Growing up, my mom used to make something called Chicken Divan on Sundays and it was my FAVORITE.
I was going to make it, then decided it would be much easier for my kids to eat if I made it into a casserole and cut everything up into bite size pieces. It was put together so quickly. Hope you like it.
It was quite the hit at our house, and I have been making it weekly for the past month. It is so easy to throw together and it has an amazing flavor.
Even my husband, who isn’t big into casseroles, loved this recipe. It is hearty, full of vegetables, and lean chicken, and tastes amazing. I promise this is a recipe you and your family will love.
easy steps to the perfect recipe:
Step 1: Combine the sauce in a bowl. Don’t try to combine it all in the casserole, because it won’t evenly distribute.
Step 2: Be sure to cook your broccoli and chicken beforehand. They won’t get enough cook time in the oven, so this step should be done ahead of time.
Step 3: Add in the sauce. You can mix it in a pan, or use another bowl. I usually mix it in the pan to avoid another dish to wash.
Step 4: Add your bread crumbs and your cheese, then bake.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy.
what other cheese would be good with this recipe?
I love this recipe, because it is so versatile, and you could easily switch out ingredients as needed. We love adding vegetables, and different cheese to this recipe.
This recipe calls for sharp cheddar cheese, however, you could use mozzarella, pepper jack cheese, parmesan cheese, cheddar jack, provolone, or any other favorite cheese.
You could also use one cheese, and top it with freshly grated parmesan cheese. It tastes amazing.
what vegetable could i use in place of broccoli?
My husband is not a big broccoli lover. I don’t blame him. It has a terrible smell, and a really bitter after taste. However, in this recipe, the broccoli tenderizes and is smothered in cheesy goodness.
I could barely taste any hint of broccoli.
If you are totally opposed to broccoli, we do have a few options for you. Here is what we recommend:
- Peas and Carrots
You could really use any of your favorite vegetables, but these are the ones we recommend for this particular recipe.
Related recipe: This John Wayne Casserole is made with ground beef and biscuits for a hearty meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights.
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