Simple Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza

I’ve been on a mission, y’allins. A mission with high heels on.

Just kidding. I’ve not worn high heels since I worked in a bank. Actually, I wore some cute brown chunky half heels with this cool strap to brunch this past weekend, but I guess that’s not rightly important right now. Let me start over.

I’ve been on a mission, y’allins. A mission to create the most simple, most tantalizing, no guess work, stomach-massaging, mouth-seducing, esophagus-rocking tandoori pizza ever naan to man.


See what I did there?


These things make me giggle so hard.


Well, this is pretty much it, bunnies. There are only TWO ingredients in the marinade if you don’t count the chicken. If you do count the chicken, only three. BECAUSE I NEED TO EXPLAIN MATH TO YOU.


Do you love caramelized onions like a weirdo loves his slanket? Me too. Me. Too.

And do slices of mango make you twirl and curtsy to an imaginary group of dashing fellows on horseback that you made up in your head but you might accidentally on purpose speak out loud as if they were there? No?


I don’t either.


And does pillowy naan bread make you put the back of your hand against your forehead and beg for someone to fetch you one of those large bamboo fans and a face mister?


It has arrived.


I would lick this spicy tandoori sauce straight off of Satan’s pinky fingernail.

And since it’s naan pizza, it’s totally portion control friendly! So go ahead and eat 17 portions.

Simple Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza:

What it took for 2 pizzas:

* 2 chicken breasts, cut into a small dice
* 3 Tbs. plain Greek yogurt
* 2 tsp. (or more if you can handle the heat!) spicy tandoori paste
* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
* 5 frozen mango chunks, thawed and thinly sliced
* 2 store bought naan breads
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* cilantro, for garnish

In a bowl, stir together the yogurt and tandoori paste. Add the chicken, cover and marinate it in the fridge for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 400.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over low. Add the onions and caramelize them until they become super soft and sweet, about 30 minutes. (If you’re in a hurry, you can always just saute the onions to your desired softness and sweetness.) Remove onions from the pan and set aside.

Add the chicken to the pan, marinade and all. Saute until chicken is cooked through and the sauce reduces a tad, 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

Layer the chicken over each naan bread. Top with caramelized onions, sliced mango and top with shredded cheese.

Slide into the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is browned and bubbly.

Garnish with cilantro, slice and serve it up, baby!

* That pizza sauce that you see in the first picture. Yeah. I thought I was going to need that, but the tandoori marinade ended up becoming the perfect light sauce for the pizza. But you are more than welcome to brush a little olive oil under the chicken if you feel the desire. Which would be lovely. The end. *

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72 Responses to Simple Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza

