Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza

When I came across this recipe for Thai Chicken Pizza on Cate’s blog, I got really excited. You see, it’s a lot like one of the most popular pizzas available at California Pizza Kitchen restaurant. However, while Cate tries to resist her love for unusual, un-Italian pizza toppings, I totally embrace mine! In fact, I used to work at CPK when I was a teenager, so I could go on and on about all the yummy food there. Pizzas topped with sliced potatoes, chicken and guacamole, pears and gorgonzola, and salad on top of a pizza – I would always encourage our customers to try something different beyond the traditional cheese. The Thai Chicken pizza, though one of the most unique, is definitely a customer – and Cara – favorite. I’ve never attempted to make it myself, but this recipe inspired me. I followed it very closely; however, I grilled the chicken in a Thai-inspired spice rub (Penzey’s Bangkok Blend). I used Chai tea (the original recipe did not specify, but I knew the spices would go quite well), and I used my beloved low-carb lavash wrap as a base for the pizza. Just like I used to encourage my customers at CPK to try something new, I encourage you as well! Go ahead, you won’t be sorry.

Thai Chicken Pizza
Slightly adapted from Cate’s Kitchen and CDKitchen.com

Sauce:
3 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons brewed Chai tea
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Siracha (a type of chili sauce – though any hot sauce will do)
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Remaining Toppings:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned and grilled, cut into small pieces
1 large carrot, grated
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/2 of a red or orange pepper, diced
2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
chopped cilantro (but I was out, so I used basil and mint – also yummy!)

Pizza base of your choice – prepared crust, pizza dough, lavash wrap, etc – the above should be enough for 1 large pizza or two smaller; I used two lavash wraps.

Blend the sauce ingredients in blender or food processor. If you are using lavash wraps, grill for a couple minutes on each side over low heat, until crisp. Brush each one with some of the sauce. Toss remaining sauce with cooked chicken pieces and divide among the pizzas. Divide remaining ingredients, except for fresh cilantro, among the pizzas. You may finish cooking by covering the grill or transferring to the oven (as I do, since I am working on an indoor grill with no cover) and cook for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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33 Responses to “Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza”

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    Colleen — September 5, 2008 @ 2:34 am Reply

    Cara, love your blog found it while perusing for fall inspired recipes. Do you have a recipe for your pumpkin wontons w/cider dipping sauce from your holiday party? those look amazing and I would love to serve them. A recipe or any tips/list of ingredients would be awesome.thanks!!

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    Colleen — September 5, 2008 @ 2:34 am Reply

    oh ps my email is craigandcolleen@gmail.com /thanks!Colleen

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    Grace — September 5, 2008 @ 6:51 pm Reply

    can we talk about that sauce for a hot second? peanut butter, chai tea (a personal favorite), and siracha? i’m amazed and intrigued by such a unique combination. yes…this must be sampled. :)

  4. 4

    Erin — September 5, 2008 @ 7:16 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I love pizza, and it’s always good to see different flavors and combinations.

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    Girl Japan — September 6, 2008 @ 1:10 am Reply

    Yummy.. Thai Chicken. flat bread pizza– I love anything Thai.

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    Joelen — September 7, 2008 @ 12:20 am Reply

    Who would have thought that one could use chai tea in a pizza recipe?! Kudos for such a creative dish!

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    gaga — September 7, 2008 @ 11:27 pm Reply

    I love CPK’s thai chicken pizza, so I’m sure I’d love this!

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    Meg — September 18, 2008 @ 2:10 am Reply

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love anything Thai!

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    Aggie — October 3, 2008 @ 12:02 pm Reply

    Hi Cara! Just discovered your blog from Leftover Queen forum…it’s great! Love this flatbread! I’ll definitely be trying this!

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    baby crib — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    It is nice to see another one of the many pizza flavors. This one looks delicious and new to me!

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    Aggie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Hi Cara! Just discovered your blog from Leftover Queen forum…it's great! Love this flatbread! I'll definitely be trying this!

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    Meg — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love anything Thai!

  13. 13

    gaga — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    I love CPK's thai chicken pizza, so I'm sure I'd love this!

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    Joelen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Who would have thought that one could use chai tea in a pizza recipe?! Kudos for such a creative dish!

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    Girl Japan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Yummy.. Thai Chicken. flat bread pizza– I love anything Thai.

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    Erin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I love pizza, and it's always good to see different flavors and combinations.

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    Erin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I love pizza, and it's always good to see different flavors and combinations.

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    Grace — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    can we talk about that sauce for a hot second? peanut butter, chai tea (a personal favorite), and siracha? i'm amazed and intrigued by such a unique combination. yes…this must be sampled. :)

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    Grace — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    can we talk about that sauce for a hot second? peanut butter, chai tea (a personal favorite), and siracha? i'm amazed and intrigued by such a unique combination. yes…this must be sampled. :)

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    Colleen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    oh ps my email is craigandcolleen@gmail.com /thanks!Colleen

  21. 21

    Colleen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Cara, love your blog found it while perusing for fall inspired recipes. Do you have a recipe for your pumpkin wontons w/cider dipping sauce from your holiday party? those look amazing and I would love to serve them. A recipe or any tips/list of ingredients would be awesome.thanks!!

  22. 22

    Colleen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Cara, love your blog found it while perusing for fall inspired recipes. Do you have a recipe for your pumpkin wontons w/cider dipping sauce from your holiday party? those look amazing and I would love to serve them. A recipe or any tips/list of ingredients would be awesome.thanks!!

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    baby crib — March 28, 2011 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    It is nice to see another one of the many pizza flavors. This one looks delicious and new to me!

  24. 24

    baby crib — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    It is nice to see another one of the many pizza flavors. This one looks delicious and new to me!

  25. 25

    Meg — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love anything Thai!

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    Girl Japan — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Yummy.. Thai Chicken. flat bread pizza– I love anything Thai.

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    Grace — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    can we talk about that sauce for a hot second? peanut butter, chai tea (a personal favorite), and siracha? i'm amazed and intrigued by such a unique combination. yes…this must be sampled. :)

  28. 28

    Colleen — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Cara, love your blog found it while perusing for fall inspired recipes. Do you have a recipe for your pumpkin wontons w/cider dipping sauce from your holiday party? those look amazing and I would love to serve them. A recipe or any tips/list of ingredients would be awesome.thanks!!

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    baby crib — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    It is nice to see another one of the many pizza flavors. This one looks delicious and new to me!

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    Colleen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    oh ps my email is craigandcolleen@gmail.com /thanks!Colleen

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    Erin — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    This looks so good! I love pizza, and it's always good to see different flavors and combinations.

  32. 32

    baby crib — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    It is nice to see another one of the many pizza flavors. This one looks delicious and new to me!

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    Aggie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am Reply

    Hi Cara! Just discovered your blog from Leftover Queen forum…it's great! Love this flatbread! I'll definitely be trying this!

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