Chicken Divan

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Chicken Divan Chicken Divan Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2   (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli, chopped
6 cup shredded chicken, cooked
2 (10 3/4 -ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoon butter, melted
salt and pepper, to taste





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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.

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I love you Paula, my granddaughter loves you also. We are always doing one of your recipes. I hope you get your own cook show!!!!! We had the chicken divane pit was Devine!

By Anonymous on January 27, 2014


Have the chicken divan in the oven for tonight's dinner. Cold outside, but warm and wonderful inside.

By Susan Beranek on January 25, 2014



By Shelly on January 21, 2014


Absolutely Scrumptious!!! Paula is my Very Favorite ... We met her last Spring in Savanna she was more Delightful that I could have Ever Dreamed! In my book there is just nothing going quite as Good as A Real Southern cook. PAULA THIS IS FOR YOU GIRL A REAL SOUTHERN GIRL LOVES JESUS & PEARLS *☆☆}♡♡}♡♡♡♡♡}♡}}}}}♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

By Patti Fillion on January 20, 2014


paula, except for the curry, thats the same way I make mine, sometimes I use leftover turkey, so comforting!! thanks for sharing!!

By cathy cutler on January 19, 2014


This is a good version of a family favorite! My mother tops her's with crushed Cheez-its instead of bread crumbs. Gives it a tangy twist!

By Jennie on May 16, 2013


I love ur recipes. I am a southern girl and just love ur accent.

By Marie Jones on April 05, 2013


When I peel ginger I freeze the peel &use; it foe ginger tea or in stock. No waste

By linda lindgren on March 28, 2013


Awesome casserole! Picky husband and guests loved it! Substituted: only one can cream of mushroom soup, 3 chicken breasts, fresh broccoli cooked in chicken broth, add 21 spice seasoning, add 1 cup rice.

By Katrina on March 24, 2013


Sub only one can cream of mushroom soup, 3 chicken breasts, fresh broccoli cooked in chicken broth, add 21 spice seasoning, add 1 cup rice.

By Katrina on March 24, 2013


I've been making this for 25 yrs. only I use blanched chicken strips and fresh, steamed broccoli. Huge hit in my house. My boys are always begging me to make it again and again. Oh and I use any cream soup, not necessarily mushroom.

By Cris Kossegi on February 06, 2013


Made this last night. Very different. Very good and goes a long way.

By Sherry rowe on February 02, 2013


Do you have any gluten free recipes??

By marc on January 18, 2013


Hello Rita F. Hammons, The amount of butter is included in the recipe, but it's two (2) tablespoons of butter; melted. Thanks for visiting our web site.

By Anonymous on January 18, 2013


This recipe looks so scumpsious, but I notices that you didn't indicate how much butter to use in making the topping. Coul you let me know how much butter Ineed to melt in order to make the topping for this dish. I cannot wait to eat this.

By ritafhammons on January 16, 2013


humm, 5800 calories

By irving on December 09, 2012


This is absolutely delicious! It does have a bit of a tangy flavor, but I think that is actually what makes it so yummy and a little different- a comfort food with a spin smile

By Janice Marie on November 01, 2012


Paul Deen you are one of the best Cooks ever.. Thanks Paul! for making me look good,,,, I never cooked of made deserts untill I was revealed unto you.. You are the greatest! Your chicken is the bomb

By Tammi on October 28, 2012


I need to make a covered dish for a family reunion. I have no idea what to make. Please help me.

By Annette Spivey on September 07, 2012


Love It! I made a few adjustment though. I used chicken broth instead of white wine, 1 can of cream of chicken and one of cream of mushroom and I used french fried onions and shredded cheese on top instead of bread crumbs w/parmesan! My children's love it also! Great Recipe!

By Deirdra Jones on August 29, 2012

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