Tuesday, June 2, 2015

30 Minute Chicken Broccoli Divan

I really can't believe that I am writing a blog post on this super simple recipe, but my family loves it, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep to table. It takes about 10 minutes to assemble and 20 easy baking minutes. It is perfect for a family of four and might even get the little ones to eat some broccoli, or they can pick around it, if they must. I usually just served a simple lettuce and tomato salad with purchased dressings to accompany this quick weeknight meal. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup makes a fast dessert. I just feel that it is very important for the family to sit down together every night to a nutritional dinner. This is just about as easy as picking up fast food and doesn't take much longer to prepare. 

You will need to purchase a rotisserie chicken for this recipe and pull the meat off of the bones. I often buy the cold ones from the day before at the grocery store. They are cheaper and easier to work with due to the fact that they are not hot. Of course, you can always use leftover chicken that you have prepared. Or even the packaged grilled strips.
Purchase the family size Steamfresh broccoli cuts and prepare them in the microwave following package directions. I love Birds Eye Stemfresh Frozen Vegetables for young families who need to get dinner on the table as fast as possible.

Chicken Broccoli Divan

1 Family size package Steamfresh Broccoli Cuts, cooked or 4 cups cooked broccoli florets
2 cups cubed chicken - rotisserie is perfect for this recipe
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
30 Ritz Crackers crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted

Place the broccoli and chicken in a  shallow casserole dish - and 11 x 7 will do - or even a deep dish pie plate
Stir the soup and and milk in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the broccoli and chicken. Sprinkle with the cheese. Stir the Ritz Crackers and the melted butter over the cheese. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbly - It could take a few extra minutes. Just check to make sure that your topping doesn't get too brown.

Could any dinner for 4 be easier? Enjoy!

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