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5 from 5 votes

Healthy Chicken Shepherd's Pie

For a lighter take on a traditional Irish dish, try this chicken shepherd's pie. It's made using healthier ingredients, and is filling and satisfying!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Irish
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Rosa


  • 1 tsp avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 garlic powder

For The Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes peeled & cubed (approx 4 cups cubed)
  • 1 sweet potato peeled & cubed (approx 2 cups cubed)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk or milk of choice


  • Fill a medium saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil. Then add the cubed potatoes and cook until easily pierced with a fork, approx 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot. Then add the garlic powder and the milk and mash using a potato masher until smooth.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add the oil and sauté your onion and carrots until softened, about 5 minutes. Then add the ground chicken and all the seasonings and cook until no longer pink, roughly 8 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line a 9"x13" baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add the veggie and chicken mixture to the bottom of your baking dish in a single layer. Then add the mashed potatoes over top in a smooth, even layer. (I use a silicone spatula to help the potatoes spread across the top.)
  • Cover the tray with parchment paper and aluminum foil and bake in your preheated oven for 35 minutes. Then set your oven to broil, remove the paper, and broil for 5 minutes to get the potatoes nicely golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4880IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.4mg