Chicken Divan and Rice is a warm and delicious dinner that can please the whole family. With a rich and creamy sauce, fresh broccoli and cheese- it’s hard NOT to like it! 

Chicken Divan Recipe

Not only is this Chicken Divan Casserole perfect for a cold fall night, but it’s also quick to make thanks to your pressure cooker. Perfect for busy school days when you have to shuffle in and out to sports practice!

Some Chicken Divan recipes are strictly mayo-based, or strictly sour cream-based, and while some chefs might complain that one is better than the other, the truth is that they both pair well in the same dish! When used together in the same Chicken Divan Casserole, you can enjoy an extra creamy, rich and tangy sauce perfect for filling tummies.

Chicken Divan Recipe

One of the best things about this Chicken Divan casserole is that it has an entire meal in every bite. Starch, vegetable, protein, and cheese, all perfectly blended together. While there is no need to add a side dish on your plate, following it up with a decadent chocolate dessert may be exactly what you need. This chocolate peanut butter pie is sure to have your taste buds in heaven. 

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Chicken Devan Recipe Ingredients

What goes in Chicken Divan?

For the rice, you will need:

  • 2 Cups Rice 
  • 2 1/2 Cup Water

For the Chicken Divan, you will need:

  • 2 Cups Broccoli
  • 2 Medium Sized Chicken Breasts Cubed
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tube Ritz Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
Chicken Divan Cooking chicken

How to Make Chicken Divan in the Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

  • Before beginning, take your rice and rinse it well under running water. This will remove the unnecessary starches and keep it from getting too sticky during the cooking process.
  • Heat Pressure Cooker on Saute until it reaches “Hot”
  • Add 1-2 Tbs Olive Oil and cubed chicken. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Remove Chicken from Pressure Cooker
  • Place 2 1/2 cups water or chicken broth to the bottom of the pressure cook and with a wooden spoon make sure to remove any stuck bits from the bottom
  • Once all bits have been lifted up, Add 2 cups of rice. 
  • Put your tall trivet inside the pressure cooker/Instant Pot
  • In a large bowl mix together your mayo, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, lemon juice, and curry powder. 
  • Add chicken and small bite size broccoli pieces and mix with soup mixture
  • Pour mixture into metal pan or spring form pan and place on tall trivet.
  • Place the lid on your pressure cooker and set it to manual high for 12 minutes.
  • After that, remove from the pressure cooker and place cheese on top. 
  • In a separate bowl, melt your butter and combine it with your crushed Ritz crackers.
  • Place the crackers on top of your casserole and then place it under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until nice and toasted. 
Chicken Divan Recipe Steps

Can I use Fresh Broccoli over Frozen?

While you can use frozen broccoli to make Chicken Divan, you may find that the finished texture is not like you’d be expecting. Cooking frozen broccoli in this casserole may result in it turning out mushy. Using fresh broccoli will give a much better result.

What is Chicken Divan?

Chicken Divan is a casserole dish often served with broccoli and a Mornay sauce, but in this case, we use sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheddar cheese for a similar flavor with less physical effort.

Can Chicken Divan be made ahead of time?

With this version of Chicken Divan being cooked in a pressure cooker, you may find that prepping in advance can be a little difficult. There are a few things that you can do in advance to make dinner time that much faster and more efficient.

Chopped Broccoli for Instant Pot Chicken Divan

For instance, the day before you can:

  • Prepare the chicken by cooking, cubing or shredding.
  • Crush the Ritz crackers.
  • Make the sour cream and mayonnaise mix and store it in a sealed container within your fridge.
  • Chop the broccoli.
Chicken Divan Casserole

Can you Freeze Chicken Divan?

Yes! You can freeze any uneaten Chicken Divan for later. This is the perfect way to store leftovers for a future meal. 

With Chicken Divan Casserole being so rich and savory, it may take less than expected to fill your stomachs. Freezing the leftovers for a future dinner will not only help you to have an easy future dinner but can also help you to avoid wasting uneaten food! It’s a Win-Win!

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Chicken Divan Recipe

Family Favorite Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan and Rice is a warm and delicious dinner that can please the whole family. With a rich and creamy sauce, fresh broccoli and cheese- it’s hard NOT to like it! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water or Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Broccoli - Cut into small bite size pieces
  • 2 Medium size Chicken Breasts Cubed
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tube Ritz Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Instructions

    Before beginning, take your rice and rinse it well under running water. This will remove the unnecessary starches and keep it from getting too sticky during the cooking process.

    Heat Pressure Cooker on Saute until it reaches “Hot”

    Add 1-2 Tbs Olive Oil and cubed chicken. Cook until no longer pink.

    Remove Chicken from Pressure Cooker

    Place 2 1/2 cups water or chicken broth to the bottom of the pressure cook and with a wooden spoon make sure to remove any stuck bits from the bottom

    Once all bits have been lifted up, Add 2 cups of rice. 

    Put your tall trivet inside the pressure cooker/Instant Pot

    In a large bowl mix together your mayo, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, lemon juice, and curry powder. 

    Add chicken and small bite size broccoli pieces and mix with soup mixture

    Pour mixture into metal pan or spring form pan and place on tall trivet.

    Place the lid on your pressure cooker and set it to manual high for 12 minutes.

    After that, remove from the pressure cooker and place cheese on top. 

    In a separate bowl, melt your butter and combine it with your crushed Ritz crackers.

    Place the crackers on top of your casserole and then place it under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until nice and toasted. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 627 Total Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 133mg Sodium: 1209mg Carbohydrates: 31g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 31g
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