Thai Chicken Pizza

home made pizza

On Friday night Doug and I celebrate FNPN (Friday Night Pizza Night).  It’s the best way to finish of the week- home made pizza and a movie (hooray for Netflix!).  We try to find healthier pizza recipes, and in the process I can across this one, Thai Chicken Naan Pizza.  Not too bad health wise, as far as pizza goes anyway, and SO good.  Seriously- we’ll make this again.  The original recipe comes from www.cookincanuck.com.

Thai Chicken Naan Pizza Recipe with Peanut Sauce, Red Pepper & Carrots

The peanut sauce:
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tbsp rice wine or sherry
    • 1 1/2 tsp water
    • 2 1/4 tsp rice vinegar
    • 1 1/2 tsp canola oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp packed brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
    • 1/4 tsp chili garlic sauce or red chile flakes
The pizza:
  • 4 pieces whole wheat naan
  • 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 large carrot, peeled & cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. If using a pizza stone, heat the stone in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
The peanut sauce:
    1. In a blender, combine sesame oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice wine, water, rice vinegar, canola oil, brown sugar, ginger and chili garlic sauce. Blend until smooth.
The pizza:
  1. Lay 2 pieces of naan on a pizza peel or on a baking sheet (if you’re not using a pizza stone).
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut sauce on each piece of naan.
  3. Divide half of the chicken, red bell pepper, carrots, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese evenly between the 2 pieces of naan.
  4. If using a baking stone, transfer the pizzas from the peel to the stone. If using a baking sheet, place the baking sheet in the oven.
  5. Bake until the cheese is melted and the naan bread is golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer the pizzas to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  8. Slice the pizzas and garnish with minced cilantro. Serve.

 

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