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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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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 breast, 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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Lovely comments

  1. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  2. Crystal says

    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!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

    • says

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

    • says

      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!}

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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. :)

  7. says

    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

    • says

      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!

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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.

    • says

      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!

  10. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  11. Nicole says

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

    • says

      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!

  12. Rachel says

    Hey Krista!

    Just made this pizza and it was delicious! Any advice on making the naan a little crispier?

    Thanks,
    Rachel

    • says

      Awesome! So glad to hear it Rachel, its definitely one of my favorites. :)

      You could precook it for 5-7 minutes so that it is somewhat crispy, take it out then put the toppings on it and put it back in for the recommended cook time in the directions.

  13. says

    Love this it looks delicious. In your instructions on #9, you call for ” sliced chicken bread”. What is that?
    Will try it with homemade dough….. Like you website!

    Cher

    • says

      sorry Cher that was a typo.. should have been sliced chicken breast not bread. :(

      Hope you enjoy this recipe girl, and making it with the homemade dough will be awesome! Homemade wins .. always! :)

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