Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sweet Chili Pita Pizza

I have an addiction. It's not drugs, gambling or chocolate. It's Dr. Pepper. But, to be fair, that's pretty much a standard addiction.

Truthfully though, I am addicted to sweet chili sauce. I love the stuff. I'll put it on pretty much anything. And for good reason too: it's delicious. It's the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and takes regular food to the next level.

One of the best things about sweet chili sauce is its versatility. It's especially useful when you only have a few ingredients on hand, but still want to make something delicious. This was the exact scenario I ran into a few weeks ago. It was the end of the week, and I was low on ingredients and meal ideas. So naturally I decided to pretend like I was on Chopped (even though I'm pretty sure I'd get chopped after the first round in real life). The result? These delicious sweet chili pita pizzas.

1 pita per person
1 lb. chicken breast, shredded
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 green onions, diced
1 can diced pineapple
Mozzarella cheese
Sweet chili sauce

  1. Boil the chicken until cooked through. Remove and place in a Kitchen Aid. Use the paddle on high speed to shred the chicken.
  2. Add enough sweet chili sauce so the chicken is evenly coated, but not swimming in sauce.
  3. Prepare each pizza by spreading a layer of sweet chili sauce on one side of the pita. Add mozzarella cheese, chicken, green onions, red bell pepper and pineapple. Top with a sprinkling of dried basil and oregano.
  4. Bake on a pizza pan or cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the pita start to firm up with a nice crisp.
This pizza is a fun combination of Hawaiian pizza and Asian flavors. It may seem like one pita pizza won't be enough per person, especially if you have big eaters, but even with my big eyes I can never eat more than one. The pizzas are definitely filling. The pita crust keeps the pizza light, which only adds to the overall effect of this fun, light meal.


Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds amazing. I want some right now!!

bxcrochet said...

That looks so good! I love sweet chili so I have to try this.

Michelle F.

Debi Wayland said...

This looks great! We make pita pizzas all the time in our house So easy and yummy (and inexpensive!)

Danielle said...

Hmm. I'm not sure that I know about Sweet chili sauce. I'll have to look for it, this sounds great!

Maggie Burgdorf Roush said...

This sounds great! I love fun twists on pizza to make at home.

Mama to 5 said...

Sounds like a nice twist on regular chili. My mouth is watering.

Stephanie Pass said...

That looks delish!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That looks like the perfect thing to make on a Friday night!

The Wheeler's said...

I have been loving pita pizzas! I'll have to try this recipe. We actually cook ours on the bbq

Megan Chamberlin said...

I love creative pizza ideas like this, mixing up the common versions for something light and delicious! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

Rose Atwater said...

Pita bread is stellar, I've never thought of using it for a pizza before! Great idea! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipes Party!

Erin -SuburbanSimplicity said...

Looks amazing. Pizza is always a safe bet in our house. Thanks for sharing at #WelcomeHomeWednesdays! See you tomorrow!