~ Chicken Divan ~ My Way

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

I don't remember where I found the original recipe, but it was rather bland. So I've tweaked it to mine and my families liking. It's so easy to throw together and oh so tasty. If you don't like canned soups you can substitute 2 1/2 - 3 cups white sauce and flavor with chicken bouillon, mayonnaise and remaining spices I used. I've made it both ways and to be honest we love them both. This way is more convenient when in a hurry.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

30 oz
broccoli florets - par cooked for just a few seconds then rinse with cold water and drain well.
3 large
chicken breasts,( or about 3 cups ) - poached in salted water and cubed or large shred. reserve 1 cup broth
1 - 22.6 oz
cream of chicken soup ( family size )
1 c
mayonnaise
1 tsp
better than bullion chicken flavored paste
1/4 tsp
each - curry powder & oregano ( if you don't like the flavor of curry...leave it out as you can taste it.)
1 Tbsp
dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp
lemon juice
fresh
cracked black pepper - to taste
1 1/2 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp
dijon mustard

TOPPING

2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 c
seasoned bread crumbs or pankos
1/2 c
slivered almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook chicken in salted water until juices run clear. Remove and cool until can easily handle. Shred or cube the chicken.

In a large bowl add, soup, reserved broth, bullion, Dijon mustard, curry, oregano, lemon juice, pepper and mayonnaise. Stir well to combine.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

In a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, spread out the drained broccoli.
3
Next, arrange the chicken atop the broccoli.
4
Spread the soup mixture over the chicken, occasionally moving the chicken and broccoli around so that the soup can get down into the broccoli some.

Spread the top evenly with cheese.
5
In a small dish, melt butter, mix in the bread crumbs and almonds.

Spread evenly over the cheese.
6
Place in oven and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian