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Chicken Tikka Pizza

chicken tikka pizza freshly made

To me pizza is an open sandwich, It’s fun to be creative with the combination of toppings. It’s almost like spreading your favorite dish over the pizza dough. Today and because I crave pizza and Indian food often, I bring you Chicken Tikka Pizza. Perfect topping on a perfect pizza dough!

chicken tikka pizza served on a table

Making Chicken Tikka Pizza.

Mostly, no one enjoy eating store bought pizza dough, it has no taste. In today’s recipe you’ll learn how to make a delicious pizza dough, it has a fluffy texture and is flavorful. You might decide to cut a bigger slice this time!

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I’m sure you’ll love the combination of Indian and Italian flavors in this pizza. The chicken came out juicy and tender, the marinara sauce helped in retaining moisture in the dough and prevented the chicken from overcooking.

chicken tikka pizza close up image of the pizza

It’s a good idea to freeze the pizza dough, so you can make your favorite pizza whenever you crave for it or when you feel like giving my Chicken Tikka Pizza a try.

chicken tikka pizza close up image
chicken tikka pizza served on a tray

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As for my recipe for Chicken Tikka Pizza, here you go!

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Chicken Tikka Pizza

Chicken Tikka Pizza is a perfect marriage between an Indian and Italian recipe, bringing you a unique and delicious flavor. Let us not forget the light, flavorful, and fluffy crust.
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Cuisine: Indian/Italian
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Muna Kenny


  • For Chicken Tikka:
  • 1 cup skinless and cubed chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the dough:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup warm water you may need less
  • 2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon sugar
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup basic marinara sauce. I used store bought.
  • Extra toppings:
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced.
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and cut in cubes
  • ½ green pepper cut in cubes
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Making Chicken Tikka:
  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well, cover and place in the fridge for one hour.
  • Heat a frying pan and add around two to three tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and shallow fry until the chicken is cooked, may take around 10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken tikka from heat and keep aside to cool.
  • Making the dough:
  • Mix water with yeast and sugar, keep aside for 10 -15 minutes. Add olive oil.
  • In a bowl, whisk or sift flour with salt. Gradually add the yeast mixture and knead. You should get a smooth elastic dough that does not stick to your hand.
  • Cover and let it rise in warm place for an hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Punch the dough and knead for 1 minute. Lightly grease the baking sheet/pan with olive oil. Place the dough in the baking pan and using your hands spread the dough to the shape and thickness you desire. In this recipe, I used a 12-inch pan.
  • Cover and let the dough rise again for 30 minutes.
  • Making the chicken tikka pizza:
  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  • Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, avoiding the edges.
  • Evenly spread the chicken and the extra toppings (except the cheese.) on the dough.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Bring the pizza out of the oven, add the mozzarella and cheddar cheese, place back in the oven and bake for another two to three minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Serve hot.
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  1. This looks amazing – I love the idea of an Indian-inspired pizza!

  2. It looks gorgeous! Combination of Indian and Italian flavors in a pizza? That is very unique!

    • munatycooking

      You are right Nagi, I never thought that Italian and Indian mix will taste this good!

  3. This looks amazing Muna! Your pizza has come out perfectly and I’m a big fan of chicken tikka, so I’m sure this will be taste great.

  4. Haven’t had a pizza in years…yes, years…don’t get me wrong, I love it, but just don’t want to cook the whole pizza while I just want a wedge. I wish I could have one of yours :-))

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