Chicken Divan is a layered casserole of roasted broccoli, cauliflower and sliced chicken breasts smothered in a decadent red-wine-Parmesan-cream-sauce.
With sliced almonds, roasted red peppers, onions and garlic, it is not the old school Chicken Divan made with canned soup and sherry. . . Do people still make that?
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation. Send me back to the time when casseroles were all the rage and I will fully embrace the habit.
Plunk down a well-made casserole and a dinner plate holding a piece of meat, a starch and a vegetable and I will dive head first straight for the casserole.
Every. Single. Time.
The bottom layer of this old-fashioned casserole is made of roasted broccoli and cauliflower tossed with sautéed roasted red peppers, onions and garlic.
Cooked, thinly-sliced chicken is layered over top, followed by a smattering of almonds. To tie everything together a creamy sauce made with chicken stock, milk, half & half, parmesan cheese and red wine is poured over top.
To catch all that divinely rich sauce serve over a bed of fluffy couscous, quinoa or rice.
The winner of my cookbook giveaway Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste is Kirsten @ From Kirsten’s Kitchen to Yours. Congrats Kirsten and thanks to all who entered! And a special thank-you to Ivy @ Kopiaste for providing her beautiful cookbook to giveaway.