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Thai Chicken Pizza

My “What’s for Dinner Tonight?” recipe for Wednesday night was for Thai Chicken Pizza! The flavors in this were fabulous! It’s so different than your average cheese and pepporoni pie, so it’s a really great way to expand your palate a bit!

What’s for Dinner Tonight, Week 1


Thai Chicken Pizza

(Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray)


1 pizza dough, any brand
½ cup peanut satay sauce plus 2 tablespoons
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 package (2 cups) shredded provolone or Monterey Jack cheese
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grill seasoning
1 lb chicken breast tenders
1 tablespoon honey
4 scallions, chopped
1 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
¼ cup chopped peanuts


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Form pizza crust on pizza pan or cookie sheet.

Top with peanut satay sauce; spread it around as you would pizza sauce.

Sprinkle the pizza with some crushed red pepper flakes then top with cheese and peppers.  Bake until golden and bubbly, 15 to 17 minutes.

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat (or use a sauté pan).  Combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, remaining satay sauce, grill seasoning and honey.

Add chicken and coat evenly with mixture.

Let stand 10 minutes then grill (or sauté) chicken tenders 2 to 3 minutes on each side until firm.  Slice chicken into very thin strips.

Top the hot, cooked pizza with chicken, scallions, sprouts and cilantro.  Garnish with peanuts, cut and serve.

MMM! This was soooo good! This chicken was super moist, and the peanut flavor was amazing!


Not Just for Snacking!

A couple of weeks ago, I recieved a lovely package from Frito Lay! There was all kinds of goodies – most of which just happened to be some of my families favorite snack products! There were the good old Classic Lays Potato Chips, Tostidos Scoops! Tortilla Chips, Fritos Original Corn Chips, Tostidos Medium Salsa, and Salsa Con Queso! Needless to say, everyone in my family were pretty excited and these snacks were devoured within a few days!

There was one snack however, that we had never tried before – Baked! Lays Southwestern Ranch Potato Chips! I’ve had regular Baked! Lays before, but had never heard of this flavor! We were all pretty excited to try it!

Baked! Lays Southwestern Ranch Flavored Potato Chips

Overall Score: 4/5

These chips were a big hit in my house! As with the other Baked Lays products, these chips are light and not greasy.  The Ranch flavor isn’t just those annoying seasonings on top of the chips that usually end up all over your fingers,  it is baked right into the chip itself so the flavor really lasts on your palate.  The ranch flavor is present at your first bite but then because the spices are baked in you get hit slightly in the back of your throat with a kick of the red pepper blend.  They are baked, not fried so you definately don’t have the guilt if you eat most of the bag!

After trying these chips, I thought it would be fun to use them in a recipe! Here’s what I came up with:

Southwestern Potato Crusted Tenders


  • 1 1/2 lbs – 2 lbs Chicken Tenderloins or chicken cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups  Baked Lays Southwestern Ranch Potato Chips
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used homemade [RECIPE TO COME!] but this can easily be substituted with sour cream, mayo, ranch dressing, or your most common egg/milk mixture!)


Place chips in a bag, and crush into crumbs. Once fully crushed, transfer to a plate. Spoon yogurt onto another plate.

Dip the chicken pieces first in the yogurt and then dredge in the potato chips. Get them as covered as possible.

Once coated in the chips, place in a 9×13 greased baking sheet.

Put in oven for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.

MMMM… these were sooo good! Crunchy and flavorful from the Southwestern Ranch Chips! I served these along side some baked sweet potato fries and some sweet corn! It was a really great meal!

Any leftovers would be great cut up on top of Nachos – Just layer Tostidos Scoops!, the chicken, and shredded cheese, and pop in the microwave for a couple minutes until the cheese had melted! You could even serve the nachos with Tostidos Salsa or Salsa Con Queso too!


As for the other products:

My mom loves Fritos – especially along side a good horseradish dip! And the Classic Lays paired with a yummy sandwich! My dad loves the salsa paired with the Scoops!, or with a good plate of cheesy Nachos!

My brother loves it when I make him his favorite Philly Cheese Steak Quesadilla – he dips it in the Salsa Con Queso…

…and of course has some Scoops! on the side!

For the Quesadilla, all I do is cook up some Philly Cheese Steak meat on the stove top, then layer it in between two flour tortillas with lots of shredded cheese! Then I just pop it into the microwave for two minutes, and it’s done! He also likes it with pepperoni inside too! What can I say.. my brother loves his meat and cheese!