Indian Tikka Masala Pizza with Chicken

Indian Tikka Masala Pizza with Chicken

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

3 people

Ingredients

  • 10 oz skinless and boneless chicken breast
  • 1 jar Tikka Masala Sauce, prepared
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded
  • Salt to taste
  • One (1) 12-inches store-bought pizza crust or three (3) 7-inches mini pizza crusts
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Handful of coriander leaves/cilantro, chopped, save some for garnish
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Spice Mix:
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Preparation

  • 1 Heat grill to medium high heat.
  • 2 In a bowl, marinate the chicken with the prepared tikka masala for at least an hour in the refrigerator..
  • 3 Make tomato sauce and set aside.
  • 4 Make spice mix and set aside.
  • 5 Heat a small sauce pan and melt the butter. Sauté the garlic and jalapeno until aromatic. Pour in the Spice Mix and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Remove the jalapeno and discard.
  • 6 Remove meat from marinade and discard juice.
  • 7 Grill marinated meat until nicely marked and heated to 165°F. About 6-7 minutes. Chop into cubes.
  • 8 Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  • 9 Place pizza crust on a pizza pan and brush lightly with olive oil. Spread tomato sauce on the pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese. Arrange the chicken on the pizza. Top it with the sliced onions, chopped cilantro and the remaining cheese.
  • 10 Reduce the temperature to 425°F.
  • 11 Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • 12 Remove the pizza from the pan when done and garnish with remaining chopped cilantro.

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