Acording to the Rolls-Royce Owners Cookbook, printed in 1975 and featuring recipes from the Atlantic Region Rolls-Royce Owners Club, to make chicken divan you simmer six to eight chicken breasts in water, adding broth, onion, carrot, bay leaf, and pepper.
“You continue to simmer the chicken for about an hour, or until it is tender. After the chicken has cooled a bit, skin it, strip the meat from the bone, and lay it aside. Also lay aside the broccoli, which you will have cooked and salted lightly.”
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