Modern Chicken Divan
Chicken Divan calls for boiled broccoli and a rich sauce made with bechamel sauce, hollandaise sauce, Parmesan cheese, and whipped cream. We wanted to make it more approachable.
Why This Recipe Works
Once-trendy chicken Divan’s original recipe calls for many different components and even more cooking steps. We wanted to stay true to the original flavor of the dish but streamline the cooking process. To do this, we batch-cooked the broccoli first, then the chicken. While the broccoli and chicken rested, we used the same pan to prepare our sauce. And instead of making a separate hollandaise sauce, like the traditional chicken Divan recipes demand, we whisked egg yolks and lemon juice together, then tempered the mixture with the hot pan sauce, and whisked in butter at the end.