California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza

"This is another delicious pizza that originated at the California Pizza kitchen. Love it!!!"
photo by Red Lab No.27 photo by Red Lab No.27
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photo by Jen Wiehl photo by Jen Wiehl
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Ready In:
2 pizzas




  • Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan over medium heat.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil; boil gently for one minute.
  • Divide into 2 portions for use on chicken and pizza; set aside.
  • To make Thai chicken: Cook the chicken in olive oil over med-high heat, stirring, until just cooked; 5 to 6 minutes do not overcook.
  • Set aside in refrigerator until chilled through.
  • Once chilled, coat the chicken with 1/4 cup sauce.
  • Set aside in refrigerator.
  • To make the pizza: Use a large spoon to spread 1/4 cup sauce evenly over pizza dough within the rim.
  • Cover sauce with 3/4 cup cheese.
  • Distribute half the chicken pieces over the cheese followed by half the green onions, bean sprouts, and carrots, respectively.
  • Sprinkle an additional 1/4cup cheese over the toppings and top the pizza with 1 TBSP chopped peanuts.
  • Transfer the pizza to oven; bake until crisp and golden and the cheese is bubbly, 9 to 10 minute.
  • When cooked through, remove pizza from oven.
  • Sprinkle 1TBSP chopped cilantro over the hot cheesy surface.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients for a second pizza.

Questions & Replies

  1. How is anyone making this? There is no temperature for the oven


  1. The sauce was awe-some. Even without some of the specialty items (e.g. oyster sauce), it was still really yummy. I can't wait to try it with all the right stuff! Thanks so much for posting this!!
  2. Yup, I am one of those people who thought they reviewed this and had not. I love love love this recipe. I am not longer in a city that has CPK's and missed this pizza sorely. This has filled a void in my life. Thank you. It is 100% perfect.
  3. Excellent recipe. It's been a while since we lived where there actually was a CPK. But, this recipe, whether it's faithful to their's or not, is worth making.
  4. Doesn't seem to be a very well written recipe. As Heidi K. pointed out, there is no time or temperature given which could be a function of allowing for different doughs, but I would have expected it to say so at least. Also, gathered all of the ingredients including one pizza dough, but then the instructions are saying to use half and that the other half is for a second pizza? Adding to that, my pizza irreparably stuck to the pan (not the recipe's fault) and the sauce seemed to be too ... something. I won't make this again.
  5. This is my “go to” recipe for a wonderful pizza! If you like a spicier pizza try adding a few red flakes to the topping.i love this recipe!!


  1. My husband loves this sauce! I subbed fish sauce for the oyster sauce & use chunky peanut butter. Freschetta's new refrigerated pizza crusts are perfect for this since I hate messing around making my own dough. Thanks for this recipe!
  2. Delicious. I agree with other reviewers that you don't need as much sauce as they suggest, and that they definitely don't put that much on the real ones in the restaurant. (Also the CPK recipes seem to be pretty heavy handed on the cheese too, for my taste, and again, they don't use that much on the ones in the restaurant, for memory.) I sometimes cheat and use Ayam's Satay Sauce instead of making the peanut sauce and it is still fantastic.


I live in Omaha NE and am an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. I love to cook, as does my husband Michael. In the summer, we have a large garden and try to use alot of fresh fruits/veggies in our cooking. We have a 5 year old daughter, Kate and almost 2 year old son Sam and enjoy introducing them to new foods. One of their favorites is fresh pesto smeared on crackers!
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