This is a delicious, quick, and easy recipe for any night of the week!

Sarah

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put frozen broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in microwave until hot, about 4 minutes. Transfer broccoli to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 7 minutes. Top broccoli with chicken pieces evenly.

  • Stir chicken soup, mayonnaise, sherry, and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth; pour over the chicken and broccoli.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • Mix bread crumbs, Cheddar cheese, and melted butter together in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over the dish.

  • Continue baking until the topping is browned, about 10 minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

799 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 56g 18% DV; fat 51.7g 80% DV; cholesterol 91.7mg 31% DV; sodium 1242.9mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2014
First off, this recipe is missing a critical component. Oven temperature. I decided to bake at 325 degrees F. I'm not sure if that's what the author intended. In retrospect, that may have been too high of an oven for the amount of time this entire dish is supposed to bake. Next time, if I left the temp as I did, I would not cook the broccoli first and only slightly brown the chicken, before adding it to the baking dish. The broccoli was mushy, which I don't care for veggies cooked this well. But overall, the recipe was easy and tasty and I really think it has a lot of potential. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2015
Quick & Easy Chicken Divan Haiku: "I baked with the rice so all the flavors would meld. Classic comfort dish." We thought this was good not earth-shatteringly-so but we ate it. My husband on the other hand ate 3 full plates of it declaring it tummy-rubbing-comfort-goodness. My only change was baking it w/ my rice already pre-cooked as a layer in the casserole dish. (Put it all together ahead of time so that I could pull it out of the oven and serve w/o minimal effort.) To make it 4 or 5 stars I would add curry lemon juice and sauteed onions and decrease the bread crumbs a bit. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2014
First off, this recipe is missing a critical component. Oven temperature. I decided to bake at 325 degrees F. I'm not sure if that's what the author intended. In retrospect, that may have been too high of an oven for the amount of time this entire dish is supposed to bake. Next time, if I left the temp as I did, I would not cook the broccoli first and only slightly brown the chicken, before adding it to the baking dish. The broccoli was mushy, which I don't care for veggies cooked this well. But overall, the recipe was easy and tasty and I really think it has a lot of potential. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
This is a classic Chicken Divan. I made a few changes. No sherry, used 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 can of cream of chic. Used tenderloins and cut them up into bit sized pieces. I also added 1/2 cup of pecorino romano to the chic soup mix. Instead of rice, I used pasta that I cooked in chic broth. Really delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2014
I used fresh steamed broccoli in place of frozen and I also added a teaspoon of curry powder. I came out very good. My husband really liked it and it seemed to taste even better warmed up the next day as leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2015
Quick & Easy Chicken Divan Haiku: "I baked with the rice so all the flavors would meld. Classic comfort dish." We thought this was good not earth-shatteringly-so but we ate it. My husband on the other hand ate 3 full plates of it declaring it tummy-rubbing-comfort-goodness. My only change was baking it w/ my rice already pre-cooked as a layer in the casserole dish. (Put it all together ahead of time so that I could pull it out of the oven and serve w/o minimal effort.) To make it 4 or 5 stars I would add curry lemon juice and sauteed onions and decrease the bread crumbs a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2016
I have used other Chicken Divan recipes in the past that had more sauce so I was concerned about the ratio of sauce to content. I used fresh steam broccoli and discovered I had no bread crumbs. I crushed white cheddar cheese crackers as a substitute and the results were spectacular. My husband who dislikes chicken with sauces absolutely loved this meal and so did I. Buttery tasty easy to make...What's not to like? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2016
I made a LOT of changes. First I made a gluten free version of this by using a substitute for the cream of chicken soup and using gluten free bread crumbs. I also used leftover rice on the bottom then layered the broccoli and 3 cups of leftover cooked chicken. I spread the shredded cheese over the chicken before I poured the sauce over and substituted parmesan in the crumb mixture instead of the cheddar. Turned out great! Kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
This recipe was exactly what I needed. Quick easy and good. I substituted red wine for the Sherry. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2015
I tried it with minor adjustments and it came out awesome Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
This was so good I made it very close to the original recipe but used mushroom soup added Mrs. Dash Garlic herb blend and lemon pepper instead of lemon juice. And put in an extra dash of sherry. I want to try it with your exact recipe sometime but it was an excellent base to use substitutions. The sauce was so rich and creamy I loved it! And the big test was my family they would eat it again. Thank you! Read More