Asian Chicken Pizza

We ate almost 10pm.  Sorry about the dark picture!

When putting together our menu this week, I came across this pizza recipe on Lauren's Kitchen, which after following many links to other bloggers who made it, originated from Pizza by James McNair.  I showed Joel the picture and he hesitated to agree with it, saying that it doesn't look bad but that he wasn't too sure about it.  We decided that we'd give it a try on Wednesday after sailing.  When Joel walked in the door (at 9:30ish--after it had been out of the oven for a half hour!) he immediately made a comment about how amazing the house smelled.  As soon as he took his first bite, he couldn't get another fast enough.  I'm really glad that we decided to try this pizza.  It is a recipe I can't wait to try again (and again, and again...)!

Pizza dough (we used homemade)
5 ounces Chicken
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons Honey
3/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
Olive Oil
Sesame Seeds (optional)
2 tablespoons Scallions, sliced

Cook the chicken (we grilled it), cut it into small pieces, and set aside.  In a bowl, combine the red pepper flakes, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar and stir well.  Pour the sauce mixture into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until it becomes thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes.  Add the chicken and toss to coat.  Spread the dough onto a pizza pan and brush the top with olive oil.  Evenly distribute the glazed chicken mixture over the top of the dough.  Top with cheese and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake the pizza at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Top the hot pizza with sliced scallions and serve.