Tandoori Chicken Pizza on Naan | Saffron Road GIVEAWAY!!!

by simplylife on April 12, 2013

Planning our weekly meals is something I look forward to doing every week.  I instantly feel relaxed the moment I plop a stack of cookbooks and magazines next to me on the couch and get excited for all the upcoming meals we’ll be eating.  It’s taken me years to develop a routine that works for our schedules and keeps us wanting to cook and eat at home.  There are a few things I’ve learned along the way:

1.  I need to have a plan of what we’ll be eating each week.  I don’t assign meals to certain days, but just make sure to plan the amount of meals that we’ll be eating at home.  This way, we can tailor our meal each night to what we are most in the mood for, but aren’t left wondering what to eat each night (I am not good at trying to come-up with meals on the spot when I’m hungry).

2.  We usually eat about 5 to 6 dinners at home together each week.  Of this number, I always try to use at least 2 new recipes and also try to plan at least 2 meals that are easy to put together.  It’s pretty common that there will be a couple times during the week that I’m really in the mood to cook something more elaborate and other times that I really don’t feel like spending much time cooking at all.  This balance seems to work well.

3.  Hubby cooks at least once per week.  I really enjoy cooking and prefer to do it most nights, but one night a week “off” is definitely something I always appreciate!

4.  Create a budget.  I actually enjoy the challenge of sticking with a budget!  On the weeks that we’re really trying to stretch the grocery budget, it forces me to be more creative with our cooking and meal planning.  On the weeks where we have a little extra $$ to spare, I can buy pricier items guilt-free.  In the end, “splurging” on more expensive items still saves us so much money as compared to eating out and keeps us looking forward to eating home-cooked meals!


When I saw this recipe on Curry and Comfort I knew it would be inspiration for an “easy meal” this week.  I had recently received several coupons from Saffron Road and when I found their Tandoori Seasoned Chicken Nuggets at Whole Foods, I knew it would be the perfect touch for this meal.

I used whole wheat naan from Trader Joe’s, a few veggies we had in our fridge and some leftover pasta sauce to create this meal.  It all came together in about 20 minutes and was a fun “semi-homemade” dinner that my husband and I both enjoyed.


Tandoori Chicken Pizza on Naan

by Simply Life
Inspired by Curry and Comfort

Keywords: bake entree mushrooms

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 box Saffron Road Tandoori Seasoned Chicken Nuggets
  • 4 pieces whole wheat naan
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken nuggets on baking sheet and bake until warm, 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. Reduced oven temperature to 350 degrees. Place naan on baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce over each piece then top with cheese, mushrooms, peppers and warm chicken. Bake for 7-8 minutes until cheese is melted and chicken is warmed throughout each piece. Serve and enjoy.

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My husband and I really enjoyed the tandoori flavor on the chicken and already bought a second box that we shared for a weekend lunch recently.  The chicken tastes fresh and is incredibly easy to prepare!

Saffron Road offers a ton of products and I’m most excited to try their crunchy chickpeas, crispy samosas and chapatti wraps next!


Saffron Road products are Certified Halal, using Certified Human Vegetarian Fed Chicken and most products are gluten-free.  As previously mentioned, I found their products at Whole Foods; you can find where they are sold near you here.


And guess what?!?! THREE Simply Life readers get to try them too!  Saffron Road will be giving the winners 2 coupons for FREE Saffron Road products available at any of their participating retail partners!  Giveaway will be open through April 15; winner must have a US address.  To enter, do any/all of the following and tell me in the comments:

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  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    We are getting better about meal planning for sure, but I’m not quite where I want to be yet… Thanks for sharing your tips!

  • http://www.bitesizedthoughts.com/ Kari

    I so admire your meal planning. I love it in theory, but in reality it doesn’t happen very well! I do try to plan one ‘new’ recipe and then the rest we usually have standard ingredients for standard rotating dishes. Your way sounds more fun though 🙂

  • http://www.singerskitchen.com/ Singerinkitchen

    The Chipati wraps look great!!

