Chicken Tikka Pizzas

Indian style pizzas are definitely spicy, especially this Chicken Tikka Pizza recipe from spicy southern kitchen. This recipe is all about broiled chicken with a hint of masala spices, yellow squash and whipping cream in a rich creamy taste. 

Ingredients: 
12 ounces chicken tenderloins
¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons garam masala, divided
cooking spray
¾ teaspoon salt
1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted petite diced tomatoes, drained of some of liquid, but not all
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow squash, cut in half horizontally and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
4 whole-wheat pieces of naan
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 ounces fresh part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves.

Directions: 
  1. Preheat broiler to high. Combine chicken tenderloins, yogurt, and ½ teaspoon garam masala in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray well with cooking spray. Spread chicken out on baking sheet and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Place on top rack in oven and broil 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and sauté squash for 2 minutes. Add remaining garam masala, ginger, red pepper, and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and simmer 4 minutes, until much of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in ½ teaspoon salt and cream and cook 1 more minute.
  4. Cut chicken into pieces and add to skillet. Toss to coat. Place naan on a baking sheet and broil 1 minute each side. Divide the chicken mixture between the pieces of naan and top with cheese and onion. Broil 2 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Posted by Diane Araga, on September 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM