Healthy Chicken Divan on HealthySeasonalRecipes by Katie Webster

healthy chicken divan

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This Chicken Divan is a healthy comfort food make over made with no mayonnaise. The chicken and tons of broccoli are cooked in a creamy sauce in one pot. Ready in under 1 hour it’s the perfect cozy Winter dinner!



  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 pound boneless-skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • 2 cups chicken broth divided
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 pieces medium crowns Broccoli chopped into small (about 6 cups)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons panko
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a 2 ½ quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring once or twice, until browned on the outside and just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat and add 2 teaspoons oil. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme and cook, stirring often until the onion is softened and starting to brown slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add sherry, increase heat to high and simmer, scraping up any browned bits (or until the sherry is almost completely evaporated), 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1 ½ cups broth and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Stir the remaining ½ cup broth and flour in a small bowl to make a slurry. Gradually whisk the slurry into the simmering vegetable mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1/3 cup parmesan and sour cream. Stir in the chicken and any accumulated juices.
  5. Meanwhile, place broccoli and ½ cup water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a layer of parchment and then a layer of plastic wrap and microwave until the broccoli is bright green, about 2 minutes. Carefully remove cover, drain broccoli.
  6. Add the broccoli to the chicken mixture. Mix thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan. Mix the remaining 1 teaspoon oil with panko and paprika in a small dish. Sprinkle over the casserole. Bake until hot all the way through and the top is golden, 15 to 22 minutes.


  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 61 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 24 g

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