Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thai Chicken Pizza

Another GREAT recipe from
(Her recipes ROCK.)

Thai Chicken Pizza
Looks pretty darn good, right?!

Well, if you are like me and have never even had Thai food before (yup, this was my first time!), I am willing to bet that the ingredients in this dish may scare you a little.

Give it a try!!

The sauce it surprising... you may be a little unsure at your first bite BUT I promise you with each bite, it gets better and better!

Here is what you will need:

  • Naan, 1 batch (8pcs)
(This is the type of crust that was recommended (or pita bread). I just happened to have some Pillsbury pizza crust on hand and needed to use it up. It tasted great but obviously wasn't the healthier choice).
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup Peanut butter (Yes, peanut butter)
  • 2 inches Fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 medium Chicken breasts
  • 2 cups Mozzarella
  • 1 medium Red bell pepper
  • 1 small Red onion
  • 1 bunch Cilantro (Do not leave this out! This is what ties all the flavors together, in my opinion)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

First things first, trim any excess fat from the chicken breasts. Season them with salt and pepper and cook on a counter top grill (or skillet) until cooked through.  Allow the chicken to cool.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the peanut sauce.
Combine the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, and 1/2 tsp of sriracha sauce in a bowl.  Peel the ginger and grate it straight into the bowl.  Add about 1/3 cup of hot water and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop the chicken into small pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add enough of the Sriracha sauce to coat the chicken.

Thinly slice the red onion and red pepper.

Spread about 2 tbsp of the peanut sauce over each piece of naan or pita bread (or in my case, about a cup over the pizza crust). 

Top with about 1/4 cup of shredded cheese (a nice thin layer) and a handful of the sriracha chicken (or two for a bigger pizza).

 Add the bell pepper and onion and top with the rest of the cheese.

Place in the oven on a perforated pizza pan or directly on the oven rack (or as the pizza crust/dough you use recommends).  Cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly (about 10 minutes on the naan or pita bread or as long as the pizza crust/dough you use recommends).

When the pizza comes out of the oven, top with fresh cilantro leaves.
(I'm telling you, don't forget the fresh cilantro and don't be skimpy!)
The first bite you will be expecting pizza... like the kind you get delivered.
There is no pizza sauce on here :)
I swear, with each bite you take... you will love it more and more!

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