Thursday, December 17, 2015

Honey-Garlic Chicken Shepherd's Pie

I thought I would go ahead and share the recipe for this meal that I mentioned in this post where you cook once, and eat twice!  The recipe is quite simple, so simple that it really doesn't require much of a recipe... but for inquiring minds... here you are :)   I don't have a picture to share (sorry!) of the Honey-Garlic Chicken. 

Honey Garlic Chicken 

2 large boneless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 lbs) 
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Place chicken breasts in a  2-qt casserole pan with a lid.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over breasts, to taste.  Mix honey, butter, garlic, salt, and Mrs. Dash in a small bowl.  Spread over chicken breasts.  Cook for an hour or until meat is tender and falls apart easily.  Baste with drippings and slice into serving pieces.  Serve with hot mashed potatoes, and vegetable/salad of choice. 

Day 2.... 

Honey Garlic Chicken Shepherd's Pie

1 cup Honey Garlic chicken, diced (any cooked chicken will work)
1 cup vegetable of choice (I used green beans ~ carrots or corn would also work)
1 10-oz can cream of mushroom soup (my recipe to make your own is below) 
1 pkg Stovetop chicken dressing, prepared
2 cups potatoes, mashed with butter and milk (or 1 6-oz pkg instant potatoes prepared)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Garlic powder/parsley, optional

Mix chicken, vegetables, prepared Stovetop dressing, and soup together.  Pour into greased 2-qt casserole pan. Spoon mashed potatoes over the top of the chicken layer. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Sprinkle garlic powder and parsley over cheese. Cover with lid or tinfoil. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until bubbly around edges, and cheese is melted. 

3/4 cup butter, divided
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1-2 stalks celery, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded, diced
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 cups chicken broth
3 Tbsp chicken bouillon
1 Tbsp salt

Melt ¼ cup butter and oil in large skillet. Add onions, and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes until lightly browned.  Add in remainder of veggies, and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until all lightly browned, and soft.  Pour veggies into blender, and mince until blended into little pieces.  Set aside.  Melt 1/2 cup butter in same skillet, and add 1/2 cup flour.  Whisk together until flour is lightly brown.  Stir in chicken broth, bouillon, and salt, and stir until a light brown gravy forms.  Mix back in veggies and stir all together.  Ladle soup into glass canning jar.  Makes about 4 cups of soup that can be used in any recipe calling for a cream soup.  Keeps in refrigerator for a week.  


  1. Oh so delicious! I've never made a shepherd's pie with chicken but I am going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Wonderful, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we have! It truly is a comfort dish that is easy to make! :)

  2. Oh, my!! I am just sitting here mentally going over what we have on hand to see if we have everything for this!!! This looks so yummy, and it is definitely a recipe my little family would enjoy. :) Thank you ever so much for sharing, and thank you for being you and for doing all you do!! Love and appreciate you, sweet friend!

    1. It is so easy to make, and I always like recipes where I can cook once, and eat twice, and my family likes the fact that leftovers can be transformed into something else too. It is definitely a comforting dish to make :) Have a wonderful day my precious friend!

  3. Yum! this sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing! I would make this on a cold winter's day for a great hot supper!

    1. It is a marvelous meal that truly is like pure comfort food :) It can be modified according to what you have in your refrigerator too... and I like the versatility of it! Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!

  4. My husband just mentioned Shepherd's Pie...this is so funny. Now I have a neat recipe to try out! Thanks!

    1. This is definitely a yummy easy version of Shepherd's Pie, and I do believe it would work well in a large iron skillet too... seeing as you are having fun cooking with your iron skillets :)

  5. YUMMMMMMY!!!!!!!! Wow! Now I'm really hungry. Good thing Dennis is cooking breakfast as I write this. Hugs, Nancy

    1. LOL... yes, it is a delightful comfort food recipe for sure... isn't it nice that you have your husband cooking breakfast! :)

  6. Hello, I'm visiting from the the enchanting rose blog party. These chicken recipes all look and sound amazing. Thanks for the recipes.
    Julie xo


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