Chicken Divan

I can’t have a cooking blog and not share with you my most favorite homemade dish of all time. It is called Chicken Divan. Its a family recipe, and it is deeply loved by all who have tried it. All that is except for my husband, and that’s only because he is highly allergic to mayonnaise. Because of his allergy however, I have not actually had Chicken Divan in several years. A problem that I decided needed to be rectified immediately!! So I whipped up a batch today and decided it was time to share the Secret Family Recipe, I must really love you guys 😉

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 CHICKEN DIVAN

 

 

2ingredients

The Cast and Crew:

3 Large Chicken Breasts

2 packages of frozen broccoli (optional, or as my brother would say, broccoli isn’t even an option!)

1 cup grated cheddar cheese (divided)

paprika (not shown in pic)

THE SAUCE

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2 cans cram of chicken soup

1 cup of mayonnaise , Hellmans – NOT salad dressing

1 small carton of sour cream

1 TBSP lemon juice

1 tsp Curry Powder

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3chicken

Step 1 – cook chicken (debone if necessary)

 

6broccoli

Step 2 –  Steam Broccoli

 

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Step 3 – While the chicken and broccoli are cooking, start making the sauce. Pour two cans of cream of chicken soup into a mixing bowl (or most of one large can)

 

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step 4 – add 1 cup mayo, 1 small carton of sour cream (or half of a large), 1 TBSP of Lemon juice, (yes you need the lemon juice)

 

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Step 5 – now here’s where the magic happens! Add in 1 tsp of Curry Powder (oh my sweet curry, how I love you so)

 

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Step 6 – Mix well, (oh my mouth is watering from the heavenly smell!)

 

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It will look like this – try not to lick the bowl when the heavenly smells waft towards you. oh we’re getting close!!

 

 

24broccoli

Step 7 –  in a greased 9×13 inch pan, cover bottom of pan with broccoli. (in the original recipe this is where you would sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the broccoli, but I don’t eat parm, so you won’t see it here)

 

 

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Step 8 – Add cut up cooked chicken on top of the broccoli

 

30cheese

Step 9 – sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheddar on top of chicken. But lets be honest here, when it it comes to cheese, I never measure. I usually use more than called for as well

 

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Step 10 – Pour sauce over the cheese, oh its coming together and I’m starting to get excited!

 

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Step 11 – spread evenly, lick the spoon if you must 😉

 

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Step 12 – Sprinkle remaining cheese over sauce

Here’s where I failed you, you would now sprinkle paprika on top of the cheese. But alas I was so excited I forgot to check to see if I had any, and I do not. Lucky for me the paprika is mainly for color and doesn’t add much flavor, but when you do use it, it adds a bit of pretty oomph

 

Step 13 – bake in oven for aprox 30 – 40 min. in a 350 oven

 

 

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Step 14 – while it is baking, cook your rice. If I am cooking for a lot of people I will use my rice cooker, but since this is just for my lunches this week, I made some instant rice on the stove

 

 

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Step 15 – remove from oven, this is what it will look like after 30 min ( I just couldn’t wait another second! If you used paprika it will have a very pretty red color on the top, and if you leave it in a few more min the top will brown lightly. But I just had to have it NOW!

 

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Step 16 – Serve over rice and ENJOY!!!!

 

Hope you fall in love with it as much as I did! Oh and this is definitely NOT a low fat calorie free food! lol. but it sure is comfort food! I’m considering renaming it Chicken DEVINE!

 

Recipe:

3 Large Chicken Breasts

2 packages of frozen broccoli (optional, or as my brother would say, broccoli isn’t even an option!)

1 cup grated cheddar cheese (divided)

paprika (not shown in pic)

THE SAUCE

——————

2 cans cram of chicken soup

1 cup of mayonnaise , Hellmans – NOT salad dressing

1 small carton of sour cream

1 TBSP lemon juice

1 tsp Curry Powder

——————————-

rice

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– Cook chicken & cut up into pieces

– Cook & Drain broccoli (optional)

– Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over broccoli (optional)

– place chicken over broccoli

– sprinkle chicken with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

– pour sauce evenly over cheese

– Sprinkle second 1/2 cup of cheese over sauce

– Sprinkle paprika on for color (optional)

– Bake in 350 oven for 30-40 min

– serve over rice

EAT & ENJOY!

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One Response to “Chicken Divan”

  1. Angie Says:

    LOL The step-by-step pictures are too cute.


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