Make Thai chicken pizza on pitas for a quick and easy dinner or lunch that's ready in under 30 minutes!
This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
When my husband and I were dating we frequented a pizza place that had a Thai Chicken Pizza on the menu. We ordered it every single time we ate there. Thai chicken pizza still brings back fond memories of our dating days.
Since we've had kids, we tend to make our pizzas at home for a family movie and pizza night. It's a great tradition to start on Friday nights. And while I love making homemade pizza from scratch, it's a lot less of a mess to use pitas for the crust. Just set out sauce and toppings and let everyone make their own mini pita sized pizza.
Our kids' pizzas regularly feature just cheese or pepperoni. Boring. So this movie and pizza night, we're going to add Thai chicken paired with Ling Ling Fried Rice for the parents to reminisce about times gone by.
Thai Chicken Pizza on a Pita
Start by making the peanut sauce. Adjust the flavorings and Sriracha sauce to your taste. Be careful because the Sriracha has a kick. Don't skip the lime juice, either. It really adds great flavor to the sauce. Make the sauce and set it aside.
We used leftover chicken to make this Thai chicken pizza. Because the chicken is already cooked, this pizza is ready quickly! Just reheat the chicken in the peanut sauce and then use it to top the pita. If you want to use uncooked chicken, coat in the peanut sauce and cook until it's cooked through. Breasts work great, but thighs would be good, too.
The other cool thing about Thai chicken pizza on a pita is that it's not baked at all. Just heat the pita on a skillet, in a microwave or toaster oven until it's hot and soft. Top with the peanut sauce and then add the chicken and other toppings. It's ready to eat!
In addition to the cilantro and green onions, shredded carrots and chopped up peanuts would also be great on top of this pizza.
You can just eat the pizza, but it's fun to have with some sides. You can serve it with Easy 5 Minute Oriental Salad and Ling Ling Thai-Style Chicken Fried rice for a fun Asian themed dinner.
Ling Ling Fried Rice is available in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. It comes in five different options. It is available in Yakitori Chicken, Yakiniku Beef, Thai-Style Chicken, Chinese-Style Vegetable and Bibimbap Beef. Each box comes with two bags of fried rice and you can make it right in the skillet after you've cooked the chicken. You can also make it right in the microwave.
Keeping a few boxes in the freezer is a great idea for a quick dinner. And with this $2 off a box of Ling Ling Fried Rice at any retailer where the products are sold, you can try them all! Find out here where they are available in your area.
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Thai Chicken Pizza on a Pita
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 pita
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced
- Shredded carrots
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Green onions, thinly sliced
In a medium to large bowl whisk together lime juice, peanut butter, soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, ginger, sugar, and garlic until smooth and thin. Remove about a 1/4 cup of sauce and set aside.
Add the chicken to the large bowl with the peanut sauce and toss to coat.
Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium high heat. Heat the pita until it's warm and soft. Remove from heat. (You can also do this on low in a toaster oven while cooking the chicken).
Add chicken to the skillet and cook just until the chicken is heated through, or about 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.
If making Ling Ling Fried Rice, add rice to skillet and cook according to package directions.
Spread reserved peanut sauce on the warmed pita. Top with chicken, carrots cilantro and green onions. Slice and eat.
|Serving Size||pita pizza|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 798kcal Calories from fat 299|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 33g||51%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||35%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|