What’s your favorite food?
For me I generally answer mac and cheese because if it is on a menu I will probably order it. I LOVE a good mac and cheese and I consider myself a connoisseur of the mac. If it’s a food I like, I have probably had it with, in or on my mac and cheese.
If I am being totally honest though I think my favorite food is anything with a combination of carbs and cheese.
Pizzas, flatbreads, cheesy pasta dishes, heck I also really love a good cracker with goat cheese or cheesy dip on top!
When I studied abroad in Spain in college, at least 2 meals a week consisted of just a baguette, a hunk of cheese and a bottle of wine shared with some friends. Or one friend. Let’s be real here, sometimes just myself. Ah to be in my early 20’s again!
I must say, I am pretty proud of myself that I made it this long without carb and cheese-loading you. BUT today is the day my friends.
Chicken. Smoky Bacon. BBQ Sauce. Smoked Mozzarella. Yes. I said smoked mozzarella. Now, I know I will get the inevitable question “Can I subsitute regular mozzarella?” Yes, of course you can and it will be delicious but I think that the smoked mozzarella really gives it a little something extra. You know what I mean?
Smoky BBQ Chicken Bacon Flatbread
- 4 strips thick cut bacon, diced
- 1 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons BBQ sauce, divided
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
- 4 small flatbreads or naan bread pieces
- 2 ounces smoked mozzarella, shredded
Preheat oven to 425*
In a medium skillet or saucepan cook bacon until crisp on medium low heat. This may take about 15-20 minutes on this low temperature to ensure all the fat is rendered completely. Be patient and stir every few minutes. Once crisp, remove bacon from skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate.
Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet and add the melted butter. Add the sliced onions and let cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, allowing them to caramelize. Stir frequently. Once onions start to turn golden in color, add a pinch of salt and continue cooking until soft.
While the onions are caramelizing, mix chicken, bacon and 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce in a small bowl.
Assemble flatbreads on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush 1/2 tablespoon of BBQ on top of each flatbread, then top each with onions, BBQ chicken mixture and 1/2 ounce of smoked mozzarella
Bake flatbreads at 425* for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and flatbread is crisp.