Chicken Broccoli Divan Casserole

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4.87 from 15 votes
This Chicken Broccoli Divan recipe is one of my family's favorite easy casseroles. It's made with shredded chicken, chopped broccoli, a creamy sauce and topped with cheese and a crispy cracker crust. PURE COMFORT FOOD!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Chicken Broccoli Divan

Chicken Broccoli Divan is a delicious casserole that is full of cooked chicken, fresh broccoli and a creamy sauce. The entire casserole is topped with a layer of cheese and then a crispy, buttery cracker crust.

Chicken Broccoli Divan

This Chicken Broccoli Divan is a perfect chicken dish. It is versatile, freezable and everyone loves the cheese creamines.

The recipe was invented at the Divan Parisien Restaurant in the New York City Chatham Hotel in the early 1900’s. Since then, this classic American casserole has become a family staple in many households, find more details here.

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What We Love About This Chicken Divan Recipe

This meal is the perfect make ahead meal or quick weeknight meal. You can use a variety of hacks to make it even easier.

  • 35 Minute Meal: Such an easy and quick for any night of the week.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and only 8 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: A creamy cheesy sauce loaded with chicken and broccoli is always a hit.
  • Adaptable: This is a great make ahead or freezer meal.
Chicken and broccoli with crunchy cracker topping.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cooked Chicken: Two cups of shredded tender chicken in bite size pieces.
  • Broccoli: Florets, fresh or frozen both work great.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: Canned condensed soup.
  • Mayonnaise: Any brand will work or sour cream is great too.
  • House Seasoning Blend: Click on the link for the recipe. A combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder etc.
  • Cheddar Cheese: shredded.
  • Saltine Crackers: crushed.
  • Butter: 4 tablespoons of melted butter.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Divan Chicken

These are the basic steps for making recipe for Chicken Divan. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Chopped chicken, chopped broccoli and sauce.

STEP 1: PREPARATION OF CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then combine the chicken, broccoli, soup, mayonnaise and stir in the House Seasoning Blend in a 13×9 inch baking dish.

STEP 2: SPRINKLE

Next, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of mixture and then combine crushed crackers and melted butter(microwave to melt) in a small bowl; pour on top of shredded cheese.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake for 30 minutes.

Crackers and melted butter.

Prep and Storage Tips Chicken Broccoli Divan

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Since this recipe takes only a half hour to make, You can make it quick the night you need it, however, you can make a day or two in advance and keep in an airtight container or wrap the casserole dish well in plastic wrap or foil.

HOW TO STORE THIS CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE

Store in the refrigerator for up to five days..

HOW TO FREEZE THIS CHEESY CHICKEN RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container or wrapped well in aluminum foil and keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

HOW TO REHEAT CHICKEN DIVAN CASSEROLE?

Take out the night before and thaw leftovers in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven at 350 degrees until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Easy Chicken Divan

HOW TO MAKE THIS BROCCOLI CHICKEN DIVAN RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Low fat cheese, mayo and soup can be used to lighten up this chicken divan casserole.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT VEGETABLE?

Of course, broccoli is truly wonderful with this recipe, however you can omit the broccoli or add a different vegetable such as cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms etc.

CAN THIS CAMPBELLS CHICKEN DIVAN RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can adjust this recipe however you need to, simply adjust the recipe card below to the amount that you require.

WHAT CHICKEN CAN BE USED FOR THIS CHICKEN BROCCOLI DIVAN?

This is the beauty of this recipe you can use whatever chicken you have on hand. As long as you have the specified amount of cooked chicken in the recipe (see below), you are good. For example, poached chicken breasts, store bought rotisserie chicken or roasted chicken.

Expert Tips for Making This Chicken Divan Recipe with Mayo Recipe

  • Add Curry: This really brings a depth of flavor to this chicken divan so add curry powder.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use store bought or leftover cooked chicken.
  • Try a fancy style: The Paula Deen Chicken Divan recipe is an elevated version of my recipe. She uses white wine and bread crumbs in her version.
  • Make your own sauce from scratch: If you want to take this to the next level, try making your own cream sauce. You can use this recipe as a base.
  • Change it up: Different cheese and cracker toppings can be used, such as ritz crackers, panko etc, try making this dish with your favorites. Also, cream of mushroom soup can be used to give it a different flavor profile.
  • Instant Pot: This recipe is a breeze to make in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker. Only takes 10 minutes in the instant pot or cook in the crock pot on low for four hours.

What to Serve with Chicken Broccoli Divan

  • Pasta, serve the chicken and creamy sauce over pasta such as egg noodles.
  • Rice, Brown Rice or white rice, they are both great with this recipe.
  • Mashed Potatoes

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Chicken Broccoli Divan
4.87 from 15 votes

Chicken Broccoli Divan Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This Chicken Broccoli Divan recipe is one of my family's favorite easy casseroles. It's made with shredded chicken, chopped broccoli, a creamy sauce and topped with cheese and a crispy cracker crust. PURE COMFORT FOOD!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and cut/shredded into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 10.5 ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the chicken, broccoli, soup, mayonnaise and House Seasoning Blend in a 13×9 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of mixture.
  • Combine crushed crackers and melted butter; Spread on top of shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

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Expert Tips

  • Add Curry: This really brings a debt of flavor to this chicken divan.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use store bought or leftover cooked chicken.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Try a fancy style: The Paula Deen Chicken Divan recipe is an elevated version of my recipe. She uses white wine and bread crumbs in her version.
  • Make your own sauce from scratch: If you want to take this to the next level, try making your own cream sauce. You can use this recipe as a base.
  • Change it up: Different cheese and cracker toppings can be used, try making this dish with your favorites.
  • Instant Pot: This recipe is a breeze to make in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker. Only takes 10 minutes in the instant pot or cook in the crock pot on low for four hours.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1214mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, casserole, chicken, chicken divan

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24 thoughts on “Chicken Broccoli Divan Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    Company’s-coming-taste in a simple and delicious casserole. We cleaned up every bite! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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