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The-Best-Thai-Chicken-Pizza-Recipe

The Best Thai Chicken Pizza Recipe


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x

Description

Make your own healthy Thai Chicken Pizza at home on a whole wheat crust with a flavorful, homemade Thai sauce!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Whole Wheat Crust

  • 13/4 to 2-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 envelope of Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast
  • 11/2 tsp. of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. of salt
  • 2/3 c. of very warm, but not hot, water
  • 3 tbsps. of oil

For the Sauce

  • 3 tsp. of tamarind paste*
  • 3 tsp. of sugar
  • 11.5 tsp. of fish sauce
  • 23 tsp. of chili garlic sauce
  • 23 tsp. of water

Toppings

  • 810 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 c. of shredded rotisserie chicken (or fried tofu, sausage, ham, whatever you want)
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. of feta cheese
  • 1 c. of fresh green onions, sliced 1/4 in.
  • 1 c. of thinly sliced red onion (stir-fry with oil in a pan to release the flavor more)
  • 1/2 c. of ground peanuts
  • 1 c. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ketchup or chili sauce to taste

Instructions

For the Whole Wheat Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Combine 1 cup of flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add water and oil to the dry ingredients, and mix for about a minute until it’s all blended.
  4. Add remaining flour slowly until a soft dough ball is created. Your dough will be a little sticky.
  5. Knead on a floured surface for about 4 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Pat the dough to fill a greased pizza pan of your choice. I like to make personal pan pizzas just on a baking sheet, but do whatever you prefer! This should be enough for two big personal pan pizzas or to fill up one pizza pan .

For the Sauce

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small pot. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes to combine all the flavors together. Taste it.
  2. If you want it sweeter-add more sugar, more spicy-add more chili garlic paste, more sour-add more tamarind paste, saltier-add more fish sauce. Be very careful with adding in more fish sauce because it’s easy to add too much and overpower the rest of the ingredients. Don’t be afraid to use it, but just take it easy when adding it. Add more water if you want to thin it out more.

Topping the Pizza

  1. Spread garlic cloves on top of the crust. Then add the sauce on top. I just have a thin layer of it, but if you like your pizza saucier, feel free to add more. I also recommend leaving some to drizzle on top after you take out your pizza from the oven.
  2. Add the chicken, cheeses, onions and peanuts on top of the sauce.
  3. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes on your middle rack until the crust is browned and cheese is bubbly.
  4. Sprinkle cilantro on top of the pizza, and drizzle on some leftover pizza sauce if you want. In Thailand they eat any kind of pizza with ketchup drizzled on top, so feel free to try that too.

Notes

*You can make your own tamarind paste like I do! Buy a block of wet tamarind, and soak it in warm water that just covers it for 10 minutes. Then pick off chunks of it and squeeze it. The tamarind paste will seep between your fingers into your container and then you can throw out the viens and seeds that are in your fist.

Double the sauce recipe if you like your pizza very saucey!

You can use any kind of pizza crust recipe you want. I got this crust recipe from the Fleishcmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast package and substituted whole wheat. I refrigerated mine over night, which made it rise even more.