For your next pizza night, try this easy Thai Curry Pizza recipe. It's full of bold flavors to make your taste buds happy and adds a delicious spin to a classic family favorite!
If you love pizza like my family loves pizza, and you enjoy Thai food and Thai flavors, then this Thai Curry Pizza recipe is for you!
Friday night has been Pizza Night in my house for so many years, ever since the kids were toddlers. We've used this tried-and-true pizza dough recipe for years as the base. Then we like to mix it up between classic cheese and pepperoni to Taco Pizza, Shrimp Pesto Pizza, and our CPK Copycat Thai Chicken Pizza.
This pizza recipe was inspired by my recent travels to Thailand. If you can't tell, I've been super inspired to create a lot of new Thai recipes since that trip! And I just love a good mashup of two different cuisines and types of food on one plate.
🌟 Why this recipe works
This Thai curry pizza recipe combines big Thai flavors with a classic Italian American staple.
- Easy: The steps are easy to follow for even beginning home cooks. I've included step-by-step photo instructions below to help guide you.
- Simple: All of the ingredients are basic ingredients you can find at your local grocery store.
- Delicious: with curry powder, soy sauce, and lots of aromatics, this is a flavorful dish that goes beyond the basic pizza!
- Reheats well: it's almost even better the next day!
🛒 Ingredient notes
These are the simple ingredients you need to make this curry pizza. Full measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here are a few notes about key ingredients.
Pizza dough - Use our favorite pizza dough recipe, or use store-bought pizza crust to make it even easier.
Chicken - Unlike the CPK Copycat Thai Chicken Pizza, which uses shredded chicken breast or rotisserie chicken, this recipe calls for ground chicken. The ground meat absorbs all of those delicious Thai flavors perfectly for pizza. You can substitute ground pork or ground beef if you prefer. And you can make it a vegetarian pizza by using tempeh or tofu crumbles.
Vegetables - I love the added crunch fresh vegetables like red bell peppers add, but you could also add green bell pepper, green beans, black olives, or bean sprouts to the topping just before baking.
Spices and seasonings: Instead of a traditional pizza sauce, this recipe uses a combo of curry powder, minced garlic, soy sauce and yellow onion to create the flavoring. You could also substitute a tablespoon or more of your favorite yellow curry sauce, or add a teaspoon of red curry paste or chili paste, to the topping mixture instead, if you want. If you really want to add some tang, add a half teaspoon of fish sauce to the mixture while it's cooking in the pan.
- sometimes I like to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice over the top of the pizza after it has baked.
- try a peanut sauce base instead of the curry powder for a different Thai flavor profile.
- add some cashew nuts or peanuts to the top for added crunch.
- sprinkle other fresh herbs such as mint leaves to the baked pizza just before serving.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
Start by preheating your oven to 400°F.
- Prepare your preferred pizza dough. If using our easy pizza dough recipe or a store-bought pizza crust, pre-bake the crust on its own for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- In a large skillet or saucepan, add the olive oil (or vegetable oil), ground chicken, diced onion, diced potatoes, minced garlic, curry powder, soy sauce.
3. Cook the Thai pizza topping until the chicken is cooked.
4. Place the prepared pizza dough onto a pizza pan and top with the curry chicken topping.
5. If you want to keep this dairy-free, go ahead and bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes. Add 5 minutes or more if you did not pre-bake the crust.
6. If you want, add some shredded mozzarella cheese or your favorite dairy-free mozzarella shreds to the top before baking at 400°F for 10-15 minutes. Add 5 minutes or more if you did not pre-bake the crust.
Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper. Top with sliced basil and sliced green onions just before serving.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Reheat slices in the oven at 350°F for 5-6 minutes or in the air fryer at 350° for 2-3 minutes, or until the pizza is heated through.
Pizza can remain at room temperature for up to two hours, max. Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped carefully and tightly in aluminum foil in the refrigerator for up to four days.
🍽 Serving ideas
This Thai chicken curry pizza is an easy dinner recipe that's delicious with a crunchy, fresh Asian Carrot Cucumber Salad.
🍷 🥂 Wine pairings
Pizza and wine are a magnificent pairing!
With the bold flavors in this dish, I like to pair this Thai pizza with a dry Riesling, a Grüner Veltliner, or a Gewürztraminer. It's also delicious with a bright refreshing Albariño.
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make this recipe? Whether you have regular family pizza nights or you're hosting a birthday pizza party, here are some kitchen tools to help you have the best pizza experience.
- Pizza peel: A pizza peel can help you slide your pizzas in and out of the oven like a pro.
- Pizza stone: If you don't have a pizza oven, a pizza stone will help heat up the pizza in a standard kitchen oven quickly and give it a nice professional crust.
- Pizza cutter: This sturdy wheeled pizza cutter is great for cutting pizza, as well as pie crust and pastry dough.
- Meat thermometer: These meat thermometers are the key to having perfectly cooked pies.
- Pizza oven: If you regularly host pizza nights, consider getting an Ooni pizza oven. The leading brand name in modern pizza ovens, this is a top of the line kitchen must for home cooks who love their pizza!
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Thai Curry Pizza
- 1 pizza dough
- ½ pound ground chicken
- ½ cup finely diced baking potato
- ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 green onions, sliced on the bias, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 Tablespoon finely sliced Thai basil
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out pizza dough and pre-bake pizza crust for 8 minutes. During this time, cook the main Thai chicken curry toppings.
- In a large saucepan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken and cook for 1 minute, breaking up the meat as it cooks.
- Add the potatoes, onions, garlic, curry powder, soy sauce, and half of the sliced green onions. Stir together to coat the meat and vegetables with the seasoning. Continue cooking and stirring until the chicken is mostly cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Top the pizza crust with the Thai curry chicken mixture. Depending on how thick you want the pizza toppings to be, you may have leftover chicken mixture.
- Add the red bell peppers and mozzarella cheese. Top with sliced Thai basil and remaining green onion.
- Bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is cooked through and the cheese has melted.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.