Tender chicken, broccoli and rice are baked in a rich, creamy sauce to create the ultimate Chicken Divan Casserole.
4tablespoonsunsalted buttercut into pieces
1/2cuphalf and half
zest and juice of one lemon
1/4teaspoonfresh ground pepper
3/4cupfreshly grated Parmesan
3cupsfrozen broccoli floretsthawed
3cupscooked diced chicken breast
1cupcooked white rice
1cuppanko bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the flour. Cook the flour mixture until it becomes a deep golden brown. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth cooking until the mixture begins to thicken. Whisk in the half and half, sherry, lemon zest and juice. Remove from the heat. Stir in the salt and pepper until smooth.
Place broccoli in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover with the rice and then half of the sauce. Top with chicken. Stir the shredded cheese into remaining sauce until smooth. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken.
Melt the remaining butter and toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
Chicken Divan Casserole
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 276Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 35.4mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.