Ever since made this pizza, I have been dying to share it with you guys. It has been awhile since I have been that excited about a recipe. I had shared it on my Facebook page and two of my girlfriends immediately texted me to ask when the recipe was being shared. I guess sometimes a picture really does speak volumes.
This pizza has been on my radar for quite some time, but unfortunately I kept forgetting about it. Of course now after having it, I am kicking myself for not making it sooner. It is definitely going to be a regular on the menu plan. You start with your favorite dough (scroll down for my favorite), you spread a thin layer of Asian chili sauce. Next you top it with some shredded chicken, cheese, and some veggies. The best addition that adds some real nice texture and crunch are the chopped peanuts and fresh herbs on top. Finished off with another drizzle of the Asian chili sauce and you have yourself one delicious mouthful. We devoured this and I am sure your family will love it as well!
Thai Chicken Pizza
1 batch of your favorite pizza dough
Flour, for dusting
Cornmeal, for dusting
1/2 cup sweet Asian chili sauce, plus 1-2 Tablespoons to drizzle
1 cup cooked shredded chicken1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 zucchini, sliced vertically, then thinly sliced in half circles
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2/3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
What you’ll do:
Adjust the rack to the bottom third of the oven. Preheat oven and pizza stone (or baking sheet) to 500 degrees F.
Roll the dough into a 12-14-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to parchment paper evenly dusted with cornmeal. Brush the egdes with some olive oil to ensure a nice crispy, golden-brown crust. Evenly spread the Asian chili sauce over the surface of the crust. Top with the shredded chicken. Add the shallots and zucchini, then sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the toppings.
Carefully transfer the pizza to the hot pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle some Asian sauce over top. Garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and basil.
Source: Simple Comfort Food