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Chicken Divan Recipe

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3 cups cooked, cubed chicken (6 bone-in breasts)
1-20oz. package frozen broccoli spears
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. curry powder
6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
6 slices white bread for bread crumbs

Cook chicken breasts 1 hour - add 1 Tbsp. salt, 1 stalk celery, 3 slices onion, 10 peppercorns & 1/2 bay leaf. Let cool in broth. Remove chicken from bones & strain broth.

Heat 2 5/8 cup chicken broth. Mix 3/4 cup cooled broth with a scant 1/2 cup flour in shaker and add to boiling broth, cooking until thick. Cool.

Add mayonnaise, lemon juice & curry powder mixing until smooth.

Cook broccoli spears, drain well & place in buttered 9x13 pan. (Discard any tough stems and cut into smaller pieces.)

Add chicken and spoon sauce over smoothly.

Cover with grated cheddar cheese.

Brown bread crumbs in 1/4 cup margarine & sprinkle on top.

Bake at 375 for 50 minutes then cool for 10 minutes before serving.




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