Family favorite Chicken Divan –

Chicken Divan is full of hearty chicken, creamy sauce, and the most amazing buttercracker topping. It’s a family casserole that is super easy to make!

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned family-style casserole. Casseroles are easy to make, taste amazing, and feed a crowd. What is there not to love? This sauce is oh so creamy, with a hint of lemon juice and sour cream. This decadent meal is meant to be served in large, overly indulgent servings. Seriously folks, this is the epitome of home cooking. By adding the broccoli and making the sauce from scratch and not out of the can, this meal is more than pure indulgence. It’s also a well-balanced meal.

  • Chicken options:

    We love how versatile this dish is with the chicken. You can use thighs or breasts, or even leftover chicken. We love using shredded fried chicken as a time saver.

  • Fresh vs. Frozen Broccoli:

    You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli in this recipe. Regardless of what type of broccoli you use, be careful not to over-cook it so that it doesn’t turn to a mush.

  • Topping options for Chicken Divan:

    If you’re not a fan of butter crackers, you can always stick to a regular breadcrumb topping.

  • Make instructions in advance:

    You can prepare this casserole up to 24 hours in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until baked. Note that if you prepare it early and keep it in the refrigerator, it will take longer to bake, a total of around 1 hour.

  • Freezer Instructions:

    Make your casserole, but don’t bake. Cover with several layers of plastic wrap and / or foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking. You need to cover it with foil for the first 30 minutes of the baking time and then finish cooking uncovered for another 45-55 minutes.

  • Storage and rewarming instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Heat individual portions in the microwave in 30-second increments until they have warmed up, a total of about 90 seconds to 2 minutes.

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A close-up of a serving of chicken divan.A baking dish of chicken divan with a wooden spoon.

This dish is easy to put together and can relieve the stress of mealtime. It is also a perfect dish for meal preparation.

Preparation time fifteen protocol

cooking time 45 protocol

total time 1 hour


  • 2 cups filling ready to pack instructions
  • 2 cups Broccoli crowns muffled
  • 2 cups chicken cooked, diced or lightly shredded approx 2 lbs


  • 4th tablespoon Salted butter
  • 4th tablespoon All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken soup
  • 1 Cup Whipped cream
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Stone ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon Salt-
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3rd cups hot cheddar shredded, shared
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise


  • 2 cups Ritz crackers crushed
  • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4th tablespoon butter salted, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9 × 13 pan (or equivalent).

  • Spread the cooked filling on the bottom of the pan. Spread the cooked broccoli crowns on top of the filling and top with the cooked chicken.


  • In a sauce pan add the butter and melt over medium heat. After melting, sprinkle in the flour and stir continuously until everything is well mixed and the mixture takes on a deep golden color.

  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream and sour cream to the sauce pan. Stir until all ingredients are smooth and bring the heat to a simmer.

  • Add lemon juice, granulated garlic, mustard, parsley, onion powder, salt and pepper to the sauce mixture. Mix well. Add 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese. Take off the stove

  • Add the mayonnaise and stir the sauce. Pour sauce over the chicken layer.


  • Scatter the rest of the cheese on top of the sauce.

  • Melt the butter and mix it with the Ritz cracker crumbs. Add the 2 teaspoons of granulated garlic to the mixture. Cover the casserole with the mixture.

  • Bake the casserole at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbly and browned. Serve hot!

Portion: 8thG | Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 30thG | Protein: 16G | Fat: 61G | Saturated fatty acids: 30thG | Trans fat: 1G | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1685mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 3rdG | Sugar: 4thG | Vitamin A: 1706IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 422mg | Iron: 2mg

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