Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

by Krista on May 7, 2014 · 48 comments

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

A personal size pizza with smokey grilled chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, melting cheese, and fresh basil. The ultimate pizza night for two!

Sometimes a girl just needs to have a pizza, ya know!

For whatever reason, probably because I am about to go to Miami and my body says… “oh now would be a good time to crave fatty bo batty foods”… I have been craving pizza.

Pizza from anywhere really, just as long as it has dough cooked to perfection and then covered in cheese I’ll be good!

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Do you ever have those cravings?

Every once in a while I will get them, usually I’m ok with pushing them off. Out of site out of mind. But this pizza craving has been pushed off long enough. It was time to make my own and face plant hardcore in all the deliciousness that is this Grilled Chicken Margherita pizza!

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Usually I will make my own whole wheat pizza dough, but I have been loving 1.) not making the dough and 2.) whole wheat naan.

Have you ever had naan?

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If not, get in your car and go to the store now. It is life changing! For reals! I could probably just sit and eat this stuff with hummus all day long.

In todays recipe though, the whole wheat naan is our pizza dough.

One of my favorite ways to eat pizza is Margherita style… aka… no sauce just olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, cheese, and basil. It lets the pizza shine instead of just tasting tomato sauce.

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Which, by the way, makes this recipe ridiculously easy because all you have to do is prep the chicken and tomatoes and your good to go. Oh, remember the other day where I said I was obsessed with roasted tomatoes… yeah.. here is another recipe with them in it… told you! :)

Alright, now check out this recipe, make your shopping list and go make this pizza! NoW! :) {I say that in the nicest yet firmest way possible!}

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Pizza, Poultry, Dinner
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
Grilled Chicken:
  • 1 large boneless chicken breast
  • salt & pepper
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes:
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Remaining Ingredients:
  • 2 whole wheat naan flatbreads
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, {1 per naan}
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup of fresh basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place 1 pint of cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet, season with 1 teaspoon of olive, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, season 1 large boneless chicken breast with salt & pepper.
  5. Place on a medium high grill and grill each side for 5-7 minutes {or until no more pick}
  6. Remove from grill and let rest, slice into thin pieces once chicken has cooled enough to touch.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. Place 2 whole wheat naan flatbreads on a baking sheet.
  9. Evenly spread the following between the two naan flatbreads, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, sliced chicken bread, and roasted cherry tomatoes.
  10. Bake pizzas for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle ½ cup of fresh chopped basil between the two pizzas.
  12. Serve!

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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike@TheIronYou May 7, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Making pizza with Naan??? That’s pretty awesome Krista.
It’s like India meets Italy to create something muy delicioso. Very innovative!

PS have a blast in Miami!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 9:44 AM

haha… love the fusion of foods. :)

P.S. wish that you and Chris from Shared Appetite were going to Blogher Food… would have loved to meet ya’ll!

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Crystal May 7, 2014 at 8:13 AM

That looks super delicious!! I’ve never had naan, but I’ve seen it in the grocery store. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the great recipe!!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Oh… its so good Crystal and so versatile. So excited to hear what you think! :)

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Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood May 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Never tried naan. But, oh yum! must try your pizza soon. Margherita Pizza is our very favorite! love the roasted tomatoes and that it is grilled. pinned. have a great week.

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Girl, once you try it you will love it! Thanks for the pin sweet lady! Hope you have a great rest of the week Rachel!

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Matt Robinson May 7, 2014 at 11:01 AM

This is one stunningly perfect pizza, Krista. Love everything about it. Thanks!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Thanks Matt!

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Zainab May 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I love love eating naan!! It’s the most delicious thing ever…until you make it into pizza!! Oh my gosh I can’t even say how much this is going to make me happy. I’ll just go make it TODAY!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Do it! I promise you won’t regret it! Its so stinking good, especially if your a naan lover already!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks May 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Krista,

This pizza looks CRAZY good! Your photos look amazing too. I just want to reach through the screen and grab a slice. Pinned!

Have a great evening, Krista!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Thanks Julie, it IS crazy good. Thanks for the pin girl! :) Hope you have a wonderful night as well!

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marcie May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I love using naan flatbreads for pizza, and this one looks out of this world! Yep, I get those cravings, and when I do there’s no denying it. This pizza would completely satisfy me!

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Krista May 7, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I know!! Best thing ever right! No need to make dough, just use naan. Totally and completely satisfying, especially with this pizza!

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Andi @ The Weary Chef May 8, 2014 at 1:18 AM

This is my kind of dinner, Krista! It looks amazingly delicious, and I love the naan shortcut! Pinned and stumbled :)

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Krista May 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Thanks Andi appreciate you sharing! So glad you liked it.

