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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

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This hearty and delicious Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits may be the best comfort food you’ll ever taste! It’s perfect on a chilly winter’s night. The chicken and vegetables are bathed in a rich creamy sauce then topped with the most exquisite, flaky goat cheese biscuits.

When the temperatures plummet, and you’re craving something warm and comforting, give this Chicken Pot Pie Casserole a try! It will get rave reviews!!

Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits in a white casserole dish

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

We’ve had some heartbreaking news about a cherished family member. Bill has had an especially tough time…and needed some comfort food. A chicken pot pie with biscuits came to mind. I’ve made this recipe numerous times, topping with puff pastry rounds or biscuits.

I had a log of herb and garlic goat cheese in the fridge and I decided to make my favorite Goat Cheese Biscuits with a twist for the finishing touch this time. The resulting Homemade Chicken Pot Pie was amazing!

Process shots of how to make a chicken pot pie

How do you make a pot pie recipe?

There is nothing complicated about making pot pies, though there are a number of steps and a few dirty dishes. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Saute your vegetables in oil and set aside.
  • Make a white sauce with butter, flour, and chicken broth. Add seasonings.
  • Add the sauteed vegetables and peas. Mix in your cooked chicken and place it in the casserole dish.
  • Make your biscuits. Of course, you can always use canned biscuits, but homemade is much better!
  • Top the casserole with the biscuits while the chicken filling is hot. This will help the biscuits rise from below. PRO-Tip: If your pot pie filling has cooled down, microwave it for a bit before adding the biscuit topping.
  • Bake as directed.

Tips for how  to make the filling

  • Before you start, make sure your chicken is cooked and cut into cubes. This can be rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken, or poached boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I like to do this the day before so it’s ready to go.
  • Next, chop and cook all the vegetables so they’re soft as they won’t be in the oven long enough to fully cook. Do not precook the peas as they will turn gray after being in the oven.
  • Finally, make the sauce. It’s a basic white sauce, enhanced with sherry and fresh thyme. I recommend using Wonder flour if you don’t make a lot of sauces or gravy. It is a granular flour by Gold Medal that doesn’t get lumpy.
  • To make the sauce, melt the butter, then whisk in and cook the flour to remove any raw flour taste. Slowly whisk in the milk and chicken broth and keep whisking until thickened. Add the sherry, then taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • PRO-Tip: Like salt, alcohol will enhance the flavor of the sauce. If you’re worried about serving alcohol to your children, just cook it a few extra minutes and the alcohol will evaporate. Of course, you can skip this addition, too, if that’s your preference.
  • Add the chicken, reserved vegetables, and peas to the sauce. Then make the biscuits.
Overhead view of chicken pot pie topped with biscuits on a white plate

How to make buttermilk biscuits

  • I have topped this pot pie recipe with both goat cheese biscuits or my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe. Both are flaky and delicious and work well.
  • There is an art to making flaky biscuits. First, depending on the recipe, your butter, shortening, and buttermilk should be very cold.
  • The fat should be worked into the dry ingredients quickly so it stays cold. I like using my hands to press the pieces of butter and/or shortening into flat pieces using my fingers. Then using a pastry blender or a couple of knives, blend until the mixture is the consistency of cornmeal.
  • Mix in the buttermilk to form the dough. 
  • Pat the dough out on a well-floured surface. I like to fold the dough over itself a couple of times to help make more layers. A floured rolling pin can help even out the dough before cutting.
  • Use a biscuit cutter dipped in flour to cut out 12 rounds. Top the casserole and brush the biscuit tops with melted butter before baking.
  • PRO-Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make your own at home. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, white or cider vinegar to a one-cup liquid measuring cup. Fill the cup with milk to the one cup mark. Let rest a couple of minutes, then use it as a substitute.

How long is this baked?

Since the filling is hot and the chicken is precooked, this easy chicken pot pie only takes about 14 minutes in a hot oven. The goal is to cook the biscuits, so once they’ve risen and browned, the casserole is done. Again, make sure the filling is hot before adding the biscuits and baking the pot pie. Before you pull the casserole out of the oven, carefully lift up one of the biscuits with a fork to make sure the bottom is not doughy. If it is, continue cooking for at least 5 more minutes.Overhead view of chicken pot pie casserole in a white rectangular casserole dish

Are pot pies healthy?

Though the cream sauce is made with milk, not cream, the biscuit topping does add some calories to this entree. Alterative toppings are puff pastry or a pie crust. Using a pie crust is probably the least caloric of the three options. Think of this as comfort food, not an entree that you make every week if you’re worried about the calories.

