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Easy Southern Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan is a classic casserole made with chicken and broccoli, baked with a sour cream and cream of mushroom mixture with a hint of curry and dry white wine, then topped with cheddar cheese and panko bread crumbs.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 431kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • large mixing bowl
  • Casserole dish
  • whisk
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken (all meat removed and chopped or shredded) or use 3-4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli florets, steamed-in-bag
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Gather all your ingredients.  Pull meat from chicken and rough-chop or shred. Steam the broccoli in the microwave per the package directions, till tender-crisp.  With a whisk, mix the soup, sour cream, milk, lemon juice, and wine in a bowl.
  • Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray.  Lay the broccoli and chicken at bottom of dish.
  • Pour the soup and sour cream mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle the seasonings on top. Blend well.
  • Sprinkle cheese and bread crumbs on top.  Pour melted butter over cheese and breadcrumbs and bake uncovered at 350F for about 30 minutes or until the topping is slightly browned.

Notes

Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  This recipe can easily be doubled for 12 servings - baked in a 9" x 13" pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 11.8oz | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23.5g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 709mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g