My Chicken Divan
Two cooked chicken breasts (approx. three cups), chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2-2 pounds of broccoli pieces, steamed and drained well
One can of cream of broccoli, mushroom, chicken, cheddar soup, etc.
One can milk
Approx. 2/3 cup sour cream
Equal parts (approx. one teaspoon each) of onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, pepper, and Seasoning Salt
Approx. two cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together soup, milk, sour cream, seasonings, and cheese. Mix in cooked, chopped chicken and steamed, drained broccoli.
Prepare a glass casserole dish with cooking spray and pour the mixture in.
Bake until hot and bubbly, approx. 40-45 minutes.
In the meantime, prep rice and sides.
This isn't a fancy dish, obviously, but my family loves it. Everyone gets seconds and eagerly hopes for and eats any/all the leftovers.
When I was first struggling with Lyme Disease, I was given a version of this dish from a friend at church with rice and broccoli and chicken altogether, and I loved it.
I asked for the recipe and then cooked it for my family, but their feedback dictated that I change the sauce. The original version was made with mayonnaise, but after referring to other divan recipes online, I adapted the recipe to make the dish without mayonnaise and separate the rice from the dish altogether.
When I cooked it again, I changed the sauce even more to make it creamer, since that is what the feedback my family prefers.
I try to be careful not to steam the broccoli too long. Otherwise, it totally falls apart when it is mixed with the chicken and sauce. I prefer when the broccoli is in bite-sized pieces like the chicken, but my family actually seems to prefers the broccoli overcooked and incorporated into the sauce (as in the photo above.)