This BBQ chicken flatbread pizza is full of flavor with our elderberry bbq sauce, moist chicken, cheese, red onion and cilantro.
Talk about a quick and easy meal!
This is my go-to on nights when I don’t feel like being in the kitchen forever. I typically make it whenever I have leftover grilled or shredded chicken. But don’t worry, even if you aren’t starting with leftovers… this is a super easy dinner.
But what’s the difference between traditional pizza dough and flatbread pizza?
Well, pizza dough is made with yeast so it rises. This is why it’s thicker and fluffier than a traditional flatbread.
Flatbread pizza is made without yeast, so it doesn’t rise. It stays thin and because it’s thinner, it gets a little more crispy when baked. I’m personally a fan of flatbread. Sometimes I feel more full from the bread than the actual toppings when it comes to pizza. I’d rather get more chicken, onions, and flavor - don’t you agree?
Don’t get me wrong. I’ll always love pizza. But flatbread pizza wins over traditional pizza every day for me.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
You can never go wrong with flatbreads, but this elderberry bbq sauce chicken flatbread pizza takes it to an entirely new level. Your pizza game will shoot through the roof, no joke. Here’s why…
- It’ll become a family favorite: Just try it and see! Next thing you know, you’ll be making this weekly.
- It’s immune-boosting with elderberry bbq sauce: Dinner that’s not only delicious but boosts your family's immune system with each and every bite? Yes, please!
- Clean-up is a cinch: Everything’s assembled onto one pan and when dinner’s over, just toss it in the dishwasher. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
- Dinner’s served in less than 20 minutes: Even less if you already have the bbq sauce whipped up and ready to go!
- It’s customizable: Have a kiddo who doesn’t like onions? No problem. Switch ingredients to customize to your family’s preferences.
Now it’s time to get this pizza made and in yo belly!
Elderberry BBQ Sauce Ingredients & Instructions
For this flatbread pizza recipe, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients for the BBQ sauce. I suggest making it ahead of time so when it comes time to assemble your pizza, you’re ready to go!
Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious smoky and sweet bbq sauce:
- 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup Organic Elderberry syrup
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tsp liquid smoke
- 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- Spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and onion powder
You might see molasses and liquid smoke and think, “Nope. I don’t know where to find these so I can’t make this.” Well let me tell you this, I found both of them on Amazon super cheap. With Prime, they were at my door the next day. They’re also available in most grocery stores, you might just need to ask where they keep them.
Here’s how to make this incredible BBQ sauce:
STEP 1: In a medium saucepan, whisk together all ingredients.
STEP 2: Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat and allow it to thicken for about 15 minutes.
STEP 3: Dig in! Enjoy immediately or let it cool and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
This bbq sauce recipe couldn’t be any simpler — or tastier!
Ingredients for Chicken Flatbread Pizza & How to Make It
Now that you have your BBQ sauce ready to go, it’s time to get that delicious chicken flatbread pizza assembled and baked for a perfect light dinner.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 flatbread crusts (you can find these ready to go at the grocery store or make your own. This is my favorite homemade flatbread recipe)
- 2-3 cups Elderberry BBQ Sauce
- 2-3 cups chicken (cubed, shredded or strips either grilled, baked or even rotisserie style)
- 4 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- 1 cup sliced red onion
- Chopped cilantro
Here’s how you’ll make it:
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 425F. Place your 2 flatbreads on a baking sheet, making sure there’s space between them. Divide the Elderberry BBQ Sauce between the two and spread on the flatbreads evenly.
STEP 2: Divide the cheese and spread evenly between both flatbreads.
STEP 3: Sprinkle both flatbreads with chicken and red onions.
STEP 4: Bake 12-14 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges of the crust are dark golden. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
STEP 5: Dinner is served! Slice and dig in!
This is an absolutely DELISH flatbread pizza recipe that’s made with a clean bbq sauce and fresh ingredients. Your entire family will love it. Maybe even become a regular… hello Friday pizza nights!
Quick Tips & Reminders:
This recipe makes two flatbreads: Scale it to feed a crowd or cut it in half if you’re cooking for one. When I’m cooking just for me on the rare occasion that everyone’s out of the house, I still make two. I always end up being hungrier than I originally thought once I get a bite of this pizza. Yum!
Don’t heap the toppings: Too many toppings make this pizza flop when you pick up a slice. Remember, it’s not the same dough as pizza dough. It’s thinner and crispier.
The best way to reheat this flatbread pizza: Pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or reheat it in your oven at 250F for 20 minutes. Sometimes heating it up in the oven can cause it to get a little harder though. So keep that in mind and take it out as soon as it’s warm.
Commonly Asked Questions
Check out these commonly asked questions for a little more advice when it comes to this delicious flatbread pizza recipe.
What sides do I make to go with this flatbread dinner? I love enjoying a fresh salad on the side, or even a fruit salad. Sometimes I’ll even make some roasted parmesan potatoes. Keep it simple, the flatbread does all the heavy lifting for you.
Is naan the same as flatbread? It sure is! Stonefire even has an organic option making this dinner even healthier. That’s what our family buys!
How do I make this pizza gluten-free? Most naan bread is made with flour, so it will have gluten. However, there are several gluten-free options in the store. Or you could make your own gluten-free naan bread using this recipe here. I’ve used it myself and it’s a delicious and super easy recipe.
Healthy Family Fun
A healthy family means delicious, real immune-boosting foods, wonderful family memories and dodging all that sickness out there. Fall is right around the corner!
Our family doesn’t go one day without our dose of elderberry syrup. When we’re traveling, I just toss a bottle of elderberry gummies in my luggage to make our routine even easier.
Elderberry gives your body exactly what it needs every single day. It’s a powerful boost of antioxidants, vitamins and flavonoids so you can stay healthy no matter what life throws at you.
When you start now and keep up year-round, fall germs and back-to-school sickness will have nothing on you and your family. I encourage you to start your daily dose ASAP and see the incredible transformation and protection elderberries can have on your health.
Shop for clean and healthy Organic Elderberry Syrup & Gummies here.
📷 Oh — and if you made this chicken flatbread pizza recipe, make sure to post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #elderberryqueen. We can’t wait to see yours!