Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thai Chicken Pizza

Sometimes it's fun to try something totally out of your cooking repertoire. Lately I was surfing through the interwebs, looking for something tasty to try, and I came across the Iowa Girl Eats blog. This girl makes some good food, and it all looks really healthy. She made a thai peanut sauce for noodles and I think a turkey burger, and I thought we might as well switch things up and make a pizza out of it.

Chicken and peanut butter might not sound like a natural pairing, but man is it good. But if you imagine all those salty/meaty things together, you might think — hey, let's put something sweet in there.

No? Well, that's what went through my brain, anyway.

Something sweet and crunchy, to be exact. So I thought a mango-coleslaw type of thing would work.

{Printable Recipe}

Ingredients for Peanut Sauce
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1.5 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1.5 tbsp water
1.5 tsp Srirachia sauce
1.5 tsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ginger, minced

Mix everything together until smooth.

Give it a try. Add more ingredients if you like it spicier, saltier, or peanuty-er.

Ingredients for Mango Slaw
1 cup cabbage coleslaw mix
1 mango, cubed
1/2 tsp ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed)
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Juice of 2 limes
Salt & Pepper
1 tsp olive oil


Again, just mix up. Pretty easy, huh?

Thai Chicken Pizza
2 chicken breasts
Pizza dough from Whole Foods (we use half of the dough provided for a thin crust)
Thai peanut sauce
Mango slaw


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. 

Smear a little peanut sauce on your chicken

Grill it up until done (6-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your chicken)

Let the chicken cool for 10 minutes before you go slicing it, or the juices will drain out and you'll get dry chicken. Nobody likes a dry chicken - just saying.

Roll out the dough, spread on the sauce. Slice the chicken breasts. Top the pizza with it.

Bake at 450 for 12 minutes - halfway through, turn your pizza 180 degrees so it cooks evenly. 

Top with slaw.

The peanut sauce is also amazing on pasta …


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