Chipotle Chicken Flatbread

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This Chipotle Chicken Flatbread starts with soft, warmed naan with melty pepper-jack cheese and rotisserie chicken. Once out of the oven, we top it with some iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and ripe, creamy avocados. A sprinkling of crispy bacon and drizzle of the most addicting chipotle- ranch dressing and you’re in dinner heaven!

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread

My family loves to order the California Club Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen® . It’s unique, fresh, and tasty. Pizza crust gets topped with bacon, chicken, and mozzarella and baked. Out of the oven, it’s topped with a salad complete with tomatoes, avocado, and lots of lettuce. Finally, everything gets drizzled with a lemon-pepper mayo. 

My Chipotle Chicken Flatbread is inspired by that pizza but simplified a bit. Instead of making pizza dough from scratch, we’re relying on one of my favorite go-tos — naan! It’s so flavorful and the perfect easy pizza crust stand-in — no work on your end besides picking it up from the store!

Instead of mozzarella, we use pepper-jack (although, either work — we just prefer pepper-jack with the chipotle ranch) and instead of a lemon-pepper mayo, we’ve got one of my favorite sauces — this Chipotle-Ranch Dip.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve topped a baked pizza with salad — it’s seriously crave-worthy! This Ceasar Salad Pizza is another salad-pizza combo we love!

Process shots-- baking the naan bread, chicken and cheese

Naan

As mentioned above, I love using naan as a pizza base. Stonefire® Naan is our personal favorite (not sponsored), but any naan will work. Different flatbreads or pita will also work; just make sure that whatever you are using has some thickness so it doesn’t get too crispy in the oven. For thinner flatbreads, you’ll want to watch the bake time carefully — it may not need as long.

I love getting a big (6-count) package of naan and using a couple for these Chipotle Chicken Flatbreads and then in some other pizzas or meals throughout the week. Here are some of our favorites that demonstrate just how versatile naan is:

process shots-- shredded lettuce added on top of the baked flatbread

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread Shortcuts

  • Naan. This is a huge shortcut — no need for preparing pizza dough or the mess of rolling out prepared pizza dough!
  • Rotisserie chicken. Pre-cooked and seasoned chicken is a total time saver on its own, but to save even more time on the chicken, you can purchase rotisserie chicken meat already pulled from the bones and shredded or diced — a lot of grocery stores sell this conveniently prepared chicken! Alternatively, use some leftover grilled chicken.
  • Iceberg lettuce. A lot of stores sell shredded iceberg lettuce which really saves time. Use the leftovers in these Rotisserie Chicken Tacos!
  • Microwave bacon. This does save a couple of minutes and you’ll avoid some mess. If both of those sound good to you, I recommend using pre-cooked bacon that you just need to reheat in the microwave. Or, save some leftover bacon from a breakfast meal one day and add leftovers along with the chicken to warm it through for these Chipotle Chicken Flatbreads!

Process shots-- images of the toppings added to the pizza Process shots-- images of the chipotle sauce being added to a blender and then blended

Let’s Talk Chipotle Ranch

This sauce is one of our favorites; I love it on tacos, as a sandwich spread, as a veggie and/or wings dip, on salads, and especially love it on these Chipotle Chicken Flatbreads!

  • This recipe makes a good amount of sauce because I find there are always more ways I want to use it. As written, the batch is a lot more than you’ll need for topping these flatbreads, so feel free to scale down the amount if you aren’t certain you’ll use it in other recipes. 
  • Use good quality ingredients. The ones I feel make the biggest difference are Hellmanns/Best Foods® mayo and Hidden Valley® ranch seasoning mix (neither brand sponsors the site).
  • I’ve used both lite (low-fat) and full-fat sour cream in this dip and didn’t notice much of a difference in flavor or creaminess — either works great.
  • Make sure to use a dry ranch seasoning mix; prepared ranch dressing doesn’t work in this recipe– only the packet. Ignore the instructions for preparation on the packet, since we aren’t following those for this recipe.
  • You can find canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce in the Latin aisle of most grocery stores. The heat is in the sauce, so control the spice by adding less or more chipotles to personal preference. Check out a nifty way to save and store leftover chipotles in this Chicken Tinga Tacos post.
  • This sauce is thick and continues to thicken as it stands. If you’d like to thin it a bit, either toss it with the lettuce before adding to the Chipotle Chicken Flatbreads or thin it with water and re-blend until it reaches desired consistency.

