Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza- Naan Pizza

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan
Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan
Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan

Chicken Tikka Masala is on the menu of almost every Indian restaurant. It's a creamy, delicious tomato based curry, and the spice level can vary greatly, depending on the cook. There is dispute about the origins of the dish. It has been claimed that chicken tikka masala was invented in Glasgow, Scotland, and it has even been called the British national dish. This claim is disputed by Indian chefs, who say that this curry is, in fact, an Indian invention, and a thoroughly Indian dish.

This international food fight is actually quite amusing, and it even made the news back in 2009. Regardless of origins, chicken tikka masala is easy to make at home. And you get to control the amount of fat, sodium and even sugar. Swap out the cream for Greek yogurt and you won't notice any difference, but your curry will be a whole lot healthier.

I have mentioned before, that I love to make pizzas with naan bread, and when I make my homemade naan, I always freeze some just for that purpose. So, after making tikka masala, I pulled some naan out of the freezer. It occurred to me thatย a tikka masala pizza on naan makes a whole lot of sense.

And yes, it does. It makes delicious sense, in fact. We loved these individual naan pizzas. You don't need to make your own naan, you can buy them in the store. Nobody's judging. But, It's really easy to do if you want to give it a try. I didn't use a lot of cheese, because I wasn't sure how it would work out. It worked out great, so I'm leaving it up to you to add more if you choose. Also, I added some fresh tomatoes to the pizzas to balance the creamy sauce.

This tikka masala recipe is a quick one. Using chicken thighs means that you can skip the step of marinating the chicken in the yogurt, and it will still be tender and juicy.

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan
Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza- Naan Pizza

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 individual pizza

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza- Naan Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp dried turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 156 ml can tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 naan breads
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or flat leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, ginger, garam masala, tumeric, paprika, salt, and chilli flakes and tomato paste
  2. Process until smooth
  3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium high
  4. Add chicken pieces, cooking until browned, about 5 minutes
  5. Add tomato paste mixture, stirring until fragrant
  6. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in yogurt
  7. Simmer about 5 minutes
  8. Pre heat oven to 350ยฐ
  9. Line a large baking sheet with parchment
  10. Assemble pizzas: divide chicken tikka masala over the naan breads
  11. Top each pizza with tomato halves, then cheese
  12. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling
  13. Garnish pizzas with cilantro or parsely

Notes

Add more chilli flakes if you prefer more spice

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Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan
Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza on Naan

 

10 thoughts on “Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza- Naan Pizza

  1. Homemade pizza is the best and using naan as a base is so quick n easy. I always use chicken thighs and I have NEVER made my own naan but I should!
    This post has made me SO hungry Colleen!

  2. Individual naan pizzas are the best! And I love the idea of using chicken tikka masala. I always have naan in my freezer, so I’m definitely pinning this for future suppers!

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