CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA PIZZA RECIPE

Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

Serves 2-3 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

10 small parts of skinless and boneless chicken breast should be cutter into 1/2-inch cubes
butter one table spoon
2 cloves garlic, which are cutter into very small parts
1/2 jalapeno (green chili pepper) whose seeds are properly removed

Salt to taste
One 12-inches pizza crust from any store or three 7-inches mini pizza crusts
Olive oil  for sweeping
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Bunch of coriander leaves/cilantro which are chopped and save some for garnish

Marinade:

ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
ground garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon sliced fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
½ tablespoon of cinnamon

Tomato Sauce:

4 oz. tomato sauce
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of heavy cream

Spice Mix:

cumin -1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon  paprika
garam masala -1/2 teaspoon

chicken tikka masala pizza

 

Method:

In a bowl, marinade the chicken so that chicken is soaked properly before cooking, marinade at least an hour in the refrigerator.

Make Outline 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.

When chicken is cooking, prepare the Tomato Sauce and Spice Mix in separate bowls. Remove the chicken from the pan when it is cooked and discard the juice.

Heat a small sauce pan and melt the butter in it. Sauté the garlic and jalapeno until it fragrant. Pour in the Spice Mix and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Remove the jalapeno and discard.

Add in the Tomato Sauce and stir well to mix. Add salt to taste and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chicken meat into the sauce and mix well.

Pre-heat 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.

Reduce the temperature to 425F. Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes. Remove the pizza from the pan when it is done and garnish the remaining chopped cilantro.

 

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