Pizza Pie Party! Recipe: Chicken and kimchi pizza (pie)

Chicken and kimchi pizza pie

One of my best (and coolest) friends ever, T., went to Korea for an exchange a few years back. Naturally, when we met later, I asked her about the culinary experience there. And one of those things that came up was this:

“there was hardly any good Italian stuff around” (Wasn’t she in Korea, not Italy? :P). “But they did make kimchi pizza and spaghetti”.

right…, KIMCHI PIZZA!

The idea got stuck with me ever since. I am curious, certainly. Since you know, I am one of those who firmly believe that the formula for good pizza is this: excellent dough + simple (but best) topping. Read all the bread making books, watch Food Safari and they all tell the same thing!

Chicken and kimchi pizza pie

But then, why not try something new? I’ve been chicken with making kimchi pizza though. 1- I don’t know how it’s gonna turn out. 2- No one in this family, except for me, likes kimchi.

The opportunity comes when Jeroxie announced the Pizza pie event just at the time when my craving for kimchi reached a new high. (Very strange, but I do crave for kimchi now and then. Just as I do with chocolate).

I still stick to my trusted pizza dough though. The one that requires 2 days to make that I learned from Gattina from a few years back. This recipe is a winner, and resting the dough in the fridge overnight produces superior pizza base. Very flavourful. That, I won’t change even a t!

Chicken and kimchi pizza pie

As for the topping (filling), okay, I do go crazy. Chicken, cooked with some Korean pepper paste, and kimchi are the theme for the day. It’s spicy, so don’t bother with fancy cheese. Normal pizza cheese mix will do the job.

I did two versions here. One is the normal pizza, with the top crust made out of roasted seaweed. Second is a more traditional pie look, which is quite rustic…

Verdict? Two thumbs up! (If you like kimchi and spicy food, and don’t mind experimenting and indulging in “food porn” for once). I get both my pizza and kimchi cravings fixed!

Chicken and kimchi pizza pie

Dough recipe: please refer to gatinna’s instruction here. I’ve made it so many times, and it’s still one of the best and easiest yet.

Topping: (for 2 -3 small pizza/pies)

400g chicken fillet, cut into strip
2-3 tbp Korean hot pepper paste (to taste)
fish sauce
1/2 cup kimchi
pizza cheese

Roasted seaweed, cut into strip.

Method: prepare the dough as per usual. Preheat oven to max degree. Put pizza stone in the oven for 30 mins at least.

For the topping, stir-fry the chicken with hot pepper paste and fish sauce. Cool.

Stretch the pizza dough to shape, spread with some pepper paste. Put chicken and kimchi on top, followed by the cheese.

Sprinkle the pizza stone with cornmeal, put the pizza on top. Bake until golden. Sprinkle roasted seaweed on top then serve.

For the pie: just put a cap on top to enclose the filling then bake as per usual.

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51 Responses to Pizza Pie Party! Recipe: Chicken and kimchi pizza (pie)

  1. Mark @ Cafe Campana says:

    Interesting mix of flavours. I am sure it tasted great. I love the look of the pizza pie.

  2. 5 Star Foodie says:

    I love the idea of kimchi pizza pie! Very neat!

  3. Trix says:

    Oh, I adore kimchi and spicy food, so this is just a fantastic idea and marriage of things I love. Also really stunning photos. Awesome!

  4. Jo - SecondHelping says:

    What an inspired combination!

  5. penny aka jeroxie says:

    I am making this. I love kimchi too! And thanks on the link to the dough. I am always in search of good pizza dough.
    http://jeroxie.com/addiction/international-incident-party/ to grab the banner and the badge.

  6. Divina Pe says:

    This is brilliant. I love kimchi and the other Asian flavors for this pizza is just genius.

  7. cookingpractice says:

    Ha ha, the idea is so weird!! But nice try! Pizza is a type of bread with condiments anyway! 😉

  8. Stephanie says:

    I like the idea of the seaweed!

  9. Conor @ HoldtheBeef says:

    Awesome topping combination :) I'm pretty happy with my usual pizza dough, but after looking at the one you use I might have to give it a try – it looks great, thanks for sharing!!

  10. Ana Powell says:

    Lovely combination of flavours,excellent photos x

  11. Y says:

    Haha, I LOVE it Anh! And by pleasant coincidence, I happen to have some home made kimchi that someone gave to me recently, so I think I might be making kimchi pizza soon! Woooo!

  12. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A lovely pie! That combination must taste wonderful!

  13. Ilva says:

    Of all the crazy pizzas I have seen, this is the wildest but at the same time to most enticing! Wish you could make it for me, it sounds great

  14. Heavenly Housewife says:

    What a cool pizza! Its definitely original. I thought I've seen all the toppings.

  15. OohLookBel says:

    Talk about thinking outside the square – or circle, in this case! The combination of flavours in your pizza sounds unreal. I wish I could taste it…

  16. La Table De Nana says:

    Looks so good on the crinkly paper!