  • http://www.singerskitchen.com/ Singerinkitchen

    I like SR on FB and Twitter

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    This looks so delicious!!!!

  • http://www.quarterlifecrisiscuisine.com/ Ashley Bee

    I use naan for pizzas ALL THE TIME but never thought to make an actual Indian-dish inspired one! So cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/francinespeaker Francine Speaker

    I want ti try SR simmer sauces

  • http://www.facebook.com/francinespeaker Francine Speaker

    I like SR on Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/francinespeaker Francine Speaker

    I follow SR on Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/francinespeaker Francine Speaker

    I follow SR on Pinterest

  • Teresa Igo

    These look great! Will be trying this. I haven’t got to try any of your products yet, but will be in the future. We may start with these chicken nuggets and make us some pizzas as well. I already follow you on Pinterest and twitter and FB as well. t.igo

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeremiahRedJohnson Jeremiah Johnson

    Sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing. I sent this around to my social networks. Keep up the good work.

  • http://twitter.com/LisaEirene Lisa Eirene

    I want to try the Moroccan lamb stew! Haven’t heard of this brand but it looks delicious. http://www.saffronroadfood.com/our-products/frozen-entrees-2/moroccan-lamb-stew/

  • ria

    I want to try
    Chana Saag

  • ria

    Following Saffron Road on fb- ria c

  • ria

    folowing saffron road on pinterest- smartinc

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.k.cash.7 Laura Kay Cash

    I like SR on FB and I would love to try the Crunchy Chickpeas, all 3 flavors!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.kottke.9 Jim Kottke


  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.kottke.9 Jim Kottke

    Saffron Foods “Liked” on Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/katherine.kimmel Katherine Kimmel

    I liked them on FB and followed on twitter. I’d love to try the tandoori chicken nuggets, but I haven’t seen them at my local stores yet!

  • http://www.acambridgestory.com Emily

    ooh this looks excellent – and timing couldn’t be better, as I am looking for Indian-esque (and other spicy) dishes as part of my “naturally evict the baby” crusade 😉

  • MissN Lahi

    This brand how sooo many delicious foods, I’m very excited! I would love to try the Moroccan Lamb Stew. I’ve been trying to eat more halal foods, but with my busy schedule it’s hard to eat fast food that’s not fish related. And I sure do love african/middle eastern food! I have like all the respective pages, and look forward to hopefully winning! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/urvashi.agarwal.9465 Urvashi Agarwal

    What an utterly delicious idea 😀
    Great twist on traditional Indian!


  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I’m a little excited and nervous about how much more I”ll have to cook when the.boy moves in! He eats SO much more than I do…I like your idea of having two new more elaborate recipes and two easier ones,,,definitely need to try that!

  • decocinasytacones

    It´s great to be able to have lunches and dinners at home. My hubby comes for lunch everyday by his motorbike just to spend an hour, have lunch, and take a short nap before going back to work……..that´s quality of life.

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oh that really is quality of life- I LOVE it!!! What a great way to spend the afternoon!

  • Cellabella

    I want to try their Lemongrass Basil simmer sauce!

  • Maddy

    Oh man, I’d really like to try the Turkish Figs & Goat Cheese Hors D’oeuvres!!

  • Maddy

    I also like Saffron Road on FB!

  • Maddy

    And I follow them on Twitter 🙂

  • Maddy

    And I follow them on Pinterest too!

  • yummychunklet

    Ooh, what a great review!

  • itzyskitchen

    I meal plan pretty much the same way! SO key to my sanity ;). I think its very cool that your husband cooks. THe pizzas look so yummy. I want to try their crunchy chickpeas! What an amazing snack

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Yummy! I love tandoori chicken on pizza!

  • Mom

    What helpful planning tips for others. Knowing everyone lifes schedules vary, these are a few helpful guidelines to make the week easier and more enjoyable and affordable. I would love to try the chicken!

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