This past weekend, I set out to discover if there was indeed a way to marry my two favourite comfort foods: Asian cuisine and pizza. Normally I’ll toy around with a recipe a few times before coming up with a winner, but in the case of my Thai Chicken Pizza for Two, I do believe I knocked it out of the park on the first try.
Now I call it a “pizza for two” mainly because naan-style flatbreads are limited to about 10-inch diameters; hence, it’s a stretch to feed a family of four. However, this is easily overcome by simply making two pizzas :)
I swapped traditional tomato sauce for a nutty concoction seasoned with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar – essentially, the making of any delicious peanut stir-fry sauce. It complements the tender morsels of chicken perfectly, and makes for a very satisfying lunch or dinner.
The husband suggested that mushrooms would be a great addition, but frankly, with the complex flavours and savoury twist, I’d almost rather add chopped florets of steamed broccoli – and will be doing so next time. Also, be generous with the basil; I only used about two torn leaves, but have upped that number to four in my recipe.
1 10-inch naan-style flatbread
1/2 cup Maple Leaf Prime chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
4 leaves fresh basil, torn
pinch red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk peanut butter, water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic and ginger in a small bowl until well combined.
Spread peanut sauce evenly over naan-style flatbread. Top with cooked chicken, red pepper, green onions (reserving 1 tsp) and mozzarella cheese. Dot with torn basil leaves.
Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven.
Sprinkle with remaining green onions and add a pinch of red pepper flakes, if desired.
I hereby declare the marriage of my two comfort foods to be a successful union! Please try this pizza – you’ll love it.