Tandoori Chicken Pizza

Who doesn't love fresh, hot, just out of the oven pizza? That melted cheese, that crispy crust and a hint of spice from this delicious Tandoori Chicken Pizza is too hard to resist!

Tandoori Chicken Pizza | Eat In Style by Feritta

This recipe was born from a need to use up a couple of pieces of left over tandoori chicken from the previous nights meal and I had to stretch it to feed two people so I thought - pizza time! I have to be honest as a person who has grown up on good Indian food I was a little weary of mixing Indian flavors on a pizza but it I was blown away by the flavor and considering how processed store-bought and commercial pizzas are these are a fantastic option.

This pizza is really a flavor bomb. I swear the spices in the chicken rounded out with a little of sour cream, the gooey flavorsome haloumi cheese and my secret ingredient - nigella seeds (aka kaljoni seeds which are easily available at any Indian grocery store) really take this pizza up a notch. Topped with the fresh coriander/cilantro leaves it is epic!

MY TIPS

  • Try to use a pizza stone or a pizza base with perforated holes so that the base can cook through nicely and crisp up a bit.

  • You could use any left over chicken or store-bought chicken for this pizza too - it will just have a milder flavor.

  • Left over pieces of fried chicken chopped also work really well on pizza if you want to give it go!

  • I used a store bought medium thickness base because I know a lot of people are looking for quick recipes however you could make your own base too, add the topping and bake to perfection!

  • The great thing about pizza is that anything goes so the amounts are what I used but feel free to add more or less or completely different toppings for your very own creation!


YOU WILL NEED

1 x 24cm | 9.5 inch store-bought pizza base

4 heaped tablespoons pizza sauce or tomato paste

1.25 cups grated pizza cheese or mozzarella cheese

1 cup tandoori chicken chopped (this is around 2 chicken thigh pieces)

1 heaped tablespoon sour cream

1/4 medium sized red onion

1/4 cup diced capsicum / red pepper

1/3 cup chopped haloumi (if you can't find it just leave it off your pizza will still taste great)

2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos

1/8 - 1/4 cup lightly packed coriander/cilantro leaves chopped (reserve some to top pizza with before serving)

Nigella seeds sprinkled on top (optional but taste amazing, about 1/2 teaspoon is more than enough)

Chilli flakes optional but again add another level of flavor

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F

  2. Place your pizza base on your pizza stone or oven safe pizza tray

  3. In a small bowl mix the chicken with the sour cream and set aside

  4. Add the pizza sauce/tomato paste and spread evenly over the whole base leaving a 2cm/ 1/2 inch border around the edge.

  5. Add 1 cup of the grated pizza/mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza sauce

  6. Proceed to evenly distribute the onions, capsicum, haloumi and chicken mixture over the pizza

  7. Evenly add the jalapenos, 3/4 of the coriander/cilantro and remaining 1/4 cup pizza cheese over the pizza.

  8. Lightly sprinkle the nigella seeds over the top

  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

  10. Sprinkle with remaining fresh coriander/cilantro and chilli flakes if using and serve.

SERVES 2


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