Thai Chicken Pizza

by Kris on July 9, 2012

Sometimes the best meals are complete accidents. This Thai chicken pizza came about from an impromptu fridge cleaning. On Sunday we we’re a little stumped for dinner. We had marinated chicken in the fridge that I had intended to make on Friday, but never got around to it. We also had a ball of pizza dough and vegetables for a stir fry. In an attempt to use all our leftovers before going grocery shopping, I thought of a pizza I used to enjoy in high school.

My friends and I would often stop for pizza after class on Fridays. Our school was sandwiched between a residential neighborhood and and an industrial area which gave us very few food options. There was a Lebanese restaurant, a Tim Hortons, and a pizza parlor. The pizza toppings were fairly standard at this restaurant, however there was one that stood out among the rest; Thai Chicken Pizza. The sauce was a spicy peanut sauce and it had grilled chicken, green onions, carrots, bean sprouts and cheese. The first time I tried it I was hooked and from that day on, it became my standard order.

Relying on fond memories, I whipped this pizza together while Greg grilled our chicken. It was the perfect Sunday night dinner, enjoyed with a cold beer and great company. The leftovers were also a great lunch the next day at work. This pizza can easily be made vegan as well with a few minor adjustments. I would recommend replacing the grilled chicken with the grilled tempeh from my Thai Spring Roll recipe and using almond cheese instead of mozzarella.

What’s your favorite toppings for pizza? Do you prefer the classics or trying something new?  I’ll eat almost anything on a pizza except for anchovies and red onions. How about you?

Thai Chicken Pizza

serves 4-6

Ingredients:
Toppings:
  • 1 14 oz ball of prepared pizza dough
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup broccoli, shaved
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shaved
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup mozzarella
Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-4 drops chili oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 green onion, chopped
Directions:
  1. In a sealable container, combine sriracha, one tablespoon of sesame oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Toss chicken breast in sauce and marinate for a minimum of one hour.
  2. Grill the chicken on a barbecue until internal temperature reaches 170 F. Remove from grill and dice into bite size pieces.
  3. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 475 F.
  4. Unroll the dough and sprinkle the bottom with one teaspoon of cornmeal. Transfer to the pizza stone and bake for 7 minutes.
  5. In the meantime create the sauce. Combine sesame oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, chili oil, red pepper flakes and green onions in a small bowl.
  6. Remove the pizza dough from the oven and drizzle the crust with prepared sauce. Top with cheese, grilled chicken, shaved broccoli, shaved carrots, red pepper slices, diced green onions and bean sprouts.
  7. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for 10 minutes more until cheese melts and crust is golden. Slice and serve.

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Lori @ RecipeGirl July 9, 2012 at 6:06 am

Terrific dinner idea! My whole family will enjoy this one.

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Cara July 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

oooh, this is one of my favorites too! Brings me back to high school, when I worked at California Pizza Kitchen :)

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May I Have That Recipe July 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

For being an accident this looks delicous and i agree that sometimes the best dishes are unplanned accidents!

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LorrieB July 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I love acciental food. You’re right, some of the best dishes happen that way! This looks great.

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Dixya July 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I love thai pizza!! I love any pizza as long as its thin crust :)

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whaleshark July 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

I love this Thai pizza! Looks very healthy.This is simple to make, I will share it to my friends. Thanks for sharing.

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Jen @ Savory Simple July 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Sometimes the best meals are the accidental ones!

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Nami | Just One Cookbook July 13, 2012 at 3:32 am

I love Thai food and I can eat it almost everyday! Thai chicken pizza sounds so good, and your pictures are beautiful and I feel like I can almost reach the piece!

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Angie July 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! The sauce is what made the pizza. It was incredible! Just the right amount of sesame, peanut and spice!

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Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

After homesick American food, Thai would be my first choice. This pizza looks fantastic.

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Aggie July 17, 2012 at 5:51 am

I love fresh takes on pizza like this, looks so delicious! And yes, the perfect Sunday night dinner.

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Stephanie July 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

oh man, that looks insanely good. My favorite pizza toppings are… everything. I seriously love all different kinds of pizza. If it was possible to get thin crust pizza and deep dish pizza and take out pizza every day without gaining weight I would totally do it.

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sunidhi August 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

awesome…. post i always ordered from outside. but this time i followed ur recipe and it was great!!!!!!!!!!

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Sun World August 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This is looks like an interesting recipe, will have to try this weekend!

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Bharati Naik October 27, 2012 at 2:01 am

I love Thai food and I can eat it almost everyday! Thai chicken pizza sounds so good, and your pictures are beautiful and I feel like I can almost reach the piece! Thanks for sharing.

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John November 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My mum used to make meals like that too – she would pile all sorts of weird and wonderful ingredients into a big pasta dish and add maybe a dash of curry

Most of the time it tasted amazing!

Love the Blog

J

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Kris {Driven by Décor} January 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This looks delicious – can’t wait to try it!

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