Chicken Divan Casserole (By Paula Deen)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Fresh steamed broccoli may be used in place of frozen, the curry may be adjusted to taste :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish or two 9-inch square baking dishes or one 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Remove the outer wrappers from boxes of broccoli.
  4. Open one end of the box and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes until thawed; drain and gently squeeze dry with hands.
  5. Place the broccoli and shredded chicken into the baking dish.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the soup with mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper and wine; mix to combine, then pour the sauce evenly over the chicken and broccoli in the dish; mix slighty with a spatula.
  7. In a bowl mix all topping ingredients together then sprinkle on top of the casserole.
  8. Bake uncovered for about 30-45 minutes.


Most Helpful

I decided to try Paula Deen's recipe instead of my usual Chicken Divan. My family

allyson421 October 26, 2014

Absolutely scrumptious! I used fresh made chicken stock instead of white wine because I did not have any white wine or vermouth (which I usually use because it doesn't spoil). There was no salt in it since I made it myself. I then substituted fresh, uncooked spinach and sauteed mushrooms in place of broccoli since I did not have any on hand. I also had to use some delicately made cheese soup in place of cream of mushroom. Worked like a charm. You can also sub a bechamel and basic white sauce or other cream soups for the cream of mushroom. You see, with this dish, it is really all about the sauce -- that dreamy, creamy sauce. You can put it on just about anything and it is delicious! As suggested by another reviewer, I also serve it on a bed of pasta to soak up all that wonderful sauce!

commercesd April 13, 2014

I love Paula Deen so I was excited to try this recipe but it was very saucy. Good but saucy. One of the changes I would make in the future is to add about 2 or 3 cups of cooked pasta. I used cream of chicken soup like another reviewer suggested and added cumin. I also skipped the lemon juice because I used a really thick yogurt instead of sour cream. I will make it again.

shikal74 March 27, 2010

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