Easy Chicken and Broccoli Divan

"A tasty and easy dish!"
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  • 3 cups hot cooked broccoli stems
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 (10 ounce) can reduced-fat cream of broccoli soup (or regular)
  • 13 cup milk
  • 12 shredded light cheddar cheese (or regular)
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  • Arrange broccoli and chicken in a casserole dish.
  • Combine soup and milk; pour over broccoli and chicken.
  • Sprinkle mixture with cheese.
  • Mix bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle over cheese layer.
  • Bake at 450 for 20 minute or until heated through.

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  1. Excellent meal!! I will be making this alot from now on, we all enjoyed this casserole very much!! It was so easy to prepare and only took a few minutes which was even better. I cooked my chicken breasts in the microwave on each side for 5 minutes, then cooked my broccli in the microwave too. Threw everything in a casserole dish and dinner was done shortly after. Great taste, great meal, thanks!!
  2. I made this up a few nights ago, and it was a big hit. I started off with fresh s/b breasts; I just cubed them up and browned them in some olive oil and garlic, then put them in the bottom of my casserole dish. While I was cooking the chicken, I did the broccoli in the microwave. I also used cream of mushroom soup (the only kind I had on hand), and was quite generous with the cheddar cheese covering. The recipe doesn't state whether or not to use fresh or dried breadcrumbs, so I used Italian-seasoned dried, which worked well and tasted great. Dinner was delicious! This was easy to prepare, even though I didn't have cooked chicken already on hand, and I will definitely make it again. I also think this would be a wonderful dish if made with leftover cooked turkey. Thanks for sharing this, Christina.
  3. This is a great base recipe. I double everything, using 1 cr. of mushroom and 1 cr. of chicken soup. If you have evaporated milk to use it really raises the flavor. Here are some simple instructions to pep up the flavor. Melt 2 T butter in a covered dish with 2-3 crushed cloves of garlic or diced onion, in the microwave. Once melted, sprinkle with italian seasoning and add fresh broccoli. Cook for 4 minutes in the microwave until tender. Stir broccoli to distribute the butter and spices. Spread in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, add chicken. Assemble as usual. In same microwave dish (without cleaning) melt 1 T butter. Add breadcrumbs and sprinkle over prepared dish.
  4. Add a little nutmeg and some almonds, and you have a great shortcut divan. It's healthier without the cream other recipes call for, and I usually omit the soup element and whip up a roux with flour and milk, and throw some mushrooms and chicken stock in there and add that instead, or use one of the cream-of-soup substitutes from this site. It's a great way to use up that monster bag of broccoli from the warehouse store and is really fast to throw together. Thanks for posting!
  5. So easy and so darn good! My grandkids went crazy over this. My littlest one had 2 helpings! I doubled the recipe and used cream of mushroom soup and regular chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and squeezed dry. Came out just the way I thought it would and we all enjoyed it so much! I am keeping this recipe in a safe place so I can make it again! Thanks for sharing Graybert!



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