Chicken Divan Recipe

There are a lot of things I love in life. At the top of that list is food. I have no problem admitting that I’m the type of person that gets more excited about what food is at a party than what’s actually celebrated at said party. I know, I’m bad . . . but it runs in my family!

We have a mutual understanding within our family that when food is present at a party (for example, my Grandma’s famous lasagna with home-made noodles) it’s food first (she only makes one small pan for 20 of us!) . . . family talk second. My family and I LOVE food and of course, we do enjoy having a meal together 😋.

Both of my parents, in my opinion, have made meals that outshine 5-star restaurants. Let’s be real, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. I’m sharing one of my favorite childhood meals, my Mom’s Chicken Divan. It’s a staple dish at my parent’s house and we all go nuts for it.

There are two different Chicken Divan recipes in our cookbook if you’d like to try one of those. I combined the two, added some of my Mom’s steps and made another Bronner’s blog original recipe. Make sure to save, share, or pin this page. This recipe is a keeper.



– 2 cans cream of chicken soup
– 3 chicken breasts
– ½ cup milk
– 1 cup of Greek Yogurt (or mayonnaise)
– 1 ½ cup cooked rice (can be long-grain or minute rice)
– 2 cups cooked broccoli
– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
– 1 cup buttered bread crumbs
– 1 Tbsp lemon juice
– ¼ Tbsp curry powder

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Prepare rice according to package, set aside.
3. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Brown chicken on a stove top over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, mix together rice, broccoli, cream of chicken soups, greek yogurt, milk, lemon juice, curry powder and ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
5. Place the creamy rice and broccoli mixture in the bottom of a greased 12×8 (2-quart) pan. Then press the chicken breasts into the rice.
6. In a separate smaller bowl mix together melted butter, bread crumbs and ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Layer that on top of the dish.
7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
8. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until top is brown.
9. Serve warm with fresh bread!

What I love about this dish is the creaminess, warmth and the pop of curry flavor. One spoonful of this dish will keep you full. TRUST ME, you will eat more than one helping.

Chicken Divan is a great dish to pass for a potluck day or on a cool summer day. Nothing is better than a warm cheesy meal!

What about you? Do you have a favorite meal that your parents have made? Share with us in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Chicken Divan Recipe

  • August 30, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    How many servings does this make? Do you use 3 whole chicken breasts (so, 6 pieces) or 3 half breasts? And, do you shred the chicken before baking, or does the diner do so before eating?

    • September 3, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Hi Dianne,

      This serves 4-6 people, depending on how big of Chicken Breasts you get. I use 3 who chicken breasts, including the tenderloin part. You can either leave the chicken whole, or you can cut them into smaller pieces. I think it’s best to cut it up into smaller pieces, cut the tenderloin part off and then half the chicken breast. I do not shred the chicken and it doesn’t soften enough while baking to shred. Hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as I do!


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