Imagine a dish that combines the heartiness of a traditional chicken pot pie with the ease of a casserole, topped with the irresistible charm of Cheddar Bay biscuits. That’s precisely what this chicken cobbler recipe is all about!
This simple yet delicious recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and impressive enough for potlucks. With a blend of cooked chicken, mixed vegetables, and a biscuit mix topping, this casserole is on its way to being a family favorite mouthwatering dinner recipe.
Why This Chicken Cobbler is Taking Over TikTok
The irony of the name is not lost on me. Cobblers, by tradition, are associated with a sweet taste or dessert recipe. But not this one! This TikTok Chicken Cobbler casserole recipe is a perfect blend of convenience and comfort food, making it an instant viral hit on TikTok.
Matthew Bounds, aka @yourbarefootneighbor on TikTok, is the creator of this particular viral chicken cobbler recipe. The original recipe’s catchy name has undoubtedly contributed to its more than 34 million views.
See the video here:
@becomefound I’m so excited to say that Come Fix You A Plate is officially live!! We’re going back to where it all started, with Chicken Cobbler! #chickencobbler #rotisseriechicken #casserole #campbells #viralrecipe♬ original sound – Your Barefoot Neighbor
Combining chicken and frozen vegetables reduces prep time, while the biscuit mix adds a homemade feel without the fuss. It’s a chicken casserole that brings the best of both worlds—the coziness of a classic chicken pot pie and the simplicity of a one-pan casserole dish.
- Unsalted Butter
- Cooked and Cubed Chicken (rotisserie chicken works great as well)
- Frozen Vegetables
- Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix (seasoning included)
- Chicken Broth
- Cream of Chicken Soup
How to make Chicken Cobbler
Preheat and melt:
- Place a stick of butter in a 9×13 baking dish and set it in a cold oven.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Let the butter melt during preheating, which should take about 5–6 minutes.
Layer the Base: Carefully remove the baking dish once the butter is melted. Spread the cooked, cubed chicken evenly over the melted butter, then top it with the frozen vegetables.
Create the biscuit topping.
- Combine the box of biscuit mix in a bowl with its seasoning packet.
- Gradually stir in the milk until it is well combined.
- Gently pour the biscuit mixture over the chicken layer and vegetables.
- Remember, no mixing everything together!
Prepare the Gravy Consistency Soup Mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup until smooth. Carefully pour this over the biscuit layer, again avoiding any mixing.
Bake to Perfection: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes. You’re looking for bubbly edges and a slightly golden-browned top. As always with any recipe, check for doneness, as not all ovens operate at the same heat. You may need to add 5–10 minutes extra.
Note that if you want a much deeper-colored top, place it under a broiler for a few minutes (attended) to finish.
Rest and Serve: Let the cobbler stand for 15 minutes after baking. This rest period helps everything set nicely. Then, serve it hot and enjoy!
What does TikTok’s Chicken Cobbler taste like?
The bottom layer of chicken and vegetables becomes tender and savory, soaking up the flavors of the gravy-like soup mixture. The biscuit topping adds a fluffy, slightly cheesy contrast, comforting and filling every bite.
Our personal thoughts on this viral recipe: I’d call this chicken pot pie, but chicken cobbler is fun, too!
It reminds me of the chicken pot pies we made in the oven as kids. We never ate all that crust anyhow, so this has less of that and more filling! It’s tasty and has a good flavor as is. That being said, adding seasonings like black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, or even a bit of Italian seasoning is fine.
I didn’t have a ton of frozen veggies, but you can easily add more or toss in a can of drained mushrooms, too. The cooked buttery biscuit topping kind of “sits” on top of the filling, so it does jiggle when you remove it from the oven, but it’s cooked. It’s certainly the first cobbler I’ve had without any ice cream!
Casserole Storage Tips
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warm throughout.
Can I use rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts? Absolutely! Just tear up the already-cooked rotisserie chicken into smaller pieces and use them in place of the chicken cubes as directed. This dish is also great if you have leftover chicken waiting to be used.
Is it possible to freeze this cobbler? Freezing is not recommended, as the biscuit topping may become soggy when thawed and reheated.
Can I add cheese to this recipe? Certainly! Sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese over the top before baking for an extra-cheesy twist.
Perfect Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Cobbler
Because this recipe has protein and veggies and is a complete meal by itself, we suggest a side dish of potatoes if you want one. While also heavy, it goes well to round out a homecooked comfort meal.
- Creamy Alfredo Potatoes: These indulgent potatoes are smothered in a creamy sauce, creating a rich and creamy side perfect for a hearty meal.
- Mini Potatoes with Garlic Butter: Oven-roasted to perfection, these mini potatoes are a delight with their soft insides and crispy skins, enhanced with garlic butter.
- Crispy Creamer Potatoes (Oven Roasted & Smashed): Smashed for texture and roasted for flavor, these creamer potatoes offer a delightful mix of crispy skins and creamy centers.
- Simple Pressure Cooker Red Potatoes with Buttery Parmesan: Quick and easy, these pressure-cooked red potatoes are flavored with garlic, butter, and Parmesan for a deliciously tender side.
- Parmesan Roasted Potatoes: A fan favorite, this is a viral recipe and a fantastic 5-star dish.
More Viral Dinner Recipes
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Chicken Cobbler (TikTok Viral Recipe)
- 9 x13 baking dish
- Mixing Bowls
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 4 cups cubed chicken cooked
- 2 cups frozen vegetables keep frozen
- 11.36 oz Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix (including seasoning packet)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
- Preheat and Melt Butter: Place the stick of butter in a 9×13 baking pan. Put the pan in the oven and then preheat it to 350°F. Let the butter melt while the oven heats, about 5-6 minutes. Take the pan out once the butter is melted.
- Layer Chicken and Vegetables: Spread the cooked, cubed chicken evenly over the melted butter in the pan. Then, add the frozen vegetables on top of the chicken.
- Prepare Biscuit Mix: In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix and the seasoning packet. Add 2 cups of milk to this and whisk well until smooth. Pour this biscuit mixture over the chicken and vegetables in the pan. Don’t stir it in.
- Add Broth and Soup: In another bowl, mix the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. Carefully pour this over the biscuit layer in the baking pan. Again, do not mix.
- Bake Casserole: Place the pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. It’s done when the edges are bubbly, the top is lightly browned, and the center is cooked. Please note that all ovens cook at different rates and you may need up to 10 additional minutes. For a more brown top, broil for a few minutes before serving.
- Rest and Serve: After taking the pan out of the oven, let it stand for 15 minutes. Then, it’s ready to serve hot!
- Be careful not to stir the layers once they are in the pan.
- Letting the dish rest after baking helps it set and makes it easier to serve.
- Adjust the seasoning to taste, especially if using low-sodium broth or soup.
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