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Chicken Divan Pie

Prep Time: 45 min  |  Cook Time: 18 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories:
2062 Chicken Divan Pie
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
18 min

This delicious twist on the classic creamy casserole uses spinach rather than the usual broccoli, adds grated carrots and dried currants and puff pastry to create a pie. Sargento® 4 State Cheddar Cheese adds the cheesy goodness that makes this dish memorable.

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk or reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • 1-7/8 cups (7.5 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar® Cheese, divided
  • 1 to 1-1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bag (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves (4 cups)
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (1/2 of a 17.3oz. package)
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Stir in milk; bring to a simmer, whisking frequently. Simmer until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in sherry; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese until cheese melts.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes. Add thyme, salt and pepper; sauté 3 minutes or just until chicken is no longer pink. (Chicken will continue cooking during baking time.) Stir in spinach, carrots and currants; sauté just until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese sauce, mixing well. Transfer mixture to an 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over mixture. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any juices while baking.
  3. Unfold puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 11x8-inch rectangle. Place pastry over chicken mixture, turning edges under to fit dish. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 16 to 18 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over pastry; let stand 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut pastry into 6 squares with serrated knife. Use a large spoon to dish out each serving.

Nutrition Facts
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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