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Chicken Divan

Oxmoor House
Hands-On time 15 mins
Total time 55 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)
This is the ultimate comfort food. It still has all its cheesy, creamy goodness–but without any of the guilt.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets, cut into (1-inch) pieces
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cups cooked long-grain brown rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 458
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 29.9 g
  • carbohydrate 41.9 g
  • fiber 5.1 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 588 mg
  • calcium 424 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Cook broccoli in boiling water to cover 5 minutes; drain.

  3. While broccoli cooks, place flour in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Gradually add broth, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Add butter, stirring with a whisk until melted. Add Parmesan cheese, next 4 ingredients (through pepper), and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, stirring until cheeses melt. Stir in broccoli, rice, and chicken.

  4. Spoon rice mixture into a 9-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with remaining cheddar cheese, and sprinkle with almonds. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 additional minutes or until bubbly and top is browned.

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