Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Servings: 4 people
Cuisine: English
Course: Main Course
Time: 1 hour
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Sauteed meat and vegetables topped with creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes. A family favorite, Shepherd's Pie is a hearty English recipe that will have you going in for seconds.


For the filling

  • 300 gms chicken mince
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Salt to taste

For the topping

  • 2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg yolk


  • To begin, prepare the filling. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan.
  • Add in a bay leaf. Add in the chopped garlic and saute until it begins to change color.
  • Add in the chopped onions. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Next, add the vegetables. Saute for a few minutes.
  • Add in the chicken mince and cook until the liquid dries up a bit.
  • Now add in the chicken stock and cook until the chicken mince is done.
  • Add in Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, and tomato sauce. Mix well. Cover with a lid and cook until the sauce dries up a bit.
  • Finally, add in black pepper powder, rosemary, and thyme. Mix well. Make sure it is not too dry because it would bake in the oven.
  • Check the salt and add more if required. Remove to a bowl and keep aside.
  • For the topping, take boiled and mashed potatoes in a large bowl. Add in salt, butter, and an egg yolk. Mix well and keep aside.
  • To assemble the pie, in an oven-proof dish, spread out the filling in an even layer. Top it with the mashed potatoes and smoothen them out. With a fork, create a design of your choice.
  • In a pre-heated oven, bake it at 220°C for 20 minutes or until the potatoes start to color.
  • The Chicken Shepherd's Pie is ready to serve.



  • I have used an 8″ square oven-proof dish for this recipe.
  • If you don’t have stock readily available, dissolve a cube of Maggi Super Seasoning in a cup of water as I have.

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