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Thai Curry Grilled Pizza

Thai Curry Grilled Pizza

Summer is perfect for grilling.  Of course, grilled pizza is divine, and probably the way everyone should be cooking pizza if they don’t have access to an actual pizza oven.  A grill can give the intense heat that really good pizza needs.  There are a ton of options when it comes to grilled pizza beyond just the standard pizza recipes.  One of my favorites is Thai Curry Grilled Pizza.

The technique is actually amazingly simple.  This recipe assumes that you have a working knowledge of both pizza dough and a  general ability to use a grill.

Once you have your pizza dough rising, assemble your ingredients for the Thai Curry.  I used my homemade red Thai curry paste, coconut milk, some Tyson chicken and sesame oil.

pizza ingredients

Fry the curry paste in the sesame oil. The more paste you use the hotter it’s going to be. Don’t be a wussy.

Add about half of the coconut milk and bring to a boil. The more coconut milk you use, the thinner the resulting curry is going to be. You don’t want it too thin, so mostly use the solid coconut milk at the top of the can.

Slice your chicken thin and add to the sauce, reducing to a low heat. The residual heat from the sauce will cook the chicken through.

From there it’s just a matter of pre-grilling the pizza dough, assembling the ingredients onto the partially cooked dough, and then finishing it off back on the grill.

Here I added the Thai chicken curry and topped it with thinly sliced red bell peppers, cilantro and basil.

There’s really nothing like Thai Curry grilled pizza.  The flavor and the texture are absolutely transcendent, and easy to make if you do the work of making the curry early.  For extra zing squeeze a little fresh lime juice on top.


  • Pizza dough (3 cups flour, 2 cups water, a packet of yeast, salt and pepper)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced chicken
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk (more or less)
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • red bell pepper
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • lime wedge (optional)

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