Broccoli Chicken Divan Recipe

Broccoli Chicken Divan is a delectable and nutritious dish that combines tender chicken breast, vibrant broccoli florets, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. This classic casserole is a perfect way to incorporate wholesome ingredients into a comforting meal. The chicken is cooked to perfection, then combined with steamed broccoli and smothered in a rich sauce made from cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and grated cheddar cheese. Topped with a crispy breadcrumb crust, this dish is baked until golden and bubbling. Broccoli Chicken Divan is a crowd-pleasing favorite that satisfies both the taste buds and the desire for a wholesome, hearty dinner.

Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Divan

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for 15 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the pot, let it cool, and then shred it into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Steam the broccoli florets until they are tender yet still crisp. Drain any excess water.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and half of the grated cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Arrange the shredded chicken and steamed broccoli in the greased baking dish.
  6. Pour the soup and sour cream mixture over the chicken and broccoli, spreading it evenly.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, melted butter, and remaining grated cheddar cheese. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the casserole.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 385
  • Protein: 29g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g