Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30mins | Total: 45 mins | Servings: 10 | Yield: 10 servings
A little trivia (which I only learned freshly), Chicken Divan is first served in Divan Parisien Restaurant in the New York City Chatham Hotel in the early twentieth century made by a chef named Lagasi. I know, I did not even know this until recently! Anyway, the real chicken divan is a casserole dish made with chicken, broccoli, and Mornay sauce. And this recipe is an excellent copycat made with the same ingredients but a lot more. It is mouthwatering, perfect for the whole family, with irresistible flavours and amazing textures.
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
1-pound fresh broccoli, cooked and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 ½ tbsp curry powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste
2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (10.75 oz) can condense cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 oz) can condense cream of mushroom soup
1 (6 oz) can French-fried onions
HOW TO MAKE DIVINELY DIFFERENT CHICKEN DIVAN
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, add the chicken and top with broccoli.
Step 3: Mix the curry powder, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl until combined. Add in the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and Cheddar cheese and stir until incorporated.
Step 4: Pour this on top of the chicken and broccoli and evenly spread.
Step 5: Sprinkle over the rest of the onions and cheese.
Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Step 7: Allow cooling on a wire rack at room temperature. Serve and enjoy!
1. Serve this alongside garlic butter bread.
2. Use cream of chicken in place of cream of mushroom soup.
3. Replace mayonnaise with sour cream if desired.
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