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27 August 2008 @ 09:44 am
Paula Dean's Chicken Divan  




2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli, chopped
6 cups shredded chicken, cooked I used one of those rotisserie chickens from the grocery store
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine I used cheapo chardonnay
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan I used shredded from a bag
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs I used just what you buy in a can
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove the outer wrappers from the boxes of broccoli. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the broccoli and put into a casserole dish. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Mix well with a spatula. <--Make sure you mix it all together because a lot of people who reviewed it said it came out soupy and I think it's cause they missed that step.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top. I added even more Parmesan on top

Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note: Try topping with Cheddar or Gruyere cheese.

I served this with white rice on the side. It was AWESOME. Very easy to put together, I even did it the night before (just threw on the parmesan and bread crumbs right before I baked it).
 
 
 
ℓαurαblush on August 27th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
EVERY recipe of hers I've ever tried has been AMAZING! I love her soo much!

Rachael Ray on the other hand.. ick. =P
jackiesuejackiesue on August 27th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
I know, I want to try more stuff of hers! Though it's all probably like, 1,000 calories a serving. ;)

I've never made anything of Rachel Ray's but I've heard a lot of people complain about her.
ℓαurαblush on August 27th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Each of her recipes I've tried has been AWFUL! Its like she just throws things together. Just not good.

If you haven't tried Paula's hot spinach artichoke dip.. omg. you HAVE TO! Ask Ami. I finally got her to try it a few weeks ago!