Chicken Rendang Shepherd Pie with Cheese

East meets West in this comforting dish fit for any seasons!

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Recipes - Chicken Rendang Shepherd Pie with Cheese


Spice paste:

  • 10g of ginger
  • 20g of garlic
  • 20g of shallots
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, smashed
  • 3 large chillies, deseeded
  • 10g of galangal
  • 5g of fresh turmeric
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1 pinch of coriander powder

Shepherd Pie Base:

Chicken Rendang:

  • 3 boneless chicken thighs
  • 5g of turmeric powder
  • 5g of fine salt
  • 5g of white pepper powder
  • 30ml of cooking oil
  • 250ml of coconut cream
  • 300ml of chicken stock
  • 1 pinch of salt and white pepper powder
  • 7 kaffir lime leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C
  2. In a bowl, marinate the chicken thighs with turmeric powder, salt and white pepper powder. Set aside.  
  3. In a pot, boil the potatoes with a tsp of salt until tender. Set aside.
  4. Combine all the ingredients of the spice paste in a food processor. Blend well.
  5. Heat cooking oil in skillet, add the spice paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
  6. Add in chicken thighs, stir well to combine.
  7. Add coconut milk and chicken broth, simmer on medium heat while stirring frequently until chicken is almost cooked.
  8. Add in kaffir lime leaves, stir to blend well with chicken.
  9. Turn heat to low, simmer for another 30 minutes or until chicken is tender and liquid has dried up. Add salt and sugar to taste.
  10. In a large baking dish, lay the chicken rendang at the bottom.
  11. In a separate bowl, mash the boiled potatoes with butter and milk to desired consistency
  12. Spread mashed potatoes on top of the chicken rendang. Use fork to rough up the surface or make creative designs in the mash potatoes.
  13. Spread The Laughing Cow Original Cheese Spread triangles on top
  14. Bake the dish in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until brown and bubbling.
  15. Serve immediately

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When summer has arrived and barbecue season is coming, it’s also time to invite The Laughing Cow Cheese Spread Light and its cheesy sweet potato nachos to the party! This would make a great side for your summer BBQs and picnics, and also works well as an appetizer or aperitif for a dinner party. The best thing is this recipe is easy to customise to your own tastes or those of your guests. Vegetarian? Take out the chicken. Like a bit more heat? Add some Jalapenos. Whatever you come up with.
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