Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

There's nothing more comforting than a classic chicken and biscuit casserole made from scratch. No need to turn to those biscuits in a can, these homemade drop biscuits are as easy as it gets and totally worth the effort! It's cold-weather comfort food at its best!

For more delicious cold-weather foods try my Endive Bechamel or my Chicken and Mushroom Pie. 

a chicken and biscuit casserole
The herby, cheesy biscuits are the perfect match for the hearty chicken stew below.

Why You'll Love This:

  • It's a full meal all in one dish! Chicken, vegetables, flavorful sauce and a roll!
  • The warm and fluffy biscuits soak up the sauce, making the whole experience utterly delicious!
  • It's a perfect recipe for leftovers! I'm a huge fan of the "Cook once...Eat twice" philosophy. And the effort you make on Sunday will also be enjoyed on Monday too!
  • You can prepare the chicken casserole base ahead of time and refrigerate it. Then just before reheating make the biscuits.
  • If you are looking for more recipes that deliver great leftovers try my Slow Cooker Tacos or my  Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe.

Watch my Video Demo of This Recipe Below!

Step#1: Prep the Chicken

Roast the chicken until cooked through. I find bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts will ensure the juiciest, most tender chicken. Then shred it with a fork into bite-sized pieces. To save a step, you could also use store-bought rotisserie chicken.

shredding chicken breasts off the bone with 2 forks
Make this recipe even easier by using store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Step#2: Create the Sauce

  • First, saute the vegetables in a large Dutch oven, then simmer them in white wine and dried herbs until reduced.
  • You'll then add the chicken broth, and bring it up to a boil.
  • Once boiling, then add the "slurry". A slurry is a mixture of cornstarch and water which will thicken your sauce.
celery, onions and carrots simmered in a pot
The vegetables are sautéed in butter and then simmered in white wine which gives the sauce wonderful flavor.

Tips in order for a slurry to work

  • Mix the cornstarch with very cold water
  • Assure the sauce is boiling when you add it
  • Otherwise, the slurry will not work and your sauce will not thicken.
  • I like a slightly looser sauce since the biscuits are heavy, but if you wanted to make the sauce thicker, just increase the slurry to 4 tablespoon cornstarch to 4 tablespoons water.
  • Then for a little creamy decadence, I also add a touch of heavy cream.
cornstarch and slurry in a glass
A "slurry" is equal parts cold water and cornstarch. It's used to thicken the sauce.

Step#3: Make the Cheesy Biscuits

  • Personally, you've come this far it's really not the time for store-bought biscuits in a can, you'll be SO much happier with homemade!
  • And they come together so quickly and easily.
  • Making the biscuits homemade also allows for adding fresh herbs and cheese which I think is well worth the effort!
  • Need more biscuits in your life? Then you must try my Classic Buttermilk Biscuits with Soft Scrambled Egg Recipe or my Sweet Potato Biscuits with Sage. Both are fantastic homemade biscuit recipes to see you through the colder months.
  • The best part about these biscuits is the fact that you don't have to drag out the food processor, you can mix them up in one bowl, with your hands and a wooden spoon. Just like Grandma did!
Biscuit dough with herbs in a mixing bowl
The best part about the drop biscuits is they can be quickly mixed up in a bowl with a spoon. No food processor needed!

Step#4: Assemble the Casserole

  • To assemble, transfer the sauce into a 9 x 14 oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Then portion out the biscuit dough on top with an ice cream scooper. The ice cream scoop assures the biscuits are the same size and will bake at the same rate.
  • Leave a bit of room between the biscuits since they will rise and expand in the oven.
a chicken casserole topped with biscuit dough
Use an ice cream scoop to portion out uniform-sized biscuits. This will help them bake at the same rate.

Step#5: Bake the Casserole

As the casserole bakes, you can reposition the biscuits if needed with two forks, in case they need to be spread out since they do expand nicely in the oven. They ultimately should cover the majority of the casserole.

Step#6: Serve!

I typically serve the biscuit first and then the sauce all around it. You can place the leftovers in the refrigerator and re-heat as individual portions the next day. Or freeze the individual portions for later in the week or month.

a plate with chicken and biscuits with a fork
The herby biscuits are crispy on the outside thanks to the cheese and soft and fluffy on the inside. They are also the perfect vehicle for soaking up the delicious sauce.

