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Mom's Easy Chicken Divan Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mom's Easy Chicken Divan

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"Mom shared this recipe with me after many years of making it for company. I always thought there was more to it that made it such a special occasion dish, but come to find out, it's easy and no-fuss! This is an excellent meal when served with a fruit salad, French bread, and/or a tossed green salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 11x7-inch baking dish.
  2. Spread rice evenly in prepared baking dish. Arrange broccoli over rice and layer chicken on top. Mix cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder in a bowl; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl; sprinkle over cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2012

One of my favorite quick meals to make on a busy day. I like to use steamed brown rice, fresh broccoli and instead of curry, I use italian seasoning. I also add a good measure fresh ground pepper. Not only is it cheap to make, it's filling and comforting on cold days. NOTE: DO NOT skip the greasing step. You will regret it if you don't.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 19, 2013

This tasted like cream of chicken soup and mayo.


19 Ratings

Dec 09, 2012

The flavor of this is just outstanding! I halved the recipe, but still used 2 cups of rice. Also didn't have curry powder so I subbed garlic powder. Next time I may thaw the broccoli a little beforehand as it was a little crunchy. My picky 6 year old loved it and even asked for seconds :) I will be adding to my rotation, thanks!

Jan 13, 2013

I made this for our weekly "Family Night" with some friends and it was a great success! Everyone really enjoyed it, except for my husband, simply because he does not like mayo. When I make it again, we're going to try leaving out the mayo or finding a substitute we can both agree on, to see if it will work for him. This recipe was enough to feed 6 adults with at least two helpings left over. Served with mixed green salad, and garlic bread.

Jan 23, 2013

This was in our church cookbook growing up. The only difference in the recipe is that it uses NO RICE and we substitute RITZ crackers for the bread crumbs. Mom and I have started using A LOT more curry powder than it calls for. It's our favorite part. We don't use spicy curry... it's the regular McCormick kind that comes in the red/white can or the little plastic container with the red lid. I tried the "fancy" McCormick kind once and didn't like it at all. I also use Kroger brand Curry and it's the same. One of our family and friends' favorite recipes!

May 09, 2013

My Aunt (now 85 yrs. old) use to make this recipe with leftover Turkey after Thanksgiving. I always loved it! I made it tonight with just a few minor changes because I did not have everything on the ingredient list. I used Fresh Broccoli I steamed first, cut up a roasted chicken we had from the deli at the supermarket, used half plain Greek yogurt and half mayonnaise, mixed half brown rice cooked and half Texmati wild rice mix, and used crushed whole wheat Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs. We also used mild Cheddar instead of sharp. It came out Great!!!! Even my very picky husband liked it! We will definitely hang on to this recipe for use frequently!!!

May 21, 2013

Tastes good. I think it would be better if you mixed everything but the cheese and breadcrumbs together before cooking. I make something similar using stuffing instead of rice that is also very good.

Nov 21, 2014

Mom's Easy Chicken Divan Haiku: "Why is it layered? Mixing would've been better. Taste was pretty good." This recipe of "Mom's" would've been much easier had the ingredients all been combined (other than the breadcrumb/butter topping) b/c the rice at the bottom tasted like ... rice. The chicken and broccoli layers were just that ... chicken and broccoli. Why wouldn't I have just prepared rice, broccoli, and chicken separately and served them that way on a plate, b/c this required a thorough stirring upon serving to give all the separate "layers" more FLAVOR. There are plenty of other similar recipes on here for the same ingredients, requiring one to mix them all together, so I can really only give this particular recipe a 2-3 for its method, but not necessarily the taste of everything when it mixed together.


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  • Calories
  • 569 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 42.8 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 1000 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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