May 17, 2012

Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza

Tandoori chicken naan pizza. This is pizza that gives you real bang for your bite. Pillowy naan, spicy chicken, sharp onion, sweet mango, and salty cheese.

Patak's tandoori paste
And the best part is, with just a little bit of advance prep, you can put the pizza together in less than 30 minutes. The night before, cut up and marinate the chicken. The next day, quickly saute the chicken. Then put it on the naan along with the onion, cheese and mango.

Mango and chicken on pizza might sound a little strange. But it's no stranger than a ham and pineapple pizza, right? I think it's delicious. But if you're not convinced, leave it out. Or substitute it with something else -- cilantro, bell pepper, scallions, whatever sounds good to you.

Mix together yogurt and tandoori paste.

Combine with cubed chicken breast. Refrigerate overnight.

The next day, saute the chicken until it's just cooked through. Don't worry if it's saucy -- this will become your pizza sauce.

Place the chicken, along with the tandoori sauce it cooked in, on the naan. My naan heats up in just 3 minutes, so I put the chicken on still-frozen naan. If your naan takes several minutes to heat, then you might want to heat it a little first, then add the toppings.

Put some sliced red onion on top of the chicken.

Add some sliced mango.

Top with shredded cheese.

Bake until the cheese melts and starts to bubble.


Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza

Recipe adapted from Bev Cooks

2 chicken breasts, cut into a small dice
3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp (or more) tandoori paste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 mango, cut into small pieces (or use frozen mango that's been thawed and sliced)
2 store bought naan breads
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1.    In a bowl, stir together the yogurt and tandoori paste. Add the chicken. Cover and marinate at least an hour or overnight.

2.    Preheat oven to 400°F.

3.    Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan with the marinade. Saute until chicken is cooked through and the sauce reduces a little, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

4.    Layer the chicken and sauce over each naan. Top with sliced red onions and sliced mango. Then top with shredded cheese.

5.    Place in the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.

Makes 4 pizzas

1 comment:

  1. Wow the pizza looks awesome!!! Nice flavor combination!!!


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