These Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Flatbreads are great for summer appetizers or a light dinner on the back porch!
You guys remember the Mother Goose Jazz Band, right? I mean how can you forget a name like that! As Laura and I realized a long time ago, little Robbie loves music. Even when he could barely sit up, he’d bop his head along to whatever music I had playing. (Usually that was Journey or Rush. Or perhaps Billy Joel. I have an eclectic taste in music.) Well this past March we realized that Robbie loves a different type of music. Why March? Because St. Patrick’s Day.
To get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, I found an Irish station on Pandora. To be fair, most of the songs were Irish drinking songs. But they’re all upbeat and fun. Yes are. Not were. You see, Robbie still wants to listen to the St. Patrick’s Day station. It might be late June and blazing hot outside, but we’re still listening to Irish drinking songs in our house. Robbie will actually go over to the counter where the speaker is sitting and start dancing. That’s how he tells us he wants music. And if it’s not the Irish station, then he just shakes his head no. So we turn on the St. Patrick’s Day station and have a foot-stomping good time!
The other day, I took our speaker outside so I could listen to music while I grilled up these Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Flatbreads. Robbie was out there with me, and it didn’t take long before he requested his Irish music. So there we were. Out back on the sunny porch. Listening to Irish music. In June. (Don’t get me wrong…I actually love Irish drinking songs! I just never think of listening to them in June. Imagine that.)
So with that scene as a backdrop, let’s come back to these Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Flatbreads. I’m a huge fan of chicken souvlaki, especially in the summer when the days are warm. Greek flavors always scream warm weather to me. I find the lemon + olive oil + oregano + dill combination to be particularly tasty when combined with the flavor of the grill.
For this version, I used Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts as the base, and then just topped them with a homemade tzatziki sauce, grilled chicken and diced tomatoes. This recipe is seriously tasty, and it makes for a great summer appetizer or light dinner. We actually ate these flatbreads on the back porch along with some freshly cut watermelon…while listening to Irish drinking songs in the background. Greek food. Irish music. It all works!
Have you guys tried Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts? They come in 3 varieties (Rustic White, Spicy Italian and Rosemary & Olive Oil), and they’re perfect for a quick meal. We occasionally use these flatbreads to make a quick pizza in the toaster oven, but I gotta say that grilling them is super fun. They grill up in just 2-3 minutes and then you’ve got a blank canvas for making your own flatbread creation. (Click here to find Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts in your area.) I hope you guys have an excellent weekend full of wonderful weather, tasty grilled flatbreads and Irish music!
Disclosure: This Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Flatbreads post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!