Chicken Divan

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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 its signature dish in the early twentieth century.[1] The chef who originally created it is Mr.Lagasi,he created it during a contest to create a signature recipe for the hotel.He won a small amount lf money for creating the hotel's signature dish.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.[1] A "quick" version can be made with pre-cooked chicken breasts, prepared mayonnaise and canned soup. [2] Some versions are topped with potato chips[3] (cf. Funeral potatoes).


  1. ^ a b Villas, James (2003). Crazy for Casseroles. The Harvard Common Press. ISBN 978-1-55832-217-2. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ Quick Chicken Divan at All Recipes
  3. ^ Mom's CHicken Divan