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Chicken Cobbler is an easy dinner recipe that is dump & go prep in one casserole pan! Simple to make with frozen vegetables, cooked chicken, chicken broth, and cream of chicken soup. Top it off with a store-bought cheddar bay biscuit mix for the ultimate savory cobbler. 

A casserole dish with a serving spoon scooping up a piece of the cobbler inside.

Chicken Cobbler Recipe

When you think of a cobbler you traditionally might think of dessert! Like this Simple Peach Cobbler, Blackberry Cobbler, or Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler. Today’s recipe is a savory cobbler that is similar to a chicken pot pie, but instead it’s a dump & go, layered recipe that cooks up in one pan. 

A buttery chicken + vegetable base, topped with a creamy sauce, and then finished off with a store-bought cheddar bay biscuit mix. Simple to make and it’s something the whole family will love.

A bowl of this chicken dish with a fork beside it.

Ingredients Needed

  • Melted Butter – I prefer using salted butter but unsalted butter can be used just as well. The butter is divided in the recipe, meaning that you will use half of it in one part of the recipe prep and the other half in another. 
  • Cooked Shredded Chicken – The chicken needs to be cooked prior to making this recipe. Use leftover chicken, a Rotisserie chicken, grill chicken, make some oven baked chicken, or throw chicken breast + 1 can of chicken broth into the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours. It will be perfectly tender and shreddable after the cook time. 
  • Frozen Peas & Carrots
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Chicken Broth – Again, feel free to use regular salted chicken broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth. 
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Whole Milk – I recommend using whole milk because it’s the perfect balance between fat (which you want when baking with dairy) and thinness of milk. 
  • Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix – This is a store-bought biscuit mix. It’s a copycat biscuit mix from Red Lobster. 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Labeled ingredients for this savory cobbler dish.

How To Make Easy Chicken Cobbler with Biscuit Mix

Learn how to make this recipe with the simple steps below (with pictures!). Be sure and read to the bottom of the page where there is a detailed recipe card, a printable option, and a pin it button so you can save it for later. 

It’s important to remember that there is no need to stir the layers together. Just evenly spread out each layer and move on to the next. 

  • Prep : Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Layered Dump & Go Casserole : Pour half of the melted butter into the baking dish and spread it around evenly. Layer the cooked chicken, then the frozen peas & carrots, and sprinkle the dried seasonings over top. 
  • Creamy Mixture : In a mixing bowl stir together the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup until combined. Pour this over the chicken and frozen vegetable inside the baking dish. 
  • Biscuit Topping Mix : In a mixing bowl add the milk, cheddar bay biscuit mix, and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until it’s combined well. Save the seasoning packet (from the biscuit mix) for later along with the remaining half of butter. 
  • Bake : Cook for 55-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Butter + Seasoning Packet : Mix together the remaining melted butter and the seasoning packet from the biscuit mix box. Brush this over top the biscuit topping in the baking dish. 

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

Chicken Cobbler FAQ’s

  • What Is Chicken Cobbler?

    • Cobbler consists of a creamy base usually with sauce and then a biscuit-like topping. It bakes in the oven in one pan. It’s similar to a dump & go or dump cake recipe where you layer the ingredients into a baking dish and bake it all together.
    • In dessert cobblers the biscuit like topping is sweeter or sometimes a cake mix or cookie mix is used. In savory cobbler recipes it might call for a biscuit mix or a homemade biscuit topping. 
  • How To Store Leftovers

    • The chicken cobbler stores well inside the fridge for up to 5 days. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, a lid, or put leftovers inside an airtight container. 
    • To reheat leftovers, microwave until warmed through. 
  • Can I Use Other Frozen Vegetables?

    • Yes of course. Just keep in mind that you want to use the same amount that is called for in the recipe. Also, it’s probably best not to use fresh vegetables as the cook time is not long enough to soften them and have them cooked thoroughly. 
  • How Come There Is No Salt In The Recipe?

    • The recipe, as written, with no added salt is correct. There are several ingredients that have a higher sodium content (chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, biscuit mix) so I eliminated salt from the ingredient list. If you feel like you need more salt then feel free to add some or sprinkle some salt flakes on top of your serving of chicken cobbler. 
  • Do I Need To Stir The Ingredients Inside The Casserole Pan?

