Lawson’s Famous Chicken Divan Recipe

 With the weather FINALLY turning chilly tomorrow in Charleston. I miss being able to eat this. It’s one of my fave recipes. I  absolutely love comfort foods. Chicken Divan is it for me. It’s a meal in a casserole dish. Now with my lack of being able to enjoy cheese of sour cream, I still enjoy making it for friends. I will say, it is most probably not heart healthy or low calorie. However, it sure is yummy. Check it out and try it. I’d love to hear how you enjoy it.


  • 2 small packages frozen broccoli, chopped

  • 6 thick boneless breast of chicken  cooked 

  • 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • curry powder to taste

  • 1/2 cup Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Microwave broccoli until no longer frozen and drain the broccoli and put into a 11X7 casserole dish that has been prepared with a non stick cooking spray. layer chicken and broccoli and sauce on a couple of levels.

    In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

    Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top.

    Bake for about 30-45 minutes.

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