Tandoori chicken pizza is a fusion dish that combines the traditional flavors of Indian tandoori chicken with the convenience and popularity of pizza. It is a flavorful and delicious dish that is easy to make at home with the following recipe:
Ingredients: For the pizza dough:
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the tandoori chicken:
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons tandoori masala
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the pizza toppings:
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- To make the pizza dough, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, or until it becomes foamy.
- Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and mix until a soft, elastic dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
- To make the tandoori chicken, combine the yogurt, tandoori masala, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir to mix well.
- Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor.
- Preheat your oven to 450°F (232°C). Place a baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven to preheat.
- Roll the pizza dough out to about 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough on a floured pizza peel or cutting board.
- Spread the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza dough.
- Top the cheese with the tandoori chicken, chopped onion, diced bell pepper, and chopped cilantro.
- Slide the pizza onto the preheated baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve hot, garnished with additional cilantro if desired.