Chicken Tandoori Pizza*

In high school my girlfriends and I used to order pizza from this local pizza place called Mr. Jim’s Pizza because all the cute guys used to work there. We would spend at least an hour primping our hair and make up and deciding what looked cool but not like we really dressed up. You know that effortless stunning look that is oh so unattainable. Then we would look over the menu and try to figure out what we should order. Should we order veggie pizza because it’s girlie and more “diet-y” then the meat lovers? Or should we order the meat lovers to show them that we aren’t like those girls who don’t eat? Or should we order the white pizza, which was the one I always really wanted…but we weren’t sure what the white pizza said about us. We almost always ended up ordering the white pizza because I threw a hissy fit it was sooo good. It was made with ranch dressing instead of normal tomato sauce, which I know sounds crazy…but it didn’t taste like ranch. And then it was topped with all kinds of cheeses, seasonings, veggies, and chicken. It was pure crack in a cardboard box and it was why my jeans were always tight on Monday. But senior year I started dating one of the guys that worked at Mr. Jims, and while it was a torrid 3 week high school affair, it ended after I decided that he always smells like pizza and cheap beer and the free white pizzas I was getting weren’t worth it. I still dream about that white pizza and if Mr. Jim’s is still open. If it is, Mr. Jim, if you’re out there, do you mind sharing your recipe? ;-)

As you can tell pizza has always been a staple in my diet and I married a man who loves it even more then I do. Pizza is by far Jorge’s favorite meal. In college he used to eat a large Domino’s pizza and a 2 liter of coke for a snack. And as you can imagine these days he no longer has that college metabolism (I never had it, so I’m still jealous), so we have to find other ways to get our pizza fix. I have shared many a pizza recipe along the last few years…but this one is our current favorite. The sauce is AMAZING. And no I am not exaggerating. I think we have had it 3 times in the last week. It’s incredibly tasty, healthy, and fast!

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Chicken Tandoori Pizza

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Note: I really suggest buying Ole Xtreme Wellness Tortillas. They are only 5 carbs (compared to 12-25 of regular tortillas) and have 12 grams of fiber...and taste great! I have found them at both Publix and Walmart!

Ingredients:

4 oz tomato sauce
4 tablespoons tandoori paste
4 tablespoons peach preserves (sugar free)
4 Ole' Xtreme Wellness Tortillas
1 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
6 oz cooked chicken, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 large yellow bell, chopped
4 tablespoons chives, minced
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place flour tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until just browning at the edges. Remove from oven.

Combine tomato sauce, tandoori paste, and peach preserves in a medium bowl. Mix well. Divide evenly among tortillas and spread till within a half inch of the edges.

Top each tortilla with mozzarella, followed by chicken, tomatoes, yellow bell, and chives. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.

Each Serving: Cal: 206, Fat: 3.5, Carb: 17.3, Fiber: 13.3, Protein: 27
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 points

Source: A Novice Chef Blog Original

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24 Responses to “Chicken Tandoori Pizza”

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — January 24, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    That looks SO tasty, Jessica, and I’m still loving the idea of doing pizzas on tortillas. Gotta try that! Thanks for sharing this.

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    Sharlene — January 24, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Such an interesting sauce to say the least! Homemade pizzas are one of my favorite weeknight meals. Super easy and delicious.

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    thecookingteacher — January 24, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    This made me laugh, we used to order pizza for the cute guys too! This pizza looks AMAZING, can’t wait to try it. Glad you and I found each other’s blogs!

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    Sunit — January 24, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    Loving the photo! Looks absolutely delicious too, I just made myself tostadas for the first time last week, think I’ll have to crank the wraps out again to try regular pizza toppings on them too. ;D

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    Susan (Oliepants) — January 24, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Homemade pizza always scares me as I have not yet perfected a crust. But, I do love your tortilla idea! And you know I love your Indian spin on it! :)

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    Honeybee Sweets — January 24, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    I just need to comment on the fact that I absolutely love your blog! I haven’t even gotten a chance to try any recipes yet since I just discovered your blog recently, but I will DEFINITELY be making lots of these. Reading all your posts makes my work days go by much quicker.. ;)

    • Jessica replied: — January 25th, 2011 @ 12:42 am

      Ha! You totally made my night :-) Thanks girl!

      P.S. Your Palmiers look delicious! I have not had those in ages!

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    Courtney — January 24, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Looks good! We’re complete pizza lovers too, and this will be a MUCH healthier option than our current Friday fave, Papa John’s pepperoni with black olives.

    • Jessica replied: — January 25th, 2011 @ 12:40 am

      You + Me = Kindred Spirits! Pepperoni & black olives is my favorite take out pizza! If we go to someone’s house and they want to order pizza, I always ask for pepperoni & black olives :-) It’s the best!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — January 25, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    This pizza looks delicious!! I love the idea of marrying Indian flavors with Italian ones. Brilliant!!

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    Rosemary @ Sprigs of Rosemary — January 25, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I love white pizza, my husband loves pizza more than me, and I never had the college metabolism. These look great. I’ll be looking for the torillas! Thanks. (But what about the tandoori paste!)

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    Katie — January 25, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    YUM! Looks great! I love the idea of the tortilla because the crispiness is really satisfying. Oh and white pizza is one of my favs too, especially when they throw some prawns on – nom nom nom!

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    Chiara — January 26, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Thanks for sharing WW points… I’ve been on WW since last Monday and it helps to find recipes that already have points stated in them so I don’t have to figure it out =)

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    Alicia — January 26, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    I do something like this at home but with green pepper, onion, chicken, cheese, and tomato sauce on a tortilla. It’s a quick little snack.

    Miami Personal Chef & Catering

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    CaSaundra — January 26, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    Love this story!! It’s so fun to think of how we used to be years ago compared to now, and especially what we would do to get boy’s attention. Crazy girls! Although pizza is sure one of my fav foods..that white pizza sounds interesting!!

    By the way, you won my giveaway on my blog! If you want to email me (apinchandadash@live.com) ASAP so Progresso can get your prize out, that’d be super!

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    Steve @ HPD — January 28, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    It’s amazing how trying something like flatbread pizza or pan-fried pizza can make folks think they’re trying something totally new for the very first time. Cheers!

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    ChefBlogDigest — January 29, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can make one good homemade pizza :)

    Matthew

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    Stephanie — February 2, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    This looks delicious and I love the label ‘ass friendly’! I think I’ll have to link to this recipe for one of my pizza month posts. Can’t wait to try it!

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    briarrose — February 2, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    Delicious. A wonderful mix of flavors.

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — February 14, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    What great flavours in this pizza!

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