Chicken Tikka Pizza Pinwheels

If there is anything I love more than Pizza, it is my Mom’s homemade Pizza Pinwheels. Who doesn’t love mini pizza swiss rolls with layers of marinara sauce, your favourite toppings and loads of melted cheese? Fabulous appetizers aside these Pizza Pinwheels make a great mess-free, no-toppings-sliding-off-the-base snack for the little ones too. If you are a toddler Mama like me, you’ll appreciate that last bit the most 😉.

I love that you can customize this recipe to suit your preferences. I have used chicken tikka chunks with red onions, olives, and diced capsicum for this recipe. You can use cut up sausages, pepperoni, leftover rotisserie chicken, really the possibilities are endless. To make the process even faster you can spread toppings over a store-bought rolled Pizza dough, and you have a decent filling snack in under 20 minutes.

I am sharing my easy Pizza Dough recipe that even a 2 year can make it (with some assistance of course). What I love about this fail proof Pizza Dough recipe is that you do not have to wait hours for the dough to finish raising. Just leave it in a warm place for 30-40 minutes and it’s ready for assembly.

Ingredients:

for pizza pinwheels:
  • Pizza Dough 1 serving (Recipe given below)
  • Marinara or Pizza Sauce 6 tbsps.
  • Olive Oil 2 tbsp.
  • Chicken Breast 1; cut into small cubes
  • Tikka Masala 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon Juice 2 tbsp.
  • Red Onion 1; sliced
  • Green Bell Pepper ½; diced
  • Sliced Olives 2 tbsp.
  • Dried Mixed Italian Herbs ½ tsp.
  • Mozzarella or Pizza Cheese 1 cup; grated
for pizza dough:
  • All-purpose flour 2 to 2 ½ cups
  • Sugar 2 tsp
  • Salt 3/4 tsp
  • Yeast 2 tsp or 7g sachet
  • Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp + more for oiling bowl
  • Water 3/4 cup (lukewarm)

Instructions:

for pizza pinwheels:
  1. Marinate chicken cubes in lemon juice and tikka masala for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and cook marinated chicken cubes until they are fully cooked and chicken juices have evaporated. Keep aside until needed.
  3. Preheat your oven to 200 ℃.
  4. Roll out Pizza dough into a rectangle approximately 40 cm x 20 cm.
  5. Spread marinara or pizza sauce onto the rolled dough.
  6. Sprinkle cooked chicken tikka chunks, red onions, capsicum and olives evenly over the pizza. Make sure the toppings are cut into small pieces, so it is easier to roll the dough.
  7. Evenly top with grated cheese and dried Italian herbs.
  8. Start rolling the pizza from the longer edge into a tight swiss roll. Using a sharp knife cut into 1-inch slices.
  9. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place all pinwheels at least 1 inch apart and with the cut side up onto the tray.
  10. Bake at 200℃ for 20 minutes or until the dough turns light golden. Serve warm with your favourite dips.
for pizza dough:
  1. Mix only 1 cup of flour with other dry ingredients i.e. sugar, salt, yeast, and garlic powder
  2. Add Olive oil and lukewarm water. Make sure the water is not too hot or it will kill your yeast. Room temperature or tap water in Summers will also work.
  3. Mix with a wooden spoon until you have a pancake batter like consistency.
  4. Gradually add the remaining flour (3-4 tbsp) at a time until the dough starts forming into a ball.
  5. Keep in mind different quality of flours absorb different amounts of water. You might need an additional 1 to 1 ½  cups. Stop adding flour when the dough forms a ball shape and is workable.
  6. Knead the dough for 1 minute with oiled hands and transfer dough to a well-oiled bowl.
  7. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and leave it to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour or till the dough has doubled in size.

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