Friday, December 2, 2011

Southwestern Flatbread

No too long ago I was eating at Outback Steakhouse. We ordered an appetizer called "Mediterranean Flatbread ". It was a delicious piece of flatbread covered with chicken chunks, goat cheese, and peppers. Yum! But then I got to thinking. I really like southwestern style food. I wish I could have gotten flatbread, but with a more vibrant flavor. So I decided to experiment. I like what I came up with. I hope you do!!

Southwestern Flatbread
(makes one flatbread)
1 Piece of Flatbread
1 Chicken Breast
1/2  Roma Tomato
1 Green Onion
1/4 cup Queso Fresco
1 scoop Sour Cream
1/2 Avocado
Fresh Cilantro
With your oven on high broil, toast the flatbread
until light brown.
Grill your chicken breast, then...
chop it in to small chunks.
Chop your green onion.
Chop your tomato in half, then slice the half in to
quarters, then...
chop the quarters into small chunks.
Everything you are chopping should be
slightly smaller than bite size.
Scoop out half of your avocado,
slice, and then chop into pieces.
Start building your flatbread.
Place the chicken and onion, then...
the queso fresco,
Broil the flatbread in your oven.
It only takes a couple minutes,
so keep an eye on it. You may have to
turn it once during the process. 
Remove from your oven.
The cheese has just started to melt.
If you would like it melted more, just
keep it in longer. But be careful, it burns
easily and quickly.  :)
Finish your flatbread by adding the tomato pieces, and
the sour cream, avocado, and fresh cilantro.
Beautiful and delicious!
This flatbread was wonderful tasting.

Here is my problem. For the last few weeks I have been
searching for the perfect appetizers to serve at several
events I am hosting during the holidays. This appetizer
will not work for that. I cut it with a pizza cutter,
and it is just too messy to be eaten as finger food.
(Of course, that didn't stop me, but only in the presence of
people that have to love me!)
So my assignment is this. Can I figure out a way to
make this appetizer, with the flatbread, and have it
be finger food? I think I have a solution!!
Give me a couple days, and I'll get back to you!!

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