Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites

by Julia Robarts on May 22, 2016

in Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast/Brunch, Poultry, Quick and Easy Meals

Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites - Juggling With JuliaHello, friends! It’s Recipe Redux time! This month the theme is small bites, also know as appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, or tapas. Portion control in an adorably miniature package? A dietitian’s dream 🙂

Since, at Juggling with Julia, we love anything in or on a flour tortilla, I’m sharing with you these savory Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites. These savory barbecued chicken bites, reminiscent of a flatbread pizza, made for an easy Saturday night meal for a few of us after a long day of multiple sports activities – an impressive collection of 3 soccer games, 1 track meet, and 18 volleyball games.

The beauty of small bites is that they can be quite simple to put together, requiring little time or effort. That’s the case with these layered tidbits, which took just 10 minutes to assemble and just 15 minutes in the oven. Considering the exhausting day we’d just had, that was about all the effort I could muster anyway, so I’m pretty psyched this turned out to be the big winner of the day 🙂
Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites - Juggling With Julia Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites - Juggling With JuliaTIP: The recipe calls for cooked, shredded chicken breast. When starting with uncooked chicken, try steaming boneless chicken it for 20-22 minutes. You can do this either on the stove top in a steamer basket, or in your electric steamer.  Then, just shred the cooked chicken using two forks.

Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites
Makes 16 small bites

Prep time: 10 minutes     Cook time: 15 minutes

1 large flour tortilla (8-10 inches)
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce
A few slices of sweet onion
Chopped kosher dill pickles
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit

Place the flour tortilla on a cookie sheet. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken and barbecue sauce until well combined. Spread the mixture out evenly on the tortilla. Arrange the onion slices, then the chopped pickles, on top. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar evenly over the top. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and edges of tortilla are browned. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before slicing, grid fashion, into 16 bites.
Barbecued Chicken Flatbread Bites - Juggling With Julia

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Rachel @ Delicious Balance May 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Sounds like you had a crazy busy weekend…18 volleyball games?! This looks like a great meal to refuel with!


Julia Robarts May 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm

It was gloriously crazy! I’m still recovering. Thx for stopping by here 🙂


Lauren Grant May 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Yum! This sounds delicious, and what a great weeknight meal!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Yes it was – in fact, made it again tonight!


Farrah May 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm

I love how simple and delicious these look! <3 Can't wait to try em' out!!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Thank you, Farrah!!


Meal Makeover Mom Janice May 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Oh, yeah! Simple yet tasty. Loving the pickles on top. 🙂


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm

You know me – simple is my middle name. Haha:)


Julie Harrington May 22, 2016 at 9:40 am

A definite crowd pleaser! Never thought to add pickles .. i love that idea!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

My kids love pickles so it’s a great topper for us anytime we want them to try something new 🙂


Tawnie Kroll May 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

Delish! I love the addition of dill pickle. Pinning now!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

Thank you, Tawnie!!


Kelli May 22, 2016 at 8:59 am

I used to make tortilla and pita pizzas all the time in college since they’re so quick, easy, and delicious (also much more budget friendly than ordering pizza all the time 😉 ). Love the BBQ chicken idea! These would be a hit at a Memorial Day get-together!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

Yes, so true about college! Adding this to my list of “Things to Teach My Teenager Before He Graduates High School Next Year”


Kim May 22, 2016 at 8:43 am

I’m SO with you putting things on flour tortillas and I love the pickles on this pizza. I might just have to make this for the boyfriend, he loves BBQ Chicken!


Julia Robarts May 22, 2016 at 8:48 am

Let me know how he likes it! Maybe it will rival that famous chicken and we can call it ‘Engagement Flatbread’ LOLLL


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