Yes, I am aware that chickens don’t have shepherds. But I thought if I called this “Chickherd’s Pie” you would really think I had gone off my rocker. If anyone has alternate ideas for what I should call this, bring ‘em on!In the meantime, here is how this little number was born. A little while ago I made this:
Which I loved (I am a sucker for comfort food of any kind), and while I was eating it I thought, what if instead of a more conventional crust, I used mashed potatoes? And, what if instead of using regular mashed potatoes, I used THESE mashed potatoes???
I think my heart actually started beating faster.
So what you have here is a thick chicken pot pie base, with lots of carrots and peas and other good stuff, topped with a layer of cheesy mashed potatoes, and then baked until the potatoes are browned on top (but still gorgeously creamy underneath). You can make it in either individual dishes, or do it all in one casserole and scoop out the servings. Which will look like this.
Is anyone else salivating right now besides me?
Sorry. Anyway, here is a recipe mash-up of the chicken pot pie and the aligot potatoes, and if anyone has any better recipe title ideas, don’t hold back.
CHICKEN SHEPHERD’S PIE