Thai Chicken Pizza

thai chicken pizza recipe

Thai Chicken Pizza – my version of the California Pizza Kitchen classic. Thai peanut sauce, chicken, lots of crunchy vegetables on a crispy crust.

We love to make pizza around here. It is a favorite with the adults and children alike. I make my own dough, and usually have some in my freezer for whenever we feel like whipping up a fresh pizza.

This pizza was inspired by the one at California Pizza Kitchen. Their Thai Chicken Pizza is my favorite. When my husband is standing duty, I have been known to stick a frozen CPK Thai Chicken Pizza in the oven and call it dinner.

Come to think of it, I have not done that in ages, I should get one the next time I am at the store. I love the sauce that goes on this pizza. It is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and tart.

Yes, there are a lot of ingredients. Do not be put off by the ingredients list. I use Asian ingredients all the time and most of these things are always in my pantry. You can use this sauce on other things, like grilled chicken or vegetables. My kids love to dip anything. I love when the dip is not ranch or ketchup.

thai chicken pizza recipe1/2 cup peanut butter (I like smooth, use whatever you want)
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha (or hot chili sauce)
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 cup boiling water

thai chicken pizza recipePut the ingredients except for the boiling water into a bowl.

thai chicken pizza recipeIt will be super thick and very delicious.

thai chicken pizza recipePut the sauce into a saucepan and let it cook through until it is hot. It is going to be really thick and this is where the boiling water comes in. I add enough hot water to get it the consistency that I want it to be.

thai chicken pizza recipecooked chicken cut into pieces
red pepper
carrots
mung beans
green onions
cilantro
limes
Monterey Jack or Mozzerella cheese
pizza dough

thai chicken pizza recipeSlice the vegetables and grate the carrots. Slice the limes to squeeze over the pizza when it is finished cooking.

thai chicken pizza recipeRoll out the pizza dough. Spread some of the sauce over the pizza crust. Add the vegetables and cheese. Leave the cilantro and limes off until the pizza is cooked.

thai chicken pizza recipeBake in a 500 degree oven that has been preheated for at least 30 minutes. This is the secret for a crispy crust.

thai chicken pizza recipeGarnish the pizza with minced cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Be prepared for the best pizza ever. I wish that I had a slice of this right now. So good.

thai chicken pizza recipe

Thai Chicken Pizza

Yield: 1 pizza

My take the California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza. Make it at home whenever the mood strikes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I like smooth, use whatever you want)
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or hot chili sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • cooked chicken cut into pieces
  • red pepper
  • carrots
  • mung beans
  • green onions
  • cilantro
  • limes
  • Monterey Jack or Mozzerella cheese
  • pizza dough

Instructions

  1. make the sauce. Put the ingredients except for the boiling water into a bowl.
  2. It will be super thick and very delicious.
  3. Put the sauce into a saucepan and let it cook through until it is hot. It is going to be really thick and this is where the boiling water comes in. I add enough hot water to get it the consistency that I want it to be.
  4. Slice the vegetables and grate the carrots. Slice the limes to squeeze over the pizza when it is finished cooking.
  5. Roll out the pizza dough. Spread some of the sauce over the pizza crust. Add the vegetables and cheese. Leave the cilantro and limes off until the pizza is cooked.
  6. Bake in a 500 degree oven that has been preheated for at least 30 minutes. This is the secret for a crispy crust.
  7. Garnish the pizza with minced cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 56 Comments

  1. dangler

    Omg I actually love that CPK Thai Chicken Pizza (I’m not much for pizza). This one looks so much better than the CPK variety…and that sauce looks divine!

    1. bakedbree

      how can you not like pizza? I live for it.

  2. Nicole

    This looks delicious! I’ve got most of these ingredients in my pantry because I’ve been trying to perfect a Thai peanut salad dressing and haven’t quite gotten there yet. Think the sauce would be too strong for a salad? Also, I see fish sauce pictured, but you don’t mention it. Do you put any in, and in what quantity? Thanks for your posts and beautiful pictures.

    1. bakedbree

      I think that it would be too thick for a salad, but I like this combination of ingredients. Yes, I did add a splash of fish sauce, I will edit the recipe. 1 Tablespoon.

  3. Memoria

    OH my goodness! This pizza looks amazing!!! The only pizza I order at CPK is the carne asada one. I should try out the Thai chicken pizza.

    1. bakedbree

      I have never had the carne asada, I will try it. The buffalo chicken pizza is great too.

  4. Emily

    I adore California Pizza Kitchen (And the Thai Chicken Pizza), but I always find it so expensive. So this is awesome to have the recipe now to create myself, with most of the ingredients already stocked in my kitchen. Thanks! This looks delicious!

    1. bakedbree

      hope that you like it!

  5. Kristen

    That is a favorite of mine at CPK so this is great to have the recipe! Thank you!

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome. I hope that you like it.

  6. Natalie (The Sweets Life)

    gorgeous pictures! I have several thai pizza recipes bookmarked, I need to quit looking and start cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

    CPK is the best…have you had their greek pizza ever? It’s also delish!

