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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thai Chicken Pizza


I got this recipe from my sister (sorry Barb, you've already seen it), and made it for dinner tonight. It was so easy and delicious. My husband said he 'felt like he was in a restaurant'. Enjoy!

You can make this really easy by buying a pre-made pizza crust, but I make mine cause it is super easy and a hecka lot cheaper. This recipe makes 2 pizza's.
Pizza Dough:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (you can substitute whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all purpose).
.25 ounces active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1/2 - 1 Tbsp. olive oil
cornmeal, for sprinkling

Directions: Mix a little sugar into the warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top. Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy. Pour into a large bowl. Add flour, salt and olive oil. Combine. Knead for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (add a bit more flour if you need to). Cover and let rest for 10-30 minutes. Lightly grease two 12 inch pizza pans (or cookie sheets if you don't have pizza pans). Sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal. Divide dough in half. Place each half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan. Try to make it thicker around the edge. Then spread with toppings of your choice and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly, hot and the edges are golden brown.

**If you don't want to use all the dough, you can freeze it. Take a portion of the dough, form it into a ball, rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag. Make sure to thaw before using.

Thai Chicken Pizza toppings:
House of Tsang Peanut Sauce (you can get this at Wal Mart usually)
Mozzarella Cheese
Shredded carrots
Chopped cilantro
Sliced water chestnuts (I didn't use these, because I was too cheap to buy 2 things of nuts, and it still was great)
Shredded cooked chicken

I don't measure so just put however much you like. Spread peanut sauce evenly over crust. Then Sprinkle lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Then top evenly with chopped cilantro, sliced water chestnuts, shredded carrots, cashew pieces, and shredded cooked chicken. Sprinkle with a little more cheese and drizzle with peanut sauce. Bake as mentioned above.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

YUMO! (did I sound like Rachel Ray?) This looks delicious Chels. I'm going to attempt to make the crust sometime even though I stink at making anything with yeast in it.

Megan said...

Oh Chelsie - Water Chesnuts are like 50 cents for a can found by the Asian foods - they aren't nuts. haha. So they aren't expensive. You are funny! Definitely try this recipe everyone - it is yummy! Thanks for spreading the love ove :)