Marg’s Chicken Divan

Marg’s Chicken Divan dish is comfort Food at its best! Nothing fancy here but how can you go wrong with chicken, bacon, and cheese?

chicken divan

Marg’s Chicken Divan recipe originally came to me from my Mom’s best friend Marg. Her recipe was so good it inspired me to make a few small tweaks like adding bacon (because as you know, everything tastes better with bacon) and a few other items from her original recipe.

Don’t you just love taking an already delicious recipe making some changes to it and calling it your own? I know I do. Which is what I did with this chicken divan recipe.

chicken divan

If you want to make this casserole recipe even easier, you can use some rotisserie chicken instead of cooking and chopping your own chicken. Some may say it’s cheating but in a pinch, it works!

substitute ingredient
Bowl of Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

This is just one of those old comfort food type recipes. Nothing fancy about this one but a flavorful dish that you will enjoy year-round. I mean, how can you go wrong with chicken, bacon, and cheese?

By the way, if you like this recipe from my friend Marg, you have to check out Marg’s Classic Fudge recipe. Yummy classic fudge!

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

air fryer bacon

You will need the following ingredients to make this delicious Chicken Divan recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken, Broccoli, Carrots, Cream of Chicken Soup, Green Bell Pepper, Green Onions, Milk, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Thyme, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Bread Crumbs and Butter.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a shallow casserole dish, line the bottom with the chopped broccoli, carrots and peppers. Spread cooked chicken evenly over vegetables.
    broccoli carrots green bell pepper
    shredded chicken on vegetables
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix milk, cream of chicken, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken.
  4. Spread crumbled bacon, onions, and cheese over chicken. Coat everything with bread crumbs. Finally, pour melted butter over bread crumbs.
    sauce and bacon
    shredded cheese
  5. Cook for 45 minutes. Broil for 1 extra minute to brown the topping.

Printable Recipe Card

chicken divan

Marg’s Chicken Divan

Marg's Chicken Divan dish is comfort Food at its best! Nothing fancy here but how can you go wrong with chicken, bacon, and cheese?
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 8
Calories 329 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Cups Broccoli Florets, chopped
  • 1 Cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 4 Cups Chicken Breasts, cooked & cubed
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 10 ½ oz Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • ½ Cup Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a shallow casserole dish, line the bottom with the chopped broccoli, carrots and peppers. Spread cooked chicken evenly over vegetables.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix milk, cream of chicken, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Spread crumbled bacon, onions and cheese over chicken. Coat everything with bread crumbs. Finally pour melted butter over bread crumbs.
  • Cook for 45 minutes. Broil 1 extra minute to brown topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 799mgPotassium: 842mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3620IUVitamin C: 58.7mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 1.9mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Britt says:

    I just love this casserole. Easy to make and can be made quickly. My family was not a fan of broccoli until I made this recipe, now I make it at least once a week.