chicken divan

i made this last night, although i pretty much rewrote the hell out of the recipe, so i'm not sure if i can even say that's what i made...

instead of broccoli, i used a bag of frozen cauliflower and broccoli...i only used one 4 ounce can of mushrooms...left out the water chestnuts, but only because i didn't have any, love water chestnuts...used 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of cream of celery soup...and i bumped up the cheese to a full cup, because mama needs not only a cocktail, but also her cheese.

i layered everything according to the directions - amazingly, that part i did follow - in the 4 quart nesco i recently inherited from mom since she - she says - doesn't cook any more. (side note: i also got her 18 quart nesco, and it was perfect for the turkey breast i cooked for christmas dinner. i'm scaring me now.) the 4 quart has pretty much taken the place completely of my slow cooker, since i can do everything with it that the slow cooker did, plus bake, roast, and god only knows what else...still learning... :)

let everything cook and do its thing, and 45 minutes later, spooned some of the best smelling stuff ever over some rice and fed it up to hubby. i don't believe i've ever had chicken divan, but let me say, this was awesome. the curry and the lemon juice were just perfect together, and the whole thing just melts in your mouth. i should also add, when i saw the recipe i initially thought, shred the chicken? screw that... but honest to all that is holy, the shredding totally makes the recipe...the texture of chicken chunks just would not have been the same.

tonight's dinner is still up in the air, unfortunately...but last night's leftovers on a baked potato were a very yummy lunch...


Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Sounds delish! (I hate water chestnuts.)

cricket said...

it was yumminess! :) i think the water chestnuts would have detracted somewhat from everything, so i'm kinda glad i didn't have any...thanks much for stopping by!

Canadian Saver said...

Great idea putting the cauliflower/broccoli mix in there! I often buy the bags pre-cut when they are on sale... sooo easy!

Crockpot Lady said...

this sounds very yummy!
thank you for your kind comment, today.

I haven't heard of a nesco before, it sounds really neat.

cricket said...

hi canadian saver, i love both together...and it's always good to already have stuff in the freezer that can go into what i've gotten a wild hair to make for dinner... :)

hi steph...was delish!! definitely i'll be making it again... :) thanks for the visit! :)


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