
Lay the broccoli in a baking dish, top with chicken breasts (2-4 whole, divided)
Combine 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 1 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s or any “real” mayonnaise—not salad dressing) 1 T lemon juice, 1 tsp curry powder. Spread over the chicken (thickly).
Sprinkle with a combination of bread crumbs (3/4 cup) and Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup).
Bake in a preheated 300° oven, uncovered, for 60 minutes until done. I double this recipe, which increases the cooking time by quite a bit. Just cut into a piece to check for doneness. Serve with rice pilaf on the side.