Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sesame Peanut Chicken Appetizer Pizza

Now that the Colts have won their spot in this year's Super Bowl, I will most likely watch the entire game instead of just the commercials and halftime show like I usually do. As I write this, we still don't know who the Colt's opponent will be, but personally I'd like to see a match up between Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, with Manning and his gang rising victorious. Listen to me; you'd think that I actually cared!

I made this sesame peanut chicken pizza for the playoff game today, but it was really just a trial run to see if it might be something worthy of the Super Bowl. It was indeed a winner and I think I've found a brand new appetizer to take to parties. This thrills me because I get tired of always bringing the same thing.

If you're a fan of sesame chicken, you're going to love this recipe. I kept the heat down by only adding two tsps of hot sauce, but if you are blessed enough to possess an iron tongue and stomach you can up the amount to your individual taste.

Sesame Peanut Chicken Appetizer Pizza

2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
salt, pepper, garlic powder, sesame seeds
Two cups of cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 12 ounces)
3 green onions, green part only
2 (8 ounce) packages of reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 TBSP reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 TBSP sesame oil
3/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp hot sauce (I used sriracha )
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 TBSP sesame seeds
sweet and sour duck sauce, optional but delicious

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls and piece together on a 9X13 baking sheet. Pinch seams together and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and sesame seeds.

Bake crust for 12-14 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes while you mix the topping.

In food processor fitted with blade, process green onions until finely minced. Add chicken and pulse until chicken is finely diced. Add cream cheese, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder and hot sauce. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Spread cream cheese mixture on prepared crust. Top with spinach, carrots, red pepper, peanuts and sesame seeds. Drizzle with sweet and sour sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. Cut into squares to serve.


Kathleen said...

This sounds really good! I'm bookmarking it right now!

A Year on the Grill said...

it really sounds terrific... add some cajun shrimp on the top and you are set for the game!

Barbara Bakes said...

Guess it will be Manning and Brees. But either way the pizza sounds like a great way to party!

MaryMoh said...

Looks simple, colourful, healthy and delicious. Have to try it some time. Thanks for sharing.

Lea said...

Nice - and beautiful!!! I want some for breakfast so tempting!!!

June said...

Boy this sounds and looks good Mags! I'll be trying it too.

Debbie said...

That looks delicious. What a perfect party appetizer!!!!

Linda said...

Another winner!
I also wold have enjoyed a Manning/Farve matchup but sadly it is not to be.
Both those guys would fight to the death to win!
I guess I'll just watch the commercials!

Moogie said...

A party and I wasn't invited.... :(

stephchows said...

i'm totally a commercials kinda football watcher LOL but I'd happily sit and pretend to watch the game to eat this!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! I am all about peanut sauce and chicken, so I'll have to give this a try. i bet the hubby would like it.

Tia said...

bookmarked! wow - what an awesome flavor combo - thanks for this, we'll try that for pizza nite next.

Sherry said...

Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints, who dat??? I lived in New Orleans all my life, until Katrina. I find it very interesting that last Sunday's Saints oppenent's quarterback was Brett Favre, who lived in MS very close to New Orleans and was a Saints fan all his life. Now we're in the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning, son of Archie Manning, former quarterback and current moderator of the Saints games, who has been a Saints fan all of his life.

Who dat???

Sweet and Savory said...

You have the best recipes. What a blend of flavors.