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Johnny Prep’s Chicken Cobbler Recipe

chicken-cobbler1-585As promised, today we unveil one of Johnny Prep’s fabulous recipes from The Magic of Cooking with Really Good Broth.
While all of his recipes turned out fantabulous, his home-style chicken potpie with carrot cobbler topping made for one of those single-dish, comfort meals we all adore.
I had planned on taste-testing quite a few of Johnny’s recipes, so I first made his Rich Chicken Broth (the recipe is in his book) and saved what I didn’t use for later. (By the way, broth can be frozen for up to three months.)
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So ladies and gentlemen without further adieu I give you Johnny Prep’s Chicken Cobbler recipe!

Chicken Cobbler Recipe

De-boned and ready to go.

With a little seasoning, Johnny’s Rich Chicken Broth is good enough to drink straight!


Ingredients
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup whole-grain flour
1/3 cup diced onion
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 ¾ cups chicken stock (his homemade stock is best, but use what you have on hand if you don’t have time)
2/3 cup milk
2 ½ – 3 cups cooked chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
¾ cup small diced carrots
¾ cup frozen peas
2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
Measuring in advance makes cooking a breeze.

Measuring in advance makes cooking a breeze.


Directions
Melt butter over medium and stir in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until bubbly. Add stock and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add chicken, vegetables and parsley. Pour into greased 10 inch round casserole dish.

Carrot Cobbler Topping

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Ingredients
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup coarsely shredded carrot
¼ cup finely shredded zucchini
½ tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
Directions
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper with a whisk. Then add the carrot and zucchini and mix with a spoon. Add milk and butter and stir until moist. Don’t overwork the batter; it’s almost like biscuit dough.

Putting It All Together

Drop by spoonful on top of chicken and vegetables.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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Let us know how this Chicken Cobbler turned out in your kitchen! —Karen

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