This homemade Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping is full of tender chicken, a deliciously creamy sauce, and flaky biscuits. It’s simply the best comfort food! Plus it’s the perfect way to use leftover chicken, turkey, herbs, and veggies you may have hiding in the back of your fridge.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
In a large dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally until onions start to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute while stirring. Add flour and cook for 1 minute while stirring. Whisk in broth and milk until smooth. Cook stirring frequently until mixture starts to thicken (about 5 minutes). Add potatoes, carrots, and celery. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
While the vegetables are cooking, start making the biscuits. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. Or use a box grater and grate the butter, then mix into the flour. Stir in the buttermilk (may need to use a little more buttermilk if the buttermilk is really thick).
Place dough on a work surface and knead gently about 10 times just to finish combining the ingredients. Roll or pat into a 10"x6" rectangle. Cut dough into 1" cubes.
When vegetables are tender stir in the chicken or turkey, peas, herbs, salt and pepper. Spoon into a 13x9" baking dish. Top with biscuit pieces.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
Tips for making:
Freezing and make ahead instructions:
Bake the dish then allow it to cool completely. Wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months. Then thaw completely and reheat. Another option is to assemble the dish as directed but skip the baking. Wrap it tightly and freeze for up to 2 months. Then thaw overnight in the fridge, take it out of the fridge for about 30 minutes, then bake as directed. You can also freeze this without topping it with the biscuits. Just thaw completely and top with fresh biscuits, then bake as directed.