Chicken Divan


This Chicken Divan is ready in under an hour! Rotisserie chicken is baked with broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce and topped with buttery Ritz crackers.

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If it’s snowing where you are, then you need to make this chicken divan ASAP. It’s the perfect cozy, comfort food that’s ready in about an hour with only 15 minutes of prep!

What is chicken divan?

Chicken divan is a type of chicken casserole typically made with a creamy cheese sauce and broccoli then topped with crispy breadcrumbs or crackers. Today, we’re using rotisserie chicken for easy prep and Ritz crackers for an extra butter-y, flake-y texture.

Ingredients

This chicken divan casserole is so creamy, cheesy, and flavorful…all thanks to this simple but delicious ingredient list!

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream, and Milk – a creamy, tangy, and delicious base for the sauce.
  • Salt, Paprika, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder – a flavorful yet simple seasoning blend to really take this recipe to the next level.
  • Broccoli – I use frozen broccoli florets and steam them until they’re crisp-tender. Feel free to use fresh and again, cook until they’re crisp-tender.
  • Chicken – use a store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken for easy prep.
  • Cheddar Cheese – added to both the creamy sauce and used to top off the casserole.
  • Unsalted Butter and Ritz Crackers – sprinkled over the casserole for a crispy, golden-brown finish.
Pro tip
Want to take this recipe one step further? Use my shredded chicken recipe (but cube the chicken vs. shredding it) instead of the store-bought rotisserie! 

How to make

15 minutes of prep required for this simple comfort food dinner!

  1. Place soup, sour cream, milk, salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl and stir until well combined. soup mixture in mixing bowl
  2. Mix in chopped broccoli, cubed chicken, and 1/2 the cheese. broccoli and chicken mixed into soup mixture
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.chicken mixture in baking dish topped with cheese
  4. Melt butter and mix with crushed Ritz crackers. ritz crackers and butter mixed in bowl
  5. Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the chicken mixture.crackers sprinkled over chicken mixture in baking dish
  6. Bake for 15 minutes then serve and enjoy!baked chicken divan being scooped with ladle
Pro tip
Don’t have Ritz? Use another variety of cracker or even panko breadcrumbs!

Do you use fresh or frozen broccoli?

You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli for this casserole. I chose to use frozen broccoli for this recipe to keep the prep quick and easy, but fresh broccoli would work as well!

Either way, you will want to cook the broccoli until it’s crisp-tender, drain out excess moisture, then chop it into bite sized pieces.

Variations

  • Add a carb. Serve it over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes.
  • Try a different cheese. Monterey jack, pepper jack, white cheddar, etc.
  • Swap the spices. Try Cajun or even Ranch seasoning to switch things up.

What to serve with chicken divan

I love to serve my chicken divan over a bed of rice to fill out the meal. It would also be delicious served over egg noodles, regular noodles, potatoes, or even quinoa!

If you’re looking for some yummy sides to serve up alongside this recipe, here are some ideas!

plate of chicken divan above

How to store

Store leftover chicken divan in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

To reheat, microwave or heat on the stove.

– Jennifer

chicken divan over rice on plate above

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Chicken Divan

This Chicken Divan is ready in under an hour! Rotisserie chicken is baked with broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce and topped with buttery Ritz crackers.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheddar cheese, creamy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 634kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8 oz) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen broccoli florets cooked until crisp tender according to package directions, drained, then roughly chopped
  • 4 cups cubed and cooked chicken I used 1 small rotisserie (about 1 pound)
  • 1 (8 oz) block Cheddar cheese shredded and divided in 1/2
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place soup, sour cream, milk, salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder into a large bowl.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Stir in chopped broccoli, cubed chicken, and 1/2 the cheese.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and mix with the crushed ritz crackers.
  • Sprinkle over the chicken mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through and lightly brown.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 1593mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1404IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 389mg | Iron: 1mg

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