I picked this recipe for my LTC facility for the ingredients. A huge improvement from our last recipe which called for cream of mushroom soup. In response to EatingWell User, the cholesterol content of a food is not as important as we once thought. It is your diet as a whole, sat fat, exercise, stress, and your level of inflammation that puts you at risk for heart disease. As a dietitian, I don't even pay attention to the cholesterol content on anything at Eating Well. All recipes I've seen here can fit into a healthy diet.
Tasty and satisfying This was delicious -- the family and I all loved it. I followed suggestions from multiple review and doubled the mustard (DO IT! It would have been a little bland without that.) and added sliced mushrooms to the leeks (a nice addition). Otherwise made this exactly as written. It's a great dish. The chicken was tender, and the favor of the broccoli was a terrific balance to the sauce. When I make it again (and I definitely WILL!), I might add just a little more flour ... the sauce seemed very slightly thin. But in general, this was a big winner, and the entire household loved it. Pros: High-calorie taste in a low-calorie meal Cons: Maybe too time-consuming for everyday
I will use less thyme next time and add lemon juice. Double the mustard. Very good
Good recipe, but needs some doctoring Like some other readers, I added mushrooms, substituted onions for leeks, and doubled the mustard. I also added garlic, a LOT more salt (maybe 2 extra tsp) a dash of tabasco, and about 2 tsp curry powder. I left the thyme out because of the curry. I also used whole milk instead of lowfat, and would even consider using half and half next time since I'm not too concerned about overall fat content. Pros: Good basic ingredients Cons: Bland
Great! I made a few substitutes for things I didn't have in the house : white wine for sherry, onion for leeks. I also used low - fat cheddar for half the Parmesan. My family really enjoyed this over rice. We didn't want to have noodles 2 nights in a row so we did rice. It was so delicious and creamy, just like I remember from years ago!! I will definitely make this again and again! Pros: creamy, cheesy Cons: leftovers were too tempting!
Yummy and cheesy but a little bland It was yummy and cheesy but a little bland, I'm not great at imagining what spice(s) would taste good in a recipe, so if someone can think of something to try please let me know. I did a few changes to make it a little healthier: 1. I used fat-free milk instead of low-fat; 2. I used Safeway's O (organic) Vegetable Broth brand instead of chicken broth because it only has 10 calories per cup; 3. I bought a rotisserie chicken so I can skip step 1. And I paired it up with rice.
Very good - I'll make this again I have not tasted traditional Chicken Divan, but my husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Per the suggestions of other reviewers, I added sliced mushrooms and a little lemon juice. I also cooked the chicken with garlic and added some Panko breadcrumbs to the top of the casserole with the Parmesan cheese. Next time I will probably serve this with egg noodles, but the dish is hearty enough without them.
Good for people who don't like broccoli I found this quick and easy to make My DH who is not a fan of Broccoli loved this Pros: easy to make
So - So I'm glad we tried this, but it's not something I would make again. It is a nice healthy version [I served over whole wheat noodles], and turned out nice and creamy/cheesy. However, I would just prefer a roasted bone in chicken breast with broccoli on the side. I think in this recipe, the broccoli overpowered the chicken and all the other combined flavors. Pros: Healthy Cons: Just not special