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.



Tortilla Spring Roll

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for California Pizza Kitchen's Tortilla Spring Rolls. These appetizers come in 3 different flavors. Read on to learn how to make these appetizers at home using flour tortillas and simple ingredients.

What you get at CPK

The California Pizza Kitchen serves flour tortilla rolls sprinkled with herbs and filled with the following:
Thai Chicken: which has chicken, bean sprouts, green onions, carrots, mozzarella cheese in a spicy peanut sauce. Served with Thai peanut sauce.
Baja Chicken: which has chicken, roasted corn, black beans, chilies, red onions, jack, cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Served with guacamole.
Mediterranean: which has grilled mushrooms, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, fontina, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  Served with marinara sauce.

To make these at Home

I start with store bought rotisserie chicken which make these very simple to construct. Just slice off some of the white breast meat, shred and marinate in bottled sauce depending on the type of roll you want to make.
For the Thai Chicken buy a bottle of peanut sauce.
For the Baja Chicken I like Lowry's Baja marinade.
Once you have your chicken marinating.
Decide which vegetables you want to use and saute them in a skillet with some olive oil.
Next, you build your "Spring Roll" like you would a burrito.  Add the chicken, vegetables and cheeses.  Fold both ends together to make a flap and then roll into a round tube.  Place seam side down on a baking dish.  Brush with melted butter and herbs of your choice.
Bake in a medium oven 350 for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese had melted.
Serve with extra sauce for dipping

1 comment:

  1. Yum! if you are a Thai food lover,this is perfection as far as combined herbs and sweet/spicy.