California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza

Serving 2


1 tablespoon honey
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
For the topping
3 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons brewed tea
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons chili oil
1 tablespoon ginger - minced
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds - toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons green onions
1/2 pound chicken breast - cut in 1/4" strips
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese - shredded
1 carrot - shredded
1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
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For the dough

In a small bowl, dissolve the honey in the warm water. Sprinkle the yeast
over the water and stir until it dissolves. Let the yeast mixture stand for
5 minutes, until a layer of foam forms on the surface. In a large bowl,
combine the flour and the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour
mixture and pour the olive oil and the yeast mixture. Stir the flour into
the wet ingredients, until all the flour is incorporated. If its too dry,
add more water. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 15
minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball and put
in a well-oiled bowl. Cover with a moist towel and let rise in a warm place
until double in bulk (about 1 1/2 hours).

For the topping

Combine peanut butter and next 7 ingredients (to sesame oil) in a blender.
Process until smooth. Set aside. In the meantime, season chicken strips with
red pepper and salt. Saute in 2 tablespoons olive oil, until done (about 7
minutes).

Coat chicken with 2 tablespoons peanut sauce. Set aside in the refrigerator.
Punch the dough down, and divide into 2 equal portions. Roll out each
portion into an 9-inch flat circle. Spread 1/4 cup peanut sauce over the
surface of each of the doughs. Distribute 1/2 of the cheese over the sauce.
Repeat with other pizza. Distribute 1/2 of the chicken over the cheese.
Repeat with other pizza. Place the pizzas in the oven (on top of pizza
stones). Bake until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbling (8-10 minutes).
Remove pizzas from the oven and sprinkle each with carrot and cilantro.