Chicken Divan


If you want to save time you can substitute packaged cooked chicken breast, however the chicken cooks pretty fast in boiling water. My maternal grandmother used to make this recipe when I lived at her house for a few years. I use fresh broccoli but you may want to use frozen. While you are baking the casserole you can put rice on to cook. This is delicious served with basmati rice.


    20 ounces fresh broccoli spears

    4 chicken breasts

    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1 can 98% fat free chicken soup

    1 cup mayonnaise

    6 slices cheddar cheese or shredded cheese

    cup Italian breadcrumbs
    1 tablespoon organic butter, melted

1. Place two pots of water on the stove. Cook the broccoli in one pot and the
    chicken in another. Cook until chicken is done and broccoli is tender.

2. Cut the broccoli and chicken into bite-sized pieces, then place in a 13 x 9 x 2-
    inch glass baking dish.

3. Stir together cream of chicken soup and mayonnaise. Pour this
    mixture over the chicken and broccoli.

4. Cover casserole with cheddar cheese.

5. Mix the breadcrumbs and butter together and sprinkle over cheese.

6. Bake at 350
for 30 minutes.

    Makes 1 casserole dish or six servings