Ten minutes is all you need to get a pan of comforting and delicious chicken cobbler in the oven. Made famous by TikTok, this recipe is an incredibly flavorful, family friendly dinner that packs vegetables, chicken, and biscuits into one hearty dish. It’s an easy, low-prep recipe that can be served alone as a satisfying, complete meal or with your favorite sides to easily feed a crowd.
TikTok Chicken Cobbler Casserole – The EASY Way!
Social media has been the source of SO many creative recipes, and this viral chicken cobbler from TikTok is one that I am SO happy to get behind. When I saw it I immediately recognized how perfect it was as an easy family recipe and had to give it try. And let me tell you, it’s a sensation that’s worth keeping around.
Whether you’re here because of the social media hype, or you just love a good creamy casserole, I promise you’re going to LOVE this recipe. It’s EASY, super comforting, and an instant hit with the kids. It’s like tucking into the warmest, coziest dinner you can imagine, but it takes you almost no time to prep and has everything you need for a complete meal. After that first creamy bite of amazing flavor, you’ll understand why the internet loves this recipe!
Why I LOVE this recipe!
- SO Delicious – Cheddar biscuits, creamy chicken, and tender veggies take classic pot pie flavors to a whole new, super yummy place!
- Insanely Easy – Prep is so easy for this recipe. You barely have to even stir! It’s a dump and go meal at its finest.
- Very Family Friendly – Kids will love the rich sauce and buttery biscuits, and you’ll get them eating veggies too!
- Comfort Food – This is one of those cozy meals that has everything you need to feel satisfied all in one dish.
What to Serve with Chicken Cobbler
Since this dish has the classic flavors of chicken cobbler, it will pair well with many of your favorite traditional side dishes. There are both classic options and some healthy options to keep it light.
Side Dish Ideas
- Side Salad – Lighten up your meal by topping your favorite salad greens with tomatoes, radishes, onions, and olives and a drizzle of homemade buttermilk ranch, classic Italian dressing, or a light lemony vinaigrette.
- Mashed Potatoes – Serve the creamy chicken cobbler casserole over a scoop of fluffy mashed potatoes for a truly classic comfort food meal.
- Baked Asparagus – This easy side can bake in the oven right along with your casserole, making dinner easy and tasty!
- Roasted Green Beans – Any of the five seasoning options in this recipe would be great with your cobbler.
- Brown Butter Broccoli – Make your green veggies just as tasty as the main course with the nutty addition of brown butter.
You can choose one or add a few sides to make a wholesome, well rounded dinner.
This viral chicken cobbler recipe is as simple as promised! Just 10 minutes of prep and 1 pan for a family friendly meal.
In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use when making this recipe to get the absolute best and most delicious results.
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Ingredients + Substitutions
- Cooked Chicken – You can use any pre-cooked options with traditional seasonings like leftover chicken breasts or store-bought or homemade rotisserie chicken. Or feel free to cook it fresh for this recipe. This is my go-to baked chicken breast recipe for using in casseroles.
- Frozen Vegetables – Use any combination of frozen vegetables that your family likes.
- Cheddar Bay biscuit mix – This is also known as Red Lobster biscuit mix.If you can’t find it, you can use any biscuit mix on the shelf at the store like Bisquick. Look for a standard sized box that can be prepared with only liquid. You’ll find it by the cake mixes on the baking aisle.
- Chicken broth – Vegetable broth will also work in this recipe.
- Cream of chicken soup
- Use the oven to melt the butter – Instead of using a separate bowl, one of my favorite time-saving tips is to add the butter to the 9×13 pan and pop it into the oven while it preheats. By the time I’ve gathered ingredients and prepped the chicken, the butter will be melted and ready to go.
- Lumps are okay – It’s normal to see lumps in the biscuit mix after whisking in the milk. Stir to break down any very large lumps, but otherwise don’t worry about it. They’ll bake right out!
- DON’T Mix it! – It seems crazy I know but you DON’T want to mix the casserole at any point. Pour the prepared biscuit mix on top of the chicken and veggies, then the cream of chicken and broth mixture on top of that with NO mixing. Magic happens in the oven, so save yourself the stirring!
- Let is set up after baking – It’s always a good idea to let a casserole rest after it comes out of the oven. The liquid cools just enough to thicken the sauce and make it easier to scoop. I give it at least 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Short Cuts
If you need to make this recipe, but are extra short on time, here are a few ideas that can help make this recipe even faster!
- Buy pre-shredded chicken– Rotisserie chicken is an easy option, but you can also often save time by purchasing pre-shredded chicken at the grocery store. It’s usually available near the deli section or by the prepared meats.
- Bake it ahead– Casseroles are amazing at reheating. Feel free to bake this ahead of time and simple re-warm it in the oven, covered, for 20-30 minutes before serving.
If you love this recipe as much as we do and want some quick ways to change it up for variety, these little tips will do the trick!
- Bisquick Chicken Cobbler– Swap in Bisquick mix for the cheddar bay biscuit mix. Make sure you’re using the same amount of dry mix, about 11.36 ounces, and then follow the recipe as written.
- Broccoli Chicken Cobbler– Swap out the frozen mixed vegetables for frozen broccoli. Then continue on with the recipe.
- Cheesy Chicken Cobbler– Make the your chicken cobbler cheesy by adding in 1-2 cups of shredded cheese between the vegetable and chicken layers. Bake as directed.
Freezer Meal Instructions
Making this easy chicken cobbler recipe into a freezer meal is simple! Follow the steps below and you can store this recipe in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Assemble the casserole through step 4 in a freezer safe casserole dish.
- When ready to cook, thaw in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
- Bake as directed.
Chicken Cobbler Leftovers
If you have leftovers after making this chicken cobbler casserole, then it is your lucky day! They save and reheat well, and can make the start of another delicious dish.
To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store:
- in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
- in the freezer up to a month
More EASY Chicken Casserole Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe, I really hope you will take a moment to grab a few more easy recipes for another busy night!
You can check out all of my easy chicken recipes here, or see a few of our readers favorite recipes below.
- Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing
- Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
- Buffalo Chicken Rice Casserole
- Chicken Burrito Casserole
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 cups shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken, or other
- 1 box cheddar bay biscuit mix, (11.36 ounce)
- 2 cups milk
- 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Spread the melted butter over the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish. Place the chicken and frozen vegetables evenly over the butter.
- Whisk together the biscuit mix and 2 cups of milk. There may still be some lumps, that is okay. Pour the mixture over the chicken and veggies. Do not mix.
- Whisk together the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Pour mixture over the casserole. Do not mix.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the sides are bubbling and the top starts to brown. Let sit 5 minutes to set, then serve.