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Chicken Shepherds Pie

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Feb 27, 2013

Chicken Shepherds Pie

Sometimes I have to get a little creative when it comes to cooking for my family.

They have their favorites and it can be kind of hard to get them to try new stuff.  

That's what happened to me when I stumbled across a recipe from Simply Recipes for their Easy Shepherds Pie.  To say it was amazing is an understatement.  It is an out of this world Shepherds Pie.  Of course I tweaked it a little bit but really, it is to die for. 

But... I can only eat so much hamburger if you know what I mean?  Without fail if I ask my family what they would like for dinner one of them will respond with Shepherds Pie!  Welcome to my world. 

So I had to change it up a bit.  I kept the same basic ingredients but I just tweaked Simply Recipes Easy Shepherds Pie and turned it into a Chicken Shepherds Pie that is absolutely amazing

Don't take my word for it though.  This one you'll definitely want to try for yourself :)

Chicken Shepherds Pie Ingredients
3-4 chicken breasts (I always use 3 because ours are fairly large)
1 can cream of chicken soup + 3/4 can of milk
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chicken broth/stock (could use bouillon granules if you had those on hand) 
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups peas & carrots mixture (I use frozen)
1-2 packages of butter flavored instant potatoes depending on how big the package is, or you could make your own homemade if you had the time! 
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey / colby jack cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 400°

Boil your peas and carrots per package directions, drain & set aside. 

Prepare your homemade or instant potatoes per package directions and set aside. 

In a medium sauce pan whisk together your cream of chicken soup + 3/4 can of milk and heat over med-low heat until just barely starting to bubble.   Turn off and let sit until you are ready to use it.

Meanwhile, add your chopped onion to a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic.  Cook until onion is tender.  Put onion mixture in a bowl with the peas and carrots and set aside. 

Cut your chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces and cook over medium heat in your skillet until starting to brown.  Add your chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, onion mixture, and peas/carrots and continue cooking until all liquid has absorbed.   Now put this mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish and spread evenly.
Pour your cream of chicken soup directly on top of the chicken mixture. 

Sprinkle about 1/4 cup cheese on top of the soup mixture. 

Now carefully add your potatoes by heaping spoonfuls onto the soup & cheese mixture.  Using the back of your spoon, spread the potato mixture evenly across the entire 9x13 casserole dish so that the potatoes are flat on the top. 

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the potatoes and place in the oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes. 

You will know this casserole is done when it starts to bubble in the very middle.  Don't cheat.  My husband is always wanting to cheat and take it out before it bubbles in the middle.  Don't be like him. Trust me, if you wait... it will be better! 

Let stand for a couple of minutes before digging in seeing as how this dish is extremely HOT when it comes out of the oven.  We've been known to have a few burned tongues after this meal because we just got so excited and couldn't wait even 1 more minute for it to cool down.  You know how that is, don't you ;)

We've been busy sharing this recipe on many different blog link parties! For a complete list of where we like to party please visit the "Link Parties" tab at the top of the page :)

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At February 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

I absolutely love shepherd's pie so this chicken version looks so delicious to me. I've pinned and am going to add it to our menu next week. Thank you for the recipe.

At February 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Looks yummy and comforting!

At February 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

You're welcome Lori! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did :)

At February 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Jeni!

At February 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous Katie B. of said...

Sheperd's Pie is one of our family favorites. I've never tried making it with chicken, though, and now I must! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

At March 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Crafts a la Mode said...

This is great! I'd rather have the chicken! Thanks for sharing this. Linda

At March 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Miz Helen said...

Hi Shauna,
This is a great Chicken dish, I just love you combination of flavors, we will really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

At March 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Mmm, I'll eat chicken and potatoes any night of the week! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays, Shauna. Always a pleasure to see what you're cooking up!

At March 12, 2013 at 11:43 PM , Anonymous Nicole said...

Shepherd's pie is one of our favorites! Thanks for this great twist on a classic!

At March 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Rachel! Love linking up to the Wicked Good Wednesday party each week :)

At March 12, 2013 at 11:55 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Nicole :) It is so good... beware you might become addicted to it!


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