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Recipe: Tandoori Chicken Pizza

Kate Freeman

I really like pizza.

I think it’s because I love putting as many different types of food into my mouth at the same time and pizza allows me to do that very easily. As one of my kids would say it’s like a “party in my tummy” – mmmmm pizza party!

I reckon that the best pizzas to eat are the ones that you make yourself. This way you can control the ingredients and keep it both delicious and nutritious. Here’s a winner of a pizza combo, tandoori chicken with natural yoghurt and fresh coriander. Delish!

Tandoori Chicken Pizza

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 8 small wholemeal pita pockets
  • 2 chicken breasts (approx. 640g), sliced into 2-3 inch sized pieces
  • 40g tandoori paste
  • 400g natural yoghurt
  • 80g grated reduced fat cheese
  • 8 Tbsp. tomato salsa
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 2 red capsicums, diced
  • 250g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander leaves


  • Pre-heat a grill to 180 degrees Celsius. Lightly toast the pita bread for about 2 minutes or until it’s slightly crispy. Alternatively you could crisp it up in a sandwich press. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the tandoori paste and 100g of the yoghurt and mix to combine. Add the chicken pieces to the tandoori mixture and toss until well coated.
  • Place the chicken on a tray lined with baking paper and cook under the grill for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Once cooked, slice the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Spread each pita pocket with tomato salsa and top with chicken, avocado, capsicum, onion, mushrooms and cheese. Grill for 5-8 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Top with a dollop of natural yoghurt and sprinkle with fresh coriander.
  • Serve with a side salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per serve

  • Energy: 2090kJ (497 cal)
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g (7g sugars)
  • Fat: 21g (7g saturated)
  • Fibre: 8g
  • Sodium: 733mg

Kate Freeman

Kate Freeman is a Registered Nutritionist and the founder and managing director of The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate’s healthy eating philosophy is all about whole, fresh foods, being realistic about life and creating long term healthy eating habits. She doesn’t believe in detoxes, fad diets or quick fixes. Once you’ve finished working with Kate, you’ll be empowered to feed yourself well for the rest of you life! More about the Author