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Thai Curry Pizza

Thai curry pizza is a fun and easy dinner recipe. It has several options for different dietary restrictions and is very easy to customize.

If you love pizza and you love Thai food, you have to try this homemade pizza for your next pizza night. It’s the perfect fusion of Thai flavors on a crispy, chewy pizza crust that will make your taste buds dance.

For more fusion recipes, check out umami garlic noodles and kimchi pizza.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients for this Thai curry pizza recipe.

  • Prepared pizza dough – either homemade or store-bought.
  • Chicken – I used chicken breasts, you can also use chicken thighs.
  • Marinade – a combination of soy sauce or tamari, lime juice, coconut sugar, fish sauce, fresh ginger, and garlic.
  • Full fat canned coconut milk – this gets mixed with the red curry paste that’s used instead of traditional pizza sauce.
  • Red curry paste – or another curry paste of your choosing.
  • Bell pepper – I used red pepper, but yellow pepper, orange pepper, or a combination of these is great.
  • Shallot – thinly sliced.
  • Mozzarella cheese – use dairy free or regular.
  • Cilantro, basil leaves, or sliced green onions – for topping once it comes out of the oven.

How to Make Thai Curry Pizza

Step 1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add in the chicken and toss until the pieces are well coated. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Step 2. Preheat your oven to 500°F/260°C and place a pizza stone, a large cast iron skillet, or an inverted rimmed baking sheet on the middle rack.

Step 3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Remove from the skillet and cut into bite-size pieces.

Step 4. Make the red curry sauce by whisking the coconut milk and red curry paste together until smooth.

Step 5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a circular shape and then transfer it to a pizza peel or a preheated baking sheet (or cast iron skillet) dusted with flour or cornmeal. If using a gluten-free crust, you may want to put down a piece of parchment paper first for easy removal.

Step 6. Top each pizza with the red curry sauce. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the sauce followed by the cooked chicken and vegetables.

Step 7. Bake for 10 minutes. For a golden brown crust, put the cooked pizza under the broiler for an additional 2 minutes, watching closely so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the oven and top with cilantro, basil, or sliced green onions.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.

How can you make this Thai curry pizza using what you already have? Here are some ideas…

  • No chicken?– use shrimp.
  • No prepared pizza dough? – use naan bread.
  • No bell peppers? – you can use other fresh vegetables such as thinly sliced carrots, green beans, etc.
  • No shallot? – substitute half of a red onion or yellow onion.
  • No red curry sauce? – substitute yellow curry sauce or green curry sauce.
  • No coconut sugar? – use brown sugar.
  • Make it a vegetarian pizza – use tofu instead of chicken and leave out the fish sauce in the marinade. You can also make it without tofu and add extra veggies.
  • Make a vegan pizza – make the vegetarian version above and use vegan cheese.
  • Make it gluten-free – use tamari or coconut aminos and a gluten free pizza crust. I’ve had great success with King Arthur’s gluten free pizza flour.
  • Add-ins – canned bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, black olives, roasted peanuts or cashews, drizzle with peanut sauce, etc.

Helpful Tips

The red curry sauce is thinner than traditional tomato sauce, so keep that in mind when spooning it onto the dough.

Prep ahead – to make this recipe quicker, you can prep everything ahead of time – chop the veggies, marinate the chicken, make the homemade pizza dough (or use storebought), and mix together the red curry sauce.

More Dinner Recipes

Thai Curry Pizza

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Thai curry pizza with fresh cilantro.
Thai curry pizza is a fun and easy dinner recipe. It has several options for different dietary restrictions and is very easy to customize. All substitutions & variations are can be found in the notes section below.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serving Size 2 large pizzas

Ingredients
 

Pizza

  • 2 balls prepared pizza dough use gluten-free if necessary
  • ½ pound chicken breast or chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • cilantro, basil leaves, or sliced green onions as a garnish

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (1 cup per pizza) regular or dairy free

Red Curry Sauce

  • cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons red curry paste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add in the chicken and toss until the pieces are well coated. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 500°F/260°C and place a pizza stone, a large cast iron skillet, or an inverted rimmed baking sheet on the middle rack.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Remove from the skillet and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Make the red curry sauce by whisking the coconut milk and red curry paste together until smooth.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a circular shape and then transfer it to a pizza peel or a preheated baking sheet (or cast iron skillet) dusted with flour or cornmeal. If using a gluten-free crust, you may want to put down a piece of parchment paper first for easy removal.
  • Top each pizza with the red curry sauce. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the sauce followed by the cooked chicken and vegetables.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. For a golden brown crust, put the cooked pizza under the broiler for an additional 2 minutes, watching closely so it doesn't burn. Remove from the oven and top with cilantro, basil, or sliced green onions.

Notes

Prep ahead – to make this recipe quicker, you can prep everything ahead of time – chop the veggies, marinate the chicken, make the homemade pizza dough (or use storebought), and mix together the red curry sauce.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

No chicken?– use shrimp.
No prepared pizza dough? – use naan bread.
No bell peppers? – you can use other fresh vegetables such as thinly sliced carrots, green beans, etc.
No shallot? – substitute half of a red onion or yellow onion.
No red curry sauce? – substitute yellow curry sauce or green curry sauce.
No coconut sugar? – use brown sugar.
Make it a vegetarian pizza – use tofu instead of chicken and leave out the fish sauce in the marinade. You can also make it without tofu and add extra veggies.
Make a vegan pizza – make the vegetarian version above and use vegan cheese.
Make it gluten-free – use tamari or coconut aminos and a gluten free pizza crust. I’ve had great success with King Arthur’s gluten free pizza flour.
Add-ins – canned bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, black olives, roasted peanuts or cashews, drizzle with peanut sauce, etc.

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