Many moons ago, I served Turkey Divan after Thanksgiving to use up leftover turkey. So when we had some extra meat from roasting chickens last weekend, it only seemed perfect to give this Cheesy Chicken Divan Casserole a try.
It’s a super easy casserole for a weeknight dinner when you’re short on time. Perfect for using up leftover chicken or turkey, and if you are in a hurry with no leftovers, just grab a rotisserie chicken at the store and you have a meal complete with meat and vegetables.
I used a layer of fresh cooked broccoli to cover the bottom of the casserole dish, but you could certainly use up any leftovers you may have or a bag of frozen broccoli works just as well. Then a layer of chicken, and then a creamy combination of soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Let’s not forget the cheese, oh the wonderful cheese that brings everything together in this wonderful dish.
The thick layer of shredded cheese makes the casserole even more creamy and then topped with stuffing mix, or you can also use bread crumbs.
This Cheesy Chicken Divan Casserole is great as a make-ahead meal, and can also be frozen and served later when you need a meal in a hurry. Just remove it from the freezer an hour before you plan on cooking it for your family.
Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch Family Favorites Cookbook