BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner?  Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!I just got off the phone with Santa.  Well, not really the phone.  We just finished texting each other.  The big man is way too busy at this time of the year to be chatting away on the phone!  (I tried to convince him to get one of those bluetooth ear pieces, but he wouldn’t go for it.  He said those are way too 2005.)  As you can imagine, he’s working 24-hours a day right now getting ready for his Christmas deliveries next week.  Dancer has a mild cold and Rudolph has an issue with his nose, but he anticipates that they’ll be ready to go by the 24th.  Whew!  I was worried there!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!Santa also mentioned that he’s trying to cut back on sweets right now.  He’s got to be in top sleigh-riding form in less than 2 weeks.  (Plus, he’ll have plenty of cookies to sample while making his deliveries!)  Santa still needs tasty food to keep him going at this busy time of the year, though.  I suggested that he give these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas a shot.  They’re quick and easy to make, and they’re packed with flavor!  And these flatbreads won’t leave Santa in a pizza coma afterwards.  (Not that I have anything against the pizza coma…I usually end up in one of those on Saturday nights while watching college football!)

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!All North Pole jokes aside, these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas really are quite tasty!  And they really are easy.  I took several Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts and topped ’em with barbecue sauce, cooked chicken, cheese and red onions.  Off to the oven for just 5-6 minutes.  (Yes, only 5-6 minutes!)  *Sprinkle sprinkle sprinkle* with fresh cilantro.  And then these flatbread pizzas are ready to go!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!We’re huge fans of Flatout’s various flatbreads around here, and we often go with wraps for lunch or dinner.  But Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts are another one of our favorites!  For this batch of flatbread pizzas, I used Flatout’s Rustic White flavor, but they also come in Rosemary & Olive Oil and Spicy Italian.  All 3 are delicious.  Trust me…I’ve eaten them all!  More than once.  Wondering where to find them near you?  Click here for Flatout’s Flatbread Finder!

I get that the holidays are a time to splurge and enjoy some tasty treats.  The cold, blustery days of January and February were made for dieting and working out.  But even during the holidays, I sometimes just don’t want a huge meal.  That’s where flatbread pizzas come in.  We often use Flatout’s pizza crusts with a bit of pesto and shredded mozzarella for an easy dinner.  For these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas, I bumped it up with marinated chicken and 3 types of cheeses…but they’re still super easy to make!  You can crate an assembly line of sorts and have a whole row of flatbread pizzas ready to go in no time at all!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!Flatbread pizzas also make for a great appetizer if you’re visiting with family and friends.  During the holidays, we’ll occasionally do the ‘appetizers-for-dinner’ thing while hanging out with the neighbors.  Sliced cheese + crackers and a couple BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas.  Sounds like the makings of a good night right there!

So as we head into the busiest (and also the most fun!) part of the holiday season, stop and enjoy it.  And stop and make a flatbread pizza, too.  There’s plenty of time for cookies next week…or tomorrow.  Cheers!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner? Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

Want to surprise your family with a delicious dinner?  Try whipping up a batch of these BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 586kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Flatbread Pizza

  • 4 Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce divided
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ medium red onion thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishing

Instructions

For the Chicken

  • Combine all of the ingredients except for chicken in a food processor; process until smooth. Place chicken breasts in a small baking dish. Pour marinade on top, turning to coat both sides of chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

For the Flatbread Pizza

  • Preheat grill-pan to medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and place in hot grill-pan. (Discard any remaining marinade.) Cook until done, about 5-6 minutes per side. Using 2 forks, shred chicken and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. (See note.)
  • Spread ½ cup of barbecue sauce across flatbreads, leaving ½” border on all sides. (Note: Use about 2 Tbsp of sauce per flatbread.)
  • In a medium bowl, combine the mozzarella, smoked Gouda, and cheddar cheeses. Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly on top of flatbreads.
  • Divide shredded chicken and sliced onions across the top of the flatbreads.
  • Bake at 400°F for 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove flatbreads from oven and top with fresh cilantro.
  • Drizzle remaining ¼ cup of barbecue sauce across tops of flatbreads.

Notes

If you happen to have a pizza pan with small holes in the bottom, use it for baking these flatbread pizzas!

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30 Comments

  1. Wow! You’ve done it again! I always end up with extra meat when we get a rotisserie chicken for quick dinner night. Now I know exactly what I can do with it for a follow up quick lunch/dinner! Thanks so much, David!
    p.s….one thing we miss the most after moving to NY from AL is Monday morning college football talk. Go Clemson!😊

    1. Hey there, Marla! I’m right there with ya. We love picking up a rotisserie chicken for an easy dinner, but then I never know what to do with just a little bit of leftover chicken. As with all questions in life, the best answer is “Put it on a pizza!” 🙂 Also, I can totally relate to being a Southerner in NY. I miss my buddies to talk college football with! But you came from AL…aren’t you pulling for the wrong team? 😉

  2. Hi David! These are ideal for appetizers…just cut them into small squares and you’re all set! Plus they can easily be customized to individual tastes! Sometimes if I’ve been cooking/baking all day I just don’t have it in me to prepare dinner, but these come together so quickly. You could even substitute a store bought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken.

    1. You know, that’s a really good point! We ate this for dinner one night as we’re trying to be good this holiday season…so we totally banked some calories on this dinner. 🙂 But these really would make great appetizers, too! I’m thinking serve up squares of these flatbreads with a cold beer or a glass of wine, and I’d be a happy camper!

