Cheesy Chicken Divan

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 a try.

It’s an easy casserole, perfect to use up leftover chicken or even turkey, or if you are in a hurry with no leftovers, you grab a rotisserie chicken at the store.

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A layer of cooked broccoli covers the bottom, I used fresh broccoli, but you could certainly use up leftovers or a bag of frozen broccoli as well. Then a layer of chicken, and then creamy combination of soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice.

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And 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 would also be a great make-ahead meal, and can also be frozen.

Cheesy Chicken Divan

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Cheesy Chicken Divan

The perfect dish to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Recipe from


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli flowerrets, cooked
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces or smaller
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup herb or chicken stuffing mix (or seasoned bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or whatever you like)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, light coat 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Add cooked broccoli to the baking dish
  3. Add salt to chicken to taste, add on top of broccoli
  4. Combine soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice, spread over chicken using the back of spoon to spread
  5. Sprinkle cheese evenly over soup mixture
  6. Combine melted butter and stuffing mix and sprinkle over cheese
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until stuffing mix is golden brown and soup mixture is bubbly


This recipe can easily be doubled to make in a 13x9 baking dish.

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Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch Family Favorites Cookbook




  1. Karyn Campbell says:

    Made this the other night and hubby and I both liked it.

  2. We have a version of this that also calls for lemon juice and curry powder.It’s our monthly go-to meal.:)

  3. what if i swapped the can of cream of chicken with cream of mushroom?

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