Chicken Curry Pizza

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This chicken curry flavor is packed with Southeast Asian flavors and will instantly be a new favorite pie in your house!

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Charleston vacation “hangovers” are the worst. Even if all of my work is done and I had an amazing time, I always wake up with an anxious pit in my stomach. Maybe it’s because I have another full week of work, or that I’m just anxious anyway, but it’s just so hard to explain. I also think some of it’s because I love Charleston so much and leaving it is always so hard.

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This weekend was especially amazing. We went on the boat, ate at a few of the restaurants I’ve been dying to check out, got to spend time with our adorable little niece. It was just all around amazing. We were only there for a few days, but we spent every second perfectly. Really, all I need is some sunshine, food, friends and family to be happy.

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You know what else makes me happy? Chicken curry. You know what makes me EVEN MORE happy? Chicken curry on pizza. It’s probably the best marriage of flavors in the entire world. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza? Bad people, that’s who. And chicken curry? Probably the best thing in the world. When the two mix it’s the BEST THING since sliced bread.

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I just can’t talk about how much I love this pizza. I totally blew all of my Weight Watchers points on 4 slices in 10 minutes and every point was worth it. Every cheesy, spicy, decadent bite was worth it. To me, though, pizza is always worth it. I don’t splurge a lot on food, but to me, pizza is always worth every extra calorie. Life is just too damn short not to eat your favorite foods once in a while.

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I really wish I had this perfect spicy chicken curry pizza right now. Because you know what sucks for breakfast? Smoothies. You know what rocks for breakfast? Curry pizza. Being an adult SUCKS.

Chicken Curry Pizza

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Serves about 8. Recipe adapted from Curry and Comfort.
Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes
Cook time: About 22 minutes

Ingredients: 

 For the dough: 

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water, 100 degrees F
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal

For the topping: 

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into pieces
  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups part-skim cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix the chicken, greek yogurt, curry powder, paprika, sugar, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt and pepper. Cover and let marinate for about 3 hours. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and saute for about 5 – 7 minutes, or until browned. Add in the tomato sauce and chopped tomato. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Mix in the coconut milk and stir to combine.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Dust the pizza pan with cornmeal.
  3. Mix the yeast, teaspoon of sugar and water in a large bowl. Let sit until 10 minutes, or until foamy. Add in the flours and oil. Mix until a soft dough forms, about 5 minutes. Place on a floured surface and knead until elastic and soft. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to a circle in 1/4 inch thickness. Place the dough on the pizza pan.
  4. Top the pizza dough with the chicken & sauce, leaving about a 1 inch border along the edges (for the crust). Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of black pepper. Bake for about 16 – 18 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with chopped cilantro.

Nutritional information per slice:

Calories: 342.5
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 39.5 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 20.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

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Comments

  1. Monday, April 14th, 2014
    pinning it..im glad you had a wonderful time in Charleston.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
      Thank you!! It was so beautiful there.
  2. Posted by Tiff on
    Monday, April 14th, 2014
    Oh yum, sounds great to me! Pizza > Smoothies
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
      Hahaha! I totally agree :)
  3. Monday, April 14th, 2014
    Chicken curry PIZZA? You are my favorite person.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
      and you are mine!! <3
  4. Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
    Oh yum what a great pizza topping idea!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
      It's SO good!!
  5. Posted by eat good 4 life on
    Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
    This pizza is totally up my alley, I love the colors and flavors. My husband would devour this pizza in no time :-)
  6. Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
    Pizza is always worth it! Love that you added chicken curry to pizza!
  7. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014
    I love unique pizzas. This one is just that kind and sounds delicious!