Chicken Divan Casserole

Chicken (or turkey), broccoli, and cheese combine to make a creamy and delicious Chicken Divan Casserole. Topped with a buttery  and crispy Ritz cracker topping, this easy casserole makes a mouth-watering meal any night of the week.

Chicken Divan Casserole

Since Thanksgiving is just two days away (Yikes!) you may want to make this Chicken Divan Casserole with leftover turkey.

Chicken Divan Casserole - a creamy mixture of chicken, broccoli, and cheese. Great for using up leftover chicken or turkey!

Two cans of cream of chicken soup and mayonnaise make this casserole super creamy. White wine (you can sub chicken broth), lemon juice, tarragon, onion powder, and paprika provide plenty of flavor.

Chicken Divan Casserole - a creamy mixture of chicken, broccoli, and cheese. Great for using up leftover chicken or turkey!

Use either fresh or frozen broccoli.

Chicken Divan Casserole - great for using up leftover chicken or turkey!

I’ve used a crushed Ritz cracker topping (my favorite casserole topping) but you could use crushed potato chips or panko crumbs instead. You could also try some leftover crumbled dressing (stuffing) on top. That would be delicious!

Chicken Divan Casserole is sure to become a family favorite!

Chicken Divan Casserole - a creamy mixture of chicken, broccoli, and cheese. Great for using up leftover chicken or turkey!

Chicken Divan Casserole
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Chicken Divan Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Chicken (or turkey), broccoli, and cheese combine to make a creamy and delicious Chicken Divan Casserole. Topped with a buttery Ritz cracker topping.

Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 749 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder, use 1/2 teaspoon if you just want a light curry flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken or turkey, I usually use a rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers, can also use homemade bread crumbs or Panko crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 9X13-inch pan or any casserole dish you would use to make a family size casserole.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, white wine, lemon juice, curry powder, tarragon, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper.
  3. Add chicken, broccoli, and 1/2 cup cheese and stir well.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs, remaining cheese and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole.
  6. Place in oven and bake 40 minutes.
  7. If desired, serve with rice or egg noodles.
Recipe Notes

If you want the broccoli to be soft and not have any crunch, steam it or microwave until crisp-tender.
If you are adding raw broccoli to the casserole, cut it into small pieces, especially the stems and it will have just a little crunch left when cooked.
You could also use frozen broccoli that has been defrosted.

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8 thoughts on “Chicken Divan Casserole

  1. The recipe doesn’t say what to do with the cheese so I put some in the mixture and some on the top – we’ll see how it turns out!

  2. Oh my gosh. I love turkey divan. It was one of my grandmother’s staples after Thanksgiving (and you fix it just like she did). Here’s to hoping for leftovers tomorrow.

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