I know I promised no fuss dinners. I’m sorry. This dish is a lot of fuss, but this dish is also one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten in ages, which fully surprised me seeing as how it’s basically a casserole. I have a strong distaste for casseroles (understatement). I so hate dishes where everything is combined and cooked together, so much so that I didn’t even have a category for it on this site until today. But I suppose that’s the difference between making your own casserole dish and having one at someone else’s house–I know exactly what is in here.
And I love this one. I love the mushrooms and the chicken and then comforting creamy broth it’s all cooked in. I love using shallots so that I get a milder version of onion flavor. I love the occasional sweet bite of a carrot. I love the way the bottom of the biscuits soak up the broth while the rest of biscuit remains pure with fluffy biscuit texture.
The only thing I don’t love is that this dish requires quite a bit of chopping and prep work. But if I was really on my game I would have done that ahead of time…like when I brought it all home from the grocery store. (This is such a great idea by the way…to chop and prep all your vegetables for the week as soon as you get home from the store. But it’s an idea I never can seem to get on top of.)
But despite the prep work, chicken and biscuit cobbler will remain in our dinner rotation (albeit only special occasions and weeks that aren’t crazy busy) because it really is fantastically delicious. Like–Gerrit and I don’t even say anything to each other at the dinner table while we eat except repeating “This is so good,”–kind of delicious.