Chicken Divan is one of the delicious and easy dinner options for your family where Chicken and Broccoli are mixed with a creamy sauce then baked until bubbly.
What is Chicken Divan?
Chicken Divan is basically a chicken casserole usually served with broccoli (chicken broccoli divan), Mornay sauce, and almonds. This dish was named divan chicken after the place of its invention, the Divan Parisienne Restaurant in the New York City Chatham Hotel in the early twentieth century where it was first served as the signature dish.
In French, the word divan means a great hall or a meeting place, and thus the name was chosen to imply a kind of continental elegance.
This dish is now prepared with regular Parmesan cheese and its still one of the most classic American casserole dishes today.
A quick and easy version of chicken divan casserole can be made with precooked chicken breasts, canned soup, and prepared mayonnaise. Some versions are usually topped with potato chips, in a manner similar to that of funeral potatoes. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Either you use fresh broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus to make this dish super awesome, everything goes well into this, which makes so versatile.
For the meat, we are using pre-cooked chicken breasts but you can also use leftover turkey, or you can use one rotisserie chicken which usually yields about 3 cups of meat.
What to serve with Chicken Divan?
I personally love this chicken broccoli divan with rice or call it chicken divan with rice, but it also tastes amazing when served over garlic butter rice, buttery mashed potatoes or even noodles.
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