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Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

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


  • 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 shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 316 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Hillary
    Oct 17, 2019

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  • Linda
    Feb 16, 2018

    My end result was also soupy, more like the gravy for chicken pot pie filling should be. I replaced most of the butter with olive oil and substituted chicken bouillon broth for milk. This could possibly be the reason for the soupy consistency. I used homemade aligot, French style cheesy mashed potatoes, which I had frozen and converted by adding roasted garlic. I didn't have to feel guilty about the fat from too much whole milk dairy (I found out I have both high cholesterol and high blood pressure and have to watch my intake). Also, I didn't find the dish too salty or bland, but rather still full of flavor and creamy. I caramelized onion into the rue and it gave it a good flavor. Overall health need not be compromised for the taste of this dish for those who need to watch their fat and dairy intake.

  • cynandtom
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 30, 2015

    Whole family loved this meal!

  • retiredcookie2000
    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • luann8190
    Jul 18, 2013

    I even get requests for this from the kids.

  • DebDeal
    Dec 3, 2012

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  • cwbuff2
    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!