I love the thai chicken pizza available at Papa Murphy’s but I wanted to try my hand at a homemade version of it. It worked FANTASTICALLY!
I am a believer that pizza should be easy so I did not make my own crust, I bought one of the cans that pops open when you peel off the label. The directions on this crust was to spread it out on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes BEFORE topping it. I did that but you will want to follow the directions on whatever type of crust you use.
Preheat your oven and get some boneless skinless chicken breast out. I used about 3/4 lb. Cut it up into bit size pieces before cooking (I was worried it might make for dry chicken this way but it did not seem to). Pour enough oil into a small pan to coat the bottom and cook chicken on medium heat, stirring often to get all sides of the chicken. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until done.
Once the crust is ready, you want to spread just under half a bottle of sweet thai chili sauce. I don’t remember where I found mine (sorry, I bought it a month or so ago) but I did find it in a local grocery store.
Spread this on your crust.
Next add grated mozzarella cheese. I did not measure because it is more of a look that you want. It was about 1/2 a regular size block I guess but just add until it looks like this:
Spread your chicken evenly over the pizza now. Next, chop 1 scallion and about 1/4 a red onion and spread those evenly over the pizza (I did not use quite all of my scallion). Finally, cut thin slices of 1/2 of a zucchini and spread that out on the pizza as well. At this point, it should look like this:
At this point, you can add a little more sauce and cheese if you like (which we did) as well as red pepper flakes to add some heat. We used about 1 tsp is all on ours because our kids were eating it too. The beauty of the red pepper flakes is that you can add a tiny bit, cook the pizza, and then let those who want to, add more to their pieces later. You can see about how much of each ingredient is there if you look closely. Finely, place in the oven to bake according to your dough instructions (ours cooked about 9 minutes).
It should come out beautifully!
Our pizza crust was not bad for store bought. It cooked well without burning and was just crunchy enough without being stiff or tough. Yum!
My kids think the Papa Murphy ones are too spicy but loved this one. Husband said that he liked the zucchini on this one WAY better. He also said that he thought that if I did a blindfolded tasting between mine and Papa Murphy’s, he probably would not be able to tell which was which. Now that is what I like to hear!
I should note that I am not sure how the cost ended up so I don’t know if it is actually cheaper or not. Next time I make it, I will price it and post again.
Erin, The Burbs