This dish looks a lot like shepherd's pie, but it's not. The base has chicken in it, instead of lamb and it's topped with butter beans, not mashed potatoes. It's a delicious, protein-rich dish that's always a hit with my family.
This recipe is very good, however the Lima Beans are bland and Mozzarella cheese is too. We really enjoyed the chicken layer. The next time I make it I will try and stronger tasting cheese. If anyone has come up with a better idea I'd love to hear it too. I'm suprised at the number of Calories listed in this recipe. - 19 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
When pureeing the lima beans, I added 1 tsp. cumin, salt to taste, dash cayenne pepper, about 3 tbs. of olive oil, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. I also added 1 cup cooked cauliflower to increase the quantity. - 08 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved the idea of this recipe, but I took a lot of liberties based on what ingredients I had available. It worked well with 2 cans of garbanzo beans for the topping! - 05 Sep 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)