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Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter, fat-free milk and reduced-fat Swiss cheese) equals 316 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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