This is definitely a weekend dish because of the number of steps and time involved. I didn't have bone-in chicken breasts so I just used skinless, boneless and it was fine. I also just made regular mashed potatoes (but with the buttermilk). I boiled the potatoes then used a slotted spoon to transfer them to a bowl for mashing and then put my broccoli florets in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Perfect. And extra sharp cheddar...that I may have used more of than called for - oh well! Family loved it and I will make it again.
This kid-friendly (they are it all up!) meal was delicious, easy enough to make and satisfying. I followed the recipe mostly as written with the exception of putting the mashed potatoes (not from the recipe given but some I made for another meal) on the bottom, truly an upside-down shepherd's pie. I would suggest adding salt and pepper and a bit of red pepper flakes or cayenne to up the oomph a bit. I made it in advance up to baking, then cooked it a bit longer. Highly recommended.Read More
and easy to make