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Leftover Chicken Cobbler

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

This dish is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. You can also use leftover veg if you have any in the fridge!

Makes approximately 4 - 6 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 35 minutes



350g cooked turkey or chicken, cut into cubes

225g carrots, peeled and sliced into rings

1/2 onion, finely chopped

300g broccoli florets

1 can condensed cream of chicken soup

125ml chicken stock

125ml milk

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme (or mixed herbs)

Pinch of black pepper

Or leftover veg can be used in place of the carrots, onion and broccoli!


210g self-raising flour

75g butter, cut into cubes

150ml milk

Pinch of salt

How to make Chicken Cobbler

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6 or 180°C for a fan oven).

2. For the filling:

- Add the carrots, onion and broccoli to a microwaveable bowl and cover with cling wrap. Pierce some air holes with a knife. Microwave on high for 2- 3 minutes until veg are tender. Drain any excess water (Skip this step if you are using leftover veg!)

- In a separate bowl, combine the soup, stock, milk, garlic, herbs and pepper. Stir in the leftover cooked chicken, vegetable mix and then pour into a baking dish.

3. For the topping:

- Add the flour, butter and salt to a bowl and use a fork to combine until it makes a crumb-like mixture.

- Add milk to combine with the dry ingredients.

- Spoon golf-ball sized dough on top of the filling.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the topping is golden brown.

Serve with some steamed green beans or other veg.



'Lighten up' use low fat version of the canned soup and low fat milk. When making the 'cobbler' use wholemeal flour and low fat milk and butter alternative. The dish will still be a tasty winter meal, serving with steamed vegetables gives helps to meat you 5-7 portions of veg a day.

Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.

Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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