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Tandoori Chicken Pizza

Although I love traditional Italian pizza toppings, I sometimes feel like having something closer to home. My family is originally from India and we would eat lots of tandoori chicken at our summer BBQs. Warmly spiced and pretty in pink, the chicken is a perfect topping for a Bollywood style pizza. The rest of the toppings follow the Indian spice route with ginger, garlic, coriander and balanced out with zucchini, carrots and mushrooms. The balance of flavours.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cheese, chicken, corn-free, egg-free, gluten-free, Namaste, nut-free, pizza, poultry, soy-free, spicy
Servings: 2
Author: ness

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

  • Standard sheet pan or round pan at least 14"
  • Mixer

INGREDIENTS

Tandoori Chicken

  • 2 Tbsp tandoori paste or 1 Tbsp tandoori spice mix (use less if you want less heat)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (soy, coconut, almond are great non-dairy or even goat yogurt)
  • 2 boneless (skinless chicken thighs or 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (organic preferably))

Bollywood Pizza (Tandoori Chicken) - Yeast-free, Egg-free, Nut-free

  • 1/2 bag of Namaste Pizza Crust Mix (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp grated or minced garlic (about 4-5 cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp grated or minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella (I use goat cheese)
  • 3/4 cup zucchini (cored and sliced (see photo above - the cores can make crust soggy))
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup mushroom (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup sliced tandoori chicken (from above)
  • 1/4 cup coriander (finely chopped)

INSTRUCTIONS

Tandoori Chicken

  • Add tandoori mix to yogurt and mix. Cut chicken into 2" pieces and add to tandoori mix until coated. Marinate in the fridge for 1 hour to overnight. Place chicken in oven ready container and back at 400 degrees for ten minutes or until cooked through. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into thin slices to make up 1 cup. Use any leftovers for next days lunch - perfect in sandwiches, wraps or on a salad.

Bollywood Pizza (Tandoori Chicken) - Yeast-free, Egg-free, Nut-free

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine Namaste crust mix with 1 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp olive oil. Mix with mixer for 3 minutes for 3 minutes (use whisk attachment if you have stand mixer). Batter will have the consistency of cake batter. Spread onto lightly oiled baking sheet in a thin even layer (make sure you fill the entire baking sheet for a light crispy crust). Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove crust from oven. Spread olive oil, ginger and garlic onto crust (leave 1/2" border for crust). Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese, followed by mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, chicken, coriander and remaining cheese. Bake pizza for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly golden brown. Serve with drizzled olive oil and hot pepper flakes (optional).