Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chicken Divan...a lighter version!

I got this recipe from SkinnyTaste, and it is oh-so-good! I kid not. It is absolutely wonderful! I will type it here the way i did it, which is only slightly different from Gina's. You can check out the original recipe here.

Chicken Divan! & that may or may not be a crescent roll. {Ahem!}

Chicken Divan Light! 
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 335.7 • Fat: 12.3 g • Protein: 34.5 g • Carb: 19.8 g • Fiber: 4.1 g 
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, fresh or frozen (chopped)
  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 18 oz cooked)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (gina used shallots, but i didn't have any)
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat free milk (i used 1% since that is what we had on hand)
  • 2 oz white wine (gina used sherry)
  • 6 oz shredded reduced-fat swiss
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • cooking spray
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook about 3 minutes (do not cook fully; they will continue to cook int he oven). Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain well and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Using a grill pan or Forman grill, saute chicken on medium-low heat on both sides until browned, and just about cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a cutting board. When cooled, slice chicken into bite sized pieces. (I actually baked my chicken ahead of time. You could also buy a rotisserie & use that.) 

Heat a medium skillet on medium heat. Add the butter and oil until melted and then add garlic and shallots. Sprinkle the flour and whisk until smooth. Stir in broth, milk and sherry and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in half of the swiss cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Arrange the broccoli in a casserole dish and pour half of the sauce over the broccoli. Arrange the chicken on top and cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle the remaining swiss cheese, grated parmesan and top with breadcrumbs. Spray a little oil on top.

Bake 30 minutes, serve hot.

SOOO good! Thank you, Gina! :) :)


  1. I saw this when she posted it and bookmarked it. I'm thinking I might try it with some of my leftover turkey. Thinking about it. Depends on what else I come up with for my menu this week.

  2. I saw this, too and I want to make it!


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