Chicken Divan With Broccoli and Rice

Chicken rice divan bake

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 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
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.

    Ingredients for chicken rice divan
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  2. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain well.

    Cooked broccoli in a strainer
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  3. Arrange broccoli in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

    Broccoli in pan
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  4. Sprinkle the broccoli with half the cheese.

    Sprinkled cheese on broccoli
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  5. Then, top with cubed chicken and season with salt and pepper.

    Cubed chicken on cheese and broccoli
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  6. Spoon on the cooked rice.

    Cooked rice over chicken in a pan
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  7. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

    Melted butter in a pan
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  8. Blend in the flour.

    Melted butter in a pan
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  9. Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles.

    Milk and four blend in a pan
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  10. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

    Milk and flour mixture with lemon in a pan
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  11. Fold in the sour cream.

    Sour cream in milk and flour mixture
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  12. Pour over chicken and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

    Chicken divan with sprinkled cheese on top
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  13. Bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Baked chicken divan
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  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.