thai “chicken” pizza with whole wheat pizza dough.

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My coworker made this a few weeks ago and I didn’t try any because it was made with real chicken – but everyone else went crazy for it. I figured I would give it a try, but making it vegan. Im not a huge fan of daiya cheese, so i need to find a way to make it a little creamy b/c the daiya just isnt cutting it. But otherwise this was really really good, and I want to keep working to add to it and get it just right. The “chicken” is pretty salty, but I like my pizza salty, so this was alright to me!

1 pizza crust (*whole wheat pizza dough recipe below)
1 package uptons chickn seitan
1/2 cup green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
spinach
4 T rice vinegar
4 T soy sauce
1/4 tspn black pepper
1 T corn starch
Daiya cheese
2T slivered almonds (optional)

Mix 1/2 onion, garlic, vinegar, and pepper. Add seitan and stir. Marinate a few hours or overnight. Reserve marinade. Saute seitan in a pan; Add cornstarch to marinade and cook until bubbly. Spread mixture onto pizza crust and sprinkle daiya cheese, spinach and green onions on top. Cook in preheated oven 500 degrees (or according to your crust instructions) for about 12-15 min. Sprinkle with almonds if using.
Whole wheat pizza dough

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 1/4 teaspoons (one 1/4 oz packet) Active Dry Yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt

Directions:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit until the yeast starts to foam and bubble, about 5-10 minutes.

2. Using the dough hook, turn the mixer on low and slowly add half of the flour, olive oil, honey, and salt. When flour is combined, add the remaining flour. Once dough starts to form, increase speed to medium. Mix for 3-5 minutes, until dough is well combined.

3. Remove the dough from the mixer and place on a floured counter. Knead a few times to form a ball. Dough should be smooth and shiny. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.

4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Roll dough into a 14 inch round. Place on a pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread with desired sauce and toppings. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

original recipe found here.

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