Chicken divan is a classic dish which often makes an appearance on dinner tables. This recipe however contains broccoli to make it even more appealing. It’s a low carb recipe and everyone will love it from the kids to the grownups. It’s a one pot dish that boasts meat, broccoli and a wonderfully creamy cheese sauce.
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Chicken, broccoli and soup mix are the main ingredients in here and then you have cheese, milk, butter, and breadcrumbs.
Whether you choose to enjoy this just as it is, or pair it with mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or another side dish option, it’s going to be delicious. Chicken divan is great for those chilly winter evenings or whenever you have comfort food in mind and want to make something heartwarming.
You can make all kinds of changes to the recipe, perhaps swapping the broccoli for another vegetable or using another kind of cheese or soup mix.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
Chicken divan is a great dish if you’re watching your carb intake, or even if you aren’t. It’s one of the best classic chicken recipes and is creamy, cheesy and delicious.
How to Serve It:
This dish can be served by itself as a keto-friendly meal or you can serve it the old-fashioned way, which is over a bed of rice. Mashed potatoes would also work.
- Cream of broccoli soup mix
- Fresh broccoli
- Shredded sharp cheddar
How to make Divan Chicken Broccoli:
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Put the broccoli in a pan and add water to cover it.
Bring it to a boil and cook until tender.
Drain and place in a 9-inch pie dish.
Scatter the chicken on top.
Mix the condensed soup mix with the milk.
Pour this on top.
Sprinkle the cheese on top.
Combine the breadcrumbs with the melted butter.
Sprinkle those on top of the chicken divan.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
No wonder chicken divan has been around for such a long time when it boasts these rich and delicious flavors. It’s a simple chicken dish which has cheese, broccoli and more, and makes a tasty family dinner.
Divan Chicken Broccoli
- 1½ cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1 can cream of broccoli soup mix
- 1 pound chopped fresh broccoli
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Put the broccoli in a pan and add water to cover it.
- Bring it to a boil and cook until tender.
- Drain and place in a 9-inch pie dish.
- Scatter the chicken on top.
- Mix the condensed soup mix with the milk.
- Pour this on top.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Combine the breadcrumbs with the melted butter.
- Sprinkle those on top of the chicken divan.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Can You Make It Ahead?
You can assemble it ahead if you want to, and then just bake it later.
Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or foil.
Variations and Substitutions:
You might like to add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce to spice it up a little, or try cayenne in the breadcrumbs or pepper jack cheese. Use either chicken, broccoli or mushroom soup mix, whichever you prefer. If you want the mushroom option you can add some sliced mushrooms to the chicken divan.