Broccoli Chicken Divan


Chicken Divan with broccoli is a quick and easy casserole that's sure to be a hit with the family!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Looking for a hearty, pantry-friendly chicken casserole that doesn't disappoint? We've got you covered with a cheesy bake that boasts hundreds of 5-star reviews. Broccoli Chicken Divan is an old-fashioned delight bursting with succulent chicken, broccoli, and buttery breadcrumbs. Get the inside scoop on making the best chicken divan ever, plus get storage and serving tips.

What Is Chicken Divan?

Chicken divan is a classic chicken casserole that layers leftover chicken with cream soup, butter, breadcrumbs, and cheese. This recipe adds broccoli to the mix, lending beautiful color and garden-fresh flavor to every bite.

Divan takes the name of the Divan Parisien Restaurant, where the dish was created in the early twentieth century.

How to Make Broccoli Chicken Divan

A lusciously crisp and cheesy bite of chicken divan is sure to shake up your weeknight routine. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

Start by steaming broccoli in a saucepan, draining, and adding to a nine-inch pie plate. Add chicken, condensed soup, milk, and cheese to the plate before baking at 450 degrees F. Cook the divan until it's reached a deliciously deep golden brown color, cool, and enjoy.

What to Serve with Chicken Divan

The rich, savory taste of broccoli chicken divan makes it a great pairing with tons of side dishes. Try a bright, spicy roasted potato recipe, or go with Southern-style dirty rice. A fresh summer salad would also make a delicious accompaniment.

Can I Freeze Chicken Divan?

Yes, leftover chicken divan can be frozen for up to three months. Place the casserole in a shallow, airtight container for the longest shelf life. Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I love this recipe!" raves SeeMomShop. "It is exactly what I have been looking for. I pretty much followed the recipe except I added lots more cheese and cooked the broccoli longer. This will be a regular on our menu!"

"This is my go-to recipe when my evening is running late and I still have to make dinner," shares melmeow79. "I cook the chicken with some rosemary and thyme or any herb/spice that hits my fancy."

"I read the notes ahead of time and added the spices suggested in by people saying that the recipe needed more flavor," says eteachllen. "I added Lemon-pepper seasoning, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. I also doubled the bread crumb topping. My husband and I were very happy with the result!"

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • 1 pound chopped fresh broccoli

  • 1 ½ cups cubed, cooked chicken meat

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of broccoli soup

  • cup milk

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


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

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

  3. 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.

    a top down view of all ingredients for a broccoli and chicken divan casserole, broccoli is already cooked and sprinkled in the bottom of a 9in pie pan.

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    a top down view of ingredients for broccoli chicken divan layered into a 9in pie pan with butter and bread crumbs ready to go on top.

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    an unbaked broccoli chicken divan casserole topped with buttered bread crumbs ready for the oven.

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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes.

    high angle looking at a spoonful of broccoli chicken divan with the remaining in a baking dish in the background


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 68mg 340%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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