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CHICKEN DIVAN
3-4 cups diced cooked chicken

16 ounces frozen broccoli florets
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
3 ounces fresh mushrooms, minced
1 stalk celery, minced
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/2-1 teaspoon xanthan gum, optional
Salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon curry powder

Cook the broccoli according to package directions for 7-8 minutes; drain. In a large non-stick skillet, sauté the fresh mushrooms, celery and onion in the butter until soft and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth; bring to a boil and reduce by half. Add the cream and xanthan gum at this point, if using, and simmer on medium heat until thickened. Gradually whisk in the mayonnaise until well blended. Stir in the curry powder.

In a greased 9x13" glass baking dish, mix the chicken, broccoli and canned mushrooms. Season to taste. Mix in the cheese. Pour in the mushroom sauce and mix well. Cover with foil and bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes until bubbly and a little browned on top.

Makes 8-10 servings
Can be frozen

If you have xanthan gum, you can slightly thicken the sauce with the bonus that you won't need to reduce the sauce as much and will end up with more. After adding the cream, lightly dust xanthan gum over surface of sauce; quickly mix in. Repeat until you've mixed approximately 1/2-1 teaspoon xanthan gum into sauce. Simmer until the sauce has thickened.




VARIATION:
Omit the canned mushrooms and minced mushrooms and use 1/2 pound fresh, sliced mushrooms. Sauté the mushrooms, celery and onion just until tender. Proceed as directed above, only reducing the sauce slightly, then thickening with 1/2-1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Mix all ingredients in baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes until hot and bubbly. Casserole can be assembled ahead of time and chilled; baking time remains the same.

This produced the best results I've had with this recipe so far and I will make it this way from now on. The sauce seemed more like the cream of chicken soup that is in the original high carb recipes I used to make. Carb counts remain the same. This makes a lot and has almost the same flavor as the non-low carb version that I used to make. Very tasty.

UPDATE: I wanted to mention how nice the xanthan gum made the sauce and how well it holds up to reheating. By using this to thicken the sauce, it makes for a much moister, saucier casserole because the sauce doesn't need to reduce as much to thicken it. If you can find xanthan gum, I recommend investing in it. I'm finding more and more uses for it and it takes so little that a bag will probably last forever.


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Chocolate...caramel...and cookie... +Jenn Lifford you are trying to kill me with this deliciousness!!
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The Aztecs are best known for eating chocolate, killing boatloads of people in sacrifice to their heathen gods and eventually getting beaten by the Spaniar
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A good reminder of the gifts of the holy spirit.
 
Being imperfect humans, all of us have experienced illness, some even grave illness. When we face such difficulties, how do we cope?

One valuable aid in coping is the comfort we receive from family, friends, and fellow believers.A friend’s kind, loving words can be like a soothing balm that heals and refreshes us. (Prov. 16:24; 18:24;25:11) But true Christians are concerned with more than just receiving comfort. They reach out “to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which [they themselves] are being comforted by God.” (2 Cor. 1:4; Luke 6:31) Antonio, a district overseer in Mexico, learned this firsthand.When he was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer of the blood, Antonio was overcome with anguish. Still, he strove to control his negative emotions. How? He would try to remember Kingdom songs and sing them so as to hear and meditate on the words. Praying out loud as well as reading the Bible also proved to be of great comfort.Antonio now recognizes, however, that one of his biggest helps came from his fellow believers. He says: “When my wife and I felt weighed down, we would ask a relative who is a congregation elder to come over and pray with us. This comforted us and calmed us. In fact,” he adds, “thanks to the support of our family and our spiritual brothers, we were able to overcome the negative emotions in a relatively short time.” How grateful he was to have such loving and caring friends!Another help during times of distress is the promised holy spirit. The apostle Peter said that God’s holy spirit is a “free gift.” (Acts 2:38) That certainly proved to be true with the anointing of many at Pentecost 33 C.E. But by extension, the holy spirit is a gift available to all of us. There is an endless supply of this gift, so why not ask to have it in abundance?—Isa. 40:28-31.
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http://bible.com/1/jud1.20-21.kjv But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
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http://bible.com/1/jhn13.34-35.kjv A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
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