Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Chicken Divan

Every once in awhile I find a decent recipe from she-who-shall-not-be-named in this household. This recipe makes two dinners in one, but I have only made the Divine Divan part, so I will list it here. It's really just a chicken and broccoli casserole, spiffed up.

2 c. chicken stock or broth
4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
1 shallot, chopped
2 t. olive oil
1T. butter
1 1/2 t. flour
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/8 t. nutmeg
1 lb. broccoli spears
8 oz. gruyere cheese- shredded
salt and papper to taste

Bring stock to boil, add chicken and poach. Remove chicken and reserve stock in separate dish. Saute shallots in oil and butter for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring. Ladle in reserved chicken broth and whisk in cream. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low. Slice chicken and add to sauce. Meanwhile cook broccoli. If using frozen, microwave a few minutes. If fresh, simmer in 1 inch of boiling water 2-3 minutes. Place cooked broccoli in 9x13 size dish. Layer 1/2 the cheese over broccoli, top with chicken mixture, then add rest of cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. That's it.


Liz said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks so good.

i loved max's vans.

love.boxes said...

This looks fabulous. Do you think I could get that cheese anywhere around here. I've never heard of it, but that doesn't mean it isn't staring me in the face on the cheese eisle.

Blue House Mom said...

I've recently discovered your blog (from Design Mom) and I really enjoy reading it. Love the recipes!

Jenni said...

blue house mom, welcome, glad you are are here. designmom is great isn't she?

Tif, you can get that cheese anywhere, if not any ol' cheese will do, fontina might be good or even cheddar

Shauna said...

Oh- a new idea from the best cook ever! Thanks!

Denise said...

Rachael Ray -- The Mouritsen Family's personal Voldemort. I have a recipe for this, but it's so different I look forward to trying your version.