Chicken biscuit that has been cut open with filling spilling out on a round white plate with a tray of chicken biscuits behind on a white towel all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Chicken Biscuits

Chicken biscuits are soft biscuits filled with a mixture of chicken, cream cheese, croutons, ranch powder, and other seasonings baked to golden perfection.

Chicken Biscuits are a recipe that we completely made up. Many years ago now, we were trying to find something for dinner. We had the most random assortment of food in the pantry. So we started looking online for ideas on what to do with it all and didn’t find much. After searching for a while, Justin said, “Let’s just start cooking and see what we come up with.”

So we combined a few different ideas, added our own, and came up with our recipe for chicken biscuits. Over time, we have tweaked the recipe, and now it is a pretty solid meal for us. The original recipe did not include ranch powder, but they needed something more and that made all the difference! I always have ranch powder on hand for making Veggie Pizza.

Chicken biscuits are a meal that can be made by yourself. But I find it easier if Justin is able to help cook. It helps to have one person hold the biscuit while the other fills it. I’ve done it by myself, but the process is much quicker and smoother when there are two people.

My recipe calls for boiling some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and shredding it. But you could also use a rotisserie chicken which would give you light and dark meat.

Another win for us: the boys will eat these! They don’t know that there are a few good things in there, and they like the flavor. We have a hard time getting my oldest to eat meat, and he will eat the chicken in these.

This is also another recipe that will reheat well and is great for taking to work because they are very filling. I can usually only eat one biscuit at a meal.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 350F. Boil the chicken until it’s cooked through. Shred the chicken. I like to use the paddle attachment on my stand mixer to make it quick and easy. You just have to constantly watch because it will go from shredded to mush very quickly! Or you can cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, croutons, onion powder, milk, pepper, ranch, and garlic powder. Add in the chicken. Stir until everything is well mixed. 

Stainless steel bowl with all chicken biscuit ingredients ready to be mixed: chicken, ranch powder, butter, cream cheese, crushed croutons, and seasonings
Stainless steel bowl of chicken biscuit filling mixture with a spoon in the bowl next to a pile of uncooked biscuits on a white and grey marble surface

Flatten the biscuits to spread them out until they are about 1/4″ thick. Fill the biscuits with a large scoop of the chicken mixture. You should use about 1/8 of the mixture since you will be making 8 biscuits.

Flattened biscuits with a large scoop of filling on a white and grey marble surface

Fold the biscuit over, similar to a calzone. Use a fork to go around the edges and seal it.

Closed chicken biscuits on a white and grey marble surface

Move the completed biscuits to a baking stone or baking sheet. Then brush the tops with the melted butter. 

Chicken biscuits covered with melted butter on a baking stone

Repeat this process for each of the biscuits. Then bake for about 15 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown on top. Serve immediately. Once cooled, leftovers can be refrigerated. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Chicken biscuit that has been cut open with filling spilling out on a round white plate with a tray of chicken biscuits behind on a white towel all on a wooden surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: January 26, 2016

Last Updated On: December 2, 2019

Chicken biscuit that has been cut open with filling spilling out on a round white plate with a tray of chicken biscuits behind on a white towel all on a wooden surface

Chicken Biscuits

Chicken biscuits are soft biscuits filled with a mixture of chicken, cream cheese, croutons, ranch powder, and other seasonings baked to golden perfection.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, chicken, cream cheese, ranch
Servings: 8 biscuits
4.89 from 9 votes


  • 3 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup Italian style croutons (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can homestyle biscuits
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Boil chicken until cooked through, then cut into bite-sized pieces
  • In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients with chicken except biscuits and melted butter
  • Flatten biscuits and spread with 1/8 chicken mixture
  • Fold biscuit over like a calzone
  • Fork edges to seal
  • Brush with melted butter
  • Repeat for all biscuits
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 808mg34%
Potassium 495mg14%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 thoughts on “Chicken Biscuits”

  1. oh these look delicious!! I will surely try to make them at home, i have been eating a bit too much junk these days! so it’s time to prepare something new.

  2. I’ve made similar back when I was in a pinch and needed to use up random things around the house. I like the looks of this recipe better though! I’d need to sub out for dairy free alternatives, but even that shouldn’t affect much. I like recipes I can swap out for dairy free and not change the after results. thanks for sharing!

    1. The sneaky one for dairy would be the biscuits, so just make sure they aren’t the butter-flavored. Otherwise I’ve used vegan butter and we typically use almond milk in recipes. The only thing I wouldn’t know how to switch without research is cream cheese. Is there a dairy-free one?

  3. These would make a really lovely lunch box meal to take to work. I like that they are not hard to make and you can use leftovers and add veggies as well.

  4. Some of the very best recipes are ones that we make up on the fly in the kitchen. These look like something that my kids would absolutely love!

    1. I mean, there are some healthy aspects to it. If you only eat one, they aren’t too bad on the calorie count. You could always add in a but of spinach or other veggies to make it a bit healthier 🙂

  5. It looks like a solid, warm dish perfect for winter time. I think it would be nice to pack it as a lunch for work too. I have a similar feeling about teamwork regarding making ordinary dumplings 😉

    1. I have taken these in a lunchbox many times. As long as you have access to a microwave to warm them (although a toaster oven is better) they work great. And, as my kids like to say, teamwork makes the dream work 🙂

  6. These totally make me think of an American take on either empanadas (which I’ve made) or Cornish pasties (which I haven’t yet). Love the ranch powder idea! And yes, pretty much anything like this that is a self-contained meal is a must-have staple for busy families!

  7. Ooooo chicken and biscuits is literally one of my favorite comfort foods!!! So yummy especially on a cold evening!!!

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