Need a quick, easy weeknight meal? Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce is just the ticket. Chicken tenders grilled and served with a spicy peanut sauce. Add a side of Sweet and Sour Cucumbers and dinner is ready in 30 minutes.
It’s the weekend….busy Saturdays call for take out? How about take in? Thai Chicken Pizza is the best of two carry out favorites.
When I think of carry out, I think of pizza and Chinese………..Thai Chicken Pizza is carry out combined.
Pizza is a weekend staple for us, and if you have read my blog you know, we love pizza, and have it at least once a week. I love Chinese food, Tim not so much, but he does like spicy, this pizza is all of those things.
Pizza, Chinese, spicy, plus easy to make! What could be better?
Now, pizza has to have sauce, Thai needs peanut sauce. I see a combo……no tomatoes here, but a spicy smooth peanut butter sauce than is the perfect “pizza sauce”.
Pre-made pizza crust make a pizza easy to make at a moment notice. I keep them on hand for that impromptu pizza moment……you know when you just gotta have a pizza.
Pre-grilled chicken strips……in the freezer section, makes it easy to have grilled chicken at the ready.
For toppings, chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, and green onions. Now I know that mozzarella cheese is not Thai or Chinese, but, no self respecting pizza is sans of cheese!
Mozzarella is a bit neutral so….perfect. Compliments but doesn’t over power.
Once the crust is loaded with toppings into the oven for about 10 minutes. I like a brownish cheese, so a few minutes under the broiler helps give that golden color.
But remember, it only take a minute to go from perfect, to slightly more than golden…..a.k.a. burnt! So watch your pizza carefully if you broil.
Once you have that perfect golden cheese, remove the pizza and garnish with the green part of the green onions, cashews, cilantro, and if desired the cooling coconut cream.
Funny story……the day I made this pizza, I made the coconut cream and put it in the frig, so when the pizza was ready and I was taking pictures I could garnish with the cream………I forgot the cream until the next day…..yikes!
So, none of the pictures have the cream in them but, when I reheated a piece the next day I put the coconut cream on the pizza……..OMG it was awesome!
So, this weekend when you want take out – in…….. Thai Chicken Pizza.
But be sure to set the coconut cream out when asking the pizza so you can enjoy the total taste experience…..you won’t be sorry!
Chicken with yummy peanut sauce and spaghetti squash …… Chicken Satay Spaghetti Squash Salad.
Satay is traditionally a shish kebab style dish popular in Indonesia and Thailand. It is most frequently associated with Thai food, where it is made from cubes of beef, chicken, or lamb, and is dipped in a traditional peanut relish or sauce.
I mixed it up a little. First……no shish kebab. I marinaded chicken tenders in a curry, soy, brown sugar mixture. Tenders are are great and inexpensive part of the chicken…..bonus, they are easy to use, no cutting involved.
I used spaghetti squash for a pasta like element. I love spaghetti squash……it’s healthy, easy to make, and lends itself to lots of flavors. Some colorful cabbage, carrots, and green onions , along with the spaghetti squash make the salad base.
Peanut sauce, how do I love thee let me count the ways………slightly spicy, smooth, and peanut buttery, the perfect sauce for this salad.
I grilled the marinaded chicken on a grill pan, but please use your outdoor grill if you can.
I tossed the peanut sauce with the spaghetti squash, cabbage salad base and topped with the grilled chicken after slicing it. Some cashews add crunch and cilantro a touch of green.
This salad is good either room temperature or cold and makes it a perfect take along salad for a get-together or to pack as a work day lunch.
Use up that spaghetti squash that is setting your counter or get out and buy one……you need to make Chicken Satay Spaghetti Squash Salad.