Storage and Reheating Leftovers

  • To store leftovers, cover the casserole and keep refrigerated.
  • To reheat place the covered casserole in a 350F oven for 20 minutes, then continue to bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes.
  • You can reheat it in the microwave too, but to keep the best fluffy texture on the biscuits, it's worth the patience to reheat the casserole in the oven!
a close up of biscuit texture on a fork
The texture of the biscuits is soft and fluffy, and lighter than store-bought biscuits. Even more, incentive to make them from scratch!

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a portion of chicken and biscuits on a plate

Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Yield: serves 6
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Chicken and Biscuit casserole is a fantastic cold-weather meal. It's classic comfort food that will bring everyone to the table!


  • 2 Chicken breasts, skin-on, bone-in
  • 2 tablespoon (30 g) butter
  • 1 cup (150 g) yellow onion, diced
  • ½ cup (75 g) celery, diced
  • ½ cup (75 g) carrots, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) dry white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) dried thyme
  • 4 cups (950 ml) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoon (45 ml) cold water
  • 3 tablespoon (19 g) cornstarch
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream
  • 1-2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup (75 g) frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh thyme


  • 2 cups (240 g) flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 4 tablespoon (60 g) butter, cubed
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped dill
  • 1 cup (240 ml) of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425F (218C).
  2. Roast chicken on a baking sheet for 30 mins or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large soup pot. Add the onion, celery, carrots, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook vegetables in the butter and then turn flame down to medium-low, cover pot and allow vegetables to cook for 5-7 mins until tender.
  4. Remove lid. Add the wine and dried thyme. Cook until wine is reduced in half. Then add chicken broth. Bring broth to a boil. Meanwhile in a small bowl add the cornstarch and mix with the water to create a slurry.
  5. Once broth is simmering (make sure it is bubbling or slurry won't thicken) add the slurry to the pot and stir as the mixture thickens.
  6. Once you’ve reached desired thickness. Turn off the heat. Add the heavy cream, and stir, then add Worcestershire sauce, fresh thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and then add the frozen peas. Set aside to cool.
  7. Remove the skin off the chicken and shred the chicken with two forks. Add the chicken to the pot and stir to combine.
  8. Transfer chicken to a heat safe casserole.
  9. Meanwhile, make the biscuits. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk together. Add butter and work flour and butter together with your hands until a coarse meal forms. Add herbs and the cheese whisk to combine. Add milk. Stir into a dough and allow to rest for 5 minutes in order for the baking power to activate.
  10. Then using an ice cream scooper, scoop a mound of the biscuits over the casserole, spacing out to cover it. You should be able to fit 2 rows of 3 biscuits.
  11. Bake casserole in a Pre-Heated oven at 425F(218C) for 35-40 mins until casserole is bubbling and biscuits have risen and are golden brown.


You must do 2 things in order for a slurry to work

  • Mix the cornstarch with very cold water
  • Assure the sauce is boiling when you add it

Otherwise, the slurry will not work and your sauce will not thicken. I like a slightly looser sauce since the biscuits are heavy, but if you wanted to make the sauce thicker, just increase the slurry to 3 tablespoon cornstarch to 3 tablespoons water. 

Casserole filling can be made the day ahead and refrigerated. Day of serving make the biscuits and bake!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

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  1. Beth, can this be frozen? What about the chicken/mushroom crepes? I often prepare diners for my daughter but can get them to her immediately.

    1. Sure you could freeze individual portions of this. And the crepe filling would freeze well, but the crepes may fall apart. Better to freeze a noodle dish like my lasagna or my Tortellini Soup would be great too frozen and reheated!

  2. This looks great and I would like to make it ...what is the recipe for the biscuits?
    Many thanks.

      1. Made this last night. It was such a hit! My husband, son and 7 year old grandson gave it 5 stars. They are not big eaters, but they all had seconds and told me not to lose this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing, Beth! 😊

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  6. I am sorry but did I miss the biscuit recipe? I don't see the ingredients for them at all.
    I really want to try this recipe it looks so good! Thanks!

    1. Oh my I'm so sorry! Just updated the recipe! It's all there now 🙂 You will love this one! So good and comforting 🙂 Enjoy! (And apologies for the typo!)

      1. I love all your recipes and have made several. Not only do they turn out as you say they should (with all your helpful tips!), they always come out tasting just AS GOOD as you say. Would like to make this casserole -- and make the biscuits myself. But even now (May 2) the biscuit ingredients and measurements are not included here in the chicken and biscuit casserole recipe. Can you help??