How do you reheat pot pies?

I like to use the microwave. Scoop out your serving, then microwave for a minute or two until it’s heated through. To keep the topping crisp, reheat the pot pie in a 300º oven until it’s heated through.

The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Wow. Was this scrumptious. The biscuits were phenomenal…a must-try. Light, moist and flavorful….the best I’ve ever had. I don’t think I can find a better chicken pot pie recipe. This is it. And the hubby agreed. Who knew goat cheese would be an easy sell. Maybe I’m finally rubbing off on him after 2+ decades of living with a foodie. About time!

What to serve with pot pie

Since a pot pie has meat, vegetables, and starch, it’s practically a whole meal in one casserole. Adding a green salad like my best Caesar salad recipe or a refreshing gazpacho salad is a nice contrast to the filling entree. If you’re looking for a beef version, check out this Marsala Mushroom Beef Pot Pie from Big Bear’s Wife.

An find more of my Best Chicken Recipes in my recipe index.

This recipe was first shared in March 2013. The photos and text were updated in 2020.

Overhead view of two biscuits over a plate of chicken pot pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

A rich and delicious Chicken Pot Pie topped with homemade buttermilk biscuits

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, poached and chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour, I use Wondra for a smoother sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Biscuit recipe adapted from Art Smith:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons 2 ounces good quality goat herb and garlic goat cheese, cut into small piece
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • About 1 tablespoon melted butter to brush on biscuits

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Add onions, celery, and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and bell pepper and cook till all veggies are soft. Season with salt and pepper and remove from pot to bowl.
  2. Heat butter in the pan and then add flour. Cook for about a minute, then slowly whisk in milk and chicken broth. Add thyme and continue to cook and whisk till thickened. Add sherry, then taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add chopped chicken, reserved veggies and peas to sauce. Mix then pour in a casserole dish.
  4. Preheat oven to 425º. Make biscuits.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Add butter and goat cheese and with fingers, pinch and break apart pieces till the mixture has the consistency of cornmeal…some bigger pieces are OK. Add buttermilk and gently mix to form dough. You may add an extra tablespoon of buttermilk if needed.
  6. Pat out dough on a floured surface. Cut into rounds and place over hot filling. Brush with melted butter. Place casserole on a baking sheet to catch drips.
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes or till biscuits are browned.

Notes

Use my buttermilk biscuit recipe if you don't have goat cheese on hand.

This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is adapted from Pam Anderson.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 1457mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 40g

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47 comments on “Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits”

  1. Oh my, that does look delicious. I’m only sad that you came up with this amazing dinner to comfort your husband. I’m sorry for whatever the bad news was and hope that all is ok eventually.

  2. That dish just resonates comfort. Whatever the bad news, my condolences.

  3. Oh! Wow! The sauce in your pot pie looks so so so yummy! Goat cheese biscuits? I’m going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing your recipe(s).

  4. The filling reminds me of my grandmother´s chicken pie. You´re all in my thoughts Liz.

  5. I’m sorry to hear that this recipe came about for comfort. It looks gorgeous and pot pie is one of our personal favourites. Plus those biscuits!

  6. That crust sounds amazing. Maybe we should stop using crusts all together and just use biscuits instead on everything.

  7. Love the goat cheese biscuits. I normally use puff pastry, but those sound delicious – good for having with soup, too

  8. Like I said my husband just asked for this yesterday! I don’ t think Swanson’s will suffice.

  9. Liz, what a wonderful recipe this is – it looks perefcet for a family dinner, delicious chicken, vegetables and savory biscuits – I am really impressed with this recipe! I am sure that with this dish you were able to soothe the hearts and souls of all those who needed it…

  10. Yum – eeee! That sound like pure comfort food and I hope it helped. Huge hugs to you all during this heartbreaking news!

  11. I’m so sorry about the sadness. This recipe looks amazing and the perfect comfort food. Cyber hugs.

  12. This looks really great and def. comfort food! I hope everything is ok <3

  13. I love the herbed biscuits as the topper to your pot pie, they sound incredible!

  14. So sorry for the sad family news. this is definitely a comfort food dish and the goat cheese biscuits sound absolutely amazing!

  15. I always put biscuits on my pot pie for convenience- I just buy a container of Pillsbury ones…but I may never do that again because Herbed Goat Cheese Biscuits sound seriously amazing!

