Chicken tikka masala replaces traditional sauce on this pizza with its creamy tomato coating. Top with provolone, mozzarella, lime and cilantro for bold flavor on a perfect crust.
By Kathleen Kiebler
Naan. Chicken Tikka Masala. Sounds like the makings of a pretty kick-ass pizza to me.
I don’t know what it is about leftovers, but I always want to make them into pizzas – Spaghetti Pizza, Chicken Satay Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza… they were all made from leftovers. Why reheat the same dish over and over, when you can make it into something new like a pizza!
It turns out that naan makes an incredible pizza dough! In fact, I may start using it in lieu of regular pizza dough from now on. It was just a touch crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside – it was perfect!
Chicken Tikka Masala also makes for a perfect pizza topping. The creamy tomato sauce in the dish equates to the tomato sauce on a pizza. Between that and the naan, it’s a combination screaming to be made into a pizza!
Generally when I make a pizza, I add the sauce, then layer on the cheese, and then top with extras like meat and/or veggies – pretty standard. In this case, because the ‘pizza sauce’ is already incorporated with the chicken, I’ve placed it at the bottom. Then I layered on the cheese and other toppings.
I did not specify the measurements of ingredients, because this is a recipe based off of the assumption that you have Chicken Tikka Masala leftover. And since that may vary depending on how much of it you enjoyed the first night, I have left the amount of the ingredients up to your individual needs and desires.Print
Hi there, I’m Kathleen. I am a Hapa (a person of mixed ethnic heritage) who grew up in a family that loves to cook and loves to eat! My food is a reflection of me and I am a reflection of my food. My mixed background has given me multiple perspectives throughout my life. Those perspectives have left me open to not just exploring the beauty of my own cultural backgrounds, but others as well – and at the heart and soul of them, is food. Hapa Nom Nom creates a culinary environment where foods from multiple cultures are integrated into recipes that can be shared and enjoyed by everyone.