Fennel & Chicken Flatbread

Fennel & Chicken Flatbread

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2005

Here's an easy, new take on pizza: pita rounds that hold a fennel and chicken saute and that are then baked until the cheesy topping melts. Although great warm, they're just like pizza: a fabulous lunch out of the fridge the next day.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb fennel, quartered, cored and thinly sliced, plus 1 tablespoon chopped feathery tops for garnish
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 6-1/2-inch whole-wheat pitas, or eight 4-inch whole-wheat pitas
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fennel and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook another 5 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Place pitas on a baking sheet and top each with an equal portion of the chicken and vegetable mixture; sprinkle with cheese and pepper. Bake until the cheese melts and turns golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped fennel tops and serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 449 calories; 13 g fat(6 g sat); 10 g fiber; 53 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 51 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 1752 IU vitamin A; 45 mg vitamin C; 251 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 667 mg sodium; 563 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 medium fat meats | 3 Carbohydrate Servings

Reviews 6

February 10, 2011
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By: roscoe.kimberly
Great for Entertaining..... I also did some tampering some inspired by previous comments so thank you. Adding onion, mushroom and roasted garlic from whole foods. Minced garlic may have done the trick but I did not feel like peeling garlic today hahaha! I also threw some oregano and some cayenne pepper in there. I used mozzarella cheese. Overcooked them on accident but worked well cause my husband loved it overcooked and crunchy!! He said we need to entertain with these! I think a glass of red wine would be perfect with this. Might try adding tomatoes next time.
August 27, 2010
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By: MaritimeGal
I did some fairly substantial tinkering to this recipe (because like some other commenters, I thought it sounded quite bland). The end result is Grilled Asian Fennel and Chicken Flatbread, which you can read about on my Eating the Rainbow food blog at: http://superfoodsyear.blogspot.com/2010/08/tinkering-makes-for-tasty.html Enjoy!
April 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
great tasting and you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate then bake later. i add some hot garlic sauce to add some depth and use a little dice garlic (who doesn't love garlic?)
March 20, 2010
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By: Heather Baird Stevenson
It was a hit! Very tasty and looked great, like gourmet pizza! I brought some in to the office for lunch the next day and all the girls wanted the recipe, one of them has made it already. When I was making it, I noticed the recipe doesn't call for salt. I wasn't comfortable with that so I did add a little to the veggies. I also added to the vegetables some small sliced portabella mushrooms and one small thinly sliced onion. I love fennel with chicken and will look for more recipes. Thanks so much for this recipe. Heather
March 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Can't really rate yet as I haven't tried it. It looks amazing. Do you think you could use flour totillas? And would one preheat it before layering the ingredients? I guess I could just try it. Can't get decent pita down here in Florida. Guess not enough Lebanese down here. Have to get it from friends in MA.
January 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
super yummy and super easy. My seven year old loves it minus the peppers, my 2 year old as-is and my picky eater with both the fennel and the peppers removed (but his tastes don't account for much!!). My husband and I find it quite enjoyable as well. Works well for a meal, snack or as an appetizer at parties. Winning recipe in our house!