Griddled Chicken & Grapefruit Pizza

This will be shocking: the recipe was inspired by a recent meal at an Indian restaurant.


One day I’ll get over this Indian obsession.

In my defense, this #strangebutgood creation doesn’t actually involve Indian flavors (for a change).  Unless you count cinnamon and ginger, but I put those on basically everything. Several weeks ago I enjoyed a meal at a new Indian restaurant, Chai Pani.  New to Atlanta, I should say.  They have a location in Asheville, NC.  It’s an Indian street food concept, but it actually is a sit-down restaurant.  And it’s good!

The inspiration for my pizza creation came from the Tandoori Fish Wrap I ordered.  It consisted of “Tilapia seared with tandoori spices in a griddled wrap (brushed w/ egg) with onions, cilantro, rice, roasted lentils & chutneys.”

Chai Pani tandoori fish wrap

Tandoori Fish Wrap at Chai Pani


My non-Indian pizza version was a simple baked chicken breast.  The sweet and tangy grapefruit against the plain chicken was refreshing.

The bit of basil on top was a nice green addition, both in terms of taste and looks.  Of course I topped it with a little more cinnamon.  The warm spice always reminds me of dessert!

Griddled Chicken and Grapefruit Pizza


This could so easily be made vegetarian with tofu.  I absolutely love the way it puffs up when it bakes… that will for sure be my next version!  I think you could even use a flax egg in place of my “real” egg whites for a vegan version.  Someone let me know if that works.

Griddled bread.  Coolest idea ever.  It’s like French toast from the ‘hood.  (Get it?  Wrap?  Rap?  Blessed are those who amuse themselves…)  See the crispy, egg-y goodness peeling back from the tortilla?  That’s #strangebutgood heaven, friends.

Griddled Chicken and Grapefruit Pizza


 Griddled Chicken & Grapefruit Pizza

Griddled Chicken & Grapefruit Pizza

  • 2 T egg whites
  • 1 tsp flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 1/2 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 2 oz chicken, cubed
  • Basil

In a small bowl, combine egg whites, flax, and spices.  

Place tortilla in a small pan over medium-high heat.  Pour egg mixture on top.  

Cook 1-2 mins, until egg starts to firm.  Flip the tortilla, cooking 1-2 mins more. 

Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet or pizza stone (or keep on pan if oven-proof).  

Top with grapefruit sections, chicken, and basil.  Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.

Place in oven under broil for 15 mins, until slightly browned.  Watch closely so as not to burn.

Remove from oven, plate, and enjoy!


 Who else has enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family (or the occassional restaurant worker) stare with strange but good creations this week?

The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends!

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I’m headed back home today.  I packed all that food, but now I have NO idea what I’ll eat until I get to the grocery store Saturday afternoon!  Whoops!

Have you ever had a griddled wrap?

What’s been #strangebutgood in your life lately?



  1. says

    This looks so cool!
    And it’s kind of weird it was inspired by an Indian restaurant haha. You’d never guess by the title of the recipe!
    I kind of like this idea of adding grapefruit, I’m just trying to imagine how it’d taste together. I’m sure delicious:)
    Happy Friday!

  2. says

    Yum! I wouldn’t have thought to put chicken and grapefruit together! I wonder if this would work, sans tortilla? Maybe all atop an egg puff?
    Thanks for the ideas!

  3. says

    I’m not all that sure how I feel about the chicken and grapefruit combo, but oh man… I’m all over that griddled bread! I’m not generally a fan of French toast because it tends to make the bread too soggy for my tastes, but pouring eggs over a wrap?! Genius!

  4. says

    I haven’t had my coffee yet, so maybe THAT’S why ‘French toast from the hood’ was so funny…although if we wanted to be completely un-PC you’d probably say ‘French toast from the barrio’…since tortillas are Latinas.

  5. says

    Grapefruit and chicken sounds amazing!!! I love the refreshing, sweet taste of grapefruit too! And the griddle cake is genius! I am definitely going to have to try this! Hope you have a safe trip back from AZ!

  6. says

    How clever is this? Too bad I used up all my grapefruit in muffins. (Yes, I could go buy more grapefruit, but my mom makes candied grapefruit peel so I would feel compelled not to waste the peel, but mom was here last month and made some that is still hanging out in my freezer so I don’t want to make more. I have issues.)
    I love the idea of using the stovetop to make a pizza–my kitchen is cold in the winter and hot in the summer, so the less oven use the better (but then there’s the pesky broiler . . .).

    I love the idea of chicken and grapefruit, so I’m going to play–thanks!

  7. says

    Sometimes I’m not sure how the flax or chia trick will work. But it’s worth a shot. Though, the eggs help with protein. I haven’t had grapefruit since the 2nd grade when I had some with french toast for breakfast and threw it all up in the school office. TMI?

  8. says

    I ordered that same tandoori fish wrap when I went to Chai Pani a few weeks ago, it was so good! Your pizza idea is fantastic, love that you thought to put grapefruit on it. Something I wouldn’t have thought of but makes perfect sense now that I see it.

  9. says

    Both dishes look incredible! Yet again, your creativity is out of control awesome. Can’t wait for you to be back in the city! Hopefully we can go for another walk!! Are you planning on going to Dogwood at all this weekend?

    • Laura says

      I know! I do go through phases with it – Indian to Mexican to Italian to Mid-Eastern. Variety is the spice! :)

  10. says

    when I saw the basil and grapefruit in this recipe the word “cocktail” sprang to mind. Maybe with some white rum or tequilla. hmmmmmmmmmmm….

  11. says

    This sounds so fun! I would have never thought to combine grapefruit and chicken on a pizza. With all the people who love ham and pineapple pizzas i’m sure they would love this flavor combination too :)

  12. says

    Zomg! This looks good. Never get over the Indian obsession, if by “Indian” you just mean “using delicious spices”. SPICES ARE THE BEST.

  13. says

    Omg, that wrap sounds AMAZING!! I really want to try more Indian food, but I’m such a wimp when it comes to spice! I need to find a place that has a good buffet so I can try a little bit of everything!

    And now I’m craving grapefruit. I never crave grapefruit. I never eat grapefruit (because it counters birth control and Heather is in no way ready for that now), but I’m thinking come next “sugar pill week” this will have to happen. With cinnamon…lots and lots of cinnamon! Yes.

    Annnnnnnd broccoli bombing is now COMPLETE! If you need me, I’ll be over in Miss Smart’s Kitchen! 😉 xoxo

    • Laura says

      It’s really isn’t spicy! Next time you come I’ll take you to my favorite place. Totally different style of Indian and absolutely delish!

      Love a broccoli bomb. Made me day. :)

    • Laura says

      I didn’t even THINK of chicken salad! Awesome association. Mom always made it with grapes, apples, and a celery. And mayo – blech. LOL!

  14. says

    There’s no getting over an Indian food obsession. Or at least I hope not–that stuff is good! And egg-white lined flatbread? That’s brilliant! Deliciously brilliant.


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