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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 a must! I can't imagine it without the sour cream.
I always add about 3 t of curry, since it is just so yummy and seems the perfect amount.
Also, I never add the mushrooms, as I've never heard of chicken divan w/ mushrooms.
I also top this with a layer of buttered breadcrumbs and then lightly cover w/ a layer of Parmesan cheese. I think you will find the breadcrumb topping makes it so much better.
This is a family favorite by almost everyone who makes it!
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, cooked chicken water-chestnuts, and fresh, sliced mushroom in the casserole dish 3) I blend 1/2 cup Light Miracle Whip, 2 cans of Campbell's Reduced Fat Cream of Chicken Soup, juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup (or so) of white wine, 1/4 cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 tsp of curry powder 4) I pour the mixture over the meat/veggies 5) Stir the mixture together lightly 6) Cover the mixture with breadcrumbs and melted butter 7) Bake @ 350 until bubbly (30 - 40 mins). Fabulous!
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 think added a nice touch. I told myself I was making it a bit healthier by using fresh mushrooms, Campbell's Healthy Request soup(low fat & sodium), and Duke's Light mayo and it comes out beautifully. I don't think there's any other substitutions that can be made, though. I tried using low-fat cheese once, and it just made a yellow plastic shell that I literally peeled off the top of the casserole. I also add crushed Ritz crackers on top of it all to make a crunchy topping and I think it was an outstanding addition. (Well, that could just be my nostalgia popping up again; Mamaw thought everything was better with a crunchy topping.)
Anyway, and as to the too "saucy" that a couple people had problems with; you're not adding water to the soup, are you? Just add the condensed soup as a base, you don't add the water. Those fresh mushrooms I've been using should be adding a lot more moisture than canned mushrooms, but it's never been soupy for me.
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, but does have one cup of cashews -- it's a wonderful additional "crunch" to the water chestnuts. Also, I cut roasted chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces (shredded doesn't sound very appetizing to me!). It's a lovely, easy dish served with rice and a salad. It's always been a hit with my guests over the past 20 years!
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 time since it had no shortage of creaminess. I also used about 2/3 of an 8-oz package of fresh mushrooms -- didn't bother sauteing before hand and they were great. The water chestnuts really make it -- very nice crunch. My only really issue was that it seemed like not quite enough broccoli/chicken for a 3-quart dish... I ended up using a 2-quart dish and had sauce left over (although the dish had no lack of sauce).
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 chesnuts because I don't care for them. So I used 1 cup of rice. Overall I really enjoyed this dish and I liked the mushrooms which changed it up from normal chicken divan. I topped my casserole with french fried onions.
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 people ask me for the recipe. Easy and not time consuming
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 cottage & wanted one dish to carry for supper). Result...Yummy!
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 have lots of leftovers to get through on my own. My son particularly disliked the lemon/sour flavor.
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