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Easy Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Imagine that creamy, crave-worthy chicken pot pie filling that you can’t resist and top it with golden, flaky buttermilk biscuits, and you have the most delicious family-friendly dinner ever!

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It feels like a lot of our days are busy lately but there’s just nothing that can take the place of family dinner. Our chicken pot pie recipe remains one of our most popular recipes on the site, but I know how intimidating a pie crust could be so I’ve come up with a biscuit version. And not only that, but the semi homemade version comes together in no time!

I’m going to give you both a homemade and semi homemade version because when I first started cooking this, I used the canned soups I learned on. It taught me what veggies work and the perfect biscuit-to-filling ratio. We all have to start somewhere, and I’m a huge fan of teaching simple methods and then moving into completely homemade.

You will find two recipe cards at the end of the post, one for each version. So you can pick the one that fits your schedule and desires.

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Ingredients for Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Version

  • For the Biscuits
    • All-Purpose Flour
    • Baking Powder
    • Salt
    • Baking Soda
    • Unsalted Butter
    • Buttermilk
    • Heavy Cream
    • Sea Salt
  • For the Filling
    • Rotisserie Chicken
    • Vegetables: carrots, frozen corn, frozen peas, yellow onion, celery, and garlic
    • Unsalted Butter
    • All-Purpose Flour
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Nutmeg
    • Fresh Thyme
    • Chicken Broth
    • Whole Milk

Semi Homemade Version

Don’t have time to bust out a totally from scratch pot pie? I’ve got you! But I have to warn you, condensed soup makes me sick to my stomach. As in literally. I think when you haven’t eaten those kinds of foods in a long time it’s kind of hard to start again. BUT! It really is so much easier. Here is what you will need:

  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Parsley (fresh or dried)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Veggies
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Biscuits

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How to Avoid Soggy Bottoms on Biscuit Pot Pie

PRO TIP: Bake the biscuits separately before adding them to the pot pie. Just add them to the top for the last 5 minutes of baking.

Can Chicken Pot Pie Be Frozen Before Baking?

You can prepare the pot pie, wrap in plastic and foil, or place inside a heavy duty freezer bag, and freeze.

Pot pie can be frozen for up to 3 months. To bake, remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Cover loosely with foil and bake.

a photo of a large baking dish full of easy biscuit chicken pot pie. the biscuits are golden and perfect and the pot pie filling is creamy and full of veggies and chunks of chicken.

How Do You Reheat Pot Pie?

Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for 15-25 minutes, or until hot clear through.

How Long Will Chicken Pot Pie Keep?

Chicken pot pie will keep for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. It should be covered with plastic wrap or foil.

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If the comfort and flavor of chicken pot pie is what you crave, but you don’t have to have to do all the work, then this biscuit chicken pot pie is the answer! And the best part is that you have options depending on how much time you have to spend on dinner.

 

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Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
This Buttermilk Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie is made completely from scratch with an option to make it semi homemade! It has buttery, flaky biscuits and the most luscious chicken and vegetable filling!

Ingredients

For the Biscuits

  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (or shortening that's been in the fridge) very cold, cut into pieces (place in freezer 5 minutes before using)
  • 1 Cup Cold Buttermilk place in the freezer 5 minutes before using
  • Heavy Cream for brushing
  • Flaked Sea Salt
  • Melted Butter for after baking

For the Filling

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken meat removed and cut into cubes, see note
  • 1 Cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion minced
  • 1 Stick Celery sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
  • 1 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2/3 Cup Whole Milk (or heavy cream for an extra creamy pot pie)

Instructions

For the Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Remove the butter from the freezer, and cut in with a pastry blender until pea-size clumps form.
  • Mix in 1 cup cold buttermilk with a fork, just until the crumbs are thoroughly moistened. The dough shouldn't be overly wet but, slightly sticky. Gather into a ball and now remove to a lightly floured surface.
  • Gently press out into a thick rectangle, about 1" thick. Dip a biscuit cutter into flour and cut out the biscuits. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and store in the fridge until ready to use. (see note)

For the Filling

  • Place the carrots, corn and peas in a pan with just enough water to cover them. Heat over medium heat until soft, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Stir together the chicken and veggies in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large dutch oven or pot, add the butter and once melted add the onions, celery and garlic, cooking until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in flour and seasonings, and herbs. Cook, stirring continuously for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add the broth and milk, stirring frequently until thick. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the chicken and veggies and pour into a 9x13" baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Remove from the oven
  • Top with biscuits and brush lightly with a little cream, continue baking for 13-15 minutes or until biscuits are browned. (see note)
  • Remove from oven and brush very lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with flaked sea salt if desired.

Notes

  • I often like to prebake my biscuits and add the last 5 minutes of baking so that the bottoms are not soggy. Bake at 425° for about 13-15 minutes until cooked through and golden brown on top and then add the last few minutes of the pot pie baking (20-30 minutes for the pot pie filling to bake) 
  • One rotisserie chicken yields about 3 cups of cooked chicken
  • Chicken pot pie will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1031mg45%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3522IU70%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Semi Homemade Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Semi Homemade Pot Pie

  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley dried, we used 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Pound Veggies frozen, thawed (I used 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup chopped, partially cooked carrots, 1/2 cup frozen peas, beans and lima beans.
  • 3 Cups Chicken chopped, cooked

Topping

  • 1 Package Biscuits

Instructions

  • Preheat to 350.
  • Stir the soup and next 6 ingredients together in a bowl and then add chicken and veggies.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  • Place uncooked biscuits on top of the filling
  • Place in oven to bake for 20-30 min or until browned and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Semi Homemade Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 579mg25%
Potassium 729mg21%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3468IU69%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Can’t wait to make Paula Deens Chicken Pot Pie. BUT hubby recently bought puff pastry (instead of Pillsbury’s ”rolled pie crust”as on shopping list & we’ve never cooked with it before, so a bit uncertain how to go about it. Do we just spread over the top of the filled pie plate? How many layers should we put on? Please give step-by-step instructions. Thanks in advance, Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      You would just use it like one sheet of pie crust, roll it out over the top and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.

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  • Oh, I’ve used this recipe and its one of my favorites! It’s great for a quick and easy meal. Yours looks tasty.

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  • This is Paula Dean? Just wondered b/c it doesn’t sound like her usual style.

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  • I just know anything by Paul Deen is going to be good.

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