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Grilled Chicken Flatbread

grilled chicken flatbread from Olive Garden



Grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and basil on a flat bread crust with Alfredo sauce is a wonderful dish. This is the perfect appetizer or even a light dinner.







Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Flat bread

Author: CopyKat Recipes
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Serves: 4
You may consider adding additional toppings to this, I made one with some sliced red onions, and a couple of kalamata olives and thought that these flat breads were quite delicious.
Ingredients
  • 1 package of flatbread - this can be purchased at a grocery store
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 grilled red pepper - depends on your personal preference, and how big the pepper is
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove
Instructions
Prepare Alfredo sauce, you can have the recipe, or you can simply cook up some pasta and enjoy some pasta with the Alfredo sauce. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper, and place in a skillet over medium-low heat with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Cook chicken breast for about 4 minutes on one side, flip over, and cook chicken breast on the other side, this should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Slice chicken breast into small slices.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel garlic clove, cut in half, and rub cut garlic clove over the flat bread. Place cooked sliced chicken breast onto flatbread, coat the bread with Alfredo sauce, top with half of the grilled red peppers, and add sprinkle over mozzarella cheese on top of everything. Place into the oven and heat until the mozzarella cheese melts, this should take 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and top with remaining grilled red peppers and add chopped basil before serving.
How to grill peppers
There are several ways to grill peppers.
How to grill a pepper in the oven
Preheat broiler. Lightly coat the red pepper with olive oil. Grill peppers under the broiler until the skin turns black and the pepper softens slightly. Place pepper into a paper bag to cool for approximately 20 minutes, and then peal off the blackened skin.
How to grill a pepper on a gas stove top
Turn your flame on high, and with metal tongs place the pepper on the gas burner, flip over once one side is blackened, continue to do so until the entire pepper has been blackened. Place pepper into a paper bag to cool for approximately 20 minutes, and the peal off the blackened skin.

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