What Is a Recipe for Classic Chicken Divan?


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Paula Deen’s Chicken Divan recipe calls for broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, and cooked, shredded chicken. The recipe yields six to eight servings and takes 50 minutes to prepare.

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To make Chicken Divan, heat an oven to 350 F, and thaw 2 10-ounce boxes of chopped frozen broccoli by microwaving it for two minutes on full power. Drain the broccoli, and add it to a casserole dish with 6 cups of cooked, shredded chicken.

Combine 2 10 3/4-ounce cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup with 1 cup each mayonnaise, sour cream and sharp grated cheddar cheese in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 cup dry white wine. Whisk the ingredients together, making a sauce, and pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli in the dish, using a spatula to mix the ingredients well.

Transfer the mixture to an 11-by-7-inch casserole dish sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat the mixture down in the pan evenly. Combine 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the casserole mixture, and bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

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