Quick and Easy BBQ Chicken Flatbread

BBQ chicken flatbread

Have you ever wanted to make a delicious BBQ chicken flatbread at home? Look no further! Inspired by the BBQ chicken flatbread at Panera, this recipe is made with just four simple ingredients and can be ready in about 10 minutes. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!

What is Flatbread?

Flatbread is a thin, unleavened bread that can be rolled out and used as a base for various dishes. It comes in different shapes and sizes, with rectangular and oval shapes being common. You can find flatbread at grocery stores, Trader Joe’s, and even Costco.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This BBQ chicken flatbread recipe takes just 10 minutes from start to finish, with only 7 minutes of cook time. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you want a delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Kid-Approved: Kids love pizza, and this BBQ chicken flatbread is sure to be a hit. You can even let them help you put the toppings on themselves for added fun.
  • Easy to Customize: Don’t have red onions? No problem! This recipe is versatile and can be made with leftover barbecue chicken, shredded rotisserie chicken, or even plain shredded chicken breasts. It’s a great way to use up what you have in your fridge.


  • Flatbread: You can use any type of flatbread for this recipe. Whole wheat lavash flatbread works well.
  • Cooked Chicken: Use leftover barbecue chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Barbecue Sauce: Choose your favorite barbecue sauce.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: You can use pre-shredded mozzarella or shred a block of mozzarella yourself.
  • Red Onion (optional): Thin slices of red onion add flavor without overpowering the dish.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lay the flatbread on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce on top of the flatbread, leaving a small border without sauce.
  4. Sprinkle a thin layer of mozzarella cheese over the barbecue sauce.
  5. Add thin slices of red onion if desired.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.
  7. Slice into pieces, serve, and enjoy!

Steps to make barbecue chicken flatbread

Expert Tips

  • Adjust the ingredient amounts based on the size of your flatbread. If using a smaller or larger flatbread, make sure to adjust the toppings accordingly.
  • Don’t overload the flatbread with toppings. The thin crust requires only a light layer of ingredients.
  • For added color and flavor, top the flatbread with chopped cilantro or green onion.
  • For a twist on the Panera version, use pickled red onions instead of raw red onions and drizzle a small amount of ranch dressing on top before serving.
  • Use a pizza slicer or kitchen shears to cut the flatbread into slices.


Q: Can I use a different type of flatbread?
A: Yes! You can use any type of flatbread that you prefer for this recipe.

Q: Can I use different toppings?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and experiment with different toppings based on your preferences.

Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
A: Yes, simply omit the chicken or substitute it with your favorite plant-based alternative.

Q: Can I make this recipe in advance?
A: While it’s best to enjoy the flatbread fresh out of the oven, you can pre-assemble it and refrigerate until ready to bake. Just be aware that the crust may not be as crispy if made in advance.

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Making BBQ chicken flatbread at home has never been easier. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can enjoy a delicious meal that the whole family will love. So why not give this recipe a try? Head over to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ to find more inspiring and mouthwatering recipes. Happy cooking!