    • There is no need to stir this recipe once you have added the layer into the baking dish. It’s similar to those dump cake cobbler recipes where you dump the layers of ingredients in and then finish it off with a cake or biscuit topping. It works magic in the oven so don’t stir it and let the cobbler do it’s job while baking. 
  • I’ve Seen This Recipe on TikTok. Is It The Same?

    • My recipe is a more developed and will yield better results than the popular one you may have seen on TikTok. I thought the end result was very soggy so after much testing, I came up with this version where you layer the ingredients, so you end up with two different mixes instead of just one, which yields a creamy base topped with a fluffy (not soggy!) biscuit topping. 
    • Yes, this recipe is based off of the viral chicken cobbler you may have seen on social media. But it is my own interpretation of it which will yield better results. 

overhead shot of a serving bowl with a spoon and a casserole dish with more food inside of it.

Recipe Tips

Here are a few of my helpful tips so that you can have success recreating this recipe in your own kitchen ♥

  • Shred Cheese From a Block : I always recommend shredding your own cheese from a block whenever a recipe calls for shredded cheese. It melts so much better and smoother, and I am convinced it tastes better because it won’t have that powdery coating that pre shredded cheese has on it to prevent clumping inside the bag. 
  • Shredded Cheese : You can use any type you want. I recommend sticking with a cheddar cheese like mild, medium, or sharp cheddar. But you can also use Colby Jack cheese if wanted. 
  • Don’t Stir The Layers Together : It’s important that you don’t stir the layers together. Just evenly spread out each layer, inside the baking dish, and move on to the next. This will bake up like a sweet cobbler recipe with the soft and saucey bottom mixture topped off with the browned and slightly crispy biscuit topping. 
  • Use Whole Milk : I don’t recommend using any milk that is lower in fat than whole milk. You need that extra fat and thickness to help thicken up the dish while baking. If wanted, you can use half and half instead. 

Overhead shot of this casserole recipe with a fork and sea salt flakes on top of the biscuit topping.

Close up shot of a savory chicken cobbler dish for dinner.

More Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

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Chicken Cobbler


Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Casserole, Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Chicken Cobbler is an easy dinner recipe that is dump & go prep in one casserole pan! Simple to make with frozen vegetables, cooked chicken, chicken broth, and cream of chicken soup. Top it off with a store-bought cheddar bay biscuit mix for the ultimate savory cobbler. 

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 bag (12 oz) frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box (11.36 oz) Cheddar bay Biscuit Mix (reserve seasoning packet for later)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Seasoned Butter Topping

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • seasoning packet from box of biscuit mix

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Pour the melted butter into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Spread it out by tilting the dish around.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • Layer the cooked chicken on top of the butter, followed by the frozen peas and carrots, and then sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper over top.
    * No need to stir. Just evenly spread each layer into the baking dish.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • In a mixing bowl add the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Stir with a whisk until combined well. Pour it into the baking dish covering the chicken & vegetable layers.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • In a mixing bowl add the contents from the cheddar bay biscuit mix, whole milk and shredded cheese. Stir it with a wooden spoon until combined well.
    Spread this into the baking dish as the final top layer.
    * Reserve the seasoning packet (inside the cheddar bay biscuit box) for later.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and cooked through.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.
  • When the cook time is done mix together the melted butter (2 tablespoons) and the seasoning packet set aside from earlier.
    Brush this onto the top of the hot chicken cobbler before serving.
    Step by step process photos showing how to make this recipe.

