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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pesto Chicken and Greek Salad Flatbreads

I have a favorite restaurant in the nearby town of Coupeville.  It is called Chao and has the most amazingly delicious wood-fired pizzas.  But what I really love are their salad flatbreads.  Inspired by a recent visit, tonight's dinner-and tomorrow's lunch will be salad flatbreads.  I decided to make two varieties:  Greek Salad Flatbread and Chicken Pesto Flatbread.

Here is the recipe for the flatbreads:  This recipe comes direct from the blog "Savour the Senses."

  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3½ to 3¾ cups all-purpose flour

  1. In a large bowl, combine the yeast, water, 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp olive oil and let stand until bubbles begin to form (about 5 minutes).
  2. Gradually in 3½ cups flour until the dough has formed.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it no longer feels sticky, adding additional flour if necessary (about 5-10 minutes).
  4. Place the ball of dough into a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, coat with oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size (about 35-45 minutes).
  5. Punch the dough to flatten, cut into four pieces, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  6. Gently stretch each flatbread into a 13x7 inch oval and place on a greased baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with a little olive oil.
  9. Bake at 450F until golden around the edges (about 10 minutes). 

Pesto Chicken
for 2 flatbreads:
1 c. cooked chicken
3-4 T. pesto
2/3 c. parmesan cheese
mixed greens
chopped grape tomatoes
Put chicken and cheese on top and return to oven at 400 just until cheese melts.  Then put remaining salad ingredients on top.

Greek Salad
for 2 flatbreads:
1 c. cooked chicken
1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives
1/2 c, chopped tomato
1 c. crumbled feta
2 c. chopped spinach
 Put Chicken, olives, tomatoes and feta on flatbread.  Return to oven at 400 just until cheese softens.
Then put fresh spinach on top.  YOu can also add a little tzatziki sauce on top if desired.

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