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                          Gourmet’s Chicken Divan
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chicken
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      large         broccoli head, cut into 4-inch spears
      1/4  cup           unsalted butter, cut in pieces
    5      tablespoons   flour
    2      cups          chicken broth
      1/2  cup           heavy cream, well chilled
    3      tablespoons   Sherry, medium dry
                         lemon juice to taste
      1/2  cup           Parmesan cheese, grated
    2      who           chicken breasts, skinned & boned,
                         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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