Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza - cheesy pizza topped with delicious Indian chicken tikka masala. The best homemade pizza recipe ever!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded
  • Salt to taste
  • 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

Marinade:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

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

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, marinade the chicken with the Marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Line a layer of aluminum foil in a baking pan for grilling. Spread the marinated chicken in a single layer on the pan, discard the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken at 450F for 6-7 minutes, turning at half time.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the Tomato Sauce and Spice Mix in separate bowls. Remove the chicken from the pan when it is done and discard the juice.
  4. 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.
  5. Add in the Tomato Sauce and stir well to mix. Sprinkle salt to taste and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens, another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chicken meat into the sauce and mix well.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 450F. Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan and brush lightly with olive oil. Spread the sauce/gravy 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.
  7. Reduce the temperature to 425F. Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes. Remove the pizza from the pan when is done and garnish the remaining chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

1. Bake according to the instructions on your pizza crust. Depending on the type of crusts you buy, the time and temperature may be slightly different. 2. If you prefer, you can stir fry the chicken instead of grilling it.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 791mg34%
Potassium 577mg16%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.