Friday, January 16, 2009

I Love Thai Chicken Pizza!!

I realize that I have yet to post an update about our amazing month-long Christmas break (Hip-Hip-Hooray for being an MBA student), but I just have to post my new favorite recipe. I got this Thai Chicken Pizza recipe from my friend Megan Whiting about a month ago, and tonight was our second time making it.

Mike's friend from school, Dian, came over with her daughter Kaylia,and I taught them how to make pizza. She is going to teach me how to make the Indonesian version of chicken noodle soup sometime soon, so we're sort of doing a hands-on recipe swap. We made a pesto pizza with tomato, goat cheese, and chicken (which is also fabulous) and this pizza.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Thai Chicken Pizza
Peanut Sauce:
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2 T. Hoisin sauce (I did not include this when we made it because I haven't been able to find it)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 T. granulated sugar
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. water
2 tsp. sesame oil (or canola oil)
2 T. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. minced onion
1 tsp. minced ginger-root

Mix above ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Pour this mixture into blender and blend for 15 seconds or until mostly smooth. Pour back into bowl and microwave for 1 minute. The peanut sauce should be darker now. At this point, you can add more sesame oil to achieve desired consistency.

1 cup cooked, chopped chicken
1 1/2 c. grated mozzarella
1-2 green onions, sliced (you could also try using thinly sliced red onion instead)
1/4 c. grated carrot
2 tsp. minced cilantro
1 T. chopped peanuts

Spread peanut sauce onto prepared pizza crust. Sprinkle 1 c. mozzarella, onion, chicken, carrots, cilantro, nut, and then the rest of the mozzarella. Bake pizza for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees, or until edges of crust turn golden brown.

Here's the pizza crust recipe I use (thanks to Mike's mom) just in case you don't have one you like:

Pizza Crust
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
2 tsp. salt
3 T. Oil
31/2 - 4 C. flour, enough to make a stiff dough

Dissolve yeast in water. Add other ingredients and knead for 8 minutes. I actually don't let the dough rise at all, so pizza night is actually pretty time friendly. I just plop the dough on a cookie sheet on which I've drizzled olive oil and sprinkled corn meal and use my hands to roll it out. Then put your toppings on and bake it up.


Laura said...

YUM!!! That sounds amazing! I'm totally trying this! :) Thanks!

Chrispy Critter said...

It is about time MS. LOWE! So glad you are back! Let's hang!

Jeanette said...

Yum, yum, yum! I wonder if my kids would eat this. It sounds so good.
I discovered a great trick for making my mom's pizza dough recipe better. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of gluten. It makes the dough "real" pizza dough.

Mark and Diane said...

That sounds soo good. I was planning to make pizza this week, and I'm thinking the kids can have pepperoni and I can make this one for me. Thanks for sharing, I love to try new things.

Jedda said...

sounds super YUM! So glad to hear from you! Hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Julie said...

Sounds fabulous! I will try it this week. Thanks for sharing! Your family is darling and I enjoy keeping up with you from far away!

Mark and Diane said...

I have to write and tell you how amazing that was. We made pizza last night and then had a few pepperoni pizza's for the kids. I also made two pizza's, so ate it for lunch today. SO YUMMY!! And thanks to Jeanette for your pizza dough tip, it made all the difference. I have been trying to master my pizza dough, and that was the ticket. Thanks, you all for sharing. LOVED IT!!

Lisa & Adam said...

I love me some Thai Chicken Pizza too. :) Okay-we made the pizza today. It was AMAZING. I added the gluten and the dough was great. In fact, I just threw the dough in my kitchen aid with the dough hook for a few minutes and it turned out perfect. Also, I found that houssin (SP?) sauce at Wal*Mart and it tasted yummy. Thanks so much for this recipe Kristin!!