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Fast Chicken Divan Recipe

Frozen broccoli and leftover chicken get an easy—but elegant—treatment in a dish from Bertille Cooper of St. Inigoes, Maryland. She dresses them up with a saucy blend of cream soup and mayonnaise, then covers it all with a golden, cheesy crumb topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups frozen broccoli florets or chopped broccoli
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pimientos, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute; drain. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; top with chicken. Combine the soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice; spread over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with pimientos if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 629 calories, 49 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 944 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.