If you love Indian food you probably love Butter Chicken. It’s so delicious and so easy to make, especially with Patak’s Butter Chicken Sauce.
It only takes about 20 minutes, and one pot and I especially love butter chicken because, as much as I love Indian cuisine, I have no tolerance for heat! Butter chicken has plenty of flavour without the heat that some other Indian dishes have.
Did you know that Patak’s also has a Butter Chicken Curry Paste? They do!
So the question is – which to use? Honestly, it’s all a matter of preference. I love the butter chicken sauce when I want to make a quick and easy meal and the paste when I want to get a little more creative or I have a little more time. The Butter Chicken Curry Paste was absolutely perfect in my Butter Chicken and Bacon Pizza. It gave me a creamy and very flavourful base to build on. Layer on some caramelized onions, smoky bacon and fresh tomatoes and the flavours in the paste just pop. You can read more about the difference between sauces and paste and how to use both on the Good Korma blog.
Butter Chicken and Bacon Pizza
Makes 2 small pizzas
- 2 pieces of naan bread
- about 2 tablespoons of Patak’s Butter Chicken Curry Paste
- 1 cooked chicken breast (or any leftover chicken you have on hand) cut into small pieces
- 2 strips of cooked bacon cut into small pieces
- 1/2 an onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil
- 1 cup of grated cheese (your favorite pizza cheese)
- 1 fresh tomato cut into thin slices
Preheat oven to 375.
Over medium heat melt the butter (or heat the oil) in a medium sized pan. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion starts to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Spread a tablespoon of Butter Chicken Curry Paste on each piece of naan bread. You can use more or less depending on your preference and the size of the bread.
Place half of the chicken, onion and bacon on each pizza.
Top with the grated cheese and tomato slices.
Place on a pizza pan or cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and cook until the cheese just starts to bubble and brown (1-2 minutes).
Serve with a fresh salad for a full meal or cut into small pieces and serve as an appetizer!
Have you cooked with curry pastes? I’d love to hear how you use them!
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