Divan Chicken Broccoli

            This recipe is simply another take on the classic Chicken Divan. It is a classic and loved by so many, it cannot be ignored by me. I have to give you my take on this deliciousness. Generations of families have had this on their dinner table and now it is even Keto approved. Yes, I have gone ahead and created this recipe as a low carb version of the classic dish.

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            Making this with my kids brought back some great memories for me. I recall being in charge of using the grater to shred the cheese. My sister was in charge of opening the cream of chicken soup and mixing it.

            This dish is a one baking dish meal. It has protein packed chicken, yummy and healthy brocolli and a creamy sauce. Then it is topped with cheddar cheese. That make this virtually the perfect meal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I serve as a side dish for this recipe?

Thankfully you do not necessarily need to think about that. With this recipe, everything is in one pan. This dish qualifies for Keto, so if you are participating in Keto, there should be nothing more served. However, if like me,  you want to relive those memories, serve it over rice.

Can I substitute another vegetable for the broccoli?

I have never done so, so I do not know how it would turn out. You could try it with cauliflower, maybe, let me know how it turns out.

What can I add to give it a kick of heat?

You could mix in a drop or two of red hot sauce with the soup mix, or you could sprinkle in some crushed red pepper flakes. My brother makes this dish using pepper jack cheese and adds a touch of cayenne pepper to the bread crumbs.

Can I use a different soup?

Chicken divan is known for having the cream of chicken soup in it originally, it has been changed to cream of mushroom and made that way for as long as I can remember. When using cream of Mushroom soup, you could also mix in some chopped mushrooms with the broccoli.

What ingredients do you need for Divan Chicken Broccoli

            1 ½ cups of cubed, cooked chicken

            1 pound broccoli, fresh and chopped

            1 can cream of broccoli soup mix

            ⅓ cup of milk

            1 tbsp melted, unsalted butter

            ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

            2 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs

How to make Divan Chicken Broccoli

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 450*

Place the broccoli in a saucepan and add water to just cover the broccoli

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SECOND STEP:

Bring to a boil, let cook until tender. Drain well

Place the broccoli into a baking dish or 9 inch pie plate

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b)

THIRD STEP:

Place the cooked chicken over the top of the broccoli

In a small mixing bowl, place the condensed soup mix and the milk

FOURTH STEP:

Stir to combine well

Pour the soup mix over the top of the chicken and broccoli

FIFTH STEP:

Sprinkle the shredded sharp cheddar cheese over the chicken

Mix together the melted, unsalted butter and the seasoned bread crumbs

SIXTH STEP:

Sprinkle the bread crumb mix over the cheese

Bake for 15 minutes, or until bubbly and light brown

Enjoy!

Divan Chicken Broccoli

Divan Chicken Broccoli

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of cubed, cooked chicken
  • 1 pound broccoli, fresh and chopped
  • 1 can cream of broccoli soup mix
  • ⅓ cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp melted, unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 450*

Place the broccoli in a saucepan and add water to just cover the broccoli

SECOND STEP:

Bring to a boil, let cook until tender. Drain well

Place the broccoli into a baking dish or 9 inch pie plate

THIRD STEP:

Place the cooked chicken over the top of the broccoli

In a small mixing bowl, place the condensed soup mix and the milk

FOURTH STEP:

Stir to combine well

Pour the soup mix over the top of the chicken and broccoli

FIFTH STEP:

Sprinkle the shredded sharp cheddar cheese over the chicken

Mix together the melted, unsalted butter and the seasoned bread crumbs

SIXTH STEP:

Sprinkle the bread crumb mix over the cheese

Bake for 15 minutes, or until bubbly and light brown

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 380gSugar: 10gProtein: 20g