I have a genetic disorder. Really, I do. It is just genetically impossible for me to follow a simple recipe! This started out as me making Chicken Divan from a recent issue of Cook's Country on skillet suppers, but turned it into something completely different.
This was originally posted on July 7th of 2010, but needed a desperately new and updated picture so here is my revamp of a favorite recipe.
Hubby loved it so much, he ate it for 3 nights in a row with no complaints and renamed it!
CHICKEN DIVAN aka CHICKEN DIVINE
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 pounds broccoli crowns, chopped large (optional)
1 large bunch green onions, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken broth (preferably FRESH well seasoned bone broth)
3 LARGE egg yolks
1/2 cup cream sherry
2 teaspoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1 LARGE lemon
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
3 + 3 tablespoons butter
1/2 CUP WONDRA flour
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
- In a LARGE ZIPLOC bag combine Wondra flour, 1 teaspoon each sea salt and black pepper.
- Add chicken pieces to bag, seal and shake to coat well.
- In a large skillet melt 3 tablespoons of butter.
- When butter is sizzling add green onions and garlic, cooking a few minutes until garlic is fragrant.
- Add chicken pieces, generously salt and peppering to taste as you go. Saute' until cooked through. The seasoning of the chicken as you go enhances this recipe A LOT!
- IF USING: Clean and rinse broccoli pieces. In a large sauce pan heat chicken broth and add a vegetable strainer with the broccoli. Steam until al dente. Reserve chicken broth.
- Arrange broccoli and chicken on platter and keep warm.
- Add remaining butter to skillet, scraping bits of chicken from the bottom of the skillet. Add the chicken broth, sherry and Worcestershire sauce, cooking until slightly reduced.
- Add heavy cream gradually, whisking all the while. Cook until starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat.
- Add egg yolks, lemon juice and half of the cheese, blending well.
- Pour sauce over chicken and broccoli.
- Top with remaining cheese.