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Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Use leftover mashed potatoes to crown this comforting casserole. The creamy chicken-and-veggie mixture is mildly seasoned with curry to please almost any palate. —Lori Lockrey, Scarborough, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add frozen vegetables and remaining butter; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • 2. Stir in flour and curry powder until blended; gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the chicken, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with potatoes; sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 410 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 1,025 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Reviews for Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"We all really enjoyed this! My 10 year old loved it!! I am not a fan of shepherd's pie, but really liked it. I used peas and corn instead of peas and carrots because that is what I had on hand. Can definitely see myself making it again."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"A hit with our family!! Great comfort food dish!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"Super delicious, east, and fairly healthy. I used 3 tsp curry powder and instant mashed potatoes"

Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"My family tears this up every time I cook it. We love curry, I double the batch and put it in 4 tablespoons of curry."

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This was really tasty! The curry powder added a pleasing depth of flavor to this classic dish that was savory but not overpowering."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"My family loved this. I was unsure about the curry, but the dish was so flavorful! I also added chopped zucchini."

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of shepherds pie but this was wonderful! Everyone loved it, including my picky 3 yr old."

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of shepherds pie but this was wonderful! Everyone loved it, including my picky 3 yr old."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I made this for my family and we LOVED it! I used instant mashed potatoes instead of fresh just to make things quicker.I used extra butter and milk when I made the potatoes. We also used corn instead of carrots because it was what we had and it came out great! My kids and husband enjoyed this and it was super easy"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Used can of mixed veggies, and chopped cabbage. Less broth, and a smig of buttermilk, garlic and celery salt. Yummy"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"My husband and I really liked this meal. Even my picky 4 year old thought it was really good. Next time I'll serve it with biscuits."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"Made this with seasoned instant mashed potatoes. Very good - my husband liked it even though he is not a curry fan"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"My daughter and my husband both love curry but I am not a fan. To please them I tried this recipe and they both loved it. My daughter told me that this recipe is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Great recipe. Easy to make especially when you have lettover mashed potatoes in the fridge which I often do.. My family loves it and requests it often"

Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"The flavor was wonderful. Very easy to make."

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