  17. tasteofbeirut says:

    You know I am not going to lie to you, I will not make a special trip for kimchi but this pizza on the other hand, yes! love spicy in a pizza and a great crust. I am bookmarking both this and the crust recipe

  18. Jessica604 says:

    I like how you topped the pizza with a hot pepper paste-chicken and added some more flavour with kimchi and roasted seaweed. It has me thinking of Stephs (at Momofuku for 2) mentaiko udon, where she combines kimchi and mentaiko, a chili-infused cod roe. I think I might do a combo of the two flavourings and add the mentaiko to your pizza recipe!

  19. Evelyne @ CheapEthnicEatz says:

    Kimchi pizza? Love it. The crust looks awesome too

  20. Faith says:

    I completely agree with your formula for good pizza! This is really unique and sounds deliciously full of flavor!

  21. WizzyTheStick says:

    I am sorry I missed this event. It would have been interesting to think up a Caribbean Pie.

  22. Tangled Noodle says:

    I had read about kimchi pizza in the LA Times article mentioned on my post and would so love to try it! It sounds so incredibly tasty . . . 😎

  23. Christine@Christine's Recipes says:

    I love Asian style pizza very much, but quite curious about how a kimchi pizza tastes like. Love kimchi and pizza, so I can imagine it'd taste fantastic to me.

  24. ~~louise~~ says:

    Kimchi Pizza! Oh I can just imagine the journey of flavors!!! I'm saving this link for International Pizza Month!!!

  25. Cherrie Pie says:

    ooooh! Kimchi pizza… that's very original. Great job Anh

  26. tigerfish says:

    That is very creative, sweetie! I like the touch of seaweed in your pizza. While I was frying noodles today, I also added some toasted seaweed in them :)

  27. Shirley says:

    Kimchi pizza is a great idea! Would have never thought of it! But thats what makes the pizza so versatile.

  28. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Love the addition of seaweed. But I am not a fan of kimchi.

  29. The Wind Attack says:

    I get kimchi cravings too, but I would have never thought of adding it to pizza…. but it sounds good! My favorite kimchi dish is just a simple fried egg with kimchi on top. Perfect snack. The yolk mixes with the kimchi sauce and makes creamy, spicy goodness.

  30. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Of course! Kimchi pizza makes perfect sense really :) And I like the squares of dried nori on top to complete the picture! 😀

  31. Cynthia says:

    Goodness gracious Anh, this sounds and looks fantastic!

  32. Manggy says:

    I'm very curious to try this! I'd love a bit of sugar in my stir-fried chicken, though 😉

  33. Anh says:

    thanks all for the comments!

  34. Megan says:

    I don't know about this. My friend once let me taste lasagna-flavored pizza and I didn't like it. It was because the thing couldn't decide if it's a lasagna or a pizza.

  35. Anh says:

    Hi Megan,

  36. Agnes says:

    Kimchi pizza! That's a great idea. I can see why the idea stayed with you. I love the look of the seaweed on top too.

  37. Celeste @ Berrytravels says:

    While the idea of the koreans having Kimchi pizza doesn't actually surprise me, I've been trying my hardest to imagine how it would actually taste like. And failing.

  38. shaz says:

    Ha ha, I get kimchi cravings too! This sounds very good, unorthodox maybe, but very good :)

  39. Little Inbox says:

    The ingredients on the pizza sounds creative!

  40. Gattina says:

    isn't it a saying sth… think globally, act locally :) ) the crust is beautifully made (thanks for the sweet words buddy!), with the delicious kimchi and intriguing seaweed pattern, you are a real food artist!

  41. Food For Tots says:

    I like Gattina's recipe too. You are such a creative baker! The pizza looks so yummy! Got to try out your recipe soon. 😉

  42. Veggie Belly says:

    kimchi in pizza? great idea!

  43. Juliana says:

    Anh, what an interesting pizza…with kimchi…I must try it since by reading the ingredients and looking at the pictures my mouth is watering ;-)

  44. Rochelle says:

    I love kimchi and pizza and have made my own at home but the thought never even entered my mind to make a kimchi pizza :) I'll have to give it a try one of these days!

  45. Kevin says:

    Kimchi makes for a great pizza!

  46. Cynthia says:

    This is so creative! I just made some homemade kimchi so once that ferments enough, I'll have to give this a try. Great recipe! =)

  47. FFichiban says:

    OOhh yummm kimchi pizza ^^! That pie also looks rustically delicious!

  48. Megan says:

    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend you.

  49. Anh says:

    @megan: no, you are entitled to your taste, right? Appreciate your honest comment !

  50. Emma @CakeMistress says:

    Oh wow, I've never heard of Kimchi before, but a quick Wiki search fixed me up. Thanks for teaching me something new! Love the new flavour combos you've created. See you next party!

  51. wooden spice rack says:

    Looks really delicious, I must try this kind of pizza. I'll add some spice.