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Copycat CPK Thai Chicken Pizza

March 30, 2021

This Thai Chicken Pizza tastes just like the one at California Pizza Kitchen! A Thai-inspired pizza with a spicy peanut sauce, crunchy carrots, lots of fresh herbs that makes an easy dinner!

There’s a new weekly tradition at the Dinner Fairy household: pizza Fridays! It’s a delicious way to welcome the weekend! After we ordered a Thai basil chicken pizza from my friends over at Nude Dude Food, I knew I had to recreate this delicious pie! Truly, I wanted another excuse to put my addicting spicy peanut sauce on something, and I knew that this Thai chicken pizza was it! I literally want to dip everything in this sauce, and that’s not an exaggeration. When you pair it with gooey melted cheese and fresh veggies on a pizza you get something truly mouthwatering!

It’s been a while since I’ve been to California Pizza Kitchen because of quarantine, but every time I’ve gone, their Thai Chicken Pizza is a must! The flavors are amazing, the peanut sauce is the best. If you love CPK, you are going to love this recipe!

thai chicken pizza before going into the oven on cooling rack

How do I make homemade pizza dough?

Although you can use store-bought pizza crust for this Thai Chicken Pizza, homemade pizza dough has just a few ingredients and takes just minutes to put together. I was able to mix it up before bedtime, let it rise while my son was in the bath, and then the whole thing took just 10 minutes to bake!

Tips for making homemade pizza dough

Make sure the water temperature is perfect! Yeast is a living thing and is killed off at higher temperatures, right around 140 degrees F. This is very important, especially when you’re rehydrating active dry yeast, which is what you typically find in the grocery store. The water should be right around, 105 degrees F to 115 degrees F. I actually used an instant-read thermometer to make sure it was just perfect. I recommend investing in this kind of thermometer for all things in the kitchen!

If you’re not sure if your yeast is still active, add some sugar to it! A pinch of sugar will make yeast bubble up, thus proving that the yeast is still active and hasn’t expired.

Make sure the oven is HOT: We are baking the pizza at an oven temperature of 500 degrees today, which is well above the standard oven temperature for baking. Additionally, put the pizza on a surface that will stay hot. A pizza stone works great, or an overturned sheet pan.

thai chicken pizza sliced on cooling rack with wine glasses

What can I serve with my pizza?

Start your meal with an heirloom tomato salad or a kale and pear salad!

Finish the meal with a sweet treat like my Whiskey Brownies with Peanut Butter frosting!

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Copycat CPK Thai Chicken Pizza

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 68 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Scale

Store bough pizza dough or homemade 

For the Peanut Sauce: 

1 cup peanut butter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2 tablespoons Soy sauce⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4 tablespoon Sriracha⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4 tablespoons brown sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

6 cloves garlic, minced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

4 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

1/2 cup water

For the pizza toppings: 

1/2 pound shredded rotisserie chicken

1 bell pepper, cut julienne

1 scallion, sliced

Handful of basil, chopped

Handful of cilantro, chopped

1 carrot, shredded

1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese


Instructions

To make Peanut Sauce, combine all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Place chicken in a bowl and toss with half of the peanut sauce.

Shape dough into a round.

Coat a pizza peel lightly with cornmeal and place pizza dough round on top. Spread 1/4 cup of sauce evenly on dough.

Cover sauce with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.

Place half the chicken on top of the cheese followed by half the green onions, and carrots

Top with 1/4 cup mozzarella .

Transfer pizza to pizza stone and bake 8 to 10 minutes, until crust is golden.

Sprinkle with cilantro, basil and remaining green onions and serve. 


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