Monday, September 15, 2014

Thai Chicken Pizza {recipe}

Tonight we had pizza night. But not just any regular ol' pizza.  Check it out:
Oh yeah, Thai Chicken Pizza AND BBQ Chicken Pizza
Don't they just look SO pretty? I love the cilantro on top. It makes it look fresh and tasty!
So why 2 pizzas? I make the Thai Peanut Sauce a little on the spicy side, so it's too hot for the kids. (Plus they L.O.V.E. BBQ Chicken Pizza.) And then Chris (who MUST have been dropped on his head as a baby) doesn't like peanut sauce. #weirdo  So yes, if you are doing the math, that is one WHOLE pizza for me, and one pizza for the 4 of them to share. That's fair, right? {wink}

Anywho, what's great about cooking these together is the multiple ingredients you use for BOTH recipes: dough, chicken, cheese & cilantro. It makes this easy peasy.

I've already blogged the BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe, so you can click {here} to find it.

Thai Chicken Pizza
Half batch Simple Pizza Dough
Peanut Sauce (recipe follows)
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Green Onions, sliced on the diagonal
1 Carrot, julienne
1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves 
1 cup Fresh Bean Sprouts

Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Water 
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar 
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper (plus a dash or 2 more to make it more spicy - yum!)
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Simmer all peanut sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Spread dough out in a baking pan (sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with corn meal to prevent sticking).
Pour peanut sauce all over dough in a light layer.
Sprinkle cheese, green onion, carrots, and peanuts all over pizza.
Bake at 500° for 15 minutes until bubbly and golden.
Top with cilantro and bean sprouts.

Did you notice my pizza is missing a vital ingredient? It's probably the best part of Thai pizza . . . Bean sprouts. I have looked for them everywhere. No one seems to carry them anymore because of listeria. {boo!} I asked my produce guy if they had any in stock and although they don't carry them fresh, he pointed me to the international aisle where they sell them canned. Yea, right? Well that would be a big fat NO followed by a BOO! Look at that nastiness.
So save yourself a buck. If you can't find FRESH beam sprouts, just skip it.

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