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Chicken Divan

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


This chicken divan is a paleo version of a comfort food classic! It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and AIP compliant.


  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp arrowroot starch

For topping

  • 1 1/2 cup plantain chips (finely crushed, manually or with a food processor)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Using a large deep pot, place the broccoli in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 5 minutes or until lightly fork tender. Strain and set aside in a large 9×13″ casserole dish.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and coat with arrowroot starch. Using a large pan, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Cook the chicken in the pan for 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165 F. Set the chicken aside.
  3. Clean out the same pot used for the broccoli and heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic until fragrant.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth (reserve 1/4 cup on the side), apple cider vinegar, coconut cream, and salt. Stir and bring to a low simmer.
  5. Using a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup of broth and the arrowroot starch. Pour into the broth mixture and stir well. Allow to simmer and thicken for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Add the chicken to the casserole dish with the broccoli and stir to evenly disperse.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and top with the finely crushed plantain chips and nutritional yeast.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until the top is crispy.
  9. Top with fresh parsley and serve with cauliflower rice if desired


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: casserole
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 683
  • Fat: 40.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.6g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 26.8g