Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Whole30 Chicken Shepherd's Pie

A tasty and low carb twist on a traditional Shepherd's Pie (or cottage pie). 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, low carb, shepherds pie, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 337kcal
Author Randa Derkson


Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower stem removed and chopped into florets
  • 2 tbsps ghee
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsps nutritional yeast add more for a cheesier taste


  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots carrots peeled and cut into half moons
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsps herbs de provence or rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsps parsley for garnish


For the cauliflower mash

  • Bring the cauliflower florets to a boil in a large stockpot. Boil for 10-12 minutes, or until cauliflower is soft. 
  • Puree the cauliflower with an immersion blender, or use a masher. Add ghee, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

For the chicken filling

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a dutch oven (or large skillet) heat ghee over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions, carrots, and celery. Sautee until soft and onions are almost translucent (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Add the ground chicken. Scramble fry until cooked (see note).
  • Add the herbs, de provence, garlic, tomato paste, coconut aminos, and vinegar. Combine the beef broth and arrowroot powder together, add to the chicken mixture.
  • Once everything is stirred together, bring to a bubble and remove from heat.
  • Add the cauliflower topping. Fluff up with a fork and sprinkle the paprika over top. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is lightly golden. Sprinkle with parsley, serve.


If you have a narrower ditch oven (like me). Put the lid on it, it will help the ground chicken cook quicker.
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 5


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 1218mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2340IU | Vitamin C: 92.5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.1mg