Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thai Chicken Pizza

I told you we were into pizza lately.  In fact I'm making them so fast that I can't keep up with the postings.  This one here was passed on to me from a friend but I think she got it from California Pizza Kitchen (which we don't have here in Alaska, sadly). At least, that's what she told me and she's very reliable when it comes to recipes.

Grace said it was her favorite pizza and I'd give it an A myself.  I guess that's what happens when you marry Thai and Italian cuisine.  Heh.

For sauce:
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons water

For pizza:
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 pizza dough
cornmeal or flour, for handling
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 green onions, slivered diagonally
1/2 red bell pepper, cut in thin slices
½ cup white bean sprouts
¼ cup shredded carrot
1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a boil; boil gently for one minute. Divide into 2 portions for use on chicken and pizza; set aside.

To make Thai chicken: Cook the chicken in olive oil over med-high heat, stirring, until just cooked; 5 to 6 minutes do not overcook. Set aside in refrigerator until chilled through. Once chilled, coat the chicken with 1/2 cup sauce. Set aside in refrigerator.

To make the pizza spread 1/2 cup sauce evenly over pizza dough within the rim. Cover sauce with 1 cup cheese. Distribute half the chicken pieces over the cheese followed by the green onions, pepper strips, bean sprouts, and carrots. Sprinkle an additional 1 cup cheese over the toppings and end with 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts.

Transfer the pizza to oven; bake 18-20 minutes.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro over the hot cheesy surface.


Congratulations to Shannon of Emmetsburg, Iowa for winning the Galloping Goats soap products made with goats' milk.  She's going to love them--I have some myself and they make me very happy!  And thank you to everyone who entered, and for those who leave such nice notes with their entries.  You just make my day.


LeGrand, Alicia, Wesley and Fredrick said...

Definitely trying this one. Looks amazing! I don't think it will be that hard to adapt to vegetarian either.

Jane Hamilton said...

Oh my God! that looks so yummy...And this is the first I've heard of adding peanut butter in the pizza sauce!! But then, I guess, I was hiding under a rock!!

Lara said...

Tried it and loved it! Thanks!