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Chicken Divan

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This Chicken Divan recipe is a family favorite in our home.  It is super simple to make and it tastes delicious!!!  Loaded with juicy chicken and fresh broccoli, this recipe is one that everyone will love!

I love serving this delicious chicken recipe with a delicious Side Salad, a warm batch of Homemade Dinner Rolls or a healthy batch of Roasted Vegetables.

A plate full of chicken divan with a casserole dish full of this easy recipe

Easy Chicken Divan Recipe

This recipe for chicken divan is one of my mother-in-law’s claim to fame! My husband used to ask her to make for his birthday every year when he was still living at home and he still requests it when we visit her home a few times a year. My kids now love it and squeal with delight when I tell them it happens to be on the menu.

The creamy sauce with the moist chicken and soft broccoli is literally mouth-watering good.  And don’t even get me started on the crispy layer of cheese that’s on top.  Yum!

Recipe Ingredients

I just love how simple this recipe is.  It takes only a few easy ingredients that you probably already have on hand to make a delicious dinner.  You’ll need the following:

  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mayo

a baking dish filled with raw chicken breasts

How To Make Chicken Divan

Fill The Pan – To make chicken divan, you’ll start by laying the chicken breasts on the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Next, pour the frozen broccoli all around the chicken.

a baking dish with chicken and broccoli

The Sauce – Next, in a separate bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, mayo and sour cream. If you want, you can also add a tablespoon of lemon juice and a quarter teaspoon of curry for extra flavor.  It tastes amazing without it, so it’s purely optional depending on your preference.  Finally, pour the sauce over the top of chicken and baking pan filled with chicken, broccoli and topped with a creamy mayo sauce

Topping – Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the entire pan.  If you have the time, grab a block of cheddar cheese and freshly grate it.  Otherwise, the pre-shredded cheese works great too.  I just think there’s just something about freshly grated cheese that’s extra delicious.

Optional Topping – You can top your chicken divan with an optional cornflake topping, if desired.  Simply melt the butter and mix it with a half a cup of crushed cornflakes.  Then sprinkle it over the top of the cheese for a little extra crunch with each bite.

an uncooked pan of chicken divan

Cook – Bake the chicken divan at 350 degrees F for about 30-45 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked.

a pan of freshly baked chicken divan

Serve – Lastly, invite me over to eat dinner with you, and you’re done! 🙂

Serving Chicken Divan

My favorite way to serve this chicken divan recipe is over a bed of rice.  Simply make a batch of your favorite rice recipe and lay a piece of chicken on top and smother it in the creamy divan sauce.  The extra sauce from the pan combined with some rice is amazingly delicious!

More Easy Chicken Recipes

Here is the simple recipe, along with a video showing how to make this easy dinner.

4.38 from 8 votes

Chicken Divan Recipe

A Family Favorite Dish In Our Home, This Recipe For Chicken Divan Is Super Simple To Make And It Tastes Delicious!!!  This Easy Chicken And Broccoli Recipe Is One That Everyone Will Love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 1091 kcal


  • 1 small bag frozen broccoli
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 2-3  boneless skinless chicken breasts- cut into cutlet-sized pieces
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1-2 cups of grated cheddar cheese


  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine melted mixed with 1/2 c. crushed corn flakes


  • 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice & 1/4 tsp. curry


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lay chicken on the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish, then place broccoli all around the chicken.
  3. Next, in a separate bowl, mix together the soup, mayo and the sour cream. (Add optional spices above if you'd like)
  4. Pour the sauce on top of chicken and broccoli, and then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Lastly, add the optional corn flake topping, if desired.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Divan Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 1091 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 398mg133%
Sodium 870mg38%
Potassium 2132mg61%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 128g256%
Vitamin A 514IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


a plate and pan of this easy chicken divan recipe

Doesn’t this look delicious?

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