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Simple and Delicious BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza Recipe

This tangy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza offers a delectable twist for your pizza night! It’s a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight or a delightful party snack. This dish combines the irresistible flavors of sweet BBQ sauce, tender chicken, gooey cheese, and fresh herbs.

Who doesn’t love pizza night? It’s an opportunity to get creative with countless delicious variations.

This particular recipe infuses the classic pizza night with a BBQ flair! Starting with naan or your preferred flatbread, it’s topped with your favorite BBQ sauce, a generous amount of cheese, cooked chicken, onions, and cilantro.

Quick, easy, and sure to please any crowd!

Looking to explore more BBQ pizza options? Consider trying my classic BBQ chicken pizza or BBQ chicken French bread pizza!

Why I LOVE this recipe!

  • Simple – Only 7 basic ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time needed to assemble this dish.
  • Serves a couple or a crowd – Whether cooking for one, two, or a large group, this recipe can be easily adjusted to cater to your needs.
  • Customizable – Follow the recipe as-is or let everyone customize their own flatbread with their favorite toppings. It’s a breeze to make it your own!

Recipe Notes

This BBQ chicken flatbread pizza recipe lives up to its promise of simplicity! With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create a family-friendly meal.

In this section, I’ll share some tips and tricks to make this easy BBQ chicken flatbread and achieve the most delicious results possible.

Scroll to the bottom for the complete recipe card.

Ingredients + Substitutions

bbq chicken flatbread pizza recipe ingredients.
  • Flatbread – Naan is used in this recipe, but you can choose any similar flatbread you prefer.
  • BBQ Sauce – Use your favorite store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce.
  • Shredded Cheese – A blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese adds fantastic flavor and texture.
  • Chicken – Any pre-cooked, neutral-flavored chicken will work well.
  • Toppings – Red onion slices and fresh cilantro add the finishing touch to this BBQ chicken flatbread.

Refer to the recipe card below for the complete list of ingredients and quantities.

Recipe Variations

If you adore this recipe and wish to add some variety, here are a few quick tips to switch things up:

  • BBQ Chicken Pineapple Flatbread – Enhance each bite with juicy pineapple pieces.
  • BBQ Ranch Chicken Flatbread – Drizzle Ranch dressing over the flatbread or serve it on the side for dipping.
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread – Utilize grilled BBQ chicken as the topping to intensify those smoky BBQ flavors.

Recipe Step by Step

I’ll outline some key steps in the recipe here, but refer to the recipe card for detailed instructions on making BBQ chicken flatbread pizza.

bbq sauce being drizzled on two flatbreads.
  1. Place your flatbread of choice onto a baking sheet, then drizzle with BBQ sauce.
two flatbreads on a baking sheet spread with bbq sauce.two flatbreads on a baking sheet spread with bbq sauce.

2. Use a spoon to spread the BBQ sauce all over the flatbread evenly.

two unbaked flatbread pizzas on a baking sheet.two unbaked flatbread pizzas on a baking sheet.

3. Sprinkle the pizza evenly with the shredded cheese, then top that off with shredded chicken and red onion.

above image of two baked BBQ chicken flatbread pizzas on a baking sheet.above image of two baked BBQ chicken flatbread pizzas on a baking sheet.

4. Bake at 425ºF until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro, then slice and serve.

Recipe Tips

  1. Adjust amounts as needed – You can easily adjust the amounts to fit the number of people you’re serving. Make a personal-sized pizza or make extra for a crowd.
  2. Thinly slice or dice the onion – To prevent the onion from overpowering the other flavors, slice it thinly or dice it small.
  3. Cook at high heat – Since naan is precooked, baking at a high temperature of 425ºF ensures quick cooking and prevents a soggy crust.

Recipe Short Cuts

If you’re short on time, here are some shortcuts to make the recipe faster:

  • Use rotisserie chicken – Save time by using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead of preparing the chicken yourself.
  • Use store-bought sauce – Opt for your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce for convenience, instead of making it from scratch.
  • Make it ahead of time – Prepare the pizza ahead by assembling and freezing before baking, or store the baked pizza in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.
This BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza is a tasty variation for a pizza night! Made with naan or your preferred flatbread, covered in BBQ sauce, and topped with shredded chicken, red onion, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. Whether enjoyed as a personal-sized pizza or shared with a crowd, this BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza Recipe is a crowd-pleaser.

### Freezer Meal Instructions
Making this BBQ chicken flatbread recipe into a freezer meal is straightforward. Follow the steps below to store this recipe in the freezer for up to 6 months.

1. Assemble the pizza as directed but do not bake.
2. Place the baking sheet with the pizza in the freezer and freeze until solid.
3. Once frozen, tightly wrap the pizza in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze for up to 3 months.
4. To serve, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as directed.

### How to Freeze Chicken BBQ Flatbread After Cooking
1. Allow the cooked pizza to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container.
2. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
3. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge, then bake to reheat and re-crisp.

### What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Pair this BBQ flatbread pizza with your favorite BBQ side dishes for a complete meal, from classic choices to lighter options.

#### Side Dish Ideas
– **Ranch Smashed Potatoes:** Red potatoes turned crispy and flavorful with a Ranch twist.
– **Bacon Ranch Broccoli Salad:** Fresh broccoli, crispy bacon, red onion, and cheddar in a creamy dressing.
– **Creamy Southern Coleslaw:** Crunchy cabbage and yellow onion in a rich mayo dressing.

### BBQ Chicken Flatbread Naan Leftovers
Leftovers can be saved and reheated for future meals:
– Refrigerate for 3-4 days.
– Freeze for up to a month.

### Recipe FAQ’s

#### What makes a pizza a flatbread?
A flatbread pizza uses flatbread instead of traditional pizza crust, maintaining all your favorite toppings.

#### Is flatbread pizza thin crust?
Yes, flatbread pizza crust is thinner, creating a crispy texture compared to traditional doughy crust.

### More EASY BBQ Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe, explore more easy recipes for your busy nights or try some BBQ-inspired dishes loved by our readers.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

This BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza is a delicious twist for pizza night! It’s made with naan, or the flatbread of your choice, covered with BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, red onion, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese.

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Total Time:

20 minutes

4

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.

  • Place the flatbread on a baking sheet, spread the BBQ sauce, then sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

  • Add shredded chicken and red onion on top of each pizza. Drizzle extra BBQ sauce.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once cheese is melted and crust edges are crispy, remove and garnish with cilantro.
    Cut into slices and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

The serving size for the flatbread is 0.5. The flatbread contains 364 calories, 38g of carbohydrates, 18g of protein, 15g of fat, 6g of saturated fat, 1g of polyunsaturated fat, 3g of monounsaturated fat, 50mg of cholesterol, 808mg of sodium, 134mg of potassium, 1g of fiber, 8g of sugar, 294 IU of Vitamin A, 1mg of Vitamin C, 221mg of calcium, and 1mg of iron. If you enjoyed this recipe, sharing it helps support the website and brightens the day!

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