Chicken Divan is named after the Divan Parisienne Restaurant in New York

I had baked chicken for dinner the other night, I have of it half of it left, now it’s time to reinvent that leftover chicken and serve Chicken Divan tonight.  Chicken Divan is named after the Divan Parisienne Restaurant.  Tonight I am making a delicious casserole with leftover baked chicken.

1/2 cups broccoli flowerets, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup cooked cubed chicken, 1/2 cup sliced red onions, separated into rings, 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/8 teaspoon mace, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/2 tablespoon self-rising flour, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/3 cup sherry wine, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese.

Put broccoli into a bowl and cook in the microwave until tender. In a saucepan add the butter and the chicken, saute until the chicken is brown.  Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Add flour to the skillet and whisk for  2 – 3minutes, do not brown the flour; slowly add the cream, wine, mace and chicken to the skillet. Bring to a rapid boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the almonds and mozzarella cheese and whisk til the cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste.  Lightly grease a large casserole dish, line the bottom of the dish with the broccoli.  Pour everything out of the skillet on top of the broccoli, sprinkle the parmesan cheese, cover with foil.  Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven a make a couple of slits in the foil return to the oven and bake another 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and serve.

I guarantee this will be a requested dish from all your friends and family.  Don’t let them know you make this dish with leftovers.


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