Cobbler filled with chicken thighs, tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs is everything you could need today. It is comforting, fresh, filling, and easy to make. Basically, it's a baked chicken dish you will want to make for your family dinner again and again. Head over to your Farmers Market and grab fresh tomatoes and herbs, stop by your grocer for chicken thighs, and make up a batch of biscuit dough then sit down around the table with your family and enjoy this wonderful one-pot baked chicken dish!
I am so excited to get fresh basil out of my itty yard! There is something so exciting about using my own herbs in my cooking. Here in MN, the season for home-grown herbs is only about 3 months. True, I could grow herbs indoors during the winter but I kill all indoor plants. I'm an indoor plant killer.
Fresh basil is so exciting!
On the stove, brown up your chicken thighs in butter. Just a few minutes on either side gets them started and browned nicely.
Why use chicken thighs for this baked cobbler?
Chicken thighs are the most budget-friendly and flavorful part of the chicken. My personal favorite, chicken thighs are chock full of yummy ,juicy flavor at a price that most families can afford.
We prefer to keep the veggies humble. Tomatoes and onions are just fine for us. But, feel free to use your own faves. Sweet corn, zucchini, leeks, even eggplant are all fantastic in this dish!
Pile those fresh veggies on top of your browned chicken, shoving them into the nooks and crannies around the chicken.
Now, pop that pan into the oven to get the chicken and veggies started cooking while you mix up your biscuit dough.
I love making my own biscuit dough and find it to be a quick, easy process. If it overwhelms you then feel free to pick up a package of pre-made biscuit dough. Nothing wrong with that.
If you DO make your own dough, rather than forming individual biscuits, create a large circle the size of your skillet. Keep it about 1/2 an inch thick or it won't bake all the way through. There isn't anything wrong with extra biscuit dough, now is there.
Take the veggies and chicken out of the oven, sprinkle the goat cheese over top.
Can I sub out another cheese for the goat cheese?
Of course! I would recommend that you use a soft white cheese, if you can. Cream cheese or Feta are good options.
And fit it with your biscuit dough. Nothing fancy. Just cover the top of your filling and bake it until your biscuits are golden brown. All in all you want your chicken and veggies to have gotten about an hour of baking time.
Golden brown biscuits topping beautiful, fresh veggies and lovely baked chicken thighs. It's a glorious family dinner for your weekday meal. One your family will love to eat and YOU will love to serve!
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Baked Chicken and Tomato Cobbler
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 large tomatoes sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 4 chicken thighs thawed
- 1 large red onion sliced
- 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
- salt & pepper
- biscuit dough see biscuit recipe or use purchased dough
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a large, oven-proof skillet on medium heat.
- Add the chicken thighs and brown both sides (about 4 minutes per side)
- Remove from heat and tuck the tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and salt & pepper into the chicken.
- Put in oven and bake while you work on the biscuit dough (about 30 minutes)
- Add the goat cheese when you remove your veggies, give it a quick stir.
- If you are using purchased dough--cook the veggies and chicken about 30 minutes.
- Top the veggies and chicken with biscuit dough and bake until the dough is golden brown on top.
- --All in all, your "cobbler" should be in the oven for at least 45 minutes to be sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 tablespoons butter cold and cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup buttermilk to make your own add 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice to 3/4 cup milk, stir and let set for 15 minutes to curdle
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the butter and honey.
- With your fingers work quickly to work the butter into the flour mixture.
- Form a well in the center of the flour mixture.
- Add the buttermilk all at once.
- Use a fork to stir the wet and dry ingredients together.Don't worry if the dough isn't perfectly "doughy" yet.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead about a dozen times.
- Roll out to 1/2 an inch thick. Cut into biscuits or, if using for cobbler, form into a large round.
- Brush with beaten egg or milk prior to baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes