Broccoli Chicken Divan
Broccoli Chicken Divan

This delectable and nourishing recipe is sure to impress both your family on a busy weeknight and a large gathering of potluck enthusiasts. Chicken Divan is a timeless dish that has remained a beloved staple in households for generations. Whether you choose to pair it with your preferred mix-ins or toppings, such as crispy French fried onions, or adhere to the recipe’s precise instructions, this dish never fails to please. The best part is that it is a foolproof entree that always turns out right, so there is no need to fret about whether or not your guests will relish it.

Broccoli Chicken Divan


  • 4 chicken breasts about 2 pounds (or 3 cups cooked chicken), cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil if using raw chicken breasts
  • 1 ½-2 pounds broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 10 ½ ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 can (or cream of chicken soup)
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard powder, and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Breadcrumb Topping

  • 3 Tablespoons Panko bread crumbs or buttery crackers (like Ritz crackers)
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter


1Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish (or a 3 quart casserole dish).


2If using raw chicken breasts, in a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium high. Add the chicken pieces and cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

3Meanwhile, place broccoli in a large pot boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes or just until tender crisp. Drain well and put in the bottom of the baking dish.

4Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheddar cheese, soup, sour cream, milk, and seasonings. Stir in chicken and spread on top of broccoli in baking or casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

5In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over the cheese.


6Bake 20-22 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are lightly browned and the mixture is bubbly and hot.


7Serve over rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes, as desired.