Chicken Divan With Broccoli and Rice

Chicken Divan
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
758 Calories
42g Fat
53g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 758
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 709mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 41g
Calcium 527mg 41%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chicken divan is a chicken and rice casserole with broccoli and cheddar cheese. Diced cooked chicken is used in the dish, and a simple white sauce with sour cream makes a smooth and creamy topping.


  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears (or florets)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded, divided)
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken (cooked, cubed)
  • Salt (seasoned salt blend, to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups rice (cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain well.

  3. Arrange broccoli in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.

  4. Sprinkle the broccoli with half the cheese.

  5. Then, top with cubed chicken and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Spoon on the cooked rice.

  7. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

  8. Blend in the flour.

  9. Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles.

  10. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

  11. Fold in the sour cream.

  12. Pour over chicken and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  13. Bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes.

  14. Serve and enjoy!


  • Double the cheese for the casserole if you like lots of cheese.
  • Feel free to add some chopped green onions and paprika to the topping.
  • Make this casserole with a combination of cauliflower and broccoli florets.
  • Use mild or sharp cheddar cheese or use a cheddar jack blend of cheeses.