Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pizza)

Serve with Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Not what I was hoping for

July 20, 2015
This was easy enough to make and very filling but I personally did not think this was anything special.

Very tasty, but not quick

March 26, 2015
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.

amyevers's Review

February 01, 2015
I used Afgan House bread instead pita. It added a few calories, but it was totally worth it! My wife and I loved this recipe.

Rbaha411's Review

October 11, 2014
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.

alexaopp's Review

September 10, 2014
Fantastic, low calorie pizza. Definitely on the spicy side.

kkparsons's Review

June 21, 2013
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.

PKCooker5's Review

June 12, 2013

JSChand's Review

June 04, 2013
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.

Dorseyl's Review

May 14, 2013
Delicious! I've never broiled chicken before and turns out it's really simply and foolproof. I didn't have heavy cream but we subbed 2% without any problems. I will definitely make these again.

sukeedog's Review

April 28, 2013
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.