Do you love grilled pizzas but are a bit intimidated by making them? Take an easy shortcut with naan bread for these Grilled Cobb Flatbreads. Even a novice griller will have no problem whipping these up!
One of my favorite summer meals is homemade grilled pizza. It’s my favorite because 1.) it’s delicious and adaptable to whatever I happen to have in the fridge, and 2.) it’s my husband’s specialty, so I can sit back and relax while he makes dinner.
While ideally, I would eat homemade pizza two or three nights a week, it’s not always possible. As grilled pizza season coincides with golf season, Jeff golfs after work a lot in the summer, meaning he’s not home to make me pizza! While I would love to have his pizza dough stretching and shaping and grilling skills, sadly, I do not. My grilled pizzas are more mess than masterpiece.
My secret for those nights when I still want grilled pizza but don’t want to mess with the dough? Pre-made naan bread from the store. It’s a really great substitute for traditional pizza crust, and even the most novice griller couldn’t mess it up.
About these Grilled Cobb Flatbreads:
- Any flavor of store-bought naan bread works here, but I like the garlic flavor the best. You’ll want to grill it over medium heat for just a few minutes until the naan gets nice grill marks and starts to crisp up. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can use my recipe for homemade flatbread instead!
- The toppings for naan bread “pizzas” are limited only by your imagination, and lately I’ve been really into salad pizzas and flatbreads. Basically, it’s like eating a giant salad on top of crispy naan bread, and it’s just as awesome as it sounds.
- These Grilled Cobb Flatbreads include all the usual suspects in a great Cobb salad – chicken, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, hard boiled eggs, avocado, and arugula subbing in for the lettuce.
- For the blue cheese, I used a wedge of Salemville Blue Cheese. I like using a wedge of cheese versus pre-crumbled blue cheese for these flat breads, so that I can include slightly larger crumbles of this tangy, earthy cheese on my flatbread.
- Classic Cobb salads are dressed with red wine vinaigrette. I wanted something creamier in this instance, so I made a simple creamy shallot dressing that also includes some red wine vinegar for tang.
For the Creamy Shallot Dressing:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
For the Flatbreads:
- 2 small boneless chicken thighs
- 1 package (8.8 ounces / 2 pieces) naan bread
- 1-1/2 cups baby arugula
- 2 hard boiled eggs, thinly sliced
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
- 2 pieces cooked bacon
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Make the Creamy Shallot Dressing: In medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk, shallot, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Make the Flatbreads: Preheat grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Transfer chicken to grill and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, turning and rotating occasionally. Place naan bread on grill during final 2 minutes of chicken cooking time; cook until grill marks develop and naan becomes slightly crisp, turning and rotating frequently. Remove chicken and naan from grill.
- Transfer chicken to cutting board and chop into 1-inch pieces.
- Divide arugula between pieces of naan. Top with eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and chopped chicken. Drizzle with Creamy Shallot Dressing and sprinkle with black pepper. Cut naan into pieces and serve immediately.
More great flatbread recipes:
- Grilled Eggplant Flatbread – another grilled naan flatbread!
- Spinach & Artichoke Dip Party Flatbread – everybody will love this one.
- Clean Slate Flatbread – An easy healthy lunch!
- Caprese Hummus Flatbread Pizza from Homemade In The Kitchen
- BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza from Creme de la Crumb
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