  3. Dude, hahaha! That lead in had me chuckling! Can you imagine having Santa’s job for one night – that’s a secret dream of mine – cos I imagine tasting ALL those cookies!
    Seriously though, I’m all about lighter, healthier meals leading up to Christmas – heck, (you might want to slap me silly at this next part, but) I even have healthier sides/some desserts on our Christmas Day table too 🙂 so am all about noshing on flavor loaded flat outs – besides, seeing this has chicken on it, I don’t have to share it with Lil Shashi! Now I need to get my hands on some of that Rosemary & Olive Oil flatbreads!

    1. Oh man, that would be one heck of a job to be Santa for a day! Actually, I may have told you this, but my life goal is to be Santa in the Macy’s Day Parade one year. (Ok, I might not actually know how to go about this one…but I do know how to eat cookies. So I’m thinking if I eat enough cookies, then Macy’s will call me to be Santa one day…)

      These Flatouts are awesome for a lighter meal, Shashi! We’ve seriously been using these in all sorts of fun ways to make “pizzas” that are a bit lighter in the calorie department. And it’s working! 🙂

    1. Yes! I am all about handheld foods…especially at this time of the year! Between holiday parties and then the upcoming football playoffs, this is seriously one of my favorite times of the food year! 🙂 Also, yay Gouda!

  4. I love love love flatbread pizza, but this get David, I’ve never been brave enough actually to make one myself. BBQ sauce on pizza is always a winner with my taste buds. I can only imagine how busy Santa is right now; Christmas is less than two weeks away!

    1. Oh my gosh…another one to add to the list along with the cheeseball, Mary! But this one is way, way, way easier. Seriously! These Flatout pizza crusts have been amazing for easy dinners. Like you, we’re on the weight loss kick…and these have been a great way to make “pizza” without all of the calories. Baking them on a pizza pan (you know, the ones with the holes in them) is a clutch tip, though. Oh, and don’t overload them with toppings. I challenge you to eat a healthy flatbread pizza sometime in the next week! 🙂

    1. Hey, I say kill two birds with one stone and you dress up as Santa, Matt! Dress up as Santa, go to the Christmas Eve party, and then stand in the corner eating flatbread pizza all night long. No one will question a thing! 🙂

    1. Oh I will absolutely put in a good word for you, Gaila! I happen to know the Big Man in the Red Suit quite well. 🙂 (More on that in next Monday’s post…) But seriously I’m sure you are already on his Nice list…probably sitting in the #1 spot!

  5. My family would love me to surprise them with your BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas! Glad to hear that Santa is on a diet in preparation for all those delicious cookies – I’d be very upset if he would leave mine behind – so far the plate has always been empty the next morning 😉

    1. So I say you dress up as the big guy in a red coat and show up on Christmas Eve with a plate of these flatbread pizzas, Miriam! Maybe you’ll get lucky and the family will still have a few cookie left to trade for the pizzas? Haha! 🙂

    1. Pizzas are totally one of our favorite comfort foods…and these flatbreads make it so darned easy! We’ve really been enjoying these flatbread pizzas for dinner lately. Thanks, Manali!

  6. Oh I wish I had the Santa’s contacts as well cause I’ve got a lot of questions to ask. David, if you text him next time, could you please be my official representative? For example, does Santa like lavender cookies? If yes, why hasn’t he been touching those I left for him for a few years in a row? Indeed, why hasn’t he been stopping by our house either? Tell him I’ve been a good person all this time. And of course I like this flatbread pizza – what a hearty and delicious combo! Perfect stuff to have while waiting Santa:)

    1. You know, that’s a lot of responsibility to be Santa’s official representative. I mean I would probably have to taste test all of those cookies for him…we can’t let Santa be eating any subpar cookies this year! But he did tell me that he likes lavender cookies…it’s just that you’re on his naughty list so he hasn’t been stopping by. But now that he knows about the lavender cookies, he’s upgraded you to his nice list. Better make an extra dozen cookies this year! 🙂

  7. Wow! Texting with Santa? That must have been exciting 😉 Did he ask for this flatbread instead of cookies for Christmas? I think he should! I love pizza and can pretty much eat every day. These flatbreads are awesome and allows me to have a yummy pizza in minutes so no complaining there. So perfect when we’re getting ready for the big day, right? Hungry right now and wish I could grab this from the screen, lol!!

    1. It is a little surreal looking down at your phone when you get a text message and seeing “Santa” as the sender! 🙂 He did ask for this flatbread this year…but not in place of cookies. In addition to cookies! I mean who can complain when it comes to quick and easy (and delicious!) pizza? Thanks, Dawn!!

    1. You’re right! I love a good thin crust pizza. I’ll take thin-crust over deep-dish any day of the week. And these flatbreads make for the perfect thin-crust pizzas. We’ve been enjoying these all week as a quick and easy dinner. And you know what? I can put in a good word to the big man in the red suit for you…maybe he’ll bring you some flatbread pizzas this year! Haha. Thanks, Linda!

    1. Wait…Santa doesn’t have a weight problem! (Santa, if you’re listening to this, I swear it! Don’t leave me off your list this year!) Also, if we actually left pizza out for Santa, I’m pretty sure the dogs would eat it long before Santa arrived…

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