When I was contemplating making it, I knew I wanted it to be as easy as possible. Enter store-bought pizza crust and peanut sauce, and leftover boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Perfect for even a weeknight meal.
Here's the thing, I didn't take very many pictures, and no Cast of Characters one, because originally I wasn't going to put it on the blog. Then, about halfway through, I thought to myself, "Self, why not share this recipe? There are others who would enjoy it, too." That's when I decided to grab my camera and get to work.
Here's your Cast of Characters:
1 Tube store-bought, thin crust pizza dough
1 - 2 Cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced and tossed with 1/2 tsp. dried basil (I had leftover Curry Chicken Breasts, which worked beautifully)
1 Bottle of your favorite peanut sauce
1 Small can of Mandarin oranges, drained
3 - 4 Green onions
Red pepper flakes
Salted, roasted peanuts
Spray a 10 x 15 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line it with the pizza crust. Precook for 5 minutes. Remove and spread a thick layer of peanut sauce on top. Sprinkle chicken pieces, pepper flakes and Mandarin orange slices evenly over crust.
I kept a little row free of orange slices since I wasn't sure my husband would like it, which was needless. He was a fan of both ways.
Next, use kitchen shears to chop green onions and cilantro over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle peanut halves all around.
Top lightly with mozzarella. Remember, the cheese is meant to hold things together but not to overpower the other ingredients. Drizzle a little more peanut sauce all around.
Bake for another 10 - 12 minutes, or until heated through. Turn broiler on low to brown the top just a little.
Slice up, and serve immediately.