I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new friend of mine, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality! I discovered Rhoda’s blog shortly after I began blogging and have stopped by whenever I could ever since! Her blog is one of those that makes you want to sit and stay a spell, growing more relaxed with each minute! I know you’ll enjoy her blog just as much as we will all enjoy this recipe!
Rhoda also graciously invited me to guest post for her blog today so be sure you pay her a visit and say hi! Her blog focuses on all the Southern staples: Decorating, Thrifting, Cooking and Gardening. The recipe she is sharing with us today is one of my mother’s favorite dishes. Thank you, Rhoda! ~Christy
Doesn’t that name sound fancy? Chicken divan…
If you’re from the South, you grew up with your share of casseroles. Made with cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, is there any other kind of casserole? You see the 1984 church cookbook above that came out of my Pastor dad’s church at the time. The Women’s Ministry ladies decided they needed to do a cookbook for a couple of years and I’m so glad I snagged them. It is full of well-loved Southern recipes, good ole’ down home cooking and many of them have the above-mentioned creamy soup as a main ingredient. I’m quite sure there are probably some major differences between a church cookbook in the North and the South.
I’m just sayin’.
So, are you ready for this Chicken Divan? I have no idea where the name came from, if anyone knows, please let me know. I can see this on a Southern restaurant menu where little ladies go to lunch and chat up a storm. Have any of my Yankee friends (sorry, we just still call ya’ll that, old habits die hard you know!) heard of this recipe?
This recipe was contributed by my sister, Renee. I’ve made it quite a bit over the years. Main ingredient, chicken of course.
And cream of chicken soup mixed with mayo.
My hubby is not a casserole lover, but he does like this one a lot.
Broccoli layer goes first.
Shredded chicken on top of that
Creamy mixture next
Sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese and bread crumbs mixed with butter.
I serve mine with brown rice cooked in chicken broth.
And it’s a cheesy, yummy meal.
Your kids would probably like it too. Comfort food at its best.
Here’s the official recipe:
Eat and enjoy!