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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chicken Pesto Flatbread


I've said it before, we love pizza at our house. I probably love it more than Chicken Legs. I could eat it every meal, every day! I know Chicken Legs isn’t as much of a fan, so I am always looking for new twist to ensure that he doesn’t get bored with it.

We recently went out to dinner and ordered the cheese toast appetizer. Now, this wasn’t any cheese toast; it was a pesto cheese toast. It was so simple, but it was SO good. I’ve never thought about combining pesto and cheddar. I immediately thought this would make a great starting point for pizza.


To mix things up a bit, I decided to use flatbread for the pizza crust. I also added some chopped Italian seasoned chicken to make this more of a meal. I wanted to keep the same flavors for the pizza that were in the cheese toast, so I chose a Wisconsin Mild Cheddar and a Wisconsin Jack Cheese. We were not disappointed. This was fantastic! It was ooey gooey cheesy goodness!! We served it with some warm pizza sauce for dipping, but it is just as good on its own.

This is a simple lunch or dinner, or a great snack. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and it tastes great. I can’t wait to experiment with more flatbread combinations!





Chicken Pesto Flatbread
(Printable Recipe)

1 6-in round flatbread
1 -2 Tbsp pesto
3 oz chopped Italian chicken
¼ cup Wisconsin Mild Cheddar Cheese, grated
¼ cup Wisconsin Jack Cheese, grated
Pizza sauce, optional

Preheat broiler. Place flatbread on a baking sheet. Spread pesto on top of flatbread. Top with chopped chicken and both cheeses. Place flatbread under broiler for 3-5 minutes. Watch closely, it will burn if you don’t watch it. Cut into quarters and serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

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11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! So simple and so good! Great idea!

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  2. Is the chicken you used pre-cooked? If so, what brand?

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  3. Looks soooo yummy. How could he not like it!

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  4. LauraJ - I used Perdue Short Cuts Grilled Italian Style Chicken. I've also used Oscar Mayer chicken stips and they are good. I used the Perdue because they came in a 9oz package.

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  5. Wow - you have been putting up some fantastic recipes lately and this is no exception! Very nice!!
    Brandie

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  6. This looks like one of my favorites--- Domino's cheesy bread! I love the pesto part. Looks good!

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  8. Definitely trying this one! We love pizza, too. It's at least once a week since EVERYBODY will eat it:)
    Amanda

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  9. Chicken Legs and I are in one accord. I don't hate pizzas but every night that we need a quick dinner, SOMEONE always suggests pizza. Sigh ;)

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  10. What type of flat bread did you buy? It looks AMAZING!

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  11. Rachel A. - I used Toufayan Flatbread - I bought it at Publix - in the deli section

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