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Thai Chicken Pizza
Tasty Thai ingredients like peanut sauce, onions and cilantro combine to make a great pizza.
1 (12-inch) pizza
12 to 15 minutes
1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast
OR Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
3 tablespoons Mazola® (Canadian)
Additional oil for brushing on crust
1 tablespoon whole white sesame seed
1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut sauce
1 cup cubed, cooked chicken (1/2-inch)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead** on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. If using RapidRise Yeast, cover with a towel and let dough rest for 10 minutes before proceeding to next step.
Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough. Lightly brush edge of crust with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Spread crust with peanut sauce. Top with chicken, carrots and green onions; sprinkle with cheese and peanuts.
Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
*If you don't have a thermometer, water should feel very warm to the touch.
**To knead the dough, add just enough flour to the dough and your hands to keep the dough from sticking. Flatten dough and fold it toward you.Using the heels of your hands, push the dough away with a rolling motion. Rotate dough a quarter turn and repeat the "fold, push and turn" steps. Keep kneading dough until it is smooth and elastic. Use a little more flour if dough becomes too sticky, always working the flour into the ball of dough.
Recipe Note: Use crust to make one thick crust 9-inch pizza. Increase baking time to 20 minutes.