It’s the middle of the week and I’ve just had a long day at work and the last thing I want to think about is cooking dinner. But I know I have some leftover minute rice, frozen chicken and broccoli and a can of soup to make some simple Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole. If you’ve never heard of Chicken Divan, it is somewhat like a tuna casserole, in that it consists of canned soup and cheeses, but typically it is just chicken and broccoli mixed with a cheesy soup base and topped with crispy bread crumbs. My kids love it! But it does take some oven time.
So I thought, why not think of a quick and easy stovetop version?! And I could add my leftover rice to make it plenty filling. And my boys really enjoyed this meal. This Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole consists of juicy chicken breast, tender broccoli, fluffy white rice, and a cheesy soup cream base all topped with a crispy layer of buttery crackers. Can’t beat that right? And it’s ready from start to finish in only 20 minutes!
Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
16 oz frozen chopped broccoli
1 10oz can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese
1/2 cup Best Foods Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp tarragon
3 cups cooked white rice (I used minute)
3/4 cup crushed ritz crackers
1 Tb butter
Begin by heating a large skillet over medium high heat. Spray it with cooking spray. Cut the chicken breast into 6 portions. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and sear them on the hot skillet. Brown evenly on all sides until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes….