If you are gathering together friends for an open house or for a summer dinner onr of the easiest and most welcome dishes to prepare is Chicken Divan. This casserole, which is well-like by adults and children, combines chicken and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce with mushroom soup and a jar of sliced mushrooms.
This is an easy dish to prepare because Chicken Divan can be made ahead of time, then reheated in a moderate oven for about 1/2 hour, or until bubbly. An attractive way to serve the casserole is from a silver chafing dish at the table. For a less formal dinner, Chicken Divan can go from the oven out to the picnic table.
All you need to make to accompany the chicken is rice, white or wild, a green salad, and rolls. Serve a refreshing dessert such as ice cream or sherbet to end the meal. Divan Elegante 2 10-ounce packages cut broccoli frozen in cheese sauce 1 4 1/2-ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1 10 3/4-ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup 2/3 cup milk 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
Cook broccoli only until thawed according to package directions. Im medium saucepan, combine broccoli and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. Sever over patty shells, over rice, or with popovers. Serves 6 to 8.