Chicken Divan. Now that's something I haven't had in ages. We spent the morning cleaning and washing out the fridge, (try not to be envious of our madcap lifestyle, grins) and I had some sour cream and cheese that needed to be used up.
I remembered this old favorite and I did a little web search, looked at my cookbooks and decided on Paula Deen's version. She uses a lot of pantry items in this, but what decided me was the little bit of white wine and the curry.
I had some trepidation about the curry as I'm not spicy, but for my curry loving blogging friends I went with the full teaspoon. Ole Sweetie-Pi had already declared he wouldn't eat it because of the broccoli (I wouldn't even dare mention the curry to him as that would have been the kiss of death in trying to convince him to at least take a bite.) I told him to eat the chicken and leave the broccoli, which smoothed the way into his trying this.
Surprise of all surprises, Ole Sweetie-Pi and I both liked this. This dish is rich, a little goes a long way. The curry is subtle, the wine adds a nice note, as does the lemon. There's enough flavor going on that the broccoli 's presence is almost secondary to the other flavors. Ole Sweetie-Pi even ate his broccoli!
This is a once-in-a-while dish with all the canned soup and cheeses, (I think I must be into next weeks sodium allowance). It was good to revisit this. I'll sure we'll be seeing this again.