Monday, October 17, 2011

Tandoori Chickn Pizza

Let me just start by saying how amazingly delicious this pizza is.  I have always wanted to try making this but was really inspired after a friend posted her creation on Facebook.  I asked her for her recipe / method of making it and then modified it to what I know my family would like.  Here is my take on the pizza!!

For the Chicken:
2 cups chicken breast tenders, cubed
2 Tablespoon Ginger, (processed in the mini food processor)
5-6 cloves Garlic, (processed in the mini food processor)
1 Teaspoon Salt (more depending on taste)
2-3 Tablespoon Tandoori powder
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional add more or less depending on taste)
3 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

Mix all the ingredients together and let it marinate for an hour or so. The longer you can marinate it, the better it will taste.  Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the chicken mixture.  Cook until the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.  This should take about 10-12 minutes depending on the size of your cubes.  Once cooked, remove from the frying pan and set aside. 

For the Sauce:
1 Cup Water
2 Bricks of S&B Hot Curry Sauce (found on the Asian isle of the supermarket)

Bring both to a boil in a small saucepan until the sauce is thick.  Turn off the heat and set aside.

For the Pizza:
Package of Garlic Naan (I get mine from Trader Joe's) or your family's favorite flavor
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 red onions, sliced thin
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thin
3 tablespoon cilantro, chopped fine

To assemble the pizza:
Lay your naan down on your baking sheet making sure not to over crowd the pan.  Using a spoon, put some of the sauce on the naan.  Top the pizza with cheese, onions, red bell pepper, and the cooked chicken.  Place the pizzas in the oven and cook at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  If you like your pizza crispy, cook for the full 20 minutes and then some otherwise cook it for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Once out of the oven, top with cilantro, cut and serve!

This pizza really is a really good Indiany pizza.  Is Indiany even a word?? Well it is at our house so I guess I will use it! I really hope you try this recipe... if you do, remember to take the Thyme to Savor!!