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread sliced and ready to be served

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread Recipe Tips

  • Fresh avocado. The avocado lends an amazing creamy texture to this recipe. Only use perfectly ripe avocados– they make a big difference. You can tell an avocado is ripe if it yields to firm gentle pressure (feels slightly soft, but not mushy).
  • Enjoy immediately. This is one of those recipes you want to eat as soon as it’s ready! The longer it sits, the more the heat will wilt down the salad.
  • Scale recipe up or down. As written, the recipe makes two nicely loaded Chipotle Chicken Flatbreads. If you’d like more, this recipe easily scales up. On the other hand, you can make just one flatbread by dividing all the ingredients in half.

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Chipotle Chicken Flatbread

This Chipotle Chicken Flatbread starts with soft warmed naan with melty pepper-jack cheese and rotisserie chicken. Once out of the oven, we top it with some iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and ripe, creamy avocados. A sprinkling of crispy bacon and drizzle of the most addicting chipotl- ranch dressing and you're in dinner heaven!
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Chipotle Chicken Flatbread

This Chipotle Chicken Flatbread starts with soft warmed naan with melty pepper-jack cheese and rotisserie chicken. Once out of the oven, we top it with some iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and ripe, creamy avocados. A sprinkling of crispy bacon and drizzle of the most addicting chipotl- ranch dressing and you're in dinner heaven!
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Chipotle Chicken Flatbread
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 flatbreads
Calories 1676kcal
Author Chelsea
Cost $7.75

Ingredients

Flatbread

  • 1 8.8 ounces; 250g) package naan bread We like Stonefire Naan (Original)(2 breads in a package)
  • 2/3 cup (79g) freshly grated pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup (88g) rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey, shredded/chopped
  • 2 cups (91g) iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (77g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, optional
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and chopped

Chipotle Ranch Dressing -- Note 1

  • 1/2 cup (102g) mayonnaise recommended: Hellman's/Best Foods mayo
  • 1/2 cup (110g) sour cream, light works great!
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons (13g) dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dips mix, (don't prepare, we use it dry)
  • 1 tablespoon (3g) packed fresh green onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried minced garlic, or 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, NOT the entire can Note 2

Instructions

Flatbread

  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Start by preparing the chipotle-ranch dressing; instructions are below under header "dressing". Once prepared, place it in the fridge until ready to use. Give it a quick stir before drizzling over flatbreads.
  • NAAN: Brush or drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over each naan and lightly sprinkle on some salt (about 1/8 teaspoon per naan). Add to a large parchment paper-lined sheet pan. (Or line with a Silpat; avoid foil or wax paper). We line the pan to avoid an overly crisp bottom on the naan)
  • BACON: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove on to a paper towel-lined plate and dab off the excess grease. Crumble or chop and set aside. Alternatively, use pre-cooked bacon.
  • CHICKEN and CHEESE: Add 1/3 cup freshly grated cheese to each naan and top with chicken (divide evenly between the 2). Bake for 6 minutes. Let slightly cool, about 3-4 minutes then slice into pizza pieces before adding toppings.
  • TOPPINGS: While it's baking, prepare the toppings -- slice lettuce, halve or quarter tomatoes, thinly slice avocado. Toss avocado with lemon juice if desired. Top each flatbread with about 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce and then divide the other toppings tomato, avocado, and crumbled bacon evenly among the 2 flatbreads.
  • DRESS AND ENJOY: Drizzle the dressing (to taste) on the flatbreads We like a lot, but there will be quite a bit leftover (See Note 1).

Dressing

  • BLEND: Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (I add 1/4 teaspoon of each.) Blend until completely smooth.
  • ADJUST/STORAGE: Taste dip and adjust, adding more seasonings to taste preference or increasing the chipotle peppers to heat preference. You may even want additional lime juice for a tangier sauce. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week; enjoy leftovers as a veggie dip with celery sticks, bell pepper sticks, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, and snap peas-- or serve with wings. Almost any flavor of chicken wings pairs nicely with this dip -- especially a sweeter wing (so you'll get sweet and spicy!) Use as a sandwich spread, drizzle on salads, tacos, or burrito bowls. Use as a dip for sweet potato fries. The sky is the limit!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Sauce: This recipe makes a lot of Chipotle Ranch (more than you'll use on 2 flatbreads) because I find there are always more ways I want to use it. That said, if you aren't certain you want more of it, feel free to scale down the amount.
Note 2: Chipotle peppers: I start with 1 tablespoon of peppers and surrounding sauce (which is usually 1 small pepper). Then add more depending on spice preference!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1676kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 122g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 3106mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3280IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 779mg | Iron: 3mg

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