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Traditional Turkey or Chicken Cobbler

Slow cooker turkey cobbler

Slow cooker chicken recipes are some of the most delicious easy recipes around.

Similar to a chicken stew, tender chunks of turkey or chicken are bathed in a creamy sauce surrounded by succulent vegetables, with a delicious topping to soak it all up.

This delectable recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook called Slow Cooker Comfort Food: 275 Soul-Satisfying Recipes.

It is filled with comfort food made in the crock pot and crockpot chicken recipes are some of my favorite easy weekday dinner recipes. Of course this recipe makes a fantastic Instant Pot recipe too.

Great to make ahead, just do a little prep, pop it all in the crockpot or Instant Pot, and voilà, a fantastic meal is ready hours later with little extra work on the cook’s part.

Turkey or chicken cobbler is one of those dishes many of us remember from our childhood.

As a nod to the contemporary, the author has included tarragon and a splash of white wine, but the spirit of old-fashioned goodness still remains.

turkey cobbler

Turkey or Chicken Cobbler

Slow cooker chicken recipes are some of the most delicious easy recipes around. This turkey (or chicken) cobbler is similar to a chicken stew with a delicious topping to soak it all up.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 636 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 leeks, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, dried
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and cracked black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, (or see Tips below)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 4 cups skinless boneless turkey , or chicken breast (about 2 lbs)
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, 35%

For the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, carrots and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tarragon, salt and peppercorns and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and stock and cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Place mushrooms and turkey in stoneware of a large (approximately 5 quart) slow cooker and add leek mixture. Stir well. Cover and cook on Low for 3 1/2 hours or on High for 1 3/4 hours. Stir in peas and whipping cream.

For the Topping.

  • In a bowl, combine whole wheat and all-purpose flours and salt. Make a well in the middle. In a cup or bowl with a pouring spout, combine baking soda, buttermilk and olive oil. Pour into well and mix until blended. Drop batter by spoonfuls over hot turkey mixture.
  • Cover and cook on High about 45 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.


Calories: 636kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 63gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 846mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4702IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 7mg
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  • If you are halving this recipe, be sure to use a small (2 1/2 to 3 quart) slow cooker.
  • Instead of the white wine, substitute an extra 1/2 cup chicken stock, plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice, if you prefer.
  • If using chicken breasts, reduce cooking time to 3 hours on Low or 1 1/2 hours on High.
  • You could also use skinless boneless chicken thighs, which cook for as long as the turkey.
  • Make sure your slow cooker is turned to High before adding the topping. Otherwise it is likely to be soggy.

  • To Make Ahead: Complete Step 1. Cover and refrigerate mixture for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to cook, complete the recipe.

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