Chicken Divan a la Jodi

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Torrey Moseley

By
@Torrey

My bestest friend Jodi first cooked this for me YEARS ago. It has since become a family favorite, and the ultimate in comfort food. I've tweaked it here and there, but basically it's her recipe. It's really yummy, and a very good way to get your kids to eat the dreaded BROCCOLI. Oh and...all measurements are guesstimations. I'm not one to measure when I'm cooking. Baking, yes, cooking...NO.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

3 to 4
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
2 large
broccoli crowns with stems
1 can(s)
cream of whatever you have on hand soup
1/2 c
real mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
1/3 to 1/2 c
milk
2 c
grated cheese (i like medium cheddar)

TOPPING

2 c
bread crumbs
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 to 1 stick
butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
salt
pepper

How to Make Chicken Divan a la Jodi

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2In bowl, mix canned soup, mayonnaise, milk, 1/2 tsp garlic powder until well blended.
  • 3In separate bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, melted butter and 1 tsp. garlic powder, salt and pepper until crumbs are well-coated.
  • 4Break broccoli tops into florets, slice stem about 1/4 inch thick. Cook broccoli on stovetop (with about 2 inches water in bottom of pan) until almost done...but not-quite tender (don't want it mushy). Drain.
  • 5Boil Chicken, drain, then cut into cubes (1/2 to 1 inch).
  • 6Spread cooked chicken pieces, evenly, over bottom of pan.
  • 7Spread steamed broccoli over chicken layer.
  • 8Spoon/pour soup/mayo mix evenly over broccoli.
  • 9Spread on layer of grated cheese (I like LOTS).
  • 10Cover entire thing with bread crumb mixture.
  • 11Pop into oven for about 20 minutes until bread crumbs are browned, cheese is melty, and it's hot all the way through.

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About Chicken Divan a la Jodi

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #easy, #broccoli