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Chicken Shepherd's Pie

13 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Ground chicken, onions, mushrooms, and peas covered with mashed potatoes, and baked until golden.

Originally created in England to use up leftovers from the Sunday roast by adding any readily available vegetable, «shepherd's pie» found a new life in North America where corn was soon added to the basic recipe. In French Canada it is known as «China Pie», either because the cooks of the railway companies, who were making such a cheap dish, were all Chinese, or because some Québécois workers having eaten this meal in a city named China, Maine, brought the recipe back home towards the middle of the 19th century.

Preparation : 25 min Cooking : 30 min
410 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

5 potatoes 1 kg
1 1/2 onions, finely chopped 300 g
16 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced 220 g
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
500 g ground chicken
3/4 cup canned tomatoes (diced) 200 g
2 tbsp tomato paste 30 mL
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 15 mL
1 cup chicken broth 250 mL
1 cup frozen peas 120 g
1 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 250 mL
2 tbsp butter, unsalted 28 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
salt [optional]

Before you start

For individual pies, choose baking dishes which contain about 375 ml or 1 ½ cups when 3/4 full.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: finely chop the onion; thinly slice the mushrooms; peel the potatoes, cut them in half then boil them 20-25 min until very tender. Drain them well and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and sear it until it looses its pink colour, about 7-8 min.
  4. When the chicken is golden-coloured, add the chopped onion then cook 2 min with stirring. Stir in the diced tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and broth. Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until heated through, about 4-5 min. Add salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and tranfer the contents to a large baking dish, or distribute into individual baking dishes.
  5. Pour the milk into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the butter and microwave on medium-high a few minutes, uncovered, until very hot. Add the cooked potatoes and mash until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a spoonful of the potato mixture on top of the chicken mixture, then gently spread it with a spoon to cover evenly.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven until the top is golden-brown, about 30 min. Serve.

Remarks

The pies can be frozen right after having been covered with the mashed potatoes and individually wrapped. They can be baked (taken directly from the freezer) for about 50 min at 205°C/400°F.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (420g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

17 g

27 %

Saturated 3.3 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

18 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

270 mg

11 %

Carbohydrate

41 g

14 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

8 g

Protein

23 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

34 %

Calcium

10 %

Iron

20 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Low  :
Calories, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C
Excellent source of  :
Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2
Vegetables 1 ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 1 ½

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13 Reviews (12 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
sdyal
march 20, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I have a hard time getting my kids to eat vegetables and have tried other Sheppard's pie recipes in the past. They loved this one and even took it for lunch the next day...so I will definitely make it again!

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sdyal
march 20, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I have a hard time getting my kids to eat vegetables and have tried other Sheppard's pie recipes in the past. They loved this one and even took it for lunch the next day...so I will definitely make it again!

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