Chicken Shepherd's Pie

My helper went for her off day on Sunday. So I had to prepare lunch for the children since we were not going to my parents-in-law house. I decided to make shepherd's pie for them. I've not tried this before, however, I figured it won't be too difficult. I searched on the web and found a rather simple recipe from Exclusively Food. I didn't followed it exactly. I used chicken instead of beef. I thought it was very much like making spagetti. I want to emphasize again, one thing about cooking is, you can add or omit ingredients to your likings or availability. It's that versatile!
Recipe for Chicken Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients for Meat fillings:
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 small Onion, peeled and diced
1 medium Carrot, peeled and diced
5 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
400g Chicken meat, diced
180g Prego Traditional Tomato sauce
30g Mixed vegetables
10 pcs Canned button mushrooms, quartered
1 tbsp Sweet Basil, chopped
Salt and pepper

Mashed Potato Topping:
990g Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
30g Salted butter
70g Whole milk
100g Mozzarella cheese
Method:
1. Boil potatoes water until tender (about 20 minutes). While the potatoes are cooking, start preparing your other ingredients.
2. Heat oil in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
3. Add garlic, onion to pan and cook for about 10 minutes.
4. Add carrots and mixed vegetables to cook until they have softened.
5. Add tomoto sauce and basil leaves to mix.
6. Add in chicken and saute. Cover and cook for about 10mins.
7. Turn off the heat.
8. Meanwhile, drain the cooked and soften potatoes.
9. Mash them in a bowl, then add butter and milk to mix.
10. Place the meat filling into an ovenproof dish.
11. Topped it with mashed potato. Use a fork to create patterns in the potato, then sprinkle potato with cheese.
12. Bake the pie in the preheat oven at 190C for about 20 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling and cheese is golden brown.
13. Serve hot.

19 comments:

Kitchen Corner said...
October 26, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Hi Jane,
That looks very delicious!

ReeseKitchen said...
October 26, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Jane, this looks delicious. I'll try it out one of these days for my girl, think she'll like it. Thanks for sharing...:)

DG said...
October 26, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I like potato, so this is one my favourite too. With additional mozzarella cheese ... ohh it must be taste so good ;P

Jet said...
October 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

It looks so delicious and hearty. Thanks for sharing.

busygran said...
October 26, 2010 at 9:58 PM

This is delicious! I like it with lots of cheese.

Bakertan said...
October 26, 2010 at 10:15 PM

hey Jane,

this is what I am looking for. Most of the ingredients are what I like. I always wanted a chicken shepherd's pie. This would make a great dish for xmas, festive occasions or potluck.

thanks for sharing. I'm looking for a good excuse or opportunity to make this and Dec would be a perfect time to do so =]

Wen said...
October 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Your kids are lucky ones and the shepherd pie looks so yummy!

Anonymous said...
October 28, 2010 at 3:19 AM

Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

Passionate About Baking said...
October 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Hi everyone,
Thank you very much for your kind comments, and your encouragement!

Hi Bakertan,
You are very right! This does make a good all-in-one-main-dish for X'mas. Let me plan a 3-course menu for you. Appetiser will be mixed salad. Main course will be chicken shepherd's pie. Dessert will be your tiramisu cake, or a nice log cake. As for the drinks, try my lemongrass drink. There you go! All homemade and sure to impress your guests or family members! ;) Enjoy!

Bakertan said...
October 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM

hey Jane,

thats alot of work involved for the 3 course meal. the cake itself would take me hours, lol.

I'm gonna attempt a log cake for dec if I have the time =]. I've seen your lemongrass drink. Looks pretty straightforward to do and I tried a lemongrass drink before at a thai buffet catering. pretty good. thanks for the recommendations =]

Passionate About Baking said...
October 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Bakertan,
It's actually not a lot of work if you make logcake. :P For the lemongrass, you can always prepare the day before and chill it. Salad and pie are pretty easy. So it'll just be logcakes. I'm sure with your capability, all can be done in a breeze! :)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Bakertan,
It's actually not a lot of work if you make logcake. :P For the lemongrass, you can always prepare the day before and chill it. Salad and pie are pretty easy. So it'll just be logcakes. I'm sure with your capability, all can be done in a breeze! :)

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

DG said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I like potato, so this is one my favourite too. With additional mozzarella cheese ... ohh it must be taste so good ;P

cy said...
June 28, 2015 at 8:55 PM
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cy said...
June 28, 2015 at 8:56 PM

hi, may i know how many serving is this for? 3 person? thanks

Passionate About Baking said...
June 28, 2015 at 10:09 PM

Hi cy,
This serves 6-8 persons as full meal. And more if it's side dish.

cy said...
June 29, 2015 at 10:34 AM

thanks for your reply!

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