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Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

This recipe was inspired by ChinDeep’s grilled Thai Chicken Pizza, except I used the Super Simple Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce (recipe here) and a Beer Pizza Crust (recipe below).

For the chicken: I marinaded chicken breasts in a mixture of half yogurt/half buttermilk seasoned with a little garlic powder and Red Robin seasoning. I rinsed the marinade off of one of them and brushed it with barbecue sauce for my daughter. Then I grilled them. The yogurt/buttermilk marinade was awesome! It made the chicken so nice and tender and moist.

While the chicken breasts were cooking, I assembled all my pizza ingredients and rolled out the dough, covering it with a towel. Melissa tells me the trick to grilled pizza is to have all the toppings ready to go, so I assembled them all and arranged them right next to the grill.

Have your pizza toppings ready to go ...

Once the chicken was partly done, I removed them so I could rearrange the coals and make a hot spot for the pizza crusts to cook. I piled the coals up on one side of the grill, leaving the other side empty to make a cooler spot for the toppings to melt.

Piling the coals up on one side of the grill to make a hotspot

Then I put the grate back on, along with the chicken, leaving a spot right over the hot hot coals to make the pizza. I placed a crust on the grill over the hot coals, covered and let it cook for 5-10 minutes, checking it periodically.

Grilling Pizza: set the crust on the "hot" side of the grill to cook

It started to bubble up a little and get brown on the bottom, then I flipped it over onto the cool side of the grill, added the toppings and covered the grill again till the cheese was melted.

The first one was my daughter’s pizza: simple cheese pizza, with barbecue chicken.

My Daughter's Dinner: Barbecue Chicken and Grilled Cheese Pizza

The second pizza was my Thai pizza. For this one, once I flipped the crust over onto the cool side of the grill, I slathered it with the spicy thai peanut sauce, then topped with thin slices of the grilled chicken, green onions, carrots, red onions, sunflower seeds and cheese. Then I covered the grill and let the pizza cook till the cheese was melted.

Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

I pulled it off the grill and sprinkled with cilantro and sat down with my sweet daughter and had dinner on the patio.

Heaven!

Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza

Beer Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup beer (I used Leinenkugel Fireside Nut Brown Ale)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Put all ingredients into the bread machine and put it on the dough setting. When the dough is done, divide it into four balls. Shape each ball into a disc shape, cover with a towel and let rest about 5 – 10 minutes. On a clean, flat surface sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the dough for your crust with a rolling pin. Wrap any extra balls of dough you aren’t going to use with plastic wrap (or put them in a ziploc) and stick them in the freezer. When you’re ready to use them, let the balls of dough thaw out on the counter for about an hour. I’m told they will keep for up to a month.

This recipe was shared at Strut your Stuff Saturday, South Asian BlogHop and Gooseberry Patch Trip Around the World.

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6 responses

  1. hi ann, thanks for stopping by my blog and i’m glad i found yours this way – what a lovely space! mixing beer, pizza and cilantro in one creation sounds adventurous and extremely tempting…

    March 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

    • Ann

      Oh it was fun! and delicious! I’m so glad you stopped by :)

      March 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

  2. chindeep3141

    YUMMY! That is some mighty fine lookin’ pizza you made there! I am so honored that you tried another one of my recipes :)

    xoxo,
    ~melissa

    March 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  3. My boys would eat with your daughter and I would eat with you! Both look delicious to me! I’ll definitely have to make this, and check out Melissa’s too. I love cooking outside. It’s already to hot to cook in the oven! <3 and hugs Sweet Friend!

    March 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

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