One of my dear blogger friends who runs the Food Fashion Party blog, just released a cookbook that is full of incredible India dishes with an American twist. It’s called Masala and Meatballs…so clever!
I tried the tomato garlic chicken naan pizza from the cookbook because her photo was so drool worthy! I attempted to do it some justice and although my photos don’t rival hers, the taste probably comes super close…it was unbelievably amazing! One thing you can say about Indian dishes is that they never disappoint in the flavor department! Her tomato garlic chicken naan pizza recipe called for 10 garlic cloves just to make the sauce and at first I thought whoa!! But I trusted it and it was impeccable. I made half the sauce serving for only 2 naans. I used garlic, tomatoes and onions, then cooked it with chicken, tons of spices and cilantro to look like this.
That became the sauce and heartiness of the tomato garlic chicken naan pizza and then I topped it with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and onions.
And then I added some basil and crushed red pepper. It was a flavor bomb in my mouth and I definitely ate…err..inhaled…an entire one on my own. It’s a personal pizza, ok?
Check out her amazing new cookbook on Amazon if you’d like to try new flavors and dishes like this one!
This Tomato Garlic Chicken Naan Pizza is a recipe I tried from the Meatballs and Masala cookbook by Asha Shivakumar. It uses naan bread as the base for the pizza and it's topped with a basic chicken masala, onions, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. It will definitely get you out of your pizza rut!
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 698 kcal
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 ripe tomatoes quartered
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1 Tbsp paprika or chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 naan breads
- Mozzarella cheese for topping
- Tomatoes for topping
- Onions for topping
- Crushed red pepper for topping
- Basil or Thai basil leaves for topping
In a blender, combine the garlic, onions, tomatoes and blend to a smooth paste.
Heat the oil in a pan, add the tomato mixture, chicken and spices, and cook until the liquid dries and the chicken is completely cooked, about 15 minutes. Uncover the pan, add the milk and cilantro and stir to combine.
Preheat the oven to 500°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop half the chicken mixture on top of the naan. Add mozzarella cheese, and top with tomatoes and onions.
Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes until the mozzarella melts.
Remove from the oven, top with crushed red pepper and fresh basil.
- If you don’t have one of the spices like garam masala, it’s Ok to substitute it for more of another spice or curry.
- The nutrition facts do not include the toppings
Tomato Garlic Chicken Naan Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 698 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 2707mg 113%
Potassium 717mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 55.3%
Vitamin C 26.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.