Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tandoori Chicken Pizza on Naan

Yum
I usually go to the grocery store in the mornings, but the other night I decided to go instead.  I was so happy that I did because they had some great end of the day deals. They had discounted organic boneless chicken tenders 80%  off because the sell by date was that day.  I quickly snapped up several packages (my Mother did not raise a fool) and grinned like a Cheshire cat all the way home.  Since they had to be used quickly, I marinated all the chicken in Greek yogurt and spices for some fun Indian style dishes.  This is my first experiment...Tandoori Chicken Pizza on Naan.  I had some frozen packaged naan bread in my freezer so this was a fast and easy pizza.  My husband loved it. My kids loved it.  I loved it.  I sure hope I get more chicken deals because I already want to make this pizza again.

 Ingredients:
For the pizza:
4  prepared large Naan
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup sliced red onion

Chicken and marinade:
2 lbs of chicken cut into small pieces
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbs Garam Masala Powder
1 Tbs paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2-3 cloves garlic grated
salt and black pepper


Sauce:
1 cup canned diced tomatoes for more chunky sauce
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8oz can of tomato sauce for a smoother sauce
1 heaping Tbs sweet mango chutney (like Major Grey's or Patak's)
1-2 clovers garlic grated
salt and black pepper to taste



Directions:
 Marinate meat with yogurt and spices for 1-4 hours.  If you marinate it for only 1 hour keep it on the counter.  If you marinate it longer, put it in the fridge, but bring it to room temperature (sit out on counter about 30-45 minutes) before cooking.


In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 Tbs canola oil until it really hot then add the marinated chicken.  Saute for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked.




 



 Drain the chicken out of pan without any of the cooking liquid and reserve until later.   Add the tomato sauce or dice tomatoes  chutney and garlic to pan (with the cooking liquid) and cook for 10-12 minutes until sauce thickens.  Season with salt and pepper.  Top pizza with a light layer of sauce.  I used the diced tomatoes so my pizza had chunky tomatoes too.

Next top pizza with mozzarella cheese. Then top with cooked tandoori chicken and sliced onions. Sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Bake in a 450 degree oven on a pizza stone or cookie sheet until crust is crispy and cheese is melted. Serve hot. Enjoy.





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24 comments:

  1. Droolin here, wish i get a huge slice.

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  2. I want to eat this now! Looks fab.

    Nicole x
    www.missfridaysfeast.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Wow this pizza looks and sounds incredible! I can't wait to try this recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  4. You and your delicious pizzas! I love them! I'll be adding this to my list because every now and then we bring home Tandoori chicken when we eat Indian food. This is perfect for the leftovers.

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  5. I love it when I get great deals like that! Is this going to make you shop at night more often? :) The pizza looks amazing. I'm a huge fan of tandoori spices, so yeah, I'll be giving this a try.

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  6. I woke up today craving pizza and then you posted this on facebook and now just any pizza won't do. Looks divine!

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  7. Scoring some serious grocery deals! Heehee I love it. And I love this pizza Ramona! I've seen a few versions but I love that yours is on Naan. Mmmmm pizza and Tandoori Chicken all in one meal. :D

    ~Jess

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  8. Despite not being vegetarian this pizza idea is utterly fantastic :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Delicious. Cheesy pizza. Wish I had this in front of me right now.

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  10. Amazing! Stumbled this wonderful pizza!!!

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  11. What a great idea, awesome pizza!

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  12. It's almost shameful the amount of naan that we consume around here. We would love thus!

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  13. It's almost shameful the amount of naan that we consume around here. We would love thus!

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  14. It's almost shameful the amount of naan that we consume around here. We would love thus!

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  15. It's almost shameful the amount of naan that we consume around here. We would love thus!

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  16. It's almost shameful the amount of naan that we consume around here. We would love thus!

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  17. I am in love! Will have to leave BF and marry this pizza-naan!

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  18. How much time it roughly gonna take?

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    1. I baked mine in a small toaster oven so it took about 10-15 minutes. In a full size oven it may take less time.

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  19. Try this Tandoori Pizza which incorporates lots of Indian spices while still staying true to the concept of Italian pizza.Tandoori Pizza is an exciting way of preparation and presentation. It really melts your mouth just looking at it.

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