A Healthy, Summer Pizza
There’s no doubting that pizza is one of the most popular and widely consumed foods out there. Unfortunately, it can do a serious number on your daily calorie allowance. This delicious Thai Chicken Pizza is a healthy alternative that’s easy (and fun) to make, perfect for leftovers, and can get the whole family involved. You can get creative with toppings, too. Just visit your local farmers’ market to find out which seasonal produce will make a delicious addition!
Thai Chicken Pizza
- 20 ounces whole-wheat pizza dough
- 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 8 ounces organic chicken breast, boneless and skinless, trimmed and diced
- 1 medium organic red bell pepper, diced
- 4 whole organic scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
- 2/3 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Roll out or stretch dough on a lightly floured surface into a rough 16-inch oval. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake on the bottom rack until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic in a small bowl until well combined.
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add bell pepper, scallions and 1 tablespoon of the peanut sauce to the chicken; toss to combine.
Remove the crust from the oven; spread evenly with the remaining peanut sauce. Top with the chicken mixture, then sprinkle with cheese. Return the pizza to the oven and bake on the bottom rack until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 11 to 13 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Number of Servings: 6
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 29 mg
Sodium: 447 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 42 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 20 g