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

Recipe Summary

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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 


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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

  • Transfer cooked broccoli to a 9-inch pie plate. Scatter chicken over top.

  • Mix condensed soup and milk together in a bowl. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter together in another bowl.

  • Pour soup mixture over the chicken, then sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle buttered bread crumbs over top.

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

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 15.5g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 44.3mg; sodium 440.2mg. Full Nutrition