05 March 2012

Thai Chicken Pizza

Wow! As you can tell, I am one lucky gal! I finally posted all of Doug's sweet Valentine's Day recipes. He always surprises me with a special meal. Now that we all know of his cooking talents, maybe we can expect to see more of his guest chef posts throughout the year??! I, for one, would LOVE that! :)

Pizza is something that we enjoy making together. Doug's sister, Emily, gave us a pizza stone for a wedding shower gift. Emily, GREAT GIFT! We think of you every time we use it - which is quite often!! I never put our pizza recipes on here because it is just something that you can create on your own - put on toppings as you wish. This, however, takes a bit more effort so I decided to share the delicious recipe with you. Enjoy a slice with a cold beer!


Thai Chicken Pizza
(Adapted from Happiness in a Pot)
Yield: 1 awesome za

For the Peanut Sauce:
1/4 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 C. Hoisin Sauce
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Sesame Oil
2 tsp. Fresh Ginger, minced
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, store-bought or homemade (I love TJ's dough)
1 C. Chicken Breast, cooked, shredded or chopped
1 C. Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/3 C. Bean Sprouts (didn't find them at the grocery store that day)
1/4 C. Shredded Carrots
3 Green Onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. Peanuts, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 400F degrees. To make sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30-seconds at a time, stirring each time, until smooth. I like to use a pizza stone to pre-bake the rolled out pizza dough (before sauce goes on, otherwise I find the dough is too mushy). Lightly sprinkle cornmeal or flour on the stone, then place your rolled dough on top. Bake until the pizza dough is slightly firm to the touch, remove and prepare toppings (about 8-10 minutes).

Have all of your toppings minced, chopped and ready to go once that pizza dough comes out of the oven. Mix 1 Tbsp of peanut sauce with the cooked chicken and set aside. To assemble the pizza, spread the remaining peanut sauce evenly over the crust. Top with half of the cheese. Top with chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, green onions and peanuts. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Put the pizza on the pizza stone back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Then, broil it for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is nice and golden. Finally, top with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

3 comments:

  1. YUM! Thai chicken pizza is one of my absolute favorites! I have a Weight Watcher Thai peanut sauce that I love and lots of fresh cilantro. Mmmm...now I'm going to have to add this to our menu sometime this week!

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    1. Some people don't care for cilantro, but we like it! You'll have to share your WW recipe with me sometime!

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  2. This does look amazing! If you get the WW edition, send it my way Rebecca! MMMM!

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