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.)
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!

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.

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

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
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.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Let us know how this Chicken Cobbler turned out in your kitchen! —Karen

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