Chicken, broccoli and bacon cobbler

Chicken, broccoli and bacon cobbler


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About this recipe: Super delicious chicken cobbler with broccoli, mushrooms and bacon. The perfect accompaniment to a pint of ale.

hisacke Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 450g (1 lb) broccoli
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 75g (3 oz) streaky bacon, chopped
  • 75g (3 oz) chicken, cubed
  • 40g (1 1/2 oz) plain flour
  • 450ml (3/4 pt) milk
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 100g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • Cobbler topping
  • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
  • seasoning
  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 100g (4 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 tablespoons milk

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut broccoli and cook in 300ml (1/2 pt) boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and reserve cooking liquid.
  2. Cook onion in butter for 5 minutes. Add bacon and chicken and fry. Stir in flour.
  3. Add milk until thick. Stir in reserved cooking liquid, mustard and mushrooms. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat and add broccoli.
  4. For the topping, season flour, rub in butter, stir in 75g (3 oz) of the cheese and all of the milk to form a soft dough.
  5. Turn filling into a 1.8L (3 pt) pie dish. Roll out dough into four 20cm (8 in) squares. Cut each into 4 to make 16 squares. Arrange overlapping on filling. Brush with milk, sprinkle with rest of the Cheddar.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping golden brown, and serve hot.

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