  7. A Little Yumminess

    This looks AMAZING!!!!

  8. Vanessa

    I really don’t want to add the fish sauce. How crucial is it to the sauce?

    1. bakedbree

      not at all… all of my recipes are starting places. Play with it until it tastes good to YOU.

  9. melissa

    that looks delicious. I just found your blog and am loving it. Great stuff.

    1. bakedbree

      so glad that you like it. I hope that you keep reading.

  10. Cookin' Canuck

    This is my all-time favorite pizza. Thanks for the recipe. Great photo, too!

  11. Angela

    hi bree!
    just made this pizza at home!
    instead of the peanut sauce i just made a hoisin, chili, garlic, olive oil and lime base! delicious!

    thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      that sounds yummy…

  12. Leo

    I don’t like it hot, so I left out the chili oil. I cut the fish and oyster sauce down to 1.5 T in total. I only needed about an ounce of water to thin the sauce to workability. The sauce did not taste quite right in the pan but the finished pizza tasted exactly like CPK’s version. i was so stoked I was dancing around the kitchen with a slice of pizza in my hand, as my boyfriend laughed at me. I suggest doing a julienne of the red bell pepper and adding some ground peanuts along with the cilantro and lime at the end.

    1. bakedbree

      glad that you liked it. It does taste a lot like CPK’s. I don’t order it there anymore because I can make one just as yum at home.

  13. eatingRD

    This looks and sounds amazing!!! love your photos and thanks for the lightroom tutorial. I’m looking forward to using it ๐Ÿ™‚ What kind of lens do you use most?

    1. bakedbree

      In the kitchen, I use my 24-70 2.8 the most. It is a great all around lens. I also really love my 50mm, but it is harder for me to get step-by-step shots with it. I use that lens a lot for portraits.

  14. marla

    Hi! Linking to this gorgeous pizza tomorrow. Loving your new banner!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Marla!

  15. Lizzy

    Bree- I am posting about this dish right now. This is the best pizza I’ve ever made. I’ve made so many peanut sauces before but never ever as good as this. You are a genius!!! WOW! Thank you for your recipes : )

    1. bakedbree

      Wow, I am so happy right now. I love when people make something on here and love it. Thank YOU for visiting and letting me know.

  16. Dorothy at Belle of the Kitchen

    I made this tonight and we loved it! I halved the sauce and found that it made enough for two pizzas (which means I get to make another one sometime this week!). Yum! I loved the ginger.

    1. bakedbree

      glad that you liked it. I haven’t made this in awhile, I need to make it soon.

  17. Meg G.

    I made this last night for dinner and EVERY bite was delicious. You’re my new favorite cooking blog. Thanks for sharing your talents! xoxo

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Meg! I am so glad that you liked it.

  18. Casey

    I made this today and it was GREAT! To save time I used pre-cooked pizza dough and pre-cooked chicken from the deli section. It tasted exactly like the restaurant. Thank you so much.

    1. bakedbree

      You are very welcome Casey. I have not made this pizza in a long time, I need to make it soon.

  19. Kelly

    Wow, this looks really good! I cant’ wait to try it.

    1. bakedbree

      It is so good. I have not made it in awhile, I need to soon, so good.

  20. bob

    add some green cabbage to this pizza and it really comes alive!

    1. bakedbree

      that sounds good, adding a nice crunch.

  21. Amanda

    I love how you put the mung beans there. Makes it more authentic.

    Amanda
    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

    1. bakedbree

      they add a nice crunch too.

  22. Tiffany

    I’m waiting for this pizza to come out of the oven as I type this. If it tastes even close to how it smelled before I put it in….Oh gosh!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Tiff

    1. bakedbree

      hope that you loved it Tiff!

  23. Kelli

    Every single recipe looks delicious. This is going to be my dinner tonight! The kids get take out pizza because they will think is too “fancy”, then of course they will try it and want it themselves. It’s a win win. I have my next week menu planned. Thank you!

    1. bakedbree

      You (and your kids) will love this, is sweet and kids seems to like it.

      1. Kelli

        BTW my youngest wanted to try one, so I made her a personal pan size thai pizza. She proceeded to inhale the pizza then asked for another. Thank you!

        1. bakedbree

          Yeah Kelli!

  24. Colleen

    Bree-

    I am so glad you have this recipe on your blog….I love that pizza and can’t find it at any of the local supermarkets anymore! We have a CPK but it isn’t super close or convenient. Can’t wait to try this!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you like it, I love it, and it helps fight the craving.

  25. Pat

    How long to cook?

    1. bakedbree

      About 15 minutes? Until the crust is brown and the cheese has melted.

  26. Jay

    Bree,
    Made this for the first time today. My sauce never got as thick as what your photos showed, but the flavor is simply AMAZING! I decided to shred a boiled chicken breast instead of cutting one up. The pizza will be going into the oven tonight, if I can wait that long.

    Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome Jay! This is a good one.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Brenda!

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