BBQ Chicken Flatbread is an incredibly delicious pizza you can make in about 20 minutes with 5 ingredients. Perfect for a snack or an easy weeknight dinner -- and a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken!
Welp, looks like pizza night just got a heckuva lot easier!
This simple recipe for BBQ chicken flatbread pizza comes together in 20 minutes with soft naan bread, tangy barbecue sauce, juicy chicken, gooey cheese, and sharp red onion.
It's a fast and easy meal for busy weeknights or a fun snack when you don't want to wait for delivery.
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Why You're Going to Love This Recipe
- Easy semi-homemade bbq chicken pizza
- One naan flatbread makes the perfect-sized pizza for one or two people
- Fast and easy flatbread pizza made with store-bought crust
- Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken
Flatbread. I like to use naan, which I find in the deli section of the grocery store. You can also use pita bread or make your own flatbread pizza crust.
BBQ sauce. Use your favorite bbq sauce. We like Sweet Baby Rays or homemade Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.
Colby-Jack cheese. Co-Jack cheese is flavorful and melts well. You can use mozzarella cheese or whatever kind of cheese you love. If you have an extra minute, shred your own. It melts much creamier than pre-shredded.
Shredded chicken breast. Barbecue chicken pizza is a great way to use up leftover chicken. You can also use freshly poached or grilled boneless chicken breasts.
Red onion. Red onion is a bright, sharp contrast to the sweet, tangy BBQ sauce.
Green onion, optional. Fresh sliced green onions add great flavor to the finished pizza.
Add your favorite pizza toppings to make your own BBQ chicken flatbread creation! Be careful not to load up too many toppings or the crust can get soggy.
Bell peppers. Add a burst of pretty color with red, green, yellow, or orange bell pepper slices.
Halved cherry tomatoes. To keep cherry tomatoes from adding too much liquid to the pizza, place them cut-side down on paper towels for a few minutes, then add them to very top layer of the pizza (furthest from the crust) before baking.
Fresh cilantro. Add cilantro or your favorite fresh herbs to the pizza after it's baked.
How to Make BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Warm the naan flatbreads directly on the oven rack for 2 minutes per side.
Toss the chicken with 1 ½ tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
Spread 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce on each piece of naan bread.
Top each flatbread with ¾ cup shredded cheddar Jack cheese, ¼ cup of BBQ chicken, and sliced red onion. Optional, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
Place flatbread directly on the oven rack for 6-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown. Place a baking sheet or piece of foil on the rack below to catch any drips.
Serve with sliced green onions and more BBQ sauce, if desired.
Store leftover pizza wrapped in plastic or in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
How to Reheat BBQ Flatbread
We like to reheat flatbread pizza on the stovetop or in the oven.
Stovetop. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1-2 slices of BBQ chicken pizza. Warm until the top just starts to glisten. Add a few drops of water and cover the pan with a lid or foil. Warm 1-2 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
Oven. Place the leftover flatbread pizza on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover with aluminum foil -- make sure it doesn't touch the top of the pizza. Place the pan in the oven and turn it to 375 degrees (no need to preheat). Warm for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey.
Pre-baking the naan flatbread keeps the crust from getting soggy.
If possible, use freshly shredded cheese from a block. It melts much better than pre-shredded cheese.
Place a piece of foil or a baking sheet on the rack below the flatbread pizza to catch any drips.
Top your BBQ chicken pizza with your favorite cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, Colby, or Monterey Jack or smoked Gouda cheese, cooked chicken, and toppings like red onion, green onion, bell peppers, and cilantro.
Naan flatbread is the pizza crust for this homemade bbq chicken pizza. Naan flatbread is delicious, fast and easy to use, and just the right size for a pizza for one or two people. When baked to a golden brown, it makes a perfectly crispy pizza crust.
Ed LaDou, who was previously a pizza chef at Wolfgang Puck's Spago, developed the menu for California Pizza Kitchen, including their signature barbecue chicken pizza.
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BBQ Chicken Flatbread
- 2 naan flatbreads
- 5 ½ tablespoons BBQ sauce divided
- 1 ½ cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
- ½ cup cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed
- ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
- red pepper flakes, optional
- green onions, for serving, optional
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Warm the naan flatbreads directly on the oven rack for 2 minutes per side.
- Toss the chicken with 1 ½ tablespoons BBQ sauce.
- Spread 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce on each piece of naan bread. Top each flatbread with ¾ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, ¼ cup of BBQ chicken, and ½ of the sliced red onion. Optional, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
- Bake directly on the oven rack for 6-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown. Place a baking sheet or piece of foil on the rack below to catch any drips. Serve with sliced green onions and more BBQ sauce, if desired.