This bubbly chicken and noodle casserole gets big flavor from garlic, ginger, and garam masala.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add 1/2 cup onion; cook about 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, 2 teaspoons garam masala, 2 teaspoons cumin, and chili powder; cook and stir for 1 minute. Carefully add tomato puree; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in yogurt, whipping cream, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in chicken. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

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  • In a large bowl combine three-fourths of the paneer, the cream cheese, 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1 teaspoon cumin, and turmeric. Stir in spinach.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Transfer half of the chicken mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the vermicelli; spread evenly with spinach mixture. Top with the remaining vermicelli and the remaining chicken mixture.

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  • Bake, covered, for 65 to 70 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the remaining paneer. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; 27 g total fat; 15 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 779 mg sodium. 488 mg potassium; 25 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 22 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 66 IU vitamin a; 6 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 129 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 263 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
12/14/2015
Cheese, yogurt, whipping cream, cream cheese.  Boy, this recipe is a heart attack on a plate!