July 14, 2010

Thai Chicken Pizza

Last night, Stud and I had another pizza night and this week what his choice. I used this recipe with a few alterations, but here it is again so this post actually has some substance.

Thai Chicken Pizza
Spicy Peanut Sauce (SO GOOD)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced ginger (I just used ginger powder because that's what I had)
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons Siracha vietnamese chili sauce (makes it have a nice kick)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons water

For the Pizza
1 pizza dough
3 chicken breasts
3 cups mozzarella cheese
4 scallions, slivered diagonally
1/2 cup white bean sprouts
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

OK so it's a lot of really weird ingredients, but now my pantry looks so legit. And I discovered Stud has an obsession with Siracha sauce. First, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small pan and bring to a boil for a minute and stir to combine. Put a little less than half in a dish with the chicken breasts and cook in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. When the chicken is finished, cut it into small strips and stir back in with the sauce left in the roasting dish.

To assemble the pizza, pour the rest of the sauce onto a pizza dough that has been stretched out over a cookie sheet. Layer the mozzarella cheese on top and put in a 500 degree oven for about eight minutes. After eight minutes, remove the pizza and add the chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, peanuts, and green onions and put the pizza back in the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes until yummy and golden brown. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro over the top when the pizza comes out of the oven.

This pizza is a little extra effort since it has weird ingredients, but the sauce is really easy to make and it does not require too much time over a plain cheese pizza. I think next time Stud and I will throw some red onions on there as well for a little extra kick.

Oh and Stud got his score for his Step I today which determines where and what he can do for his residency program and let's just say the doors are wide open because he ACED it. Such a smarty pants.

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