| |

Turkish Chicken & Flatbread

Turkish Chicken and Flatbread showcasing the charred chicken and onion toppings

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. I am so excited because I have my parents in town visiting me from New Jersey, my home state. Whenever my parents and I get together; it is always a great time. I missed them so much so you can only imagine how happy I am! Much of my cooking has been influenced by my mother who is a phenomenal cook. Anything she touches becomes gold. One of the dishes she has been making as of the last few years is this Turkish chicken and flatbread which my entire family enjoys.

The flavors are inspired by Turkey where they use so many fresh vibrant ingredients in their cooking just like we will be using a fresh salsa to season both the chicken and bread. As a Palestinian, our traditional dish is mskhan which I will be sharing the recipe for soon as well. Mskahan includes a flatbread, lots of cooked onions, sumac, and chicken. It is quite similar to this recipe but more inspired by Turkish flavors. I really hope you give this Turkish Chicken & Flatbread a try. This recipe is quite simple to follow as it is really straightforward in ingredients and instructions. There are photos to help guide you through the process as well. Make this and let me know what you think!

This is one of many recipes that I will be sharing throughout the month inspired by my Mama’s cooking. We have so much in store for you while she is here. As she can’t get away from the kitchen like myself, even if on vacation! So stay tuned for so many more delicious recipes. Make sure to subscribe to my email list to be notified of a new recipe. Give this a try and let me know what you think!

Other chicken recipes you might enjoy:

Chicken Shawarma tacos

Mskhan Tacos

Turkish Chicken and Flatbread showcasing the charred chicken and onion toppings
Print Recipe
5 from 10 votes

Turkish Chicken & Flatbread

This Turkish inspired seasoned chicken and flatbread is absoultely delicous. The salsa used to marinate the chicken and coat the flatbread is a medley of flavors that truly makes the dish.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Arabic, Mediterranean, Turkish
Keyword: chicken recipe, easy chicken recipe, flatbread, Fufus Kitchen
Servings: 8
Author: Heifa



  • 2 Small lemon's juice or lime
  • 1 Large onion yellow or red
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Handful Cilantro
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1.5 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 3 lbs Chicken Tenderloins Breast or thighs would work
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 8 Gyro Flatbreads


  • 1 Onion sliced thinly
  • 1 Handful Chopped Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Sumac
  • 1 Lemon's juice
  • Salt to taste


  • 1/2 cup Almond halves or slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

  • 2 cups Plain Yogurt
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, finelt diced or grated
  • 1 Small Lemon's Juice
  • 3 tbsp Dried Mint
  • 4 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • Salt to taste


  • For the salsa, place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it looks just like a salsa! Set it aside.
    limes, red onion, parsley, tomatoes, and jalapeno in a bowl
  • Add 1 cup of the salsa mixture to the chicken. Toss and make sure all the chicken is well coated. Season with some salt and pepper as well. Add more salsa if needed. Marinate this for at least 1-2 hours.
    chicken marinade in a food processor
  • While the chicken marinates, prep the yogurt sauce and onion topping.
    Turkish Chicken covered in marinade
  • For the yogurt sauce, combine all its ingredients. Mix well and set aside to chill in the fridge.
  • For the onions, toss all its components together and also set aside.
    sliced onions with sumac and parsley
  • Once the chicken is done marinating, you can either grill it which gives the most flavor or bake it or even cook on the stove-top. Whatever is easiest for you. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches 165F internal temeraure.
  • For the bread, preheat the oven to 400 F. Add the bread to a lightly oiled baking pan. Lay them out flat. Add 2-3 tbsp of the salsa to the top of the flatbread and spread evenly.
    flatbread topped with pureed tomato sauce
  • Bake for 10 minutes until slightly crisp.
  • In the meantime, toast the nuts with the oil until lightly browned then place on a plate lined with paper towel to abosrb excess oil.


  • First, lay the bread flat on desired serving dish. Then, top with the chicken pieces. Then the onion mixture and the toasted nuts. Drizzle with some of the yogurt sauce and voila!
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread topped with onions and sliced almonds

Similar Posts


  1. 5 stars
    Delicious !! My whole family loved it and want me to make it again . Chicken was so tender and tasty. simple and easy to make with delicious results !

  2. 5 stars
    I was really surprised how much this marinade comes through when you grill the chicken! It was SO good!! Also I used extra marinade I had in the water for my rice and it was the best rice I’ve ever made! Highly recommend this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    SO DELICIOUS! Not only does it look amazing, it tastes great! My husband and I loved it so much. Super easy to make too, which is common for fufuskitchen recipes, that i LOVE!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious and so easy to make. My whole family loved it and has been asking me to make it again and again.

  5. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Easy to make and family loved it, salsa mixture was awesome too! I probably won’t buy jarred salsa after trying this!

  6. This was delicious and easy to make! Family loved it! Also the Salsa mixture was good on it’s own, I will probably never buy jarred salsa again

  7. 5 stars
    Great combination of flavors! Made this twice. After the second time, kids asked if I could make it again the next day : ) Only modification was I used whole chicken cut up and used ajvar on pita bread. Easy prep, too.

  8. Recipe looks so good! How big are the flatbreads that you used? They look on the smaller side in the picture, not sure I’ve seen that size in stores her.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  9. 5 stars
    Wow!!!! This was beyond superb. The recipe was so easy to follow and the result was AMAZING!!!! Thank you Heifa for this beautiful recipe. We endulged every bite.

  10. 5 stars
    Really easy and so good! The salsa alone got me 😍 in the beginning and putting it all together was so beautiful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating