I think it was Margaret who introduced this recipe to my family. She brought Chicken Divan to a family party. My mom loved it and we had it quite often when I was a teenager. My mom would sometimes try to mix things up with it and alter the recipe. She would add rice or use different vegetables. But nothing was quite as good as the original. Just make sure you use real mayonnaise, not salad dressing. (Allan likes it moist and goopy).
4 chicken breasts
1 package frozen broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup each of bread crumbs and melt butter
lemon juice to taste
Simmer chicken breasts 2-3 hours. Take skin and bones off. Cook broccoli. Spray pan with PAM.. Line casserole dish with broccoli then chicken. Combine soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Pour sauce over all. Top with cheese and crisp bread crumbs that have been sauteed in butter. Bake 45minutes at 350°.