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Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
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5 from 8 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 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Arabic, Mediterranean, Turkish
Keyword: chicken recipe, easy chicken recipe, flatbread, Fufus Kitchen
Servings: 8
Author: Heifa

Ingredients

Salsa

  • 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

Chicken

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

Bread

  • 8 Gyro Flatbreads

Topping

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

Nuts

  • 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

Instructions

  • For the salsa, place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it looks just like a salsa! Set it aside.
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
  • 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.
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
  • While the chicken marinates, prep the yogurt sauce and onion topping.
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
  • 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.
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
  • 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.
    Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
  • 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.

Assembly

  • 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