Cut chicken in half horizontally. Combine chicken, yogurt, and 1/2 teaspoon garam masala. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Broil 5 minutes on each side.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Place tomatoes in a mini chopper; pulse until almost smooth. Add oil to pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, ginger, red pepper, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes; simmer 4 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and cream; cook 1 minute. Cut chicken into pieces. Add chicken to pan; toss.
Place pitas on baking sheet. Broil 1 minute each side. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken onto each. Top with onion and cheese. Broil 2 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.
As others have noted, this actually takes a good deal more time than it looks like, and that is in part from taking into account the amount of clean-up, since it does use a surprising number of things, furthermore, even with a simple side you need to add time into the equation. That said, it's very tasty. I'd suggest maybe broiling the pitas only about thirty seconds per side, and I also question how much flavor the brief yogurt and spice covering adds to the chicken. But, minor quibbles aside, this is a fun and tasty riff on Indian flavors and flatbread pizza.
This is one of my husbands favorite recipes. It definitely takes me more time than the suggested 23 minutes and it dirties more equipment than I would like but bottom line it is very good and I highly recommend.
This is one of my new favorite CL recipes! What a fun take on pizza and Indian food. I made these exactly as written. They were just the right amount of spice for me, but only one of my three kids could handle it so next time I may cut back or separate out some of the sauce.
Quick and flavorful. Great recipe. I am not sure if it was the masala I used or what, but this was spicy! Hubby and I loved it, but it was too much for the 6 year old. Easily adjustable--next time I will put a bit of the chicken aside before tossing it with the tomatoes to make her pizza.
Phenomenal! We made these on naan instead of pita, and I subbed scallions for the red onion. I also skipped food processing the diced tomatoes to save time (and dishes), and I think next time I won't even drain them but just pour the whole can in the skillet and let it simmer longer while I'm cooking the chicken etc. My boyfriend gives this "6 stars out of 5" - the first time he's said that in 7 years of making CL recipes! It really is that good.
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