Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

This gluten free chicken tikka masala pizza is the perfect gluten free addition to your pizza night. Full of Indian flavor and super easy to throw together.

Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

I have had a thing for pizza lately. Last week it was chicken souvlaki pizza and this week it’s chicken tikka masala pizza….hello flavor!

I didn’t try Indian food until I was 21 years old and I immediately feel in love. The first dish I had was a delicious curried chickpea appetizer that was so spicy I thought my stomach was on fire. I know it sounds weird but I seriously loved it. I’m not a fan of the type of heat that burns your lips but the type that burns your stomach, sign me up!

I of course tried some chicken tikka masala because it would be so un-American of me to not give it a try. I order it up nice a spicy and sopped it up with buttery naan and lots of cardamom scented rice.

I totally feel head over heels in love.

Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

I left my tomatoes chunky in the chicken tikka masala because I thought it would play nicely on the pizza. It created a nice “sauce” that was reminiscent of the texture of marinara.

The best part about this pizza is that it’s gluten free. While my husband and I don’t always eat gluten free I have a lot of family members are GF and I think it’s important to include everyone during homemade pizza night. At first I was worried the gluten free pizza crust mix would be dense and not give the “chew” that I’m normally looking for in pizza crust.

Since Pamela’s uses yeast in their mix you still get that nice rise and chew that you get in traditional crust. In fact, my husband said that if I didn’t tell him it was GF he wouldn’t have guessed!

Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza by Nutmeg Nanny

Looking for more delicious pizza recipes? Try my chicken souvlaki pizza, roasted garlic chicken pizza or my Parmesan prosciutto pizza.


Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

This gluten free chicken tikka masala pizza is the perfect gluten free addition to your pizza night. Full of Indian flavor and super easy to throw together.

Yield: 2 (10 inch) pizzas

Prep Time: 20 minutes + rising and marinading time

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes + rising and marinading time


For dough:

  • 1 (11 ounce) Pamela's Pizza Crust Mix
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons very warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For chicken tikka masala:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

For pizza:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro


For dough:

Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment combine dry mix, yeast, water and oil. Mix on medium for 15-30 seconds until the dough is completely combined. Dough will look sticky.

Scrape down dough in a bowl into a ball, lightly oil the top, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1-2 hours, or until double in size.

Once the dough has risen preheat the oven to 475 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper dusted with gluten free powder.

Divide dough in half and add half to each prepared baking sheet. Lightly dust the top of the dough and gently pat out the pizza into a 10 inch round. If your hands get too sticky simple sprinkle the dough with a little more GF flour.

Once the dough is formed add the plain pizza crust to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until you see just a hint of brown around the edges.

Remove from the oven and top with desired toppings. Because you prebake this crust all the toppings you use must be precooked as they are just being reheated in the oven instead of fully cooking.

For chicken tikka masala:

In medium mixing bowl add chicken, Greek yogurt and garam masala. Let marinade for at least 1 hour.

Once marinaded add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet set over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot add in the chicken.

Sauté until no longer pink and add in another tablespoon of olive oil (if needed) garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. Cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

Add in tomatoes and gently simmer mixture for about 5 minutes. This will help infuse the tomatoes will all that awesome spicy flavor.

Pour in sauce and stir to combine. Gently simmer for another 5 minutes.

At this point the sauce should not be too runny. We want a thicker sauce so it covers the pizza nicely without being runny.

For pizza:

Top each pre-baked pizza crust with desired amount of chicken tikka masala. Try not to add too much sauce as you don't want the pizza to be runny with sauce. Top each pizza with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.

Bake in the 475 degree oven for just a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro.

Disclosure: This recipe was developed for the awesome folks at Pamela’s. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting my recipes while I work with companies I love. 

25 Responses to “Gluten Free Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza”

  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 20, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I am TOTALLY obsessed with this pizza. Tikka Masala is one of my fav things EVER…and on pizza? Taste buds blown. Pinned!

  2. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I have never tried chicken tikki masala but I really want to. Throwing it on a pizza only makes me want it more!

  3. #
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — June 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This sounds perfect for my husband!

  4. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I always always get chicken masala when I eat at’ Indian restaurants! What a brilliant idea to make it into a pizza!

  5. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — June 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This looks divine and perfect for a Saturday lunch. I’ll have to check out my grocery store for Pamela’s Bread Mix.

  6. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    My mouth is literally watering by just looking at these photos! It’s taking all of my power not to leave right now and run to the store to get everything I’d need to make this!

  7. #
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Oh how creative, combining tikka masala with pizza crust! Definitely giving this a try over the weekend.

  8. #
    Ginny McMeans — June 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I am wanting this for breakfast! Love the big pieces of tomato!

  9. #
    Angie — June 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This pizza looks just perfect! I love the flavors!

  10. #
    Nicole, RD — June 21, 2014 at 6:52 am

    GOOD gluten-free pizza crust is sooo hard to make…but this looks fantastic. It looks airy and light, but not gummy and bleck. But really, I’d just be happy with that killer tikka masala on top 🙂

  11. #
    christine — June 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh man, I’m totally starving now. It’s not often a recipe can grab me this early in the morning, but yum!

  12. #
    Isabelle @ Crumb — June 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Pizza and Indian food might just be two of my very favourite things, so the fact that you’ve combined them together in one gorgeous dish is totally genius as far as I’m concerned. Seriously. I could totally dive face-first into that pizza right about now! 🙂

  13. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I’m impressed that this is a gluten free Indian pizza. I looks delicious!

  14. #
    nikki @ niksnacks — June 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Whenever I cookfor myself, I make pizza and YOUR pizza is absolutely onmy to-do list!

  15. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 22, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Chicken Tikka Masala has such wonderful flavors. Swooning over this pizza!

  16. #
    Sonja @ unearthedkitchen — June 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    what a fusion.. looks so delicious! I love Chicken Tikka Masala n Pizza,, about time to combine those:) Looks great and I am sure it tastes even better!

  17. #
    Joanne — June 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I love eating all sorts of crazy fusion pizzas….that’s the best part of making pizza at home! Also, I can’t believe it’s GF. I never would have guessed!

  18. #
    Carla — June 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Indian food is probably one of my favorite cuisines, probably because I rarely eat it (no nearby restaurants + nobody to go with). I cannot wait to eat this pizza!

  19. #
    Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog — July 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Ooh, this looks amazing. I love chicken tikka masala and I love pizza. So, uh, naturally!


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