Dad's Divine Chicken Divan

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Our family favorite chicken divan recipe! I've been making this yummy recipe for years. We really love the touch of lemon and curry-- it's simply divine!!! Make mine with extra cheese, please. May use chicken or leftover turkey. Serve over hot cooked rice. Recipe is originally from my father, but I've tweaked it to suit my family's tastes. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and broken into thin strips (or leftover turkey)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12-1 teaspoon curry powder, to taste (we like a mix of mild and madras curry)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, cooked al dente
  • 14 cup torn breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more!)
  • freshly cooked rice, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  3. Combine cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder in a small bowl.
  4. Arrange broccoli in a single layer in the buttered dish, reserving a few florets for the top.
  5. Cover with chicken strips.
  6. Pour soup mixture evenly over chicken and broccoli.
  7. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and melted butter, dot with a few broccoli florets, and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  8. Bake until heated through, about 25 minutes.
  9. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

This was easy to make. I did not have any cream soups on hand so I made my own homemade version. Everyone seemed to like it. My daughter said it was good but tasted like mayo. I can't say because I am on nutrisystem so I did not have any.

kissesmomof4 January 25, 2010

I made this great recipe because I saw it on Recipe of the day for Father's day. It is similar to mine but I did follow your instructions adding the lemon juice. I did use fresh broccoli that I precooked. Of course my husband loved it; one of our favourite things. thank you for reminding me of good comfort food. Rita

Sage June 23, 2009

I can vouch for this recipe being worthy of 5 stars! It's the same recipe I've been using for well over 30 years! Over the years I've become picky about fresh stuff, so I brown my fresh chicken and steam fresh broccoli, and then proceed. I up the curry powder and the cheese, (and mix 1/2 cup of cheese into the soup mixture...or, And then the cheese on top. But trust me, this original form of the recipe is to die for and a time saver when you have leftover chicken. Congratulations on recipe of the day BecR! This recipe is a family will eat it for breakfast!

Chef PotPie June 22, 2009