Chicken Divan Tonight, Chicken Tetrazzini Next Week

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 24 mins

This is from Rachael Ray. She made this an show called Double Duty. Don't let the long list fool you this is very easy. You can eat that night and freeze the other half for later.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 1 quart chicken stock to a boil in a wide, deep skillet with lid.
  2. Add chicken breasts. Return broth to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and poach the chicken 8 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  5. Reserve the broth for the sauce.
  6. In a skillet, saute shallots in oil and butter for 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons flour and cook 1 minute.
  8. Whisk in 1 cup wine and reduce by half, 1 minute.
  9. Ladle in chicken broth, whisking sauce as you do.
  10. Stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream. Season sauce with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a bubble and reduce heat to low.
  11. Slice the chicken into 1/2-inch strips and add to the pan. Coat chicken in sauce.
  12. At this stage, in order to have enough for 2 meals, remove half of the chicken in sauce and transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid.
  13. Cool the chicken, cover, and freeze for the tetrazzini, recipe follows.
  14. To assemble Divine Divan:.
  15. simmer broccoli spears in 1-inch water, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Top with half the grated Gruyere and half of the base chicken recipe. Top chicken with remaining Gruyere and brown until bubbling and golden under preheated broiler, about 2 minutes. Serve with dressed salad greens and bread.
  16. To assemble tetrazzini: reheat defrosted base chicken recipe in microwave oven. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small pan. Saute mushrooms 5 minutes, until tender. Toss drained hot egg noodles with chicken and mushrooms. Transfer mixture to a baking dish and top with bread crumbs, cheese, and almonds. Brown under preheated broiler until topping is even golden brown. Place pan 6 inches from heat source. Topping will brown in 2 to 3 minutes.
  17. Serve with salad and bread. Place greens in a bowl. Using a vegetable peeler, peel strips of zucchini or cucumber into the salad bowl. Repeat with carrot. The vegetables will look like party streamers. Finely chop pepper, scallions, and fresh herbs to make colorful confetti. Sprinkle chopped vegetables into bowl. Toss salad at the table with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper, to your taste. Serve with bread and butter.
Most Helpful

This was a nice quick dish for a weeknight meal AND everyone at the table liked it. I did not serve it OVER the broccoli, just on the side of the veg. (personal preferences). After reading from others that the sauce was thin, I added an extra tablespoon of flour to the roux and used only about half of the chicken broth - until it was the consistency I liked. The flavor was very nice and the chicken was moist and tender. Looking forward to the Tetrazzini! Thanks for posting this - I'll be using it often!

Lise in Indiana October 28, 2008

On taste--it is a five star. I used Swiss cheese instead of Gruyere for the Divan ($15/lb not in the budget) and it was delicious. But the sauce is definately too watery. I added 2-3 T cornstarch mixed with a little cold water to the sauce and it thickened up nicely. Did this for OAMC and doubled the recipe. We ate one Divan for dinner that night and froze another--recommendation for freezing: since my family doesn't like mushy brocolli, I didn't cook the brocolli, just put the brocolli in and pour the warm sauce and chicken over it. Then it cooks just enough when reheating in the oven.

CALaura August 10, 2008

I thought I followed the recipe properly but the sauce was so watery on the divan I had to make a soup of it. Both recipes taste terrific.

Stinger December 13, 2007