As summer begins, I wanted to lighten up some dishes that I normally cook for my clients. Here is a Chicken Divan that I found which is now one of my client’s favorite. It’s fast and easy to put together, and it’s also low carb. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Chicken Divan

2 boneless and skinless chicken breast 
2 tablespoon butter or ghee 
1 small yellow onion, chopped 
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
2 cups chicken broth or stock 
1 teaspoon chopped parsley 
1 teaspoon ground black pepper 
1 teaspoon salt 
3 cups cauliflower, riced (frozen is fine) 
1 cup heavy cream 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
3 cups steamed chopped broccoli 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fill a pot about halfway with water. Add both breasts of chicken. Cook on high and bring to a boil until the chicken is cooked through about 8-10 minutes. Take it out and set it aside

Meanwhile, cook up the garlic and onions in a medium frying pan on a low heat with the butter or ghee. While that’s cooking, blend up your cauliflower using a food processor if not already riced. After about two minutes of the onions cooking, begin adding in the garlic powder, salt, pepper and chopped parsley one at a time, mixing them into the onions as you go. When the onions are soft, add the cauliflower. When the cauliflower is soft, add the chicken broth. Cook, covered for about 6-8 minutes.

Add the cream and lemon juice and let simmer uncovered on low for about 6 minutes while it reduces. Mix it a few times throughout so it doesn’t burn to the bottom. Add mayo, mix, and turn off burner. Begin pulling apart your chicken with a fork.

Add half your pulled chicken into the cauliflower cream mixture. Use the other half to line the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish. On top of the chicken, layer in the steamed, chopped broccoli. Top with the cauliflower cream mixture. Top with cheddar cheese.Put in the oven for 30 minutes, covered with tinfoil. Remove tinfoil and cook 10 more minutes.

Serves 6