This Thai Chicken Pizza combines the bright Thai flavors of peanut chicken, cilantro, hoisin sauce, peanuts and shredded carrots for a great way to infuse some fun into your weekly pizza night!
Pizza, pizza, pizza - I feel like everyone loves pizza. When I'm going out for pizza or ordering take out, a traditional sausage pizza is really still my favorite, but when I make pizza at home, I like to do something a little different, and this Thai Chicken Pizza definitely fits that description!
One of the things that makes homemade pizza so much fun is that it gives you the ability to experiment. You can add or subtract ingredients to suit your tastes. In the summer sometimes I grill pizza however I still like making it the traditional way, on a pizza stone in a nice hot oven!
Some people will tell you that you really need to make your own pizza dough - I disagree. While there is nothing wrong with that, if you can find
Once you've decided on your pizza dough you're going to whip up a quick sauce to marinate the chicken.
Next, the hoisin sauce gets slathered on the pizza crust giving you a sweet and salty base for your pizza. Then on goes the cooked, marinated chicken, and a bit of cheese. You baked it until the crust is nice and crisp and then top with some crunchy veggies, salty peanuts and a bit of chopped cilantro.
There is something to be said for creating a routine - a morning routine, weekly meal routines such as Taco Tuesday or Pizza night! Weekly pizza night is a tradition that runs strong in many homes! This pizza can create fun twist to your regular weekly routine!
If you think you will have leftovers, leave the cilantro, carrots
Tips for Using a Pizza Stone
A pizza stone is a great way to achieve a nice, crisp pizza crust. For the best results you want to use a super hot pizza stone.
- Whenever possible preheat the pizza stone for at least an hour at the same temperature you'll be cooking the pizza. This will give you a nice crisp crust. If you don't have time to do that, at minimum try to preheat for at least 30 minutes.
- Don't flour your pizza stone as the flour may burn, however, do flour your work surface as you are rolling out the pizza dough.
- Since most of us don't have a pizza peel you can use a large cutting board or baking sheet without sides to roll your dough and transfer it to the hot pizza stone or baking sheet.
- Be sure to check the seasoning and cleaning instructions for your stone. Different stones require different prep and care.
If you are looking for other fun pizza ideas check out this Grilled Proscuitto Pizza - it's another one of my favorites!
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Pizza Stone - While not a necessity for making pizza if it's something you do frequently it's a worthwhile investment as it gives you a much crisper crust.
Thai Chicken Pizza
For the chicken:
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
For the pizza:
- 1 pizza dough, either store bought or from scratch
- 1 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ⅓ cup bean sprouts
- ¼ cup roasted, salted peanuts
- ¼ cilantro leaves, chopped
- Place a pizza stone or sheet pan in the oven on the lowest rack and preheat oven to 375°F. Leave the pizza stone in the oven for 30-60 minutes while you prep the pizza and cook the chicken.
- To make the marinade, add the peanut butter to a small microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 10 seconds. Add the tamari, oils and ginger. Mix until smooth. Place the chicken in a ziptop bag and pour the marinade over the chicken, being sure it is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from the oven and increase oven temperature to 450°F. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
- Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the pizza dough. Any shape is fine as long as it will fit on your pizza stone or baking sheet.
- Spread the hoisin sauce over the pizza dough, leaving room around edges. Top with cheese and chicken. Transfer the pizza to your preheated baking surface and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove pizza from the oven and top with carrots, sprouts, peanuts and cilantro. Slice and serve!
- If possible preheat your pizza stone for 60 minutes prior to baking your pizza.
- If you don't have a pizza stone you can use a sheet pan, which you'll want to preheat for 30 minutes. You won't get as crisp of a crust but the pizza will still taste great!