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Thai Chicken Pizza

June 10, 2024

We took two of our favorite takeout meals and combined them because, really, who could blame us? Thus, we humbly present a completely delicious pad Thai-inspired Thai chicken pizza.


Thai Chicken pizza with cilantro, onions and peanut hoisin sauce

Thai Chicken Pizza is All About The Peanut Sauce

Well, it’s not totally about the peanut sauce, but the peanut sauce is what makes this pizza Thai-inspired. We toss already-cooked chicken—thank you, meal prep day—with the same peanut sauce that you know and love from our chicken satay recipe. What makes this peanut sauce oh-so-good? It’s a saucy mixture of creamy textures and big flavors, and it features one of our all-time favorite go-to ingredients. Here’s what’s in it:

  • Coconut milk. Full fat is the only way to go, as far as we’re concerned. The “light” stuff is basically just slightly-milky water.
  • Thai red curry paste. This is our favorite brand, but you can use whatever brand you like best.
  • Creamy peanut butter. Use the “natural” kind—look for an ingredients list that just says “peanuts” or at most “peanuts, salt.”
  • Salt & sugar. For balance.
  • Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
ingredients laid out for thai pizza  cheese, dough, chicken, peanut sauce, cilantro, hoisin and onions
peanut sauce shredded chicken in a bowl
Thai style chicken pizza with cheese. onions, housing sauce and peanuts

What Else Goes On Thai Chicken Pizza?

The toppings on this unusual pizza are a study in contrast. We wanted crisp textures, a lightly-spicy, creamy sauce, and of course (of course!) cheese. Once you’ve made your peanut sauce, toss it with some cooked chicken, and assemble your other ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Hoisin sauce. We use hoisin sauce as a base for this easy chicken pizza recipe—it’s a total flavor bomb and lays a wonderful foundation for the rest of the toppings.
  • Pepper Jack cheese. Jack cheese is a notoriously good melter, and we opted for pepper Jack here to complement the spicy flavors in the peanut sauce.
  • Red onion. The sharpness and crunch brings a wonderful freshness to this pizza. A little goes a long way, though, so do slice it thinly.
  • Bean sprouts. Reminiscent of takeout pad thai, which inspired this pizza, and also a simple way to bring lots of crunch and freshness.
  • Cilantro. Herby brightness! But, if you’re a cilantro hater, just skip it.
  • Dry-roasted peanuts, roughly chopped. Crunchy, nutty goodness to echo the peanut sauce that slicks the chicken. We told you this pizza was all about contrasting textures, and it truly is.
  • Red pepper flakes. Totally optional, but we love just a smidge more heat on our pizza.
Thai style chicken pizza with cheese. onions, hoisin sauce and peanuts
Thai style chicken pizza with cheese. onions, hoisin sauce peanuts and cilantro on a cutting board

You’ve Loaded Up Your Pizza Dough. Here’s How To Get It Into The Oven.

You spread your pizza dough—store bought, or procured from a friendly local pizza shop—and loaded it up with peanut sauce chicken, onions, cheese, and all the fixings. But wait a second, somehow you’ve got to get it into the oven. Fear not! We’ve got not one but three ways for you to do that.

  1. If you’re lucky enough (or pizza-crazed enough) to own a pizza peel, this is its moment to shine. Use it to slide the pizza from your countertop to a preheated pizza stone in the oven.
  2. No pizza peel? No problem! While your pizza stone (or baking sheet) heats, assemble the pizza on a piece of parchment paper. That way, when the stone is hot and ready, you can easily slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone.
  3. You can also assemble the pizza directly on the pizza stone or baking sheet—this way, you don’t have to worry at all about moving it. The only downside is that the bottom of the crust will not get quite as crisp because you can’t preheat your stone or baking sheet.
Thai style chicken pizza with cheese. onions, hoisin sauce and peanuts with a slice out of it

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Thai pizza with peanut sauce chicken, hoisin sauce, red onions and cilantro
Thai pizza with peanut sauce chicken, hoisin sauce, red onions and cilantro

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Thai Chicken Pizza

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  20 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 728


  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup Thai Peanut Sauce
  • ¾ pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 cups grated pepper Jack cheese
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mung bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F with a rack in the center position.

  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the chicken and peanut sauce until fully coated.

  3. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or prepare a pizza stone by placing it in the oven. On a lightly floured surface, stretch or roll the dough into a circle about 12-inch in diameter and roughly ½ an inch thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet or preheated pizza stone.

  4. Spoon the hoisin sauce onto the dough, and spread into an even layer, leaving 1-inch of crust exposed around the edges. Cover the sauce with ¾ of the pepper Jack cheese. Top evenly with the onion and chicken.

  5. Place the pizza in the oven until the edges are golden brown and the center of the crust is cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.

  6. Carefully transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Top with bean sprouts and garnish with cilantro, peanuts, and red pepper flakes (if using). Cut into 8 pieces and serve warm.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories728
  • Protein38 g
  • Carbohydrates73 g
  • Total Fat33 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol60 mg
  • sodium965 mg
  • Total Sugars14 g

Thai Chicken Pizza

Questions & Reviews

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  • Brian

    Your pizza dough on the Thai chicken pizza recipe looks awesome! Do you have a recipe for it?

    We unfortunately don't have a recipe for pizza dough yet. Sorry Brian!

  • Mike

    Excellent recipe, equal to any we've ordered dining out. Thanks.

    That's so great to hear, thanks Mike! We are glad you loved it!

  • Null

    Very good and straightforward preparation process

    Thanks Null, glad you loved it!

  • Jenn

    This was so good!

    Thank you Jenn!