Sunday, June 08, 2008

Chicken Divan

My Most Faithful Reader makes wonderful Chicken Divan and lately it's been the dish that I crave whenever I want something homemade. She got the recipe from my paternal grandmother, but we have no idea what the origin was beyond that. Occasionally my MFR will tinker with the recipe and change the brand of soup or do something else unforgivable. It's never as good as sticking to the exact kind and quantity of ingredients listed below. I've never tried making it myself, but maybe I will someday. Warning: I find this and the leftovers addictive.

  • enough frozen or fresh broccoli to cover the bottom of glass baking dish
  • pan-fried boneless chicken breasts to cover broccoli
  • 1 large can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (heaping teaspoon is good)
  • shredded Swiss or mozzarella cheese to cover dish
  • plain, unseasoned bread crumbs to sprinkle over cheese
  • Mix soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and curry powder, spread over broccoli and chicken.
  • Cover with cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Nostalgic recipe! I know how it tastes, because my mom used to make it, and when I was a new homemaker I used to make it too. Very rich! We used cheddar cheese instead of the mozzarella or swiss, and we never knew anything other than FROZEN broccoli existed. But yes, the leftovers were even better. It had to be served with rice, to soak up the melted cheese grease....

    --Lisa S.