Recipe by Jennifer
"You will love this recipe and it is easy to cook. My son does not like broccoli, nor did my boyfriend like casserole dishes - but both of them love this one!"
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - boiled and cut into bite-size pieces
fresh broccoli , boiled and cut into pieces
3 (10.75 ounce) cans
condensed cream of chicken soup
shredded Cheddar cheese
Like another user said, this is the Chicken Divan I on which I grew up. With my changes (the same or similar to others) this dish is truly PERFECT!
First, only use 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, with 1 C of sour cream, and 1 C of mayonaise. I added 3 t of curry (I simply can not imagine less) as well, and doubled the lemon juice.
As for the chicken, I boil then debone an entire chicken, then shred all meat but the breast, which I save for other recipes.
I also add a can of chopped, water chestnuts. If you have not tried this addition, some people say it makes the dish!
Per another user's recommendation, I layered all of this over 4 cups of cooked, white rice. This just puts it over the top, as the rice is more flavorful than if served over the rice cooked separately.
On top, I do a layer of buttered breadcrumbs with a light coating of Parmesan cheese.
I suppose my recipe looks much different than this original now that I see all of my changes, but I will post this here in hopes it will be a blessing to someone who is wanting to make the most scrumptious dish of broccoli chicken casserole they have ever tasted!
All the ingredients for a great dish are in here, but the preparation is not quite right. Firstly, you'll get a lot more flavour in the chicken if you bake it or fry it in some olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Also, rather than cooking the sauce beforehand, just pour all the ingredients together (once the broccoli and chicken have been pre-cooked) and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes total. Also, mix the cheese into the sauce mixture rather than just sprinkling it over the top. If it had been done this way, it would have been 5 stars for sure!!
My husband loves this one! I boil the chicken first and shred it with a fork instead of chunks. Also, I don't heat the soup mixture -- just layer shredded chicken, frozen broccoli then the soup/mayo/curry concoction and top with cheese. The whole thing gets thrown in the oven for about an hour until it's all hot and I have time to do homework, etc. while it's cooking. I serve with hot sticky steamed white rice. One more thing -- low fat cream of chicken soup works great--no taste difference and hopefully a little healthier. :o)
By all means, PLEASE use the Curry! I've made this dish every Thanksgiving for the past 20 years with leftover turkey. My finicky family loves this.
This recipe was so yummy! I followed the directions for the most part, but made a few changes. I did add more cheese than called for, as my family loves cheese. I boiled some egg noodles and mixed them in with the rest of the ingredients. Turned out great!!!! I will make again, Thank you!
I'm so happy! been looking for this recipe for 30 years since I lost the original I had! (One of the 1st things I learned to cook, so remembered it fondly!) I cut in half, used 1 can of soup and frozen broccoli since I never have fresh. Actually kept curry amount at 1 tsp. - this is the ONLY dish I have ever eaten in which I like curry - ! yum!! :) Can't give it 5 stars cause it's SO not-pretty :)
very good i didnt cook the broclie or chicken first just baked it longer and added cream of mushrom to it
I think this would be good with another spice instead of the curry and maybe one can of Cream of Broccoli/Celery/Mushroom substituted for one of the Cream of Chicken soups. I give it only 2 stars because as-is it was just not a big winner in our house. I usually love curry, but it just didn't match well with this creamy broccoli/chicken dish. It was easy to make and like another reviewer I put rice in the bottom of the casserole and that was a good addition, but overall, not a great taste. I may try again with a different spice, a different soup and the rice at the bottom.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Broccoli Chicken Casserole II
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 358
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