This Chicken Divan Casserole recipe was given to me many many years ago. This is the traditional recipe with rice, broccoli, and chicken that made its way every fall and winter and was always a hit.
Lately, this recipe is often referred to as Chicken and broccoli casserole on the interwebs. It is a little deceiving because REAL chicken divan is made from a Mornay sauce (with Gruyere cheese). But, I still call this Chicken Divan casserole because back in the ’90s that’s what everyone called it.
How is your week going? We are enjoying the cool weather of the season and enjoying watching our sports. There is nothing like getting together with family and friends around the television to enjoy a good game or movie.
Today’s recipe is a retro recipe for the season when you are looking for a tasty casserole to serve. I love simple recipes like this one because while it takes a few minutes to put together, they are relatively inexpensive ingredients.
All the flavors come back just like I remember them and sometimes it is fun to just be nostalgic and have a vintage recipe for dinner.
This recipe is always eaten completely and it warms up really well as leftovers too! That is the great thing about casseroles, as you can usually get two meals out of it.
List of main ingredients:
Chicken– Use chicken from four medium cooked chicken breasts. You can also use rotisserie chicken to save time.
Broccoli – I use fresh steamed broccoli but you can use cooked frozen broccoli.
Rice – I like to use a boxed chicken rice recipe for extra flavor.
How to make Chicken Divan Casserole
The full recipe is below, but here are the major steps. It is all about layering.
- Start with rice.
- Top with broccoli.
- Add chicken
- Add sauce and breadcrumbs and bakc.
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Chicken Divan Casserole
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 523mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g
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