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This Shortcut Chicken Cobbler Is the Perfect Cozy Casserole Supper — So Easy + Creamy!

When we’re craving a bowl of rich and creamy comfort, whipping up chicken cobbler is our go-to solution. This dish is similar to chicken pot pie in that it has a thick meat and vegetable filling. But, the twist is that chicken cobbler is topped with biscuit dough — which bakes into a golden, buttery crust and requires no rolling or shaping. You can also use leftover cooked chicken for the filling to whip up this dish in an hour. Keep reading for tips on preparing this toss-together dish that your dinner crowd will devour!

What is chicken cobbler?

Chicken cobbler is a casserole that combines a chicken and vegetable filling with a biscuit topping to create a creamy and hearty dish. Some chicken cobbler recipes make the biscuits from scratch for a flaky topping, while others like the viral TikTok version use Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix (Buy from Walmart, $2.64) as a shortcut that produces a more fluffy and pungent crust.

3 tips for making a scrumptious chicken cobbler

Baking this savory cobbler is perfect if you’re looking for a yummy one-pot dinner. Plus, you can make prep hassle-free by using these three simple tricks.

1. Use precooked chicken for the filling.

Rather than cooking raw chicken for the filling, Amy Hand, contributing writer at The Skillful Cook, opts for the precooked kind. “If you want to save time, choose your favorite grocery store rotisserie chicken that has great flavor,” she says. “Alternatively, you could roast a chicken to customize the flavor.” Shred or chop all parts of the chicken before adding it to the filling mixture.

2. Get creative with the dish’s seasonings.

For an extra flavorful chicken cobbler, incorporate a variety of dried herbs or spices into the filling. “Thyme, rosemary and sage can add [an earthy] depth, while a pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper can give it a subtle kick,” Sarah Johnson, cooking and appliance expert at Big Air Fryers, says.

3. Grate the butter for an extra flaky biscuit topping.

If the recipe calls for making a homemade biscuit topping, shred the cold butter using a box grater before mixing it with the flour. This trick creates little knobs of butter that incorporate well into the dough and result in flaky layers in the biscuit topping. Simply freeze the pre-measured amount of butter for 30 minutes and then it’s ready to grate.

How to make chicken cobbler

Below, you can find two chicken cobbler recipes that either make the topping from scratch or use store-bought mix. Regardless, they’re both delicious and are sure to become favorites in your weeknight dinner roster!

Chicken Cobbler With a Homemade Biscuit Topping

A recipe for Chicken Cobbler With a Homemade Biscuit Topping
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Norah Clark, chef and food editor at Boyd Hampers, shares her Homemade Chicken Cobbler — which features a freshly made biscuit crust and an easy-to-prep hearty filling.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ stick cold butter, grated
  • ½ cup milk

Directions:

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large skillet, sauté onion, celery and garlic in butter over medium heat until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add flour and stir until blended, 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring constantly. Add thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Add chicken and frozen vegetables to skillet and stir to combine. Pour chicken mixture into greased 9-inch baking dish.
  5. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gently toss butter in mixture until it’s fully coated. Stir in milk until just combined. Drop spoonful of biscuit dough over chicken mixture.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Red Lobster Biscuit Chicken Cobbler

This recipe comes from Mama Sues Southern Kitchen and uses Red Lobster’s biscuit mix to create a delicious chicken cobbler that bakes in under an hour.


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