Recipe: Hand Divan

I’ve rarely met a Chicken Divan recipe I didn’t like, no matter how simple or difficult. This is really simple and what’s more, you can carry it in your hand to eat it! So I named it “Hand Divan!”


1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup frozen broccoli, thawed
1-1/2 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup cooked chicken
1 can crescent rolls
1 cup shredded cheese (any variety)
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
coarse salt


Chop the cooked chicken finely.

Chop the broccoli finely.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add broccoli and milk. Cook a few minutes until broccoli is heated through. Stir in chicken and remove from heat.

Separate crescent rolls into four rectangles, pressing perforations together. (Or, use the crescent roll solid sheet and cut into four pieces.) Add about 1/4 cup broccoli/chicken mixture to each crescent rectangle.

Add about 1/4 cup shredded cheese to each crescent. They will look impossible to close, but don’t worry, they’ll stretch! Fold crescents over filling, press the edges together to seal, and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

In a small bowl, add water to beaten egg to make a wash. Brush each crescent with egg wash, the sprinkle with a bit of course salt. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly before serving, especially if you plan to actually use your hands. 🙂


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3 Responses to Recipe: Hand Divan

  1. Ingrid says:

    This sounds super easy and something different. We eat a lot of chicken and I’m always looking for new ways to fix. Thanks….”it’s what’s for dinner tomorrow” 🙂

  2. Here too, Ingrid, it’s a high challenge to keep chicken interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. chicken broccoli and cheese…a great combo and sounds so easy

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