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                          GOURMET'S CHICKEN DIVAN
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lg           Broccoli head, cut into 4-in
                         -h spears
      1/4   c            Unsalted butter, cut in piec
    5       tb           Flour
    2       c            Chicken broth
      1/2   c            Heavy cream, well chilled
    3       tb           Sherry, medium dry
                         Lemon juice to taste
      1/2   c            Parmesan cheese, grated
    2                    Chicken breasts, skinned & b
                         Cooked and thinly sliced
   In a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook the broccoli for 6-8
   minutes or until it is just tender.  Drain it well and keep warm. In a
   heavy saucepan, melt the butter over mod-low heat, add flour and cook roux,
   stirring, for 3 minutes.  Add the broth, stirring, bring the mixture, and
   simmer it, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and
   cook the mixture, stirring, for 10 minutes. In a bowl, beat the cream until
   it holds stiff peaks.  Fold the cream, Sherry, and lemon juice into the
   sauce.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange broccoli on a
   flameproof patter or a 2-qt. gratin dish and pour half the sauce over the
   broccoli.  Stir 1/4 cup Parmesan into the remaining sauce. Arrange the
   chicken on the broccoli, pour the remaining sauce over it, and sprinkle the
   mixture with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Broil under a preheated broiler
   about 6 inches from the flame for 1 minute or until the sauce is golden and
   bubbling. a 1956 Gourmet Mag. favorite
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