Leeks & Chicken Shepherds Pie

Chicken Shepard's Pie

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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  • Yield: Serves 6 1x



2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

2 large leeks, white and light green parts, washed and sliced thinly

1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

1/3 cup dry white wine

3 Tbsp all purpose flour (Spelt flour is a great substitute)

2 tsp fresh sage, chopped finely

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced

1 cup frozen peas

1/4 tsp sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes:

2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into chunks

3/4 cups nonfat buttermilk

1/4 tsp salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Filling Prep:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F and heat 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add leeks and carrots.
  • Cook while stirring until leeks soften and become fragrant. About 6-8 minutes.
  • Add garlic and continue to cook while stirring for 1 more minute.
  • Pour in wine and stir until most liquid has evaporated.
  • Add flour and sage and continue to cook while stirring. The flour should start to turn a light brown. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in broth and simmer.
  • Stir constantly and wait until sauce thickens and carrots are just tender. About 4-6 minutes.
  • Add chicken and peas.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer everything to a deep 10 inch pie pan and set aside.

Mashed Potatoes:

  • Place potatoes in a large pot and add cold salted water to cover them.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook partially covered until potatoes are tender 10-12 minutes.
  • Drain water and keep potatoes in pan.
  • Remove from heat and allow potatoes to dry a bit.
  • Mash potatoes and add buttermilk to make a smooth puree.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in egg and olive oil.
  • Spread potatoes on chicken mixture.
  • Set dish on a baking sheet and bake until potatoes and filling are heated through. Top will turn golden brown about 25-35 minutes.

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