Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thai Grilled Chicken Pizza

Yum.  So many flavors.  Admittedly I didn't make it with the spice that should have gone in to it, nor did I make the dough for the pizza, but it was still good.  The original recipe is here but below is my adaptation of it. I hope you make this, because it's fantastic!

Migros and Coop will have the majority of your ingredients, but if you can't find something one of the Asian stores will have what you need.

What you need:
For the sauce:
This is the halved recipe for the sauce as I put way too much on and also had some left over.  I did not add any of the water suggested in the original recipe either.

1/4 c peanut butter - I used smooth.  If you do, some scattered peanuts may add some yummy crunch to it.
1/4 cup hoisin sauce - available at Migros
1/8 cup of honey
1/8 cup rice wine vinegar (couldn't find mine so I used Italian white wine vinegar)
2 tsp grated fresh ginger (ingwer - usually available at bigger Migros/Coop)
1-2 tsp of minced garlic (or 1-2 cloves)
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce (I used low sodium available at the Thai Store)
1/2 Tbsp fish sauce

Not used but will add to hubby's side next time: 1/2 tsp chili sauce.

For the toppings:
We grilled this weekend so I had hubby grill some extra chicken breasts and then put them in the fridge.
2 chicken breasts, sliced into bite sized pieces
Pizza dough - I used the rectangular one  - 38x25
shredded carrots (I bought the bag so I can use the leftovers for salad)
bean sprouts (mungosprossen) - again, you can use the remainder for a stir fry later on
2 green onions (scallions)
mozzarella cheese (I used the balled ones - I would buy the pearl ones next time)
1/2 a bunch of cilantro (koriander)
1/2 a lime

First, mix all the sauce ingredients into a small pan and cook until heated through - about 5 minutes.  If it is too thick, you can add a little boiling water.  (If you want to make the entire batch of sauce, you can probably refrigerate the leftovers and use it as a salad dressing or marinade for chicken later on)

Spread the sauce on the rolled out pizza dough and then layer your ingredients.
I did: sprouts, carrots, chicken, scallions and cheese.
Save the cilantro and lime for after the pizza is done.
Roughly chop the cilantro and then squeeze 1/2 a lime over the top of the pizza right before serving.