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Vegetarian "Chicken" Divan

Vegetarian "Chicken" Divan

My favorite meal growing up was chicken divan. The original recipe was a 90s dream meal with canned cream of chicken and mushroom soups, mayo, Ritz crackers and frozen broccoli. How can you not love that combination? My days of eating the original version are long gone given my vegetarian status but I can't say I don't miss it. I decided to give the recipe a bit of a makeover into a vegetarian dish with less processed ingredients. I got rid of the mayo and canned soups and added some roasted broccoli and sautéed mushrooms. Don't worry, I kept the crackers...because how can you not? 

If you're not familiar with the dish, it is a creamy, extra saucey casserole made to sit on top of rice or noodles. The crackers add a buttery saltiness and the parmesan topping browns slightly in the oven leaving a flavorful crisp layer on top of the creamy insides. Obviously the original protein was chicken. You can make this recipe with chickpeas (included in the recipe) or sit it on top of quinoa instead of rice/noodles if you are concerned about protein intake. 

So does my version stand against the original? I sure think so but don't take my word for it. My mom, the original chicken divan chef herself, gave it the thumbs up!

Do you have a childhood favorite you would like me to try to make vegetarian? Leave a comment or email!


Vegetarian "Chicken" Divan
Serves 4

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