When the temperature plummets, we often turn to homey, comforting classics to warm us from the inside out. If this sounds like the perfect cure to all your cold weather woes, look no further. Our recipe developers took the best parts of chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie and combined them to create the world’s greatest dinner mash-up. Enjoy!
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garlic & herb seasoning
mixed salad leaves
Nan's special seasoning
grated Parmesan cheese(ContainsMilk)
Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. Peel the potato and cut into large chunks. Cook the potato in the boiling water until easily pierced with a knife, 12-15 minutes. Drain and return the potato to the pan. Add the butter and milk, then season with salt and mash until smooth.
TIP: Save time and get more fibre by leaving the potato unpeeled!
While the potato is cooking, finely chop the brown onion and celery. Grate the carrot. Cut the chicken thigh into 2cm chunks.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. Cook the chicken and onion, tossing occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Add the carrot and celery and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic & herb seasoning, Nan's special seasoning and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium, then add the water. Stir well to combine and cook until slightly reduced, 2 minutes. Season to taste.
Preheat the grill to medium-high. Transfer the chicken mixture to a baking dish. Spread the mashed potato over the top, then use a fork to create an uneven surface. Sprinkle over the grated Parmesan cheese and grill until the cheese is melted and golden, 5-10 minutes.
While the pie is grilling, thinly slice the pear (see ingredients). In a medium bowl, combine a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar, honey and olive oil. Add the mixed salad leaves and pear. Toss to combine and season to taste.
Divide the chicken shepherd's pie between plates. Serve with the pear salad.