Monday, May 6, 2013


This pizza. THIS PIZZA. Conrad and I used to go to California Pizza Kitchen and get this pizza there, but then they got crazy and changed their menu drastically. This pizza was cut from the selection. So I went two years missing it, never thinking to myself, "why don't you just make it at home?"

Last week, I finally had that thought. I included it in our meal plan, picked up all the ingredients, and had it hot and ready right when Conrad walked in the door. This pizza is so good. We ate the whole thing. Looking back, we could have just saved the leftovers and enjoyed it again later, but it was so good that we couldn't stop eating it. The Mango Curry Grilling Sauce is the star. It's sweet and spicy and smoky, and it gives your pizza this cool, summery look because of it's color. 

I've made my own pizza dough before (this is my favorite recipe), and while it is cheaper (and more homemaker-y) to make your own dough, it adds at least an extra hour to prep time (20 minutes to mix and knead, 1 hr + to rise). I weighed my options and went for the pre-made dough, and it turned out delish. 


You need:  
Pizza dough (I used Pillsbury's for the sake of convenience) 
Archer Farms Mango Curry Grilling Sauce (they sell it at Target and I put it on everything)
Mozzarella cheese
1/2 diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped cooked chicken (I had some in my fridge from leftovers, but you could even use canned)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped 
1 cup frozen mango chunks (I sliced them in half because the chunks were pretty big)

Spread the dough out on a cookie sheet to desired thickness. Pour about 1/3 cup of the Mango Grilling Sauce onto the dough and brush around evenly. Sprinkle on desired amount of mozzarella. Add the diced onion, peppers, mango, chicken, and cilantro. 

Cooking will be based on your dough's directions. Cook as directed until dough is cooked through and cheese is melted. (Sidenote, if you're using the Pillbury's, it says to precook the dough. I did not do this. I cooked for 20-25 minutes instead, and it turned out perfect)

Add more cilantro as desired, and you could even drizzle on a sweet chili sauce like Maggi's, but it honestly doesn't even need it.



  1. This might be dinner soon! I have all the vegetables in my garden, mangoes are in season and on sale, and that sauce sounds too dang amazing not to try. Thanks for sharing! :-)


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