Thai Chicken Pizza

Oh for heaven’s sake.

Thai Chicken Pizza

I can’t even remember the last time I posted pizza on this here blog. And frankly, that’s a crime.

Speaking of crimes, it’s almost Octoooobeeerr! And you obviously know what that means. Scary movies! It’s a good thing we’re already waist-deep into our newest BBC crime show obsession from the ’90s, The Midsomer Murders. I would ask you if you’ve seen it, but I’m 99 kabillion % sure Aaron and I are the only dweebos on the entire planet who watch it. We’re completely obsessed. Each episode runs about 1 hour and 42 minutes, so it’s movie night errr night. It all takes place in England, and there are two detectives, one older and wiser, always three steps ahead, and one younger and man-sassy, always nearly crashing the car, together solving the towest upest murder cases all over the lands. With accents, natch. And each case twists and turns, and you’re like, “He did it!” And then, “No, she did it!” And then, “The gerbil did it!”

Are you still there?

Thai Chicken Pizza  Thai Chicken Pizza

It’s good. Look into it, chachis.

In the meantime, let’s face some facts. Thai Chicken Pizza being the fact in our face. This version is super duper simple, given that I used a bottle of peanut sauce (snap!). But I did a little more legwork with the dough, making it from scratch (snizzle!).

Snizzle didn’t work.

Okay, fresh carrot slivers and sliced scallions. Thinly sliced chicken and gobs of mozzarella cheese. Hold meh.

You could even garnish it with chopped peanuts! I just forgot because diapers.

Thai Chicken Pizza

Outside of Midsomer Murders, what skawy movies should I pile into my Netflix? No gore! Wait, maybe a little gore. No supernatural! Hold on, I actually love that ish. No thrillers! Just a minute, load me up on thrillers. I’ll take it all!

OR HOW ‘BOUT GONE GIRL?! Already dying.

While we decide, let’s eat pizza, k?

Thai Chicken Pizza

I want that slice.

Thai Chicken Pizza:

What it took for 2 10-inch pizzas:

For the dough, we used Martha’s recipe, but cut in half:

* 1 (1/4 oz) packet active dry yeast
* 1 Tbs. sugar
* 1/8 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing and the bowl
* 1 tsp coarse salt
* 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more to work with

For the rest:

* 2 chicken breast halves, seasoned with salt and pepper, seared and thinly sliced
* 1 cup (or more!) your favorite bottled peanut sauce (I used the 365 brand from Whole Foods)
* 2 small carrots, thinly slivered (julienned)
* 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
* 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or a little less if you’re freaked out)
* fresh parmesan shavings

Pour 3/4 cup warm water into a large bowl. Add the yeast and let it stand for about 5 minutes, or until foamy.

Whisk the sugar, oil and salt into the yeast mix. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes a sticky dough. Transfer the dough ball to an oiled bowl and brush the top with a little oil. Cover with a warm towel and place in a warm spot for about an hour. It will double in size and, baby, so will your grin.

Punch the dough to deplete it, and place it on a well-floured work surface. Knead until smooth, just a few times. Roll it out and pizza time!

Preheat your oven to 400.

Once your dough is rolled out, spread half the peanut sauce over the top. Follow with chicken slices, carrot ribbons and sliced scallions. Sprinkle with half the cheese.

Place the pizza on a floured pizza stone and bake for 15-17 minutes, until the crust has formed and the cheese is browned and bubbly.

Grate some fresh parm on top and i.n.h.a.l.e.

Thai Chicken Pizza

You should really watch Midsomer Murders.

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25 Responses to Thai Chicken Pizza

  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen September 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm #
    Oh I'm so excited for Gone Girl! This pizza looks amazing. I would never think to put carrots on pizza. So good!
  2. Sune Moolman September 30, 2014 at 2:43 am #
    This looks flippin' delicious! We're opting for the 90's thrillers.. Primal Fear, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Oxygen. Think we'll be making pizza by the dozen!
    • Bev Weidner September 30, 2014 at 6:47 am #
      The Hand that Rocks the Cradle- YES! I'd forgotten about that one. Adding now.
  3. Bri | Bites of Bri September 30, 2014 at 4:56 am #
    Pumped for this pizza...and we're having pizza tonight so it will be this one! And gone girl looks amazing...after reading the book, I'm so ready for it.
  4. Mom24_4evermom September 30, 2014 at 7:18 am #
    Never having tried peanut sauce, will you please share what brand you use? thanks!
    • Bev Weidner September 30, 2014 at 7:23 am #
      Sure thing! It was the 365 brand from Whole Foods. But you should be able to find various brands in the Asian aisle. (I'll update that in the recipe. thank you!)
  5. Leah September 30, 2014 at 8:54 am #
    Making this next pizza night! Your next scary show should be The Returned (Les Revenants). It's soooo good. It's French, but available on Netflix with subtitles. Here's a trailer. It gives too much away, so cut it off after 30 seconds. That should be enough to get a feel for it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bv_5IBPVuo
  6. Karly September 30, 2014 at 9:41 am #
    I've been needing a pizza recipe to chew on while binge watching old tv shows. I'll be checking out Midsomer Murders and downing pizza tonight!
  7. Mia September 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm #
    This pizza.... oh my. I just had dinner and I am hungry again :) I too watch Midsomer murders! usually while doing my ironing, ironing is boring otherwise ahah
  8. Erica September 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm #
    My husband and I love BBC mystery shows. The Bletchley Circle (terrible name, fantastic show), Endeavour, Lewis, Inspector Morse, Poirot, Broadchurch, Foyle's War, Miss Marple, etc.--you name it, we've seen it :) Can't wait to try this pizza!
    • Bev Weidner September 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm #
      Miss Marple, yes! We just watched an Australian series called Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. Takes place in the '20s. A young sassy flapper gal detective! I can't get enough. But I'm also a huge nerd.
      • Erica October 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm #
        I am 100% naming my first born Phryne--we love the show. Thanks for the suggestion!
  9. Lydia October 3, 2014 at 10:46 am #
    love your blog. and love Midsomer Murders! DCI Barnaby all the way. I may or may not have seen them all...oops.
  10. Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet October 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm #
    We saw Gone Girl last night! So good.
  11. Millie l Add A Little October 5, 2014 at 1:30 am #
    Oh man this looks ridiculously good! Comfort food <3
  12. Kevin @ Closet Cooking October 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm #
    Now that is my kind of pizza!
  13. Kelly October 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm #
    This pizza looks delicious! I definitely want to try it sometime in the near future. My sister loves Midsomer Murders! I should invite her over and make her watch it with me so I can experience...and make this pizza!
  14. ATasteOfMadness October 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm #
    This pizza looks amazing! I seriously need to make more pizza!!
  15. Amallia @DesireToEat October 6, 2014 at 2:46 am #
    wow yummy Thai pizza:-) I can't wait to see GONE GIRL this week.
  16. Jackie {The Beeroness} October 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm #
    It's totally fine for me to eat two of those by myself, right? RIGHT?!
  17. Victoria October 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm #
    Love Midsomer Murders! The actor who plays Troy has the same name as my husband :) I'll second Inspector Lewis. Rosemary and Thyme is really good if you're into plants at all, but there are only three seasons :(
  18. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine October 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm #
    We just started watching Midsomer Murders! Kinda obsessed with British TV.

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