Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole

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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.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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 | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray

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

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Combine the can of soup, mayonnaise and seasonings in a small bowl. Stir in the milk.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Pour the frozen broccoli and cooked white rice over the chicken breast pieces.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Gently fold in the soup mixture and cheese.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cover and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

While the casserole is heating, break the ritz crackers into crumbs in a ziplock bag. Melt the butter in a medium skillet and add the crackers. Cook and stir until browned and toasty.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Remove the casserole from heat and sprinkle the browned cracker crumbs over the top.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Divide onto 6 plates to serve and enjoy.

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 560 calories

Fat 28 g

Carbs 43 g

Protein 34 g

6

Chicken Divan Stovetop Casserole

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 15

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Casserole

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 16 oz frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 10oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup lowfat 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)
  • For the Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup crushed ritz crackers
  • 1 Tb butter

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Combine the can of soup, mayonnaise and seasonings in a small bowl. Stir in the milk.
  3. Pour the frozen broccoli and cooked white rice over the chicken breast pieces.
  4. Gently fold in the soup mixture and cheese.
  5. Cover and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  6. While the casserole is heating, break the ritz crackers into crumbs in a ziplock bag. Melt the butter in a medium skillet and add the crackers. Cook and stir until browned and toasty.
  7. Remove the casserole from heat and sprinkle the browned cracker crumbs over the top.
  8. Divide onto 6 plates to serve and enjoy.

What’s your go-to quick weeknight meal? Please comment!

You may also enjoy another great use of leftovers Chicken Enchilada Calzones

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