Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mom's Famous Chicken Divane

This was my brother's favorite recipe growing up and I fixed it for him and all our friends regularly in college. The lemon juice adds a kick to it that is lacking from the ordinary chicken casserole :) Its great for making ahead of time and freezing!

3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed or shredded
1 large bag of broccoli cuts, cooked
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup shredded cheese
½ cup shredded cheese (for topping)
Italian bread crumbs (optional topping)

Use a long casserole dish; spray with Pam. Put cooked broccoli in first, then layer chicken on top. In a small mixing bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and 1 cup cheese. Spoon this sauce mixture over chicken. Sprinkle ½ cup cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 350 for 30 min (until bubbly).