Shake up your dinner routine with this fun, flavorful Thai chicken pizza with easy to find ingredients and savory spicy-sweet flavors!
Though I’m itching to really learn how, I hardly ever cook Asian dishes at home. Sure, I’ll whip up a stir fry here and a rice dish there, but I always play it safe. As far as Asian cooking goes, eh, I’ve gotten my feet wet. But I want to be dunked in head first!
Pizza is a great, wide open canvas for learning to cook new cuisines. You can mix up all different spices, textures and flavors. If you’ve made a splash, yippee!! If the flavors aren’t quite for you, well, it’s pizza. Someone will like it!
Asian cuisine, particularly Thai, encompasses some of our favorite flavors, so when my husband’s friend shared this recipe I didn’t hesitate to heat up my oven and get crackin’. The list of ingredients sounded mouthwatering and not intimidating (or hard to find) at all, which is always a plus in my eyes.
Chunks of chicken breast are tossed with peanut butter, soy sauce and hot sauce while sliced cucumber marinates in a mixture of sweet honey and tangy vinegar. Pizza dough is topped with cheese and bell peppers along with the chicken and cucumbers. After baking, a sprinkling of peanuts, fresh cilantro and alfalfa sprouts top off this terrific pizza for slightly sweet, spicy and surprisingly yummy flavor combo.
Hopefully you’ll love this recipe just as much as we did, and maybe it will inspire you to experiment more with Asian cooking, too!
Thai Chicken Pizza
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 rounded tablespoonful peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons grill seasoning, recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or cider vinegar
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1 ball refrigerated pizza dough, homemade or store bought
- 1/2 cup duck sauce or plum sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 cups shredded cheese, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or any mixture of cheeses are fine
- 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup alfalfa sprouts, a couple of handfuls
- Palm full cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, 2 ounces
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Preheat a large nonstick pan, or grill pan, over medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, hot sauce and grill seasoning. Add chicken chunks and coat evenly with mixture. Toss chicken into the pan and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- While chicken cooks, mix honey and vinegar in a small bowl. Add the cucumber. Turn to coat evenly; set aside.
- Form pizza dough on pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread with duck or plum sauce, up to 1 inch from the edge. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. Top with cheese, chicken and bell peppers.
- Bake until hot and golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.
- Top cooked pizza with sprouts, cilantro and peanuts. Drain cucumbers and scatter over the pizza. Cut into wedges and serve.
Me oh my OH! Thai chicken anything is good with me. This looks wonderful!
I’m exactly the same as you when it comes to Asian cuisine, especially Thai although we love to eat it! This pizza would go down very well in my house, delicious.
This looks HEAVENLY! I’ve had Thai chicken pizza once before and the medley of flavors atop a pizza crust is to die for. LOVE this recipe! It’s a keeper.
This looks delicious! I could eat it for breakfast!
I love love love thai pizza. This looks fantastic!
i love all things thai, and this sounds perfect!
This sounds fantastic, Georgia!
Sounds fantastic Georgia!
This sounds amazing!
This pizza seriously looks so amazing. I would love a slice right now!
I love Thai flavors on pizza. This looks incredible!
Love Thai pizza! Haven’t made one in way too long. This version looks delicious!
Love all the fresh ingredients and the sauce! One perfect pizza here!
Oooh, come to momma! This looks goooood! My Hubby and I make pizza at home so often that it’s hard sometimes to jazz up the toppings. This one I can’t wait to try! Thanks, Georgia!
What a professional looking pizza my friend, it looks incredible :D
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Oh Georgia, this looks PHENOMENAL!!!
I would never have thought that Thai cooking could be applied to pizzas but you certainly have changed my mind with this fabulous one!
These flavors are my favorite. I am adding this to my must-make list right now!
I love the Thai chicken pizza at CPK and I`m sure this will be as delicious!
What a gorgeous pizza! Definitely adding this to my “to-make” list for the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Wow, love Thai food and pizza! The duo looks delicious!!
This looks wonderful – I love how colorful it is and the ingredient list is amazing!
No way….I have never seen this before. I love anything Thai, I can eat Thai all day every day :-) The colors are awesome in this pizza. I am sure it did not last too long before it got eaten!!
I love thai and I love pizza. So I would definitely love this!
My photo is right next to yours on Tastespotting right now and IT’S ALL I CAN LOOK AT. Your photo is amazing. That PIZZA is amazing. I am your new biggest fan. xo Katherine
Pretty! I’m boring and only eat pepperoni on my pizza. But pepperoni doesn’t even exist over here… Anyway, my husband would love something like this! I’ll save it for his birthday or something like that. :)
What a creative pizza! Thai is my favorite cuisine, next to maybe Mexican… or Italian…. :-) I know I would enjoy this pizza a lot!
Recently found your recipe on Pinterest and tried it tonight. SOOOO delicious! I hope you don’t mind that I linked your recipe to my family blog. It was amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us!