Dining, Wining and Dancing in New York
By Scudder Middleton
New York, NY: Dodge Publishing Co.
Pg. 47: ... Divan Parisien chicken Divan ($1.20)
26 June 1952, Sheboygan (WI) Press, pg. 15, cols. 3-4:
This week his favorite recipe for "Chicken Divan" is being featured by Marcel, who thusly is paying culinary tribute to Wisconsin's governor.
8-12 stalks of asparagus cook, drained
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 egg yolks
3-4 tablespoons of sherry
6-8 thin slices cooked breast of chicken
1 cup cream sauce
Add butter to asparagus on a heatproof platter. Add 1 tablespoon of cheese. Moisten the slices of chicken with tablespoon of sherry. Season it with a little salt. Place chicken on top of asparagus and cheese. Beat the egg yolks which you add to the cream sauce, season and add remaining sherry. Pour over the chicken and the asparagus. Top this with the remaining cheese and bake in hot oven, 400 degrees, until delicately browned, about 12 minutes.
Serves two or three.
1955 Manhattan Yellow Pages, pg. 1493, col. 1:
33 East 48th St. N.Y.C.