Chicken Divan

April 20, 2008

 

Chicken Divan is a chicken casserole usually served with broccoli, almonds, and Mornay sauce. It was invented at and named for the by-gone Divan Parisien Restaurant in the New York Chatham Hotel.

The Divan Parisien served Chicken Divan as their signature dish in the 1950s. The chef or chefs who originally created it are unknown. In France the word divan refers to a meeting place or great hall. This name was chosen to attract the attention of the Divan Parisien owners by implying a kind of continental elegance.

The dish is now commonly prepared with regular parmesan cheese and remains one of the most classic American casserole dishes today

My mom used to make this when I was little. However my mom’s version included full fat mayo, butter, and 2 cups of cheddar cheese. I was craving this comfort food. So here is my new and improved version …

chicken Divan

RECIPE

2 cups cooked chicken breast

10.5 oz. 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup, condensed

2.5 cups Broccoli
1/2 cup chicken broth

16 oz. Fat Free Sour Cream

2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Curry (add more to taste)
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Chili Powder

Saute broccoli on stovetop on high.

Lower heat to low. Add rest of ingredients. Cover. Cook until warmed. Serve over brown rice.

Super Easy. Very Yummy. Just like Mom’s but with a lot less fat. My mom used to bake this.  I think if you baked it the sauce would thicken. If you have the time Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

WW Points- 6

Add 1/2 cup brown rice for total of 8 points.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 346 g
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories                                            293
 
Total Fat                                         6.3g
Saturated Fat                                   2.3g
Cholesterol                                     76 mg
Sodium                                         730mg
Total Carbohydrates                         28.3g
Dietary Fiber                                    2.7g
Sugars                                            9.9g
Protein                                           30.8g
 
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 21% Iron 13%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
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Black Bean Turkey Chili

February 22, 2008

Black Bean Turkey Chili

In an ideal world, I would never use cans or bottle or seasoning packets, but my hectic schedule demands short cuts. If you have the time, use the non- shortcut method. It lowers the sodium dramatically.

This chili can be served solo, over brown rice, or in a whole wheat tortilla.

Ingredients
1 lb. ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
2 15 oz. cans black beans, undrained
6 oz. Tomato Paste
2 cups chicken broth
16 oz. mushrooms, fresh pre-sliced
Diced Jalapenos to taste
1 jar or container favorite salsa or 1 (28 oz.) can of diced tomatoes

Brown Ground Turkey on the stove. Drain if needed. Add taco seasoning per packet instructions.

Add to crockpot- Cooked Turkey with seasoning, Black Beans, Mushrooms, Jalapenos, Salsa, Chicken Broth & Tomato Paste.

Cook on High Heat in Crockpot 4 Hours.

or

Cook on Low Heat in Crockpot 8 Hours.

Serves 8.

5 WW Points per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 400 g
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories                                            262
 
Total Fat                                         8.1g
Saturated Fat                                  2.1g
Cholesterol                                      58mg
Sodium                                         801mg
Total Carbohydrates                         26.5g
Dietary Fiber                                     9.8g
Sugars                                            7.2g
Protein                                          23.6g
 
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 6% Iron 20%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet