Cauliflower Crust Thai Chicken Pizza

Don’t let the title of this one scare you off… this is an AMAZING pizza.  Not only can you not tell the crust is made from cauliflower, but it’s actually really good.  It might not hold up quite like a regular dough crust, but if I remember correctly (I made this quite some time ago, and just haven’t had time to blog about it) I was able to slice and hold it with some care.  It takes a bit of time, and it might get a little bit messy making this pizza, but it’s definitely worth the effort, and your waistline will thank you too.

Notes: Cauliflower crust doesn’t hold up well for reheating since it’s pretty moist, so plan to eat it all the first night… which is no problem lol.  It won’t smell super appetizing while you heat the cauliflower, but I promise it will taste better than it smells.  When grating the cauliflower use the large holes of a box grater.

 

Cauliflower Crust Thai Chicken Pizza

makes : 1 pizza

Ingredients :

Crust :

  • 2 cups firmly packed shredded cauliflower (about half to 2/3 of a large head)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 T. (or more) Sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. olive oil

Toppings :

  • 1 (7oz) jar peanut sauce (found in most Asian sections of the grocery store)
  • 2 T. peanut butter
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (I believe I used rotisserie)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella
  • 4 green onions, green parts only, chopped
  • 2 T. chopped fresh cilantro

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and spray a large baking sheet or pizza pan (I used a pizza pan with holes covering the bottom for ventilation) with nonstick cooking spray.  Place shredded cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave for 8 minutes.  Let cool.
  2. Add egg, mozzarella, garlic, sriracha, and salt to the cauliflower, stirring to combine.  Pat the mixture into a 12-inch round on prepared pan.  Brush with the olive oil.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.  Remove crust from oven and adjust oven setting to broil.
  4. In a measuring cup or small bowl stir the peanut sauce with the peanut butter until combined.  Spread sauce over pizza crust.  Arrange chicken over next, then sprinkle with cheese, green onions, and cilantro.
  5. Broil for 3-4 minutes, watching carefully, until cheese is melted and begins to brown.  Cut into slices and serve immediately.

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