Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Warm up your family with this easy mashed-potato-topped casserole featuring tender chicken, sweet corn and sugar snap peas in a homemade cheese sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each), cubed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pouch (3.6 ounces) roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter until no longer pink; set aside and keep warm. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; stir in seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in 3/4 cup Swiss cheese until melted. Add peas, corn and chicken. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with mashed potatoes; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Shepherd's Pie in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p7

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 264004
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"This is a delicious make ahead dish, which I can not get enough of. I made it on Sunday and popped in the oven after work on Monday. The only changes I made were using frozen peas and adding a little Maggie. I also used our homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes I had on hand in the freezer. Also, put on broil a couple of minutes at the end. Great flavor, hubby and I both loved it and agreed it is a definite keeper!"

Tab1calories User ID: 8927718 253729
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"My husband loved this!! I actually made my regular rhue for all my recipes, melted butter, flour, and some of the sauce...turned out great!"

mzgrinder User ID: 6418368 249196
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Followed recipe exactly, Although it did not set up, was very soupy. Will try again and use my own judgement on milk/flour or cornstarch ratio. Gravy was very tasty, but to give dish a bit more substance will add some peppers, mushrooms, peas, etc. next time.

Since I seem to be the only reviewer with the soupy problem, a part of it maybe it was the dish I used. It was a 2 quart casserole, but it was round, so appears from the picture that it was much deeper than what is shown here. Will figure it out."

cindymarza User ID: 7391984 219278
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Whole family loved this meal!"

retiredcookie2000 User ID: 788073 161191
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"This was really good. My husband said it was very tasty. Will definitely make it again."

luann8190 User ID: 6756458 161189
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"I even get requests for this from the kids."

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 73383
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"The gravy of this recipe is absolutely scrumptious! So easy, but of all the gravies, easy or complicated, this is one of the best I've ever tasted - I found myself scooping up the remnants in the bowl with my finger like it was brownie mix! My husband agreed. I plan to use this gravy in chicken pot pie, too. Definitely put this recipe on your rotation!"

jujubean79 User ID: 5830255 145558
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I love this recipe and have made it several times. I do add 1/2 cup diced red peppers the chicken mixture for added color and flavor. I also think it needs more salt then this recipe calls for."

Queenmumv66 User ID: 5989942 73378
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"I did change up the recipe a tiny bit.I used real mashed potat

oes, and I omitted the thyme and sage.I used canned peas and corn.It was pretty good.I like the swiss cheese in it.I think next time I will try stuffing on the top, in place of mashed potatoes."

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 98466
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"To be honest I used this as my guide and made to use up the week's lefover's. So it was changed in these ways, I used chicken thigh meat, I used left-over Ramen Corn Chowder and green beans. Otherwise I held to the recipe. It was really good, a great way to use up odds and ends, too few to get another meal out of but enough to combine and make another. Thank you for these recipes, they really help!"

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