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Chicken Tikka Pizza

chicken tikka pizza on a board

Are you ready for Monday?  I have a really busy week, so I kind of wish the weekend would have stuck around a little longer.  Unfortunately, time doesn’t listen to me, and Monday is here.  So how can you make Monday better?  Healthy pizza, of course!

chicken tikka pizza on a board

Indian flavors are always a hit at my house.  My 7 year old asks for Indian food at least once a week.  He has actually been asking if I could make an Indian pizza for awhile.  I have had it on my list of things to do, but it always go pushed to the back.  Then Cooking Light had a Chicken Tikka pizza in their recent issue, and I knew it was meant to be.  I added it to the menu right away, and didn’t let it slip to the back this time.

chicken tikka pizza on a board

If you are a fan of of Indian food at all, you will love this pizza.  The chicken is cooked in a yogurt, and garam masala sauce.  I used Naan bread as the crust for a more authentic Indian flavor.  It comes together pretty quickly, so you can make this for a weeknight dinner.  Plus anytime you can have pizza on the menu, and not feel guilty about it; you know it is a win!

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Chicken Tikka Pizza

chicken tikka pizza on a board

Classic Chicken Tikka Masala made into a quick weeknight pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 12 oz chicken breasts, , sliced in half horizontally
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, (I used Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tbls garam masala, , divided
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, , grated
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, , grated
  • 2 Tbls heavy cream
  • 4 slices Naan bread, (about 6 inches)
  • 1/3 cup red onions, , sliced
  • 3/4-1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • fresh cilantro, , garnish


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine chicken, yogurt, and 1 tsp garam masala. Place on baking sheet, lined with foil. Broil for 5 minutes per side.
  3. Using a food processor, plus the tomatoes until smooth.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add 3 tsp garam masala, ginger, cayenne, and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, simmer for a few minutes. Stir in salt and heavy cream. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces. Add chicken to the pan, toss to coat.
  6. Place Naan bread on baking sheet. Broil for 1 minute each side.
  7. Remove from oven, and place about 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each piece of bread. Sprinkle with red onions, and cheese. Broil for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Garish with cilantro to serve.


Slightly Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 361Saturated Fat 6gCholesterol 84mgSodium 884mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 28g

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Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

Love this pizza! I also think it's so cool your son asks for Indian food once a week. :)

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

I'm a fool for these flavors! Great idea to add them to a pizza!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

I saw this pizza too and I have yet to make it. It looks so fabulous!!


Monday 22nd of April 2013

I make lots of pizzas, but I never would have thought of this combination. Such great flavors for a pizza, and so easy on naan! I can't wait to try this!


Monday 22nd of April 2013

I haven't tried a ton of Indian dishes, but chicken tikka is one I know and love, even moreso when pizza is involved! Looks so good :)

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