This is a fabulous dish that we were inspired by Carrabbas. Wood grilled food is delish and you can make it on your gas grill. How much of the ingredients you place on the flatbread is dependent upon how you are going to serve it. I made this as a lunch so I was more generous with the toppings. For an appetizer I would think about how I am going to cut it to layout the ingredients accordingly. Each bite should have its own blend of flavors if it is an appetizer. Plus I would dice the chicken smaller to make it easier for the guests. If you can find a long rectangle or square type of flatbread it will also present nicely as an appetizer. Another option is to cut your grilled flat bread into desired sizes and then add your final toppings. Make sure the flatbread is a bit thicker that way you can leave it on the grill a bit longer to gain more of the smoke flavor!
When purchasing the sundried tomatoes look for a jar that is julienne or diced. Personally I find them hard to cut and prefer to avoid that hassle.They do add a nice sweetness to the flatbread especially since you are not adding a tomato base sauce. There is no need to add any oil to the crust – I know for a lot of us it feels strange not to put something on the flatbread before adding the ingredients. But the blending of all the flavors pulled together with the balsamic glaze is perfect on its own! Refer to my recipe on smoking food on a gas grill and for a Balsamic Glaze.
If you have a Carrabbas in your area it is definitely worth trying their appetizer and then personalize your own creation! Enjoy!! Pictures taken with my Canon EOS Rebel camera.
Sundried tomatoes, julienne or diced
Mozzarella Cheese, fresh
Step 1: Wood-Grilled Chicken
Marinade the chicken with a Teriyaki or a Rosemary marinade for about an hour or some other type of brine. Wood smoke your chicken.
Step 2: Assemble your Flatbread
While your chicken is on the grill, assemble your flatbreads keeping in mind how you are serving this dish. Is it an appetizer or a main meal? Be generous with the blue cheese as it will add a wonderful surprise to this dish. If it is an appetizer than leave a nice edge along the sides to make it easier for people to pick up and eat a piece.
Step 3: Grill the Flatbread
Take the chicken off the grill and let it rest. Place the prepared flatbreads on a smoking grill for about 3-minutes to heat the ingredients! Remove from grill and add your remaining toppings for your final creation! Each bite will have a wonderful smoke flavor! And most likely you will also smell a bit smoky! But the neighbors will be jealous when that wonderful smoke aroma invades their yard – they will be wishing for an invitation!