Chicken Divan Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 55 MINUTES

7 ratings
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  • 2 (10 oz) packages frozen broccoli, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F.


Remove the outer wrappers from the boxes of broccoli. Open one end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the broccoli and put into a 11X7 casserole dish that has been prepared with a non stick cooking spray. Top with shredded chicken.


In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.


Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top.


Bake for about 30-45 minutes.


Cook's Note: Try topping with cheddar or gruyere cheese.

Chicken Divan


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7 Reviews

Radar 5/29/2017
Tried water ches

Tried water chestnuts as Bobby suggested and it was delish! Fantastic recipe, just eat it and go to the gym, as Paula says!!

Laura 1/24/2017
This is a family

This is a family favorite! My changes: I use cream of mushrooms & garlic soup and add cooked white rice to the soup mixture. I also top with Ritz crackers instead of breadcrumbs.

Susan 1/19/2017
I cut the recipe

I cut the recipe in half, and it fit nicely into an 11x 7" pan. The full recipe would not fit, I'm sure.
Anyway, it is a keeper!

ammy 1/16/2017
I am a single mo

I am a single mom of 4 boys 3 are teenagers. This is cheep and easy two of my favorite things lol. The boys love it and I can freeze it as well. Thank you so much me and the boys love ya!!

Debbie 7/8/2016
Sooooo delicious

Sooooo delicious!

Valerie 3/7/2015
This recipe is a

This recipe is awesome! I originally printed the recipe from Paula in 2005 and I've fixed it for my family at least once a month ever since. It's easy to fix and can be made in advance and baked just prior to serving. Even my kids love this meal. A definite keeper!!! :)

Darby 1/7/2015
Definitely gunna

Definitely gunna continue making for the husband

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