No Napping With This Dish

Want a really quick meal to make?

Should it have some protein, vegetables and most importantly cheese?

How about one that was named for the French restaurant that made it famous?

Chicken Divan to the rescue. One of the most classic casseroles was made famous at the Divan Parisien Restaurant in New York City in the early part of the 20th century. Originally made with a Mornay sauce, it is often now made more easily with the use of soup. And you know what? It tastes pretty good.

I would have thought it was the name of the furniture you had to take a nap on (divan…couch) after eating a heaping dish of it!

Broccoli Chicken Divan

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The pic is a little blurry but the taste was clearly good.Photo Dec 17, 4 38 20 PM

Look at all the time savers in that picture. Bread crumbs (vs bread that I had to crumb), cut up pre-cooked chicken cubes, shredded cheese and already cut broccoli. There really was little to putting this together.

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Get the sauce ready.

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Pour it over the chicken and broccoli.

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Cover with cheese and bake.

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Doesn’t that look great? The breadcrumbs clumped a little more than I would like.

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A good and satisfying dish!

Broccoli Chicken Divan

prep 20 M ∙ cook 20 M ∙ makes 6 servings ∙ source


  • 1 pound chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of broccoli soup
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Place the broccoli in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

Place the cooked broccoli in a 9 inch pie plate. Top with the chicken. In a bowl, mix the soup and milk, and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Mix the melted butter with the bread crumbs, and sprinkle over the cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly brown.

PREP 20 mins

COOK 20 mins

READY IN 40 mins

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Categories: Baking3, Cheese3, Chicken2, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Vegetable4

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “No Napping With This Dish”

  1. September 17, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Looks simply Divan! 😀


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