Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

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This Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza is a delicious personal pizza with smokey grilled chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, melty cheese and fresh basil. It’s the ultimate margherita pizza recipe!

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Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

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!

Sliced Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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!

Top view of sliced Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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?

Top view of sliced Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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.

Side view of Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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!}

Sliced Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza is a delicious personal pizza with smokey grilled chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, melty cheese and fresh basil. It’s the ultimate margherita pizza recipe!

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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
  • 1/2 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 1/2 cup of fresh chopped basil between the two pizzas.
  12. Serve!

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Sliced Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on parchment paper

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54 Responses
  1. Cher

    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

    1. Krista

      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! 🙂

    1. Krista

      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.

  2. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Margarita pizza is my favorite too! If a craving hit like this, I wouldn’t be to ignore it either 😉

  3. Nicole

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

    1. Krista

      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!

  4. Cindy Eikenberg

    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!

    1. Krista

      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!

  5. Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner

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

  6. Chris @ Shared Appetite

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

  7. Min

    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.

    1. Krista

      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!

  8. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

    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!

    1. Krista

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

  9. Erin {Delightful E Made}

    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

    1. Krista

      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!

  10. Mallory

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

  11. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    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!

    1. Krista

      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!

  12. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    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. 🙂

    1. Krista

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

  13. Louisa [Living Lou]

    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!

  14. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

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

    1. Krista

      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!}

  15. Andi @ The Weary Chef

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

  16. marcie

    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!

    1. Krista

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

  17. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    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!

  18. Zainab

    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!

  19. Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood

    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.

    1. Krista

      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!

  20. Crystal

    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!!

  21. Mike@TheIronYou

    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!

    1. Krista

      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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