Monday, June 09, 2014

Cheesy Garlic Chicken Flat Bread

Do you have some left over rotisserie chicken lying around and are in desperate need a quick but delicious mid-week meal idea?  Well look no further than this cheesy, garlic chicken flat bread recipe I threw together a few nights back.  It's buttery, it's creamy, it's chicken-y, it's garlic-y... whats not to love?!  The kids will think "pizza" but the adults will taste gourmet yumminess!

Garlic Chicken Flat Bread - Come n' get it!
I seriously made this recipe up one night with just a small handful of left over roasted chicken and a hankerin' for something cheesy.  Here's what I came up with (you will need):

Cooked leftover chicken, cut into small pieces
Minced Garlic
Flat bread (comes in a pack of 2 in the bakery section at my store)
Alfredo sauce of your choosing
Parmesan cheese
Shredded mozzarella with Philadelphia cream cheese 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Roasted, rotisserie chicken is already pretty flavorful, but I wanted to add a punch of buttery garlic-y goodness.  So put a pat of butter in a frying pan.

Add a bit of minced garlic (to taste) and saute the garlic on medium for a minute.  At the same time, preheat your oven to 400º.

Add in the left over rotisserie chicken and stir it around.  This was great because the chicken was cold coming right from the fridge.  This way it was gently heating up in a warm, garlic butter bath.

This smells divine by the way
Next you want to prepare the flat bread.  Mine came in a 2-pack in the bakery section of Walmart.  Some of these come with added flavors.  I chose garlic for hubby and me, and original (plain naan) for the girls

Take a bit of your favorite Alfredo sauce and spread it over the flat bread

The start of flat bread greatness starts with great flat bread
Now you want to add on your warmed garlic butter chicken.  Feel free to add any veggies here you might like.  We kept ours easy and simple.  You can also add a crank of fresh cracked pepper here or a sprinkling of sea salt if desired.

By the way, when I did this for the girls, I used plain roasted chicken (no garlic butter) and plain flat bread.

Kid friendly "plain roasted chicken flat bread"

Now shake a bit of Parmesan cheese over the top of your flat bread creation, before adding the shredded mozzarella as a finishing touch.

Now you are ready to bake!  Make sure your oven is at 400º, and bake these flat bread babies right on the rack inside the oven.  You can also place them on a pizza pan or pizza stone, I was hoping the "straight on the rack" idea would crisp up the bottoms more.

Bake for about 10 minutes and then start to check and see if they are bubbly and golden brown.  Pull them out or give them a few more minutes as needed, then turn them out on a cutting board and stand back and admire your handiwork.

Flat bread garlic chicken pizza - hot from the oven
Be sure to lean in and get a whiff of that garlic butter heaven.

Cheesy Garlic Chicken Flat Bread
Crack out your favorite pizza cutter and slice this delight up into square-ish pieces.

One for you, two for me
Don't rob yourself of the pleasure of slowly pulling away the first piece to enjoy that oozy goozy cheesy thing that goes on.

Mmmm-mmm a little slice of heaven and I believe this whole thing only took under 30 minutes to make!

Serve with some veggies, side salad and/or fruit and you have got yourself a stellar mid-week meal that will have everyone begging for more.

This made for great lunch left overs the next day as well for both hubby and myself.  I am going to add this to my 31 nights of different dinners category.  Plus I should totally start a new category of "things to make with left over rotisserie chicken".  Enjoy!

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