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Chicken Divan

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe to serve your mother-in-law; we call it a 'bride basic'. It differs from some Chicken Divan recipes because of the curry. Men love this. Wonderful! The ingredients can be 'assembled' and frozen, then baked when you're ready. Serve with rice and a fruit salad, if desired."
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55 m servings 524 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 to 8 servings)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 3-quart casserole dish.
  2. Arrange cooked broccoli in prepared baking dish. Arrange chicken over broccoli. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts (see Cook's Note).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, and melted butter. Mix together and pour sauce mixture over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute fresh mushrooms for the canned, if desired: simply cook one 8-ounce package of sliced mushrooms with a tablespoon of olive oil or vegetable oil in a skillet until tender, then proceed with recipe.
  • To substitute frozen broccoli, use two 10-ounce packages; follow the instructions for microwave or stovetop cooking until crisp-tender.
  • You may also use 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves. Place chicken breasts in a saucepan in lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 42.2 g fat; 18 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 72 mg cholesterol; 1164 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is basically the marvelous chicken divan recipe I make regularly and is so coveted by my family. However, I add 1 c of sour cream to the soup/mayo/lemon juice/curry layer, and this is such ...

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I should have known better that 2 cans of condensed soup would make a rather gloopy meal. Family hated it even though I followed the recipe exactly. I thought it was OK, which is good as I hav...

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This is basically the marvelous chicken divan recipe I make regularly and is so coveted by my family. However, I add 1 c of sour cream to the soup/mayo/lemon juice/curry layer, and this is such ...

This recipe is delicious! I've made it several times with a slight variation: 1) I cut 4 chicken breasts into cubes and boil (while steaming the broccoli)until done 2) I spread the broccoli, c...

Ok, this is the Chicken Divan "Mamaw" used to make. Certainly not an every-day dish, but for me, perfect nostalgia/comfort-food. I use cream-of-mushroom instead of cream of chicken, which I thin...

I'm having friends for lunch on Sunday and couldn't find my old chicken divan recipe so I searched on All Recipes and, lo and behold, here it is. My original recipe did not call for mushrooms, ...

*UN*believably tasty. I made minimal alterations: I used one can cream of mushroom and one can of cream of chicken, and only about 3/4 cup light mayo -- think I'll cut that down to 1/2 next tim...

4 stars because I really cut back on the creamyness of this dish. No soup used.I only used 2tbs mayo, no butter and used 1/4 cup skim milk & 1/2 cup light sour cream. I also left out the water c...

This is a fantastic recipe. I have made it about 10 times already and everytime I make it for friends, they leave with the recipe in hand. I made this recipe for a cub scout gathering and had 5 ...

Started making this before I realized - no soup! So made microwave white sauce, added cheese, curry & lemon juice, left out mayo. Cooked rice & stirred it in too (was making a quick trip to co...

10 STARS!!! I omitted the mushrooms and water chestnuts (didn't have them) and used cream of broccoli soup. Delicious and easy -- definitely a keeper!