Broccoli Chicken Divan: A Classic Comfort Dish

Broccoli Chicken Divan is a timeless casserole that combines tender chicken, fresh broccoli, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. This dish is not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a comforting meal any time of the year. The crispy breadcrumb topping adds a delightful crunch, making every bite satisfying.


  • 1 can cream of broccoli soup
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 lb fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Broccoli: Steam the chopped broccoli until tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Remove any remaining water and set the broccoli aside.
  3. Mix the Sauce: In a large bowl, combine the cream of broccoli soup and milk. Stir until well blended.
  4. Combine Chicken and Broccoli: Add the cubed cooked chicken and steamed broccoli to the bowl with the soup mixture. Mix until the chicken and broccoli are evenly coated with the sauce.
  5. Assemble the Casserole: Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Scatter the shredded cheddar cheese evenly across the surface.
  6. Prepare the Topping: In a small bowl, mix the melted butter and bread crumbs until the crumbs are evenly coated. Sprinkle this mixture over the cheese layer.
  7. Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  8. Serve: Take the casserole out of the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Pair this cozy dish with a crisp side salad or a slice of crusty bread, and enjoy.


Broccoli Chicken Divan is a delightful dish that combines the best of comfort food with the nutritious benefits of fresh broccoli and protein-rich chicken. The creamy sauce and cheesy topping make it a family favorite that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Easy to prepare and wonderfully satisfying, this casserole is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire.