Chicken Divan – my take on it

Chicken Divan Recipe Collage

Basically, I thawed out 6 or 7 frozen chicken tenders in a bowl of cold water for 10min. in the sink. Then cut em up with scissors into a big pan – with heated olive oil, salt and pepper.  I boiled frozen broccoli in a saucepan for 6-8 minutes and drained well. – BOOM…1st 2 ingredients taken care of.

I preheated oven to 450, sprayed PAM into a 9×9 (you can use a 9″round pan) and spread the broccoli and then chicken chunks all over the dish.

For the cream sauce, I didn’t have cream of chicken, so I used what I had – Progresso Recipe Starters “Creamy Parmesan Basil” Cooking Sauce, and didn’t need to add the milk! I did however, add some mayo and of course, some curry. Perfecto – tangy, creamy and even a hint of basil.

I poured the sauce over the broccoli and chicken, & sprinkled Italian mix cheese over it all.

Lastly, I didn’t have bread crumbs! Soooo, I once heard you could make your own by blending up any bread. Yes, blending. So I took 2 hotdog buns, and plopped them into my blender til they were all crumby. Then put them in my toaster oven on the tray and let the crumbs get brown and toasty. Then in a bowl, I dumped the hotdog crumbs and added a little melted butter, salt and pepper. Bread Crumb mix was ready to sprinkle on top of it all.

Into the oven went the dish and because the oven was set so high, it only took 10 min.s before I checked on it and saw it was melted and bubbly. I let it cool for 5 minutes and served it up. The top had this thick crunchy, buttery yummness to it, that had Ricky and the kids going back for bite after bite…&  there was a little left for seconds for the hungry hubby. No left overs – which is GOOD in my snooty-booty family, cause as much as I try to not waste extra food and offer it later, they rarely agree to it. PFFFFTTTT!

Anyway, I’m lovin’ this because I got smiles and full tummies all the way around the table…and I think you will too.

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