If you know the Riggs family, you know that we have an intense love of pizza. I mean who doesn’t, right? Pizza is a on the menu at our house every week. In fact, for the last 5 years Thursday has been set aside as Pizza Thursday!
My husband loves pizza a lot more than I do, and would probably be ok with having pizza more than once a week, but for me once a week can become overbearing unless you throw in some creativity. Having traditional Italian inspired pizza becomes boring and old to me after a few weeks and then I have to spice it up.
I don’t always get fancy with our pizzas, and a lot of times, (most of the time probably) I end up scraping something together because I forgot to include pizza in my meal planning for the week. How do you forget pizza when it’s on your menu every week? But over the last several years of making pizza so often I have gotten pretty creative with some of my recipes and stretched the definition of pizza a little bit.
Here is one of those fun pizza recipes I came up with when I was getting in a pizza rut. Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza!
3 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 pizza crust ( use premade crust, or follow this link to find my pizza crust recipe)
3-5 Tbsp of Thai Chili Sauce
zucchini, sliced or shredded
green onion, chopped
Sweet mini peppers, sliced
shredded mozzarella cheese
Begin by cubing the chicken thighs into small cubes. Transfer the chicken to a frying pan and cook over medium high heat until cooked through. I like to season the chicken with Lawry’s Garlic Salt and some black pepper.
When your pizza dough is pressed out and ready, spread on the Thai Chili sauce. I have tried several brands, but the one that I have been using lately is the Mae Ploy brand. Spread it evenly and if you like a little extra sauce to your pizza like I do, spread it on thick!
Next top your pizza with mozzarella cheese, followed by the mushrooms and vegetables. Last of all add your already prepared chicken and toss it in the oven. My dough recipes calls for 14 minutes at 425 degrees.
Pull the pizza out when finished and enjoy a mildly spicy, delicious pizza with just enough veggies on it to make you feel better about eating so much pizza. Enjoy!