You’ll love the savory flavor of this Thai Chicken Pizza with Peanut Sauce. Use a few recipe shortcuts to get it on the table FAST!
If you are on a wheat-free diet (or any other kind of elimination diet), what do you miss the most? I have found that giving up wheat hasn’t really been that bad at all as far as cooking at home goes. There are plenty of gluten-free bread, pasta, and flour options that allow me to pretty much cook like I always have.
For me, the hardest part is going out or, even worse, going to parties. I don’t want to be “that guy” who has to ask about the ingredients about everything on the menu or at the party table. I just want to be able to eat like a normal person!
It’s pretty easy to get gluten-free items from a Mexican menu, but don’t even get me started on Italian. Unless you’re lucky enough to find yourself at an allergy-friendly restaurant, you are out of luck if you are looking at a pizza and pasta menu. That’s why I would usually rather just make my own pizza at home these days. Not only are you in control of the ingredients, you can make exciting new pizzas like this Thai Pizza with peanut chicken!
This pizza will make you look like a culinary genius, but you can get it on the table in under 20 minutes. Thanks to pre-made pizza crusts (gluten free crusts in my case), it’s easy to make this restaurant-worthy dinner in a hurry. I used bottled Thai peanut sauce and leftover chicken, so this came together in a snap.
You could also stir fry the chicken, onion, and peppers with a little gluten-free soy sauce before adding them to the pizza if you don’t have cooked chicken on hand.
There are different schools of thought on pizza assembly. Some think the crust and cheese should be the stars of the show, with just a light layer of sauce and sparse sprinkling of toppings added in. Then there are folks like me who want a heaping mound of toppings with just enough cheese to hold it all together.
Don’t get me wrong. I love cheese, but I think a little can go a long way, and using it sparingly can make pizza less guilt inducing. You should build your pizza just the way YOU like it. Pile on extra cheese if you prefer. No one is looking.
Shortcut Thai Chicken Pizza with Peanut Sauce
This Thai chicken pizza is quick and easy but tastes like it could have come from a restaurant!
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 10″ pizza crusts (gluten free or regular)
- 1/2 cup Thai peanut dipping sauce I used San-J brand
- 1/2 pound cooked diced chicken
- 1 green bell pepper sliced into thin strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced into thin strips
- 1 small sweet onion sliced into thin strips
- 1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese or more to taste
- 4 green onions sliced thin
- 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place pizza crusts side by side on a baking sheet.
Spread 3-4 tbsp. peanut sauce over each crust, leaving a little margin around the edge uncovered. Evenly arrange chicken, bell peppers, and onions over the sauce. Sprinkle cheese over the toppings, and then sprinkle green onions and peanuts over the cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and toppings are starting to brown. Slice and serve.
If you don’t have pre-cooked chicken on hand, you can stir fry diced chicken with a bit of soy sauce.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
This pizza would go great with this Thai salad minus the salmon:
You’ll also love this easy BBQ pork pizza!
Andi – I made this last night for my mom and hubby and she couldn’t get over it! She has never tried Thai food but she loves pizza! It was a huge hit! She wants me to make it again when I go down to see her tomorrow! My husband wants me to make it for HIM on Friday. I have NO PROBLEM with either request!!!
Oh I’m so glad it was a hit, Becky! Thank you!