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Notes

Recipe Tips -
  • Shred Cheese From a Block : I always recommend shredding your own cheese from a block whenever a recipe calls for shredded cheese. It melts so much better and smoother, and I am convinced it tastes better because it won't have that powdery coating that pre shredded cheese has on it to prevent clumping inside the bag. 
  • Shredded Cheese : You can use any type you want. I recommend sticking with a cheddar cheese like mild, medium, or sharp cheddar. But you can also use Colby Jack cheese if wanted. 
  • Don't Stir The Layers Together : It's important that you don't stir the layers together. Just evenly spread out each layer, inside the baking dish, and move on to the next. This will bake up like a sweet cobbler recipe with the soft and saucey bottom mixture topped off with the browned and slightly crispy biscuit topping. 
  • Use Whole Milk : I don't recommend using any milk that is lower in fat than whole milk. You need that extra fat and thickness to help thicken up the dish while baking. If wanted, you can use half and half instead.
  • How To Store Leftovers : The chicken cobbler stores well inside the fridge for up to 5 days. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, a lid, or put leftovers inside an airtight container. To reheat leftovers, microwave until warmed through. 
  • Can I Use Other Frozen Vegetables? : Yes of course. Just keep in mind that you want to use the same amount that is called for in the recipe. Also, it's probably best not to use fresh vegetables as the cook time is not long enough to soften them and have them cooked thoroughly. 
  • How Come There Is No Salt In The Recipe? : The recipe, as written, with no added salt is correct. There are several ingredients that have a higher sodium content (chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, biscuit mix) so I eliminated salt from the ingredient list. If you feel like you need more salt then feel free to add some or sprinkle some salt flakes on top of your serving of chicken cobbler. 
 

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23 Comments

  1. Randy L Reed says:

    Ma’am I owe you an apology. I completely misread your recipe and messed it up. I will be trying again however. Sorry 🙁

    1. Together as Family says:

      No apology necessary, thank you for your message though! I hope it works better the next time!

  2. Carolyn Zimmerman says:

    I made this recipe (Easy Chicken Cobbler) last night and my family absolutely loved it!! My husband had actually been begging me to make it for a while now. So he was extremely excited 😂 Thanks so much for sharing all your delicious recipes with us!!!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you for sharing! I love reading how recipes become a part of families!

  3. Carolyn Zimmerman says:

    5 stars
    I forgot to leave my recipe rating in my previous post. So here it is.. lol Definitely 5 Stars*****

  4. It recommended to keep cooked chicken no longer than 3 days after cooking. I would only store this for up to 3 days, not 5.
    I can’t wait to give it a try. Sounds delicious!

    1. Together as Family says:

      If you end up trying the recipe, let me know how you like it!

  5. This was a great recipe! My husband already said this can go into our dinner rotation and he is super picky! I’m thinking about just using broccoli florets for the veggie. Thanks for the great meal!

    1. Together as Family says:

      I love to hear when a picky eater likes of one of my recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Debra Martin says:

    Can you freeze after cooking. There is only me and I hate to waste food.

    1. Together as Family says:

      I bet it would freeze well! I’ve never personally tried freezing this dish but I think it would work.

  7. Any substitutions for the cheddar bay biscuit mix? I’m a cheese hater & would love to make this without the cheese aspect. 😊

    1. Together as Family says:

      I would just top the casserole with regular biscuits- either from a mix or homemade would work. Let me know how you like it!

  8. W B Smith says:

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown on this recipe?

    1. Together as Family says:

      I’m working to get the nutritional information up but I don’t have it yet. Sorry!

  9. I’m so excited to try this!!
    Any thoughts on prepping this earlier in the day to cook for dinner? I’m hoping to add it in the rotation for easy weeknight meals!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Once the casserole is assembled just save it in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake, put the dish in the cold oven. Once the oven reaches temp, start the timer. Let me know how it turns out!

  10. 4 stars
    DO NOT ADD SALT! I added a little cayenne to the soup mixture. Really easy and filling.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Love the idea of adding cayenne for a kick!

  11. Bradley S. McPhail says:

    5 stars
    Hi!
    My wife doesn’t cook much. I like to try new things. I found this on line on a fluke.
    Tonight is my first time to make it. I used frozen Broccoli cause we like it better.
    We are having company tonight to try it out on-lol.
    I did mix the packet in with the mix & milk & cheese. I think it will be alright.
    Will let you know how it went!!
    Glad to have found it. I have a Campbells 123 cook book that uses a seasoned milk flour mixture that works well on quick chicken pot pie. I presume it would work here to. But, excited to try this out!!
    Sincerely,
    Bradley McPhail

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you for your comment! So happy to read that it worked out well!

  12. Some of the adds are sitting directly on top of the directions, which make them unreadable. The adds will not move or close.

    1. Together as Family says:

      I’m sorry! It can be tricky to navigate the ads when accessing the site with your phone but usually an ad window will have a small ‘x’ in one of its top corners that when clicked will close the ad. Let me know if that helps make it easier to access information on the site!