Asian Style Pizza

It’s different yet tasty…

Ever since I made the ground beef pizza, I had been hooked up to that and have made it quite a few times. I am a kind of person who gets bored of the same food pretty fast, hence I literally got tired of that pizza. I was in need of something that tastes different and unique to top my pizza. I recollected all kinds of pizzas that I had from restaurants over the years. I really loved the butter chicken pizza that I had recently, also I love Thai pizza and Greek pizza that I used to have from CPK.

Nothing would happen just by thinking, so I had to enter the kitchen and just start the cooking. While making the pizza crust I was strongly hit by the thought of making Asian style topping for the pizza. I followed my instinct and started to experiment. I first cooked the chicken after marinating it with some Asian ingredients so that the chicken would taste flavorful. Then, added mushroom and bok choy to it, cooked in coconut milk and seasoned with some sauces and spices. Topped this chicken along with the thick gravy over the pizza, sprinkled cheese over it and baked it.

I was so impressed with myself! The topping tasted really good and was quite different from the pizzas that I usually have.

Asian Style Pizza

Ingredients:

For marinating chicken

  • Chicken breasts, diced- 2
  • Soy sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Thai red curry paste- 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Chili paste or sambal oelek- 1 tsp

For making sauce:

  • Mushrooms, white sliced- 1 packet
  • Bok choy, chopped- 2 small
  • Coconut milk- 3/4 cup
  • Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce (optional)- 2 tsp
  • Chili paste or sambal oelek- 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Corn starch- 2 tbsp dissolved in 3 tbsp cold water
  • Salt- to taste

For topping:

  • Cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • Scallions, chopped- 2 stalks

Instruction

  • For making pizza crust, follow this recipe.
  • While the pizza dough sits for an hour, start making the topping.
  • Combine the chicken with the above mentioned ingredients ‘for marinating the chicken’.
  • Cook covered till chicken is almost done.
  • Add mushrooms and bok choy to the chicken and cook till mushrooms turn tender.
  • Don’t over cook the veggies.
  • Add coconut milk and combine well.
  • Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili paste, combine well.
  • Let cook for a minute.
  • Now, add corn starch dissolved in water, let the sauce thicken well.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Finally, add sesame oil and combine well.
  • If you need more spice add little more chili paste or ground pepper.
  • Remove from the heat and keep aside.
  • Make sure the sauce has thickened well, it shouldn’t be watery.
  • If it’s watery, add some more corn starch dissolved in cold water.

Topping the pizza crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  • Grease the pizza pan with little olive oil.
  • Place the dough over it and using your hands you could stretch the dough to a round shape or use a rolling pin to roll it.
  • After rolling it, let it stand for 15 minutes on the pan.
  • Spread the prepared chicken along with the sauce over the rolled dough evenly, generously sprinkle cheese and scallions over it.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, keeping the pan on the lower rack of the oven until the cheese has melted and the curst has cooked well.
  • Remove from the oven, slice it and enjoy.
Tips:
  • If you don’t have bok choy skip that and add green pepper instead.
  • Make sure the sauce is thick else it would overflow when you top on the pizza crust.

 

Asian Style Pizza
 
Ingredients
For marinating chicken
  • Chicken breasts, diced- 2
  • Soy sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Thai red curry paste- 1½ tbsp
  • Chili paste or sambal oelek- 1 tsp
For making sauce
  • Mushrooms, white sliced- 1 packet
  • Bok choy, chopped- 2 small
  • Coconut milk- ¾ cup
  • Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce (optional)- 2 tsp
  • Chili paste or sambal oelek- ½ tsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Corn starch- 2 tbsp dissolved in 3 tbsp cold water
  • Salt- to taste
For topping
  • Cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • Scallions, chopped- 2 stalks
Instructions
  1. For making pizza crust, follow this recipe.
  2. While the pizza dough sits for an hour, start making the topping.
  3. Combine the chicken with the above mentioned ingredients 'for marinating the chicken'.
  4. Cook covered till chicken is almost done.
  5. Add mushrooms and bok choy to the chicken and cook till mushrooms turn tender.
  6. Don't over cook the veggies.
  7. Add coconut milk and combine well.
  8. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili paste, combine well.
  9. Let cook for a minute.
  10. Now, add corn starch dissolved in water, let the sauce thicken well.
  11. Taste and add salt if needed.
  12. Finally, add sesame oil and combine well.
  13. If you need more spice add little more chili paste or ground pepper.
  14. Remove from the heat and keep aside.
  15. Make sure the sauce has thickened well, it shouldn't be watery.
  16. If it's watery, add some more corn starch dissolved in cold water.
Topping the pizza crust:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  2. Grease the pizza pan with little olive oil.
  3. Place the dough over it and using your hands you could stretch the dough to a round shape or use a rolling pin to roll it.
  4. After rolling it, let it stand for 15 minutes on the pan.
  5. Spread the prepared chicken along with the sauce over the rolled dough evenly, generously sprinkle cheese and scallions over it.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, keeping the pan on the lower rack of the oven until the cheese has melted and the curst has cooked well.
  7. Remove from the oven, slice it and enjoy.
Notes
If you don't have bok choy skip that and add green pepper instead.
Make sure the sauce is thick else it would overflow when you top on the pizza crust.

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