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!

Garlic Chicken Naan Pizza

This Garlic Chicken Naan Pizza is a recipe from the Meatballs and Masala cookbook - it's a delicious fusion of Indian spices & flavor with an American twist
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 698kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 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.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge. To reheat, place in the microwave or toaster oven
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. If you cannot find some spices like garam masala, it's ok to substitute for another spice or curry, or leave out all together.
Note: Nutritional information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 2707mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2765IU | Vitamin C: 22.1mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2.6mg