Chicken Divan With Broccoli and Rice

Chicken Divan
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (26)
  • 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
(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.

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.


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears or florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 to 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • Salt and pepper or seasoned salt blend
  • 2 cups 
  • Cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoonsAll-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup
  • Sour cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain well. Arrange broccoli in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.

  2. Sprinkle with half the cheese; top with cubed chicken. Season with salt and pepper; spoon on the cooked rice.

  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Blend in flour; add milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles.

  4. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and fold in the sour cream. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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

Serves 4 to 6.

Tips and Variations

  • 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.