Chicken Divan Recipe With Mayo

If you’re looking for a classic dish that has stood the test of time, then chicken divan is the answer. This creamy casserole, featuring broccoli, chicken, and a homemade sauce, is the perfect comfort food for any occasion. And the best part? Even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able to resist its deliciousness!

Chicken Divan Recipe With Mayo
Chicken Divan Recipe With Mayo

Layers of Flavor and Textures

To make this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13 pan (or any equivalent size). The first layer that brings everything together is stuffing. Whether you use store-bought or homemade, it adds a comforting touch that takes this casserole to the next level. Simply sprinkle four cups of stuffing on the bottom of the pan.

Next up, we have two cups of steamed broccoli. Fresh or frozen, it doesn’t matter – just make sure the broccoli is tender-crisp. Steam it for about 4-5 minutes until it reaches the perfect consistency. Place the steamed broccoli on top of the stuffing layer.

The star of the show is two cups of cooked chicken, which can be rotisserie chicken shredded into bite-sized pieces. The combination of chicken, broccoli, and stuffing creates a heavenly trio of flavors.

The Secret Sauce

Now, let’s talk about the sauce. A homemade sauce is what sets this chicken divan apart from the rest. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt four tablespoons of salted butter. Sprinkle in four tablespoons of flour and stir until well combined and a deep golden color develops. Add two cups of chicken broth, one cup of heavy cream, and one cup of sour cream. Stir until the ingredients are smooth and lower the heat to a simmer.

To give the sauce a tangy kick, add a quarter cup of lemon juice. Then, incorporate one tablespoon of garlic powder, one tablespoon of stone-ground mustard, two teaspoons of dried parsley, two teaspoons of onion powder, one teaspoon of black pepper, and one teaspoon of salt. Stir until well combined and smooth. Now, it’s time to inject even more cheesy goodness into the mix. Add one and a half cups of cheese and stir until it melts. Remove from heat and stir in half a cup of mayonnaise.

The Crunchy Finishing Touch

No casserole is complete without a glorious, crunchy topping. In a ziplock bag, crush two sleeves of Ritz crackers. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and add two teaspoons of garlic powder. Drizzle four tablespoons of melted butter over the mixture and give it a good mix. Sprinkle the remaining one and a half cups of cheddar cheese on top of the casserole, followed by the cracker crumb mixture.

Pop the casserole in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until it turns bubbly and golden brown. Once it’s done cooking, get ready to indulge in its creamy, cheesy goodness. Trust us, it’ll be worth the wait!

For the full written recipe, head over to El Reno Ok and explore our treasure trove of mouthwatering recipes that you can easily recreate at home. Get ready to impress your loved ones with this classic chicken divan dish. Bon appétit!

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