Chicken Divan Casserole
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Chicken Divan Casserole
with Mushroom and Crumb Topping
Servings 2 : 6 cups - total time about 1 1/4 hours
c@H Issue 53 October 2005

For the Sauce
1 T. Butter
1/4 cup Shallots
1/4 tsp curry powder
2 T. all-pupose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 egg yolk lightly beaten
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt and cayenne to taste

For the Filling
1 Tbsp unslated butter
1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, halved
salt and pepper to taste
1 slice rye bread, toasted and torn
1 cup rotisserie chicken, cubed
1 cup frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

For the Topping
2 sliced rye bread, buttered

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Saute shallots and curry bowder in butter for the sauce ina sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until soft, stirring often (do not brown).

Add flour and cook, stirring ofr 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth; simmer over medium-high heat until sauce thickens, about 5 mintues, stirring often.

Temper some of the hot sauce into the egg yolk, whisking to blend. Whisk the yolk mixture into the sauce, reduce heat to low, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Off heat, finish the sauce with lemon juice, salt and cayeene; set aside.

Saute mushrooms and seasoning for the filling in butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook until any moisture is evaporated and mushrooms are browned.

Divide toasted bred, chicken broccoli and mushrooms between two individual casserole dishes. Pour half the sauce over eath; top with cheese.

Process bread in a food processor to make coarse crumbs, then divide between the casseroles. Place dishes on a baking sheet and bake until topping is brown and filling is bubbly, 35-40 mintues.
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  Re: Chicken Divan Casserole by esgunn (Chicken Divan Casser...)
Here is a review:

Review of Chicken Divan
Tried the Chicken Divan from Issue #53 (Oct `05.) Although it was good (B-), we didn't think it spectacular. My husband said it needed more kick. However, I thought the balance of flavors was good, and the presentation was quite nice. It reminded me of a Betty Crocker dish from the 70's. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :-)
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