Naan Pizza Recipe

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Naan pizza is one of the easiest, most delicious pizzas. It comes together quickly and cooks up fast for a quick and easy pizza dinner.

I will start by saying you can put any toppings you like on naan bread and call it pizza. But this particular combination was so good, I just had to share.

A single slice of this Naan Pizza with barbecue sauce, chicken and caramelized onions.

I cooked these on the grill. When I make them again, I’ll put foil down on the grill, as the recipe below will reflect. They got a smidge overcooked being so directly over the fire. But still absolutely delicious, just the same.


Simply put, naan pizza is pizza made on naan flatbread instead of pizza dough. You can buy it or make it at home for a whole grain naan.


It’s super quick and easy to throw together!! This recipe assumes you already have your chicken cooked. If you don’t, do what I did and throw a couple of chicken breasts in an Instant Pot and cook with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and 3/4 cup chicken broth. Then shred, and use on your pizza.

Once you have everything ready to go, you’ll want to make a “wash” out of the oil and garlic powder. You’ll brush that on (instead of sauce) with a basting brush, covering the naan all the way to the edges. If your naan is larger than mine, you may need slightly more oil. Adjust as needed.

A side view of a slice of this Naan Pizza.

Then you’ll put your shredded chicken on and cover that with cheese. Then add your sautéd mushrooms and finally, drizzle some barbecue sauce on top. Save the fresh herbs for after the pizza is grilled or baked. You only bake these long enough to melt the cheese. About 10 minutes on average. Slice with a pizza cutter and serve. This goes great with a green salad on the side.


You can make your own barbecue sauce at home pretty easily. I have this recipe for barbecue sauce, and it will work well here. I often buy my barbecue sauce, which was the case here. I used Bone Suckin’ Sauce (not paid to promote, just sharing what I used.). I find it at Whole Foods and other grocery stores. It’s sweetened with honey instead of processed sugar and the original sauce has a totally clean ingredient list. We love it!

The ingredients are as follows:

Tomato Puree, Tomato Paste,Water, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Yellow Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Horseradish, White Vinegar, dried onion, lemon juice concentrate, garlic, spices, paprika, red pepper.

You can find it on Amazon here:

Bone Suckin’ Sauce Original BBQ Sauce

A freshly cut Naan Pizza still on the cutting board.

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A single slice of this Naan Pizza with barbecue sauce, chicken and caramelized onions.

Naan Pizza Recipe

A delicious, barbecue chicken pizza on a naan crust made to your liking.
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Course: Pizza
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 766kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • Grill


  • 4 medium naan breads (whole grain, no sugar added)
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • ½ lb. chicken breast (cooked and shredded - see notes above)
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped and sautéd)
  • 1 tbsp. oil (for sautéing the onions)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley (or basil)


  • Set out your naan on a work surface. Mix the oil and garlic powder and brush the oil over the naan in equal portions.
    Brush the naan with the oil mixture.
  • Spread the shredded chicken over the naan, and then sprinkle with cheese.
    Spread the chicken over the naan and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Add your sautéd onions in equal portions over each naan.
    Sprinkle the sautéd onions over the cheese.
  • Drizzle on a fourth of the barbecue sauce on each naan.
    Drizzle on some barbecue sauce.
  • Sprinkle on your fresh herbs.
    Add your fresh herbs.
  • Place these on a hot grill, but don't let it get too hot. Something around 300 F. is about right. These will cook for about 10 minutes. You should only leave them on the grill long enough for the cheese to melt. As soon as that happens, take them off.
    Cook the pizzas on the grill for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice with a pizza cutter and serve. This goes great with a green salad on the side. 
    A finished, delicious Naan Pizza, cut and ready to serve.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1naan pizza | Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1461mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1mg
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