Up for a little bit of an ethnic flair on pizza night? Why not try a curry-flavored pizza? It’s quite simple to make, and is a great alternative to your run-of-the-mill pizza with marinara sauce. Best of all, there are many ways to prepare it, so for the sake of modifications, this recipe will be fairly bare bones in terms of its necessary ingredients. To make this tasty, spicy dish, you will need the following ingredients:
-Colby Jack shredded cheese
-Curry sauce (bottled or homemade)
A homemade curry sauce can be made to suit your tastes, make it spicier than most store-bought sauces, or add any other ingredients you think might think enhance the flavor. Most curry sauces can be made with a base of coconut milk, curry powder, red pepper, and whatever sauces or vegetables you think might be appropriate. I'm partial to garlic, paprika, and lots and lots of red pepper to make it nice and spicy.
Take the chicken and cut into small pieces. Add to a pan of oil over medium heat and cooked until no longer pink. Set aside.
Take the pizza crust and liberally apply the curry sauce until it’s completely covered. This will serve as the base and replacement for the marinara sauce.
Next, take the chicken and apply evenly over the curry, then use the rest of the curry sauce to cover the chicken. Once that is done, add the shredded cheese. Conversely, you can cook the chicken in the curry and forgo the use of the curry sauce as a base. This will temper the flavor a bit, which is ideal if you love the taste of curry but aren’t a fan of the spiciness.
If you’d like, you can other toppings to suit your tastes. Diced tomatoes, carmelized onions, and spinach are common toppings for a curried chicken pizza, though you’re really not hindered by any specific topping.
Once you’ve topped your pizza to your liking, pop that sucker into an oven preheated to 375 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes. Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool, then enjoy!