Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thai Chicken Pizza


I am spoiled when it comes to pizza. Last year, we would regularly trek over to a friend's house for pizza night -- but not just any pizza. Oh no.

Pierogie Pizza. Banana Pepper with Vodka Sauce Pizza. The Reuben Pizza. You get the idea. We aren't talking delivery here.

Needless to say, when I came across this recipe over on How Sweet It Is, I was sold. I love me some Thai food -- as long as it doesn't have coconut in it. Which may or may not be a large percentage of it. But that is neither here nor there.

Where was I?

Oh yes. Talking about how combining some classic Thai flavors on a pizza is a brilliant idea. Because it is. Trust. Perfect for breaking up the inevitable heavy winter food monotony.

Thai Chicken Pizza
Adapted from: How Sweet It Is

1 pound pizza dough
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon corn meal
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sweet Asian chili sauce
1 shallot, thinly sliced
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 ounces shredded cooked chicken
2/3 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Place pizza stone (or large baking sheet, or metal pizza pan) into a cold oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

If using refrigerated dough, let rest at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. Lightly flour a work surface. Roll dough out to a rough 1/4-inch thick circle. Sprinkle a pizza peel with cornmeal (this will keep the dough from sticking to the peel). Transfer dough to the peel.

Place 1/2 cup sweet Asian chili sauce onto the dough, spreading evenly across. Top with the mushrooms and shallots. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and shredded chicken. Add the Mozzarella cheese.

Open the preheat oven and slide the pizza from the peel to the pizza stone. Close the door and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheesy is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce. Sprinkle with peanuts, cilantro, and basil.


Serves: 8


While we don't have a fancy pizza stone, and I didn't make my own pizza dough (yay for Trader Joes!), this still turned out fabulous. Even though I may have slightly under-baked it. Let's just ignore that, shall we?

Because sweet + spicy = awesome. It's an equation you really can't argue with.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128g
Amount per serving
Calories 427Calories from fat 220
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24.5g38%
Saturated Fat 6.3g32%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 470mg20%
Total Carbs 37.8g13%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 21.2g
Vitamin A 5%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9%Iron 13%

16 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of these flavors on pizza. Can't wait to try this out!

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  2. wow Im super fans off pizza and thai food because of their light and spicy taste.. this is was a briliant idea,bookmark it.and thanks for this briliant tahi Chicken Pizza recipe :)

    cheers

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  3. I love unusual pizza toppings, unlike ones you could get anywhere else. And this one definitely sounds delicious. By the way, I have never seen a pizza cutter like that before!

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  4. I've made a Thai pizza pretty similar to this and it was drool-worthy good. I haven't made it in a long time though so this is a great reminder for toppings next time I am in the mood.

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  5. This looks fantastic! I love the idea of peanuts and spicy sauce on a pizza :)

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  6. I love Chicken Pizza - this looks awesome! I have dough in the freezer from the last time I made it, going to have to make it again soon!

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  7. I love Chicken Pizza - this looks awesome! I have dough in the freezer from the last time I made it, going to have to make it again soon!

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  8. I love Chicken Pizza - this looks awesome! I have dough in the freezer from the last time I made it, going to have to make it again soon!

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  9. I love Chicken Pizza - this looks awesome! I have dough in the freezer from the last time I made it, going to have to make it again soon!

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  10. I might have to be a good wifey and makes this for the hubby. He would LOVE it!! It looks so gourmet!

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  11. OOo, thai food is so delicious and pizza makes the perfect delivery system! I'm also curious about this perogi pizza you speak of! :)

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  12. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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  13. We have pizza night once a week because it is so quick and easy but yet delicious and filling. I love branching out with different toppings. This looks amazing. I just saw a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dive show with Reuben pizza. It looks great.

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  14. Look delicious and I love your cute little pizza cutter. New here and it is nice to meet you.

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  15. Oh my, oh my, oh my, this is incredible.

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  16. awful, pizza must be pizza, not that shitty one

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