California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



Thai Chicken Pizza

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for California Pizza Kitchen's Thai Chicken Pizza.  This one is an original!  The basic ingredients are marinated chicken, mozzarella cheese, green onions, bean sprouts, julienne carrots, cilantro and roasted peanuts.  Read on to learn how to make this pizza at home using simple ingredients and limited cooking skills.

I've simplified this restaurant copycat recipe by using a prepared pizza shell, rotisserie chicken and bottled Thai peanut sauce which are all items that I found at my local Walmart.


Thai Peanut sauce/stir fry
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
4 scallions, slice diagonally
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1 prepared pizza crust
1/2 cup white bean sprouts
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat Oven
  2. Place chicken in a small bowl and drizzle with Thai peanut sauce.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the peanut sauce over the pizza shell.
  4. Cover sauce with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Distribute the chicken, scallions, bean sprouts and carrots.
  6. Add the rest of the cheese and top with the chopped peanuts.
  7. Bake in the oven according to the pizza shell directions.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

1 comment:

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