Top Rated Paula Deen Recipes

Chicken Quinoa Casserole
One of my mom’s go-to dishes when I was little was Paula Deen’s chicken divan — and I don’t blame her. It’s easy, quick, and absolutely delicious. (Check out the recipe here.) But when I thought of making it the other day and took a good hard look at the ingredients, I was shocked by how many high-fat foods were part of it: condensed cream of mushroom soup; a whole cup (each) of mayonnaise, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese; and 2 tablespoons of butter. I decided the recipe needed a makeover. Since I’m not sure my new and improved recipe even qualifies anymore as "chicken divan," I just call it chicken, broccoli, and quinoa casserole. The cream of mushroom soup was replaced with Campbell’s 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom; I reduced the mayo to 1/3 of a cup and used low-fat instead; the regular Cheddar was switched with reduced-fat cheese — and yes, I did increase the amount by ¼ cup; and I completely eliminated the sour cream, plus a few other ingredients. I added quinoa to make it a little heartier and to make up for the reduction in ingredients. (To learn more about why you should be cooking with quinoa and to see more quinoa recipes, click here.) Feel free to use fresh broccoli instead of frozen. I use this recipe when I want something inexpensive and quick, so I stuck with frozen. Want it to be even easier? Buy a rotisserie chicken, strip all of the meat off of it, and chop it into small pieces — it should come out to about 4 cups of chicken. This will add a little fat since the skin was on it when it was cooked, but considering the recipe is fairly low-fat already, I don’t think it makes a huge difference. — Melissa Valliant, HellaWella
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Buddha's Boy
This is from "The Lady and Sons Just Desserts" cookbook. If you make them with the chocolate coating, they taste just like a Baby Ruth candy bar.
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Recipe Circus
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Recipe Circus
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chelgilm
This is Paula Deens recipe. However her recipe calls for 8 tablespoons sugar and I choose to only use 4 teaspoons. If you like yours thicker you might want to add less milk. I add 1/2 cup or more less than suggested.
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Recipe Circus
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Scoutie
This is VERY good! I must tell you, tho, the original recipe calls for 4 sticks of butter in the sauce! To be fair, the episode she made this on WAS called "Everything's Better With Butter." LOL I read thru many reviews on the other site and almost all cut the butter back, some even to 1 and 1/4 sticks with no problems. I used 2 sticks of butter and also used bacon instead of pancetta, out of personal preference. Dried or fresh herbs, such as tarragon, thyme, basil, oregano, even an Italian seasoning can be used to season while sauteeing the chicken. I also use the artichokes packed in water, not the oil. The last time I made it, I added some minced garlic while sauteeing the veggies and a bit more lemon (to taste) to the sauce. That said, this is one helluva a good dish! Adapted from Food Network, Paula Deen.
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mrsnah08
This dish was really easy, good for a cold winter day/night. Super easy clean up - just one pot, a cutting board, knife and big spoon to stir it all! Makes a ton!
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Sharlene~W
This pie is creamy and light-melt in the mouth delicious. The seasonings are subtile and thoroughly enjoyable. From Food Network's 2006 Thanksgiving menu.
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Jill L. "Margaritta Lover"
Very good and easy to make.
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Lvs2Cook
Sometimes, simple is best!
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Price Family
Paula Deen's recipe.
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