Chicken Divan

"Originally served as the signature dish at the Divan Parisienne Restaurant in New York City during the 1930's through the 1950's. The restaurant is long gone, but the dish lives on and still remains one of America's most classic and delicious casseroles. This rich and velvety one-dish meal is perfect for a potluck dinner, an elegant buffet, or the family supper table. It is excellent served over rice."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and put in a glass baking dish with a small amount of water in the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes; then let cool; cut into strips or bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Cook broccoli for 6 to 8 minutes, or until just tender; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise, chicken broth, lemon juice, curry powder, nutmeg, sherry if desired, and Cheddar cheese.
  • Arrange broccoli in the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Place chicken pieces on top of broccoli. Pour soup mixture evenly over chicken and broccoli (you can lightly toss mixture, if desired).
  • In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; add melted butter and mix together. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Trim with pimento strips, if desired.

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