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Just out of the oven baked Chicken Divan in a white casserole dish with a dish towel on a white wood surface.
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Vintage 1950 Chicken Divan

A classic chicken casserole made using broccoli, chicken, and a rich sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2-3 bunches fresh broccoli 2 - 10-ounce boxes frozen can be used
  • 3 boneless chicken breast or 2 cups sliced rotisserie chicken
  • 2 10 ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder I use a tab bit more
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Parsley


  • Steam broccoli in a pan until tender crisp.
  • Arrange broccoli in a 9x13 baking dish + place chicken on top.
  • Combine soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cheese, and curry powder; pour over chicken.
  • Combine bread crumbs, butter, and parsley, and sprinkle over top.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for about 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly.


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