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Thai "Chicken" Pizza

Why Thai for a pizza topping? “I’d been seeing lots of Asian-Western food hybrids but very little that was vegan, so I thought I would change that,” Shane A. Hotakainen explains. This scrumptious dish won 3rd prize in VT's 2007 reader recipe contest.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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¼ cup natural salt-free peanut butter
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1 Tbs. San-J Reduced Sodium Tamari Sauce
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1 Tbs. sambal oelek or other Asian chili paste
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1 Tbs. sugar
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2 ¼ tsp. tamarind concentrate
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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½ tsp. curry powder
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¼ tsp. toasted sesame oil
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¼ tsp. grated fresh ginger
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1 1-lb. pkg. refrigerated pizza dough
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4 white button mushrooms, thinly sliced (1 cup)
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¾ cup diced Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik'n Strips
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½ cup diced red bell pepper
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1 small shallot, quartered and thinly sliced (¼ cup)
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⅓ cup chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together peanut butter, tamari, sambal oelek, sugar, tamarind concentrate, garlic, curry powder, oil, and ginger in small bowl.
  2. Roll dough out to 12- x 17-inch rectangle on lightly floured work surface. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Spread peanut butter mixture over dough. Sprinkle with mushrooms, Chik’n Strips, bell pepper, and shallot.
  3. Bake 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes, then sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
257
Protein: 
11 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
Carbohydrates: 
29 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
497 mg
Fiber: 
2 g
Sugar: 
5 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

This pizza is a real crowd pleaser; even my carnivore friends ask me to make it time and time again because it's such a delicious treat. It's incredibly simple to make, and yet the flavours are wonderfully complex. Since discovering this recipe (as well as VT's Chard and Chevre Pizza recipe), I've never again ordered out for a pie because there's simply no point when you can make something so much tastier (and healthier!) at home in almost the same amount of time as it takes for a delivery to arrive!