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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting May 8, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Gosh this pizza looks amazing! We love grilling pizza and my boyfriend definetly loves chicken, so I think this could be a win!

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Krista May 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Awesome! Love it when its a win win! Plus it would go perfect with all your yummy treats! :) {but really lets be honest, anything would go good with your sweet treats!}

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laramealor.com May 8, 2014 at 9:58 AM

This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it? Where is Naan sold?

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Krista May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Thanks Lara! It is sold in all grocery stores, usually in the bakery/deli area. :)

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Louisa [Living Lou] May 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Oh I crave pizza on a daily basis! I’ve never had any luck with grilled pizza (I’ve found the dough never cooks properly or burns) but I’m going to have to try again. Love the combination of flavours on here!

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Krista May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Oh Louisa we LOVE grilled personal, has such an awesome taste to it!

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Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven May 8, 2014 at 11:45 AM

I have so got to try margherita-style pizza. I’m a HUGE fan of any pizza, but this recipe looks so Italian, which is my favorite kind of food! Love that it’s grilled, too! Can’t get enough of grilled pizza especially when it’s almost summertime. Love your photos! Pinning this gorgeous pizza. :)

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Krista May 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

OH you do Sarah, it is awesome. So light and fresh! Thank you for the sweet comments girl, you always make my day!

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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet May 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

This pizza sounds incredibly good! Can’t wait to try it!

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Krista May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Thanks Nancy!

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Gloria // Simply Gloria May 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Krista, I pretty much have those cravings on a daily basis. So, I need this pizza right now… It’s so calling my name. That crust is also lookin’ pretty amazing!

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Krista May 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

haha… to be honest I do to. Glad you enjoyed the pizza that crust on this is so stinking good, you totally need try it!

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Mallory May 9, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Oh wow! I love your food photography. This looks absolutely delicious. I just want to reach through the screen and eat it!

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Krista May 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

awww.. thanks Mallory. You are too sweet! So glad you liked the photos, that means alot! :)

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Erin {Delightful E Made} May 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Krista – this pizza looks so fantastic!! I’ve been wanting to try grilling a pizza on my outdoor gas grill for like a year!! You’ve totally given me the motivation to go for it! ;) This pizza is rockin’ my world – it looks totally amazing! Will be making as soon as I get my hands on some Naan this week. xoxo ~Erin

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Krista May 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

ohh.. grilled pizza is the only way to go. I’m sure whatever you make on that grill will be awesome Erin. Glad I was able to inspire!

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Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife May 10, 2014 at 2:53 PM

This looks SO good!! I love naan too, and have never tried making pizza with it. We often do homemade pizza night on Fridays as a family, and I’ll have to try naan instead of our traditional dough one of these days. Thanks for the tip!

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Krista May 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Oh.. you will love it Marylnn. Plus it tastes out the making the dough element of pizza night, which is always a plus. :)

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Min May 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I’ve been having cravings for all things sweet which isn’t unusual but it’s been quite extreme! I absolutely adore the idea of using naan bread as the pizza dough! Brilliant! So simple yet satisfying. Hope you are doing well, Krista! My prayers continue to be with you and your family.

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Krista May 22, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I wouldn’t take ya for a sweet craving kinda girl.. :) too funny! The naan bread in this dish is amazing and love how simple it is because you don’t have to worry about making the dough.

Thank you so much for your prayers Min, you are so sweet! We truly appreciate it!

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Chris @ Shared Appetite May 12, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Beautiful pizza and stunning photos! I’m seriously considering putting my head through the screen so I can grab a slice. It looks perfect!

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Krista May 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

haha… it might hurt a little on initial impact with the screen but totally worth it!

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Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner May 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Krista, Thanks for linking and sharing with us at MM this week – I totally want this now!! Pinned!

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Krista May 22, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Thanks Deb, always have a blast at your party!

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Cindy Eikenberg May 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I have to step away from the screen, Krista, or I’m going to dive right in! How awesome does this pizza look? I really think I can smell from here! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and of course, pinned!

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Krista May 22, 2014 at 7:54 AM

hahah… totally just made my day Cindy. :) So glad, thats the goal.

Thanks for giving me a place to share it at girl! Thanks for the pin!

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Nicole July 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM

This looks amazing, but I’m not sure I would refer to it as healthy. It comes in at over 800 calories a serving. :(

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Krista July 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Hey Nicole! :) Hmm… not sure where you ran it but the app I use for all my recipes has it at 651 calories per serving and thats if you eat the whole naan, if you choose it eat half then it will be 328.5. Hope that helps!

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