BBQ Chicken Flatbread with a Healthy Twist

Are you craving a delicious and wholesome BBQ chicken dinner? Look no further! We have a mouthwatering BBQ chicken flatbread recipe that replicates the famous Panera sandwich but with a healthy twist and incredible flavor.

Picture this: a crispy flatbread topped with succulent BBQ chicken, melted mozzarella cheese, red onion, and fresh cilantro. Can you resist it? I know I can’t!

A Quick and Easy Meal

This BBQ chicken flatbread is not only incredibly delicious but also quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for a satisfying weeknight dinner, and even better, you can prepare extra for leftovers and enjoy a healthy lunch the next day.

Instead of using a flatbread mix like Panera Bread, we recommend using whole wheat wraps or even naan bread. You can also try corn tortilla wraps or, for a low-carb option, cauliflower egg wraps. The choice is yours!

Ingredients to Make this Healthy Chicken Flatbread

To recreate this delightful meal, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Whole wheat wraps (or flavored wraps of your choice)
  • BBQ sauce (try Annie’s Organic BBQ sauce for a flavorful and organic option)
  • Mozzarella cheese (feel free to add gouda for an extra cheesy kick)

Pro tip: If you love the frizzled onion straws from Panera, go ahead and add them to your flatbread!

Ingredients to make BBQ chicken flatbread

How to Make this BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your BBQ chicken flatbread masterpiece:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Slice your chicken into strips and season with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the chicken strips with BBQ sauce until each piece is coated.
  4. Place the chicken strips on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Set aside once done.
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Step 1: Cut up the chicken into 3-inch pieces
Step 2: Adding the chopped chicken to a mixing bowl with BBQ sauce

  1. Place the wraps on a small nonstick baking sheet and bake for 4 to 5 minutes per side until crispy. If air bubbles form, simply poke them with a fork and press out the air with a spatula or oven mitt.
  2. Remove the wraps from the oven and top them evenly with more BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked chicken, red onion, and cilantro. For an extra “wow” factor, drizzle more BBQ sauce on top.
  3. Lastly, bake the flatbreads for 2 to 4 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Slice into quarters or fold the wrap over to form a sandwich. Serve immediately!

BBQ chicken flatbread on a baking sheet lined with foil, ready to be baked in the oven

Substitutions for This Flatbread Recipe

While these flatbreads are technically tortillas in disguise, they offer a healthier option with fewer calories and carbs compared to traditional flatbreads. You can find a variety of flavored wraps, such as garlic and herb, spinach, whole wheat, corn, and more. Use these wraps as the base for your flatbread.

Not a fan of BBQ sauce? No problem! Try topping your flatbread with other delicious sauces like buffalo, ranch, marinara, vodka, pesto, or even alfredo sauce. The options are endless!

As for the toppings, feel free to experiment and customize your flatbread. You can use turkey, spinach, pepperoni, ground turkey, tofu turkey (for all the vegetarians out there), chicken sausage, regular sausage, beef, or any other ingredients you love.

Share your favorite flatbread combo in the comments below!

BBQ chicken flatbread on a wooden board with red onion and cilantro sprinkled around

Tips and FAQs

  • If you want a quick way to cook your chicken, slice it into strips, season it with kosher salt and ground black pepper, and bake it on a lined baking sheet at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  • Craving a BBQ chicken sandwich instead? Simply use a whole wheat roll instead of a wrap and assemble the ingredients accordingly.
  • Don’t forget to rate this recipe below and share your thoughts! You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more healthy recipe ideas. Don’t hesitate to tag me when you try one of my creations!
  • Looking for more chicken recipes? Check out our other delicious options!
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Now that you have the recipe for this delectable BBQ chicken flatbread, it’s time to get cooking! Enjoy every bite of this wholesome and flavorful meal. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little BBQ goodness!

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