Chicken Shepherd's Pie


This a fabulous one-pan meal. Serve with a salad and French bread. Just use left over fried, baked, or grilled chicken. You may substitute your family's favorite vegetable in place of corn. Potatoes and roasted garlic can be done 1 to 2 days ahead. If preference is to use dried spices, then use 1/2 teaspoon each of thyme and rosemary. Use any cheese of your choice.

6 servings


  • 8 potatoes

  • ¼ cup butter

  • cup milk

  • 1 medium head roasted garlic

  • 1 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast meat

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. To prepare roasted garlic: Cut head of garlic in half and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Peel, chop and boil potatoes until tender. Drain, then mash potatoes. Add butter, milk and roasted garlic and mix in. Set aside.

  4. Arrange chicken evenly in the bottom of a casserole dish, then sprinkle with spices, then layer peppers, corn and all but 1/4 cup cheese. Spread mashed potatoes on top, sealing everything in. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until brown around edges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

556 Calories
21g Fat
60g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 556
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 77mg 387%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1531mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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