Monday, March 17, 2008

Thai Chicken in the Purple Kitchen

Jamie LOVES California Pizza Kitchen's Thai Chicken Pizza, and since the one closest is not open yet, I decided to try a copycat recipe from Recipezaar. According to Jamie, it not only tasted like it but maybe even better it was exactly like the restaturant. So whether you love CPK, or just trying different pizzas, this is the recipe for you!

California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza
makes two pizzas, I halved the ingredients to make one

Spicy peanut sauce
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced ginger (or more if you wish)
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons roasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon vietnamese chili sauce (or dried chili flakes)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons water

Thai chicken pieces:
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 inch cubes

For the pizza:
1 pizza dough, use your own recipe I used Trader Joe's fresh dough
corn meal or flour, for handling
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 scallions, slivered diagonally
1/2 cup white bean sprouts
1/4 cup shredded carrots, chopped roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan over med. heat.
Bring the sauce to a boil; boil gently for one minute. I had to add some more water, it was a little thick
Divide into 2 portions for use on chicken and pizza; set aside.

To make Thai chicken:
Cook the chicken in olive oil over med-high heat, stirring, until just cooked; 5 to 6 minutes do not overcook.
Set aside in refrigerator until chilled through.
Once chilled, coat the chicken with 1/4cup sauce.
Set aside in refrigerator.

To make the pizza:
Use a large spoon to spread 1/4cup sauce evenly over pizza dough within the rim.
Cover sauce with 3/4 cup cheese.
Distribute half the chicken pieces over the cheese followed by half the green onions, bean sprouts, and carrots, respectively.
Sprinkle an additional 1/4cup cheese over the toppings and top the pizza with 1 tbsp chopped peanuts.

Transfer the pizza to oven; bake until crisp and golden and the cheese is bubbly, 9 to 10 min.
When cooked through, remove pizza from oven.
Sprinkle 1tbsp chopped cilantro over the hot cheesy surface.
Repeat with remaining ingredients for a second pizza.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This look soooo good! i've been craving pizza and this take on it looks fantastic!