Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza is a flavorful and vibrant meal made with fresh vegetables and chicken!
What type of person doesn’t love pizza?
I’m willing to bet that most people following the paleo diet still love pizza — they just can’t eat it because of dietary restrictions! For me, pizza was the hardest thing to give up when I went paleo. It was especially tough when I went to a restaurant where the rest of my family got pizza, and I had to eat a salad.
Since then, I’ve figured out where to find the best gluten-free pizzas in town, but they aren’t strictly paleo: they still have grains and cheese. This works for me as an occasional treat, but not as an everyday occurrence. If you want to know more about why I eat non-Paleo treats, you can read my post about gluten-free Cupcake Wars here!
Even though I love classic, cheesy pizza, I wanted to create a dairy-free pie! This Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza is so colorful and vibrant, you’ll never miss the cheese. I used a ton of vegetables on this pizza, so it’s basically a salad. 😉 Here’s what went on the crust: carrots, red bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, cashews, chicken, and a creamy “peanut” sauce! I used carrots for crunch, bell pepper for sweetness, and green onion/cilantro for a pop of flavor and color!
The “peanut” sauce is absolutely perfect. You can adapt it to be nut-free, legume-free, or seed-free by choosing one of the following: peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunbutter! Each variation will be fantastic. (Just make sure you use the real stuff, without added sugar and hydrogenated oils!) To achieve a classic saucy texture, I added some coconut milk, which you can replace with chicken stock or even water. Then, I added some sesame oil, garlic, and ginger for the perfect Thai flavor. Finally, I spiced it up with some cayenne and red chile flakes!
Did you notice that I didn’t use any coconut aminos? Typically, Asian sauces like this use soy sauce — not Paleo! A common substitute is coconut aminos, which I love. Unfortunately, I was all out of coconut aminos when I made this Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza! <— Sad face. I decided to roll with the punches and try to do without. After all, not everyone has coconut aminos to Paleo-ify their favorite Asian food! By a miracle, the sauce turned out perfectly!
To make my Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza, I used the new cauliflower pizza crust from Trader Joe’s. It was great! The texture wasn’t like traditional bread or crust, but it held together and supported all my toppings — good enough for me! Instead of the cauliflower crust, you can try some of these Paleo pizza crusts from around the web:
- These Mini Paleo Pizza Crusts with 3 ingredients from The Big Man’s World
- This Paleo Pizza Crust made with yeasted dough from Gluten Free On A Shoestring
- This Quick And Easy Paleo Pizza Crust made with a mix of flours from The Paleo Running Momma
Rest assured, anything would taste good with these pizza toppings. All of these recipes are great crust options!Don't be a weir-DOUGH! Make this Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza to satisfy your pizza cravings! tell a friend
This Paleo Thai Chicken Pizza is honestly the best way to kick off your weekend. It’s fast, easy, and mouthwateringly delicious. Are you ready? I know you want a pizza this!
Sorry. That was such a cheesy joke.
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