Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thai Chicken Pizza

This is one of our favorite twists on pizza night -- Thai Chicken Pizza!  It's like a combination of thai take-out and pizza delivery...but it's cheaper, fresher, healthier, and doesn't take all that long to get on the table.

I've adapted this recipe (slightly) from a great book: EatingWell On a Budget.  I love Eating Well magazine and especially love their cookbooks, but I think that this one might be my favorite.  It offers healthy, budget friendly, quick meal solutions.  Really, what more can you ask from a cookbook?


Thai Chicken Pizza
serves 6
adapted from EatingWell Budget Meals

Ingredients:
  • 20 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 1/4 cup smooth reduced fat peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thigh, trimmed and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out or stretch dough on a lightly floured surface into a rough 16-inch oval. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake on the bottom rack until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic in a small bowl until well combined.
  4. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add bell pepper, scallions and 1 tablespoon of the peanut sauce to the chicken; toss to combine.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven; spread evenly with the remaining peanut sauce. Top with the chicken mixture, then sprinkle with cheese. Return the pizza to the oven and bake on the bottom rack until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 11 to 13 minutes.

3 comments:

  1. I worked at California Pizza Kitchen in high school and I remember their thai chicken pizza being so yummy, so I know how delish this is! Great job!

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  2. The pizza sounds so yummy with Thai flavour!

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  3. I love different kinds of pizza and this sounds amazing. The Thai flavors on her are wonderful and I really like the Peppers and cilantro on here as well. Yum!

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