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.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; 20.7 g total fat; 99 mg cholesterol; 446 mg sodium. 60.1 g carbohydrates; 33.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I changed this recipe significantly to better appeal to my family and we really liked the modifications. Instead of corn and peppers I used green beans cooked with bacon and onions. I also made the mashed potatoes using whipped garlic-flavored cream cheese and milk instead of roasted garlic butter and milk. (Much easier!) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
i added french cut beans instead of red peppers. after reading a few of the posts that the casserol was bland... i decided to combine the vegetable chicken and herbs with 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. it was phenomenal this way since chicken is kind of a dry meat. lastly i didn't roast the garlic. instead just added finely minced garlic into the mashed potatoes before i baked it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good!! A great use for leftover mashed potatoes. I simmered the chicken with the spices in chicken broth and red wine so that the flavors really soaked in -- this also made the pie extra juicy which I liked. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Surprised at how good this was. I was so tempted to add something to "sauce" the chicken but decided to just follow the recipe. It was very moist and the cheese helped to bind the ingredients. A very satisfying meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe I did add some changes too! I did not do the roasted garlic. I cooked my chicken in a pan with some water to keep it moist; meanwhile I chopped 1/2 onion 1/2 bell pepper and 4 strips of bacon. Sauteed together until onion softened. added some chopped garlic. Chopped my chicken with my food chopper then added 1 can chopped tomatoes and the spices ( I added oregano too) Let that simmer while finishing potatoes. I added about 1/2 c cheese to my mix topped with potatoes baked about 20 min then topped with more cheese and broiled. YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! My family thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I didn't have the spices that the recipe called for so I just used my own and it was great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Uh! YUM!! Why this is only four stars beats me! I really loved this recipe! I made this for friends and it's gone and recipe was demanded! YUM! YUM! YUM! All around!! Wonderful for those cold days and nights!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family & I loved this. I actually forgot to add any seasoning (salt pepper rosemary & thyme) and it was still delicious. I added fresh mushrooms and frozen peas just because I had them. The potatoes were quite runny; I will decrease the liquid in the potatoes next time. We all agreed that it would be just as good without chicken as well (side dish or Meatless Mondays!). I will definitely be making this again. It was tasty colourful and my kids ate their veggies happily:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
i wasnt very impressed with this recipe. I didnt like the texture it felt mushy( however this might have been my fault...) and it was pretty dry and bland when it was finished. i like my shepards pie to have some juice enough of it so you can dip the crust in it to mop it up! this had no juice what so ever for me. i might keep experimenting with this recipe... it does have potential to be really good! Read More