BBQ Chicken Flatbread

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Easy BBQ chicken flatbread is flavor loaded, quick and super filling for an easy weekday meal. Use rotisserie chicken or make your own. This one is always a huge hit.

BBQ Chicken on flat bread with toppings and seasoning on a ceramic plate.
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Why Make BBQ Flatbread

This meal is easy peasy, you can make everything from scratch for the ULTIMATE flavor or you can cut a few corners and have it ready in a pinch for meal prep or an easy weekday meal.

This flatbread is husband approved, my hubby asks for it all the time for his lunches, we both get to enjoy a flatbread and the flavor is so addicting.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed to make bbq chicken flatbread on a counter in small bowls and on small plates.

Chicken Breasts. I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts but my BBQ Chicken Thighs will also work well. You can also use Rotisserie chicken to cut down on time for this recipe.

Seasoning. Salt, pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, red pepper flakes.

Barbecue Sauce. Use your favorite bbq sauce of choice. I love a high quality, lower in sugar sauce. You can also make your own BBQ Sauce. Homemade BBQ Sauce on this blog post.

Flatbread. You can find this in the bread aisle at most all major grocery stores. You can also use naan bread or lavish bread to cut calories.

Mozzarella. You can really use any cheese of choice, I just find Mozzarella to be the best with bbq chicken (and it’s nice and melty). I also use Parmesan for some extra salt, nutty goodness.

all other ingredients and measurements are listed below in the recipe card.

Recipe Variations

Chicken. Use rotisserie chicken if you want to speed things up with this recipe. Just skip seasonings.

BBQ Sauce. Use your favorite kind, or make you own using my recipe above.

Cheese. Manchego, cheddar, goat cheese and blue cheese are all great on this.

Flatbread. You can also use naan and lavish bread in place of the flatbread.

Bell Pepper. Use any bell pepper of choice, use Jalapeño to make it spicy o r add some sliced pineapple to make it sweet/savory.

How To Make This Recipe

Step One. If you are making your own chicken, start with patting the chicken dry and cutting any large breasts in half (to help ensure an even and quicker cook). Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl. Sprinkle them on both sides of the chicken.

Step Two. If making your own bbq sauce, get that cooked while the chicken is cooking. Add chicken to a hot, oiled skillet on medium high heat. Cook the chicken on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes each side. Chicken should be 165º internally. Once it’s done, let it rest and cool a bit. Cut into bite sized pieces and set aside. Preheat oven to 375º.

Step Three. Preheat oven to 375° on a large cooking sheet, add the flatbread or naan. Brush the flatbread generously with bbq sauce. Add minced garlic. Next, add the mozzarella followed by the chicken, onions, chopped peppers. Cook on the center rack in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the bread is browned and cheese is melted and bubbling.

Step Four. Pull out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes and add chopped cilantro and a few more drizzles of bbq sauce. Slice with a pizza cutter and enjoy.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, reheat in the oven, air fryer or microwave. Freeze in an airtight bag for up to 3 months.

Up close flatbread with bbq sauce on a ceramic plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use something besides flatbread?

Yes, you can use naan bread or lavish bread if you want. Naan is a little smaller that flatbread.

How can I make this healthier?

Make this recipe a little healthier wit lower sugar and lower salt by making the chicken and the barbecue from scratch.

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BBQ chicken on flatbread with cilantro and seasoning.
4.88 from 8 votes

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Easy BBQ chicken flatbread is flavor loaded, quick and super filling for an easy weekday meal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Cooking Sheet
  • sharp knives

Ingredients 

Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts, *see notes for rotisserie
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried tarragon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 flatbreads, *see notes

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

  • ½ cup bbq sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp red pepper flakes , *optional
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan for topping, *optional

Instructions 

  • If you are making your own chicken, start with patting the chicken dry and cutting any large breasts in half (to help ensure an even and quicker cook). Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl. Sprinkle them on both sides of the chicken. 
  • *If making your own bbq sauce, get that cooked while the chicken is cooking.
    Add chicken to a hot, oiled skillet on medium high heat. Cook the chicken on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes each side. Chicken should be 165º internally. Once it's done, let it rest and cool a bit. Cut into bite sized pieces and set aside. 
  • Preheat oven to 375° Add the flatbread or naan to a large cooking sheet. Brush the flatbread generously with barbecue sauce. Add minced garlic. Next, add the mozzarella followed by the chicken, onions, chopped peppers. Cook on the center rack in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the bread is browned and cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Pull out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes and add chopped cilantro and a few more drizzles of bbq sauce. Slice with a pizza cutter and enjoy. 

Notes

*if using already cooked chicken or rotisserie skip the seasonings and move on to the flatbread section of the recipe. Using already cooked chicken will cut 15 minutes off the recipe. 
*naan or lavish bread will also work. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, reheat in the oven, air fryer or microwave. Freeze in an airtight bag for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5flatbread | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2107IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 424
Keyword: 30 minute, Flatbread
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this for lunch and the family loved it. I paired it with your Cobb salad (minus the salmon). Perfect combination. Thank you.

    1. I have the recipe linked throughout the blog post, it’s on my Baked BBQ Chicken thigh post 🙂 enjoy my friend.

      1. Just made this…delicious flavor. Tasted like upscale artisan eatery pizza, without leaving the house or spending tons of $. Paired it with a huge garden salad; zero leftovers. Thank you!

        1. I am so glad to hear this! It’s a wonderful summer meal. Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it. Xo – bailey

  2. 5 stars
    This was so darn good. I made your chicken recipe with it and I couldn’t stop eating the chicken by itself, but on top of the flatbread with the barbecue sauce my goodness.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! I made these for lunch this week and gobbled it right up. The chicken was perfectly cooked and I added pineapple.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these for the meal prep this week. They look great and smell delicious I cannot wait to dig in for lunch tomorrow.

  5. 4 stars
    Made this recipe for dinner last night – 2 flats just with chicken, cheese, BBQ sauce and 2 with all the ingredients (picky eaters). Wasn’t sure if my fam would like but thankfully they did. I used rotisserie already shredded chicken, added the spices snd olive oil since it came plain, and reheated in my microwave. Served with fresh cut pineapple. These were actually pretty good and quite filling – having the remainder for lunch today. Will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Hi Susan! So glad you enjoyed, thanks for the feedback!