California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce, juicy chicken, bacon, avocado, red peppers and cilantro! 

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

Ohhhh my sweet heavenly stars. This flatbread…

TO DIE FOR.

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

Just check out the star ingredient list…

  • mozzarella cheeeeeese
  • fresh avocado
  • crispy bacon
  • sweet red peppers
  • juicy chicken
  • cilantro
  • chipotle ranch

Yeah that’s pretty much all that needs to be said about this recipe.

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

Because seriously, I could eat every single one of those things plain and be over the moon happy, but we are putting them together on chewy flatbread.

You should see the ridiculous grin on my face right now. Hashtag hearteyedemojiface.

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

I made this California chicken flatbread a few weeks ago for lunch. I would have shared it for my husband, I really would have, but he was at work and even though I told myself I was going to save half and give it to him when he got home, somehow it just didn’t last that long.

I ate half for lunch, then put the rest in a tupperware in the fridge…..

for about eight seconds.

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

Well I tried. That counts for something right??

And I can always whip it up for him another time since it only took thirty minutes start to finish. Easy breezy California chicken cheesy flatbread with avocado and bacon. And chipotle ranch.

It’s HEAVEN.

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about this California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

“I just made this tonight for dinner. And OMG!!! Was absolutely amazing! I like to try things off pinterest and if I like it, I put it in my recipe book. And this is DEFINITELY goin in there!! I added serrano peppers as well, as I like my food spicy.” – Jen

“Made this for my husband and son last night. It was really good. I marinated the chicken in teriyaki sauce all day, then I followed the recipe. To make it a bit “healthier” I think I would try eliminating the bacon and possibly adding another vegetable on top. I used whole wheat naan bread. Yummy recipe!” – JKS

“ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR, I had to make 2 to share with my husband of course, but like you I could of just as easily eaten this all by myself. I softened the red pepper in fry pan, and I did not use red pepper flakes or Chipotle sauce, I followed the rest of the recipe to a tee, and drizzled ranch dressing right from the bottle , it was delicious! I am a health conscious cook and this is going to the top of my chicken, carb recipes, thanks for a great dinner/snack.” – Healthy 

“Made this for my husband and I for lunch, it was soooo good. We made it on 2 green style pitas and used southwest chipotle as the dressing but otherwise followed exactly and it was AMAZING. Definetely a keeper!” – Michelle 

California Chicken Flatbread with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

California chicken flatbread with juicy chicken, bacon, avocado, red peppers, cilantro, and creamy chipotle ranch sauce!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, flatbread, veggies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 large flatbread or naan, or 2 small (I used Stonefire brand- my favorite!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or any other favorite cheese such as monterey jack or pepperjack for a spicier version)
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning (see note)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a pan or skillet on the stove over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Dice chicken and set aside.

  2. Brush flatbread with olive oil. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with chicken, red peppers, and bacon. Place on a lightly greased sheet of foil and bake on the oven rack for 10-15 minutes until cheese is completely melted.

  3. While flatbread is baking, whisk together ranch dressing and chipotle seasoning. When flatbread is finished baked, top with avocado, cilantro, and crushed red pepper flakes. Drizzle with chipotle ranch dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*This recipe is written as an appetizer that will feed four. If you want to use this recipe for a main dish, double the recipe!!

For the sauce, you can use any brand of store bought chipotle seasoning or a homemade version. If you have neither, you can drizzle the ranch dressing straight up!

 

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This looks delicious! It’s making me hungry. The chipotle ranch sauce sound so good.

Oh man…this is right up our alley! I wouldn’t have been able to share either!

I’m all about pizza and flatbread is one of my favorites! Love chipotle ranch. Sometimes we use it for broccoli dippin’ too. So good!

I can’t wait to try this recipe. Did you use fresh red bell pepper as well? It looks like it in the photo. I’d love to know. 🙂

    hi Julie! I did use fresh red bell peppers! They’re perfect on this flatbread!

Looks divine! What type of Flat bread and where do you purchase it?

    Hi Dede, My favorite flatbread is made by a company called Stonefire, they make naan/flatbread and sell it in a lot of stores. Depending on where you life you may be able to find it – I’ve purchased it at Target, Walmart, and Smith’s Marketplace stores but I know they carry it in other stores as well!

This was delicious! Just wanted to let you know that you didn’t put anything about red peppers in the actual ingredient list, and didn’t mention when to put on the red onions in the directions.

    Oops – fixing that now, thanks Meredith!

This is just making my mouth water! It looks sooooo good!

Soo good, and so simple. Added red onion to ours. My husband has already mentioned putting it on a weekly rotation! Thanks for the recipe!

This is very tasty. I never had the Stonefire flat bread before. It was divine. I think that’s what caught my attention the most. I’ll definitely keep buying it and using it for other things.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a couple of weeks. It took me longer only because I wanted to do oven roasted chicken (http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/baked-chicken-breast/) but it’s worth it.

I added everything the recipe called for. In addition, I added white onion and Pico de gallo (I know it has onions but I love it!).

To make the Chipotle ranch, I bought a packet of the Buttermilk hidden Valley mix and Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning. Mixed it with Buttermilk and mayo.

To avoid eating a whole pan, I precut the Flatbread into serving size (1/4 Flatbread is a serving size) and just made how much I wanted. So I didn’t really follow the recipe measurements.

You forgot to put the chicken on the flatbread.

Wow, as I siad looks very delicious and it isn’t difficult to prepare, I have to try it!

This was delicious and easy to make! My husband and I loved it!

This is so good- it’s one of my new favorites!!!

I just made this tonight for dinner. And OMG!!! Was absolutely amazing! I like to try things off pinterest and if I like it, I put it in my recipe book. And this is DEFINITELY goin in there!! I added serrano peppers as well, as I like my food spicy.

My favourite pizza and quick go to food for busy nights!

This was really delicious and fast. I skipped the cilantro, but followed the recipe and everyone loved it. Thanks.

Absolutely To Die For, I had to make 2 to share with my husband of course, but like you I could of just as easily eaten this all by myself, I did however change it slightly ? I did soften the red pepper in fry pan, and I did not use red pepper flakes or chipotle sauce, I followed the rest of the recipe to a tee, and drizzled ranch dressing right from the bottle , it was delicious, I am a health conscious cook and this is going to the top of my chicken, carb recipes, thanks for a great dinner/snack.

I made it last week and it was a hit! Today I am going to make it with a rye bread cut length wise. I will also add mushrooms and I don’t have red peppers so I will use sweet chilli sauce.

Looks so yummy!!!

I sure hope this tastes better than Schlotzsky’s. Their flatbread by the same name is the most bland, boring, tasteless food I’ve had the misfortune to pay for in a long, long time!!

Trying this recipe today for lunch. Here’s hoping it will be a winner!

Made this for my husband and son last night. It was really good. I marinated the chicken in teriyaki sauce all day, then i followed the recipe. to make it a bit “healthier” i think i would try eliminating the bacon and possibly adding another vegetable on top, or possibly even adding marinara sauce in place of another veggie. i used whole wheat na’an bread. yummy recipe.

    Great ideas- sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Glad that you guys enjoyed it!

it’s mouth watering!!

Made this for my husband and i for lunch, it was soooo good. We made iT on 2 green style pitas and Used southwest chiptole as the dressing but otherwise followed exactly and it was amaZing. Definetely a keeper!

    Hi Michelle! So excited to hear that you loved this recipe! Thanks for your feedback! 🙂

do you not have to credit ShLotsky’s deli if you’re doinG a copycat recipe? im sure its delicious bc theirs is and its the exact same ingredients.