  16. Liz: This pot pie looks so creamy, rich, and appetizing…I wish I could have it for dinner!!!

  17. I absolutely love Chicken Pot Pie! 😀 I love to organize parties with themes, and once I did an american dinner and this was the main dish. Everyone loved it 😀

    Have a good night! 🙂

  18. Sorry about the sad family news.

    I’ve always made pot pie’s with Parmesan and never with goat cheese. This must have tasted out of the world.

  19. Looks delicious and so comforting especially on our unseasonably cold night here in Georgia.

    My Improv Cooking Challenge entry this month: Mom’s Beef Vegetable Soup, hope that you’ll stop over and check the recipe out.

    Lisa~~

  20. goat cheese biscuits?!? that is a brilliant idea! what a deliciously comforting meal!

  21. Oh I love the look of the creamy chicken filling too!! Yum!
    We are coming into our cooler season so this would be so delicious!

  22. This sounds great! I was thinking about Chicken and Dumplings on Sunday, but we like Pot Pie too:@)

  23. The chicken pot pie looks out of this world!

    I am so sorry about the bad news. My heart goes to you, Bill and your family.

  24. Wow Lizzy! The pie looks incredibly yummy! I think the biscuit makes the whole dish stand out… Definitely going to try this.

  25. –The Gods must eat this. OMGgggosh. WOW.

  26. Your presence and this pie with the divine looking goat cheese biscuits must have made a world of difference to Bill….Sending prayers of peace and comfort your way…Although it looks like you’ve got the latter covered =)

  27. This is a true comfort food! Especially when it’s still snowing outside, even though it’s supposedly spring.

  28. Hearty and comforting dish ! That chicken pot pie looks wonderful !

    I’m sorry about the the bad news ; hope your family is coping well ………..

  29. Oh my, the biscuits have already won me over! This is such a great way to make chicken pot pie and I hope that you and your husband are doing well and feeling better.

  30. This looks delicious! I’m sure it was the comfort food your family needed. So good!

  31. Lovely looking biscuits 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  32. So sorry to hear about bad news, hope this pot pie helped cheer things up a little it looks delicious! Love the incorporation of goat cheese

  33. I’m in love with pot pies right now–I had a successful one on pie day so I am pretty happy! Your recipe looks perfect–it has all the good veggies in it and the biscuit topping looks perfect. Good job Lizzy. A first rate comfort food.

  34. Gosh..that sauce is KILLING me! A great comfort food, Liz.

  35. Yes, I have been thinking of Bill’s Dad. Not too easy to try to get through your day-to-day routines, is it? Stressful for the whole family circle. I have always combined Julia Child’s/Jacques Pepin’s recipe for Chicken Pot Pie with a recipe from a local midwestern church guild but I might be inspired to go out on my limb and do something different. I definitely will do the biscuits also. I’ve never seen you rave so much about a dish. Worth a try, for sure.

  36. Wonderful comfort meal!! My family would really love this. 🙂

  37. I haven’t had chicken pot pie in years. This sounds so comforting especially with your goat cheese biscuits. We’re expecting 4-6+ inches of snow tomorrow so this would be a nice meal to warm our inners tomorrow. I can’t believe I missed this. Nice recipe!

  38. This is some fantastic comfort food, my friend. So sorry to hear about the bad news, hope everything is okay.

  39. Chicken pot pie—the perfect comfort food. Here’s wishing your family the best!

  40. I’m so sorry about the difficult times that Bill, you and your family are experiencing. I’ll add you to my prayers. What a loving thing to do to prepare such a wonderful dish for him. This is outstanding Liz. My Bill craves chicken pot pies at least twice a month! With your biscuits, I’ll do my best to prepare this for him. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  41. This pot pie looks like a winner and I hope Bill is feeling better.

  42. Lizzy,
    I’m so sorry about the bad news. I’ll send some prayers your way.
    I’ve never made chicken pot pie but yours looks delicious and I’ll have to make it. I love goat cheese and my husband loves chicken pot pie, so this recipe is a great combination.
    Annamaria

  43. Yummy – comfort food, for sure. Love the biscuits on top.

  44. I’m a big fan of goat cheese in baked goods, and of pots pies, so this is a perfect combo – well done!

  45. I love the look of this! I just tried to make it for my family but the biscuits didn’t rise. Any idea why this happened? It just does not look as good without the fluffy biscuits on top!

    • A couple ideas…if the filling has cooled down, the biscuits will not get the heat from below (as well as from above). Baking powder is also notorious for losing it’s oomph even before the expiration date. I replace mine before it expires. You could also bake the biscuits separately first, and then place the baked biscuits on the filling for the last few minutes of baking. Sorry to hear it didn’t go perfectly! I hope you enjoyed the filling, Kailey!

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