Chicken divan recipes

The Chicken Divan is named after the signature dish created at the Divan Parisian restaurant to imply continental elegance. This dish is a Chicken casserole generally served with Broccoli and almonds. This is commonly prepared with the regular Parmesan cheese and is one of the famous American casserole dishes of today. This dish can also be prepared quickly with precooked chicken, mayonnaise and canned soup. This recipe for preparing Chicken Divan needs a preparation time of about 30 minutes and cooking time of 45 minutes. The dish could meet four servings.

Ingredients required

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 bunches of Broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 a cup of milk
  • 3/4cup of chicken broth
  • Shredded cheese 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of Sherry wine
  • Nutmeg
  • Freshly grounded Pepper
  • Salt to taste

    Preparation Method

    You have to pre heat the Oven to 325 degrees F. Now saute the chicken breasts in Olive oil in a medium frying pan for about 5 minutes on each side till they become golden brown. After the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Broccoli has to be steamed for about five minutes to make it tender and crispy. In case you are used to microwave cooking, place the Broccoli in a shallow bowl and cover with a plastic wrap and microwave for about 4 minutes until they look tender and crispy. Drain the Broccoli and keep aside. Melt the butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Add the flour and cook for about two minutes to remove the taste of raw flour. Whisk in the chicken broth gradually in milk and sherry until they mix well. Until you get the desired level of consistency of the sauce boil and simmer. Add a flash of nutmeg and 3/4 of cheese, blend and whisk until they combine. Add pepper and salt to taste. Arrange the chicken breasts and broccoli in a large dish pour the sauce over, and sprinkle the remaining cheese. Cover with an aluminum foil; make slits to allow steam to pass. Bake for about 30 minutes with aluminum foil on and another 10 minutes after removing the foil. The Chicken Divan, a signature dish made for the Parisians is now ready for serving to your friends and family to create imply a continental elegance.

    General Tips

    If you are wondering how to make a simple ginger garlic paste, it is here. Cut the Ginger into tiny pieces and cut garlic into tiny pieces. Mix them well and grind it until it becomes a paste. Now you can stock it for maximum a month and use it whenever you want. This might be handy when you are cooking chicken recipes.

    For some using olive oil might not be possible as it is a little costlier than refined oil. Hence, you can also use pure refined oil or sometimes even coconut oil to cook chicken recipes.