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Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan is a classic, chicken casserole where broccoli, chicken, and mushrooms are baked in a creamy sauce with sherry, Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of nutmeg. This is an old school, old fashioned family recipe that freezes well, reheats well, and is very easy to make.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 486 kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 2 large chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • fresh bread crumbs
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Divan Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp sherry
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of celery soup


  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Blanche the broccoli: add to boiling water for 1 minute, then move to an ice water bath to cool quickly. Drain and set aside.
  • In a frying pan over high heat, brown the mushrooms in the 2 Tbsp butter until browned. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, make a white sauce: Melt the butter, add the flour, and cook the flour 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and heat, stirring, until thickened. Add the soup, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and nutmeg. Mix well. Add sherry and cream.
  • Place broccoli in a 13×9 baking dish, top with the chicken and mushrooms. Cover with the sauce. Dust the top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.


Calories: 486kcal (24%) | Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) | Protein: 15g (30%) | Fat: 41g (63%) | Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) | Sodium: 643mg (28%) | Potassium: 401mg (11%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 5g (6%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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