SPICY THAI CHICKEN PIZZA

Submitted by: Melanie Nesbitt
You've never tasted pizza like this (unless you've tried California Pizza Kitchen's recipe) If U like creative flavors on your pizza or you are just in the mood for some Thai - try this out!

Serves: 1-6+
Difficulty: Medium - some experience needed

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

Spicy peanut sauce
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced ginger (or more if you wish)
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon vietnamese chili sauce (or dried chili flakes)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons water

Thai chicken pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 inch cubes

For the pizza
1 pizza dough, use your own recipe
cornmeal or flour, for handling
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 scallions, slivered diagonally
1/2 cup white bean sprouts
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Method

1 Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan over medium heat.
2 Bring the sauce to a boil; boil gently for one minute.
3 Divide into 2 portions for use on chicken and pizza; set aside.
4 To make Thai chicken: Cook the chicken in olive oil over med-high heat, stirring, until just cooked; 5 to 6 minutes do not overcook.
5 Set aside in refrigerator until chilled through.
6 Once chilled, coat the chicken with 1/4 cup sauce.
7 Set aside in refrigerator.
8 To make the pizza: Use a large spoon to spread 1/4 cup sauce evenly over pizza dough within the rim.
9 Cover sauce with 3/4 cup cheese.
10 Distribute half the chicken pieces over the cheese followed by half the green onions, bean sprouts, and carrots, respectively.
11 Sprinkle an additional 1/4cup cheese over the toppings and top the pizza with 1 TBSP chopped peanuts.
12 Transfer the pizza to oven; bake until crisp and golden and the cheese is bubbly, 9 to 10 minute.
13 When cooked through, remove pizza from oven.
14 Sprinkle 1TBSP chopped cilantro over the hot cheesy surface.
15 Repeat with remaining ingredients for a second pizza.


Rachel Ray did a version here: http://www.food.com/recipe/rachael-rays-thai-chicken-pizza-165716

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