Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza puts together a delicious dinner or snack combining the best flavors of Indian chicken tikka and pizza on nan bread.
Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We group up on Sundays to share recipes on a common topic. This week we are sharing recipes for Diwali.

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Chicken Tikka Nan PizzaDiwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and goes on for 5-6 days beginning October 24th. Celebrants eat a variety of foods (as with all holidays everywhere).

The main foods are sweets and snacks, however. I decided to share my recipe for chicken tikka pizza, which I love.

Specialty Ingredients:

I am pretty sure you can get most of these ingredients in any ordinary grocery store without much trouble. You can find packaged nan flat bread. Same with the butter chicken sauce.

The Rajah spice might be harder to find, but I do have a scratch recipe you can use: Tandoori Spice. It’s pretty much dead-on for the Rajah spice, which I love. I also noticed Emeril Lagasse using that brand on television before.

If you can’t get paneer, try using queso blanco cheese or a very firm tofu, preferably pressed and/or frozen to improve the firm texture. I even have some pointers on doing prep on the tofu in my recipe for Mala Tofu Bites.

So you really shouldn’t have any trouble getting this together at all. And it is really delicious.

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Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

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Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza

Sue Lau
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 620 kcal


  • 1 Grill


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup thick Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons Rajah Tandoori Masala Spice
  • 1/2 large onion cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 4 ounces paneer cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinned yogurt
  • 12 ounces jarred butter masala sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 6 pinches garam masala
  • 6 nan bread


  • Stir together yogurt with masala spice.
  • Cut chicken into chunks and marinate the chicken in the yogurt mixture for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Grill chicken, bell pepper and onion on soaked skewers until cooked through and lightly charred.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • To build pizzas, place 1/4 cup butter masala sauce on each, then top each with one sixth of the chicken, vegetables, and paneer cheese.
  • Bake pizzas for 10-15 minutes.
  • Top with a drizzle of thin yogurt, chopped cilantro and a pinch of garam masala.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 620kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 32gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 958mgPotassium: 414mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 9653IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 306mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Indian Pizza
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7 responses

  1. We had a slow cooker chicken tika masala the other night. I wish I had that recipe then. It would be perfect with the leftovers. Next time I’m making extra to plan for this pizza as a follow up meal.

  2. my question is how can you thin yogurt? would you thin the yogurt–with water, for this recipe, or with something else? please explain. thanks.

    • Some I use thick but when I want it thin, add a little milk or water and stir. It should drizzle sort of like Ranch dressing.

  3. Sue what a wonderful idea to use naan bread as a pizza base. And you’ve given me an excellent idea…make chicken tikka one for hubby and for myself paneer tikka one. A filling dinner option and for parties too.

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