Easy Thai Chicken Naan Pizza
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This easy naan pizza recipe has the flavors of Thai chicken satay. It only requires six ingredients and comes together in minutes. Serve it as a party food or appetizer, make it for lunch, or pair it with a salad for a quick and delicious dinner.
I love it, love it, LOVE it when other people make food for me. Not only is it nice to have a break from cooking once in a while, but I’m also super curious (nosy) when it comes to other people’s kitchens. It’s fun to discover new favorite dishes through friends and family members.
Yes, I’m totally the annoying friend who’s always asking people what they’re making for dinner, what they ordered at the restaurant, and what they like to buy at the grocery store.
A few months ago, my friend Kim whipped up a delicious Thai chicken flatbread to serve as an appetizer while we were over for a visit. When I saw how easy it was and tasted how delicious it was, I knew I needed to put it on my blog.
If it’s any indication how good it is, my daughters and I gobbled it all up the second I put my camera down. AND it was only 10:00 in the morning! Such are the perks of food blogging on a cloudy day during the holiday break.
You only need six simple ingredients for this recipe.
Ingredients for Chicken Satay Flatbread:
- Cooked, shredded chicken (you can use a rotisserie chicken)
- Shredded carrots
- Thai peanut dressing
- Red onion
- Cilantro (I know some people hate cilantro, so if you’re one of them, you can leave it out.)
Shredded mozzarella cheese is another optional ingredient that you can add, if so inclined.
I chose to make this flatbread cheese-free for two reasons: 1) my daughter’s allergy, and 2) my attempt to reduce my cheese intake after spending the holidays gorging on cheese left and right. NO MORE CHEESE!! For at least a day. :)
Now the key to this easy recipe is going to be finding a good Thai peanut dressing. My personal favorite is from Trader Joe’s. You can find it in the refrigerated salad section. (Side note: I wrote a whole post about my favorite things at Trader Joe’s)
It’s not overly spicy, and it’s packed with delicious peanutty Thai flavor. If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, you should still be able to find a good dressing at any decent grocery chain.
If you can’t find a pre-made satay sauce or peanut dressing, you can also make your own peanut sauce pretty easily.
You can choose to cook the chicken yourself, or use a rotisserie chicken. I chose the latter, and the chicken I pulled from it amounted to 3 cups, which is why I based the recipe on that quantity. That should give you enough to make about three naan flatbreads.
In the interest of time, you can also opt to buy pre-shredded carrots, although I personally prefer the taste and texture of freshly grated carrots.
Just top the naan with the chicken mixture and red onion, pop it in the oven for about 5 minutes, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, fresh, and amazingly simple dish that tastes like it required WAY more work than it actually did.
Easy Thai Chicken Satay Flatbread
- 3 naan flatbreads
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- 3/4 cup shredded carrot, about 3 carrots
- thinly sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup Thai peanut dressing, plus extra for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, shredded carrot, and dressing. Distribute amongst the naan flatbread and top with thin slivers of red onion.
- Bake for approximately 5 minutes, or until flatbread is crisp and chicken is hot.
- Lightly drizzle some additional dressing over the top of the cooked pizza, and sprinkle on cilantro leaves.
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