with the planning for the Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale & Silent Auction here in Milwaukee. We've met an amazing array of people over the past couple of weeks, whose generosity has been absolutely astounding.
Unfortunately, it also means we haven't been creating a whole lot of original recipes in the Burp! kitchen. Fortunately, we have a few delicious "secret weapons" under our belt that assist in making sure we're still happy and well fed, even when times get crazy.
One of our favorite quick weeknight meals happens to be this delicious veggie laden Thai chicken pizza, which is a breeze to throw together even when time is tight. It does make use of a few convenience items, which we don't normally rely upon. But, its nutritional profile still remains quite solid, which makes it a nice stand-by for nights when we might otherwise order take-out.
One of the items I try to keep on hand are premade corn pizza crusts (we love these rustic crusts from Vicolo, made with non-GMO corn). These make a great base for a variety of pizzas, and they're absolutely delicious.
In addition to the crusts, a great Thai pizza needs only a few additional ingredients to be absolutely stellar -- some leftover chicken, a few vegetables, cilantro, and some delicious Thai style peanut sauce.
If you've never made peanut sauce before, you'll be delighted by how easy it is to put together. We use a no-cook sauce made with peanut butter and coconut milk. But, you can also use a premade sauce (Trader Joe's satay sauce is quite good) for this application. The peanut sauce recipe will make more than needed for pizza, but you'll have no trouble using up the leftovers. Just throw a bit in with pasta and some shredded vegetables for homemade peanut noodles. Or use it as a dipping sauce for vegetables or chicken.
pizza with the peanut sauce, add vegetables, cooked chicken, chopped cilantro, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
Thai style peanut sauce
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