  1. Villy @ For the love of Feeding April 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm #
    I'd say mission accomplished! I want to bite this tip hanging from the board on the first photo so BAD!
  2. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm #
    I seriously need this right now, you know, as a pre-lunch. Yummmm! :D
  3. Heather April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm #
    girl, i can't remember the last time i wore sad! good thing i'm tall or that would just be depressing :)
  4. Meagan Wied (AZestyBite) April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm #
    Ohh these immediately got bookmarked to make. Great job BEV!
  5. Julie @ Table for Two April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm #
    i need this in my life. 'nuff said.
  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm #
    Bev you make the best pizzas and savory food! I am craving pizza now at 7am local time :)
  7. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm #
    Mmmm I am now craaaaving Indian food *and* pizza. This is going to be difficult.
  8. Kathryn April 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm #
    This looks like an excellent way to get more indian food into my mouth - something that I am always keen for.
  9. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm #
    Amazing! Printing, pinning, saving, making soon!! Need to find tandoori paste though!
  10. Nicole {Sweet Peony} April 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm #
    aaahahahaha BECAUSE I NEED TO EXPLAIN MATH TO YOU! I'm dying, Bev! hahahaha Omg, seriously though, this looks phenom! I love me some tandoori chicken. Don't even get me started on naan. Oh lawdy!
  11. Katie April 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm #
    I want to roll myself up in that naan and eat my way out. For real.
  12. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables April 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm #
    Wow, this looks amazing! I haven't tried tandoori yet but I need to get on it ASAP
  13. Cassie April 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm #
    Naan pizza? I'm there. Love the Greek yogurt, stellar addition!
  14. Alicia @ The Reluctant Home Cook April 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm #
    Um, we're so making this for dinner tonight. Looks awesome.
  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm #
    I'm absolutely loving this in pizza form!
  16. Andrea the Kitchen Witch April 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm #
    Sweet lord that looks good!! I want some of that. Now! :)
  17. Katie (Epicurean Mom Blog) April 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm #
    Chicken + tandoori= Awesomeness!!!!
  18. vanillasugarblog April 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm #
    i could eat this every night and never ever complain. perfect!!
  19. Katie (Epicurean Mom Blog) April 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm #
    Oops forgot the +pizza!
  20. Jenette April 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm #
    This looks soooo yummy! Just wanted to tell you that I found your blog yesterday and have enjoyed reading back through your posts. You are a seriously funny gal! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next! =)
  21. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids April 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm #
    Oh, my. This looks AMAZING! I know that I say that about every single on of your recipes. And, it is true. But, this one. This one has me wanting it right this very second. Yummy!
  22. KosherCorvid April 11, 2012 at 12:26 am #
    This may be one of the most delightful ideas ever. I shall have to try it with butter chicken and spinach!
  23. Alicia @ The Reluctant Home Cook April 11, 2012 at 12:28 am #
    This was so delicious! I used a masala simmer sauce to marinate the chicken since I couldn't find tandoori paste at our Whole Foods. Seemed to work well. Thanks for the recipe!
  24. Jen April 11, 2012 at 2:18 am #
    That's funny cause I'm on a mission in flip flops!
  25. Becky Selders April 11, 2012 at 2:27 am #
    That's just LOVELY and I can taste it, reading your method. We will be having that here. Thank you, maam. Again!!
  26. Not Supermom April 11, 2012 at 2:40 am #
    I want to eat this ALL. Right NOW. With my mouth.
  27. DessertForTwo April 11, 2012 at 3:34 am #
    Umm need this. Been needing quick single-lady dinners to make lately! Also, it's not 'y'allins.' It's 'you'ins.' As in, 'you'ins better wash those dishes before mama gets home from her shift at the strip club or you's gonna be in biiiiig trouble.' Annnnd that's your Southern grammar lesson for the day. Over & out.
  28. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen April 11, 2012 at 4:59 am #
    Your posts never fail to crack me up. Love it. And this pizza looks amazing!
  29. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe April 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm #
    Oh. Ma. Gah. Get in my belly.
  30. Aggie April 12, 2012 at 12:02 am #
    Oh my goodness this looks SO GOOD!!!!! I love naan bread for pizzas, I really do. And I really love that you snuck in a little mango chunks in there :)
  31. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 12, 2012 at 12:51 am #
    My husband thanks you for this, you just made him a very happy man.
  32. Carrie April 13, 2012 at 2:48 am #
    Where do you get the spicy tandoori paste?
  33. meatballs & milkshakes April 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm #
    Delicious! But what's a slanket??
    • Bev Weidner April 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm #
      The slanket! So, so silly and awesome.
  34. Notyet100 April 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm #
    This looks so delicious,,.:)
  35. Eileen April 14, 2012 at 2:10 am #
    Just tried this pizza this evening! Very good & will make again!
  36. Karen April 17, 2012 at 4:10 am #
    I think all my wildest dreams just came true! This is awesome!
  37. Susan Andrews April 17, 2012 at 5:03 am #
    I made this tonight for dinner....I was enticed by the sucking of Satan's right pinkie finger! LOL! I made my own garlic naan & tandoori paste. Oh my goodness this is so delicious. Thank you for posting. Will be a staple from now on!
  38. Liz April 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm #
    Is it weird that I made this last thursday and last friday? I forgot to tell you....this pizza was life changing! My fiance LOVES it! Amazing!
  39. Simone April 20, 2012 at 7:09 am #
    I just love chicken pizza. I just amazing. Thanks for reminding me about this recipe. Best regards.
  40. Amanda April 27, 2012 at 12:18 am #
    Made this tonight, easy and yummy! We didn't make with mangoes.....hubby wasn't thrilled with the idea. Also I couldn't find tandoori paste but found a dry seasoning. Yummy!
  41. Kevin (Closet Cooking) May 10, 2012 at 12:59 am #
    That tandoori pizza is looking good! I like the sweet touch of mango on it!
  42. Jessica June 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm #
    Where can I find Tandoori Paste? Do any grocery stores carry it? Trade Joe's? Whole Foods?
    • Bev Weidner June 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm #
      Yes! Actually, I got mine at the Better Cheddar, but I know Whole Foods would most likely have it. If you're closer to TJ's, maybe call them first? But I feel like I've seen it there too!
      • sp August 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm #
        we bought our tandoori paste at Whole Foods made this last night - so easy and so tasty! garnished with a little extra cold greek yogurt in addition to the cilantro
  43. missir June 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm #
    Does your greek yogurt get a little grainy when you just dump it all chicken and marinade in. i can't really believe it is curdling because my heat is pretty low, but in order to cook chicken thoroughly...
  44. Anonymous January 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm #
    It was excellent.
  45. tooba ahmed September 20, 2014 at 6:18 am #
    hey I wanted to know hat kind of naan you used. could u put up a picture of the packet of naan. by the way your pizza looks delicious. thank u
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