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This dish from England is actually made with beef, but here in India, we are more of a chicken-eating culture. So we have bought about a lovely twist to the recipe, in a way that it agrees with the Indian mindset, but falls nowhere short on taste parameters, when compared to the original classic recipe. It is a simple layered casserole of chicken, veggies and potato, and we reckon that you can’t go wrong with it. Include your kids in the preparation and enjoy a satisfying Sunday lunch together.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|6 People||10-15 Minutes||50-55 Minutes|
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1-2 cups vegetables—diced carrots, corn, peas
- 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
- 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice
Cook the potatoes till tender by immersing the peeled and quartered pieces in water, for about 20 minutes.
In the meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
If you are including vegetables in the recipe, you need to add them according to their cooking time. Carrots should be added with the onions, because they take a long time to cook. If you want to add peas or corn, add them towards the end of the cooking of the onions.
Add ground chicken to the pan with the onions and vegetables. Cook until it no longer looks raw and pink. Add salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and chicken broth.
Bring the broth to a simmer on low heat. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
After the potatoes are done, remove them from the pot and add the remaining 4 tbsps of butter. Mash the potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Keep the oven for preheating to 400°F. In a large baking dish, spread the chicken, onions, and vegetable mix in an even layer.
Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of this and rough up the surface of the mashed potatoes with a fork, so there are peaks that will get well browned.
Place in the oven and cook until the top layer gets browned; it will take approx. 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it cool. Scoop out pieces from the baking dish and serve warm.
|Calories||540 K cal|
|Total Fat||24.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||42.4 g|