Monday, May 14, 2012

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

On a recent trip to Florida we stopped into a restaurant to have a bite to eat.  The flatbread on the menu was too good to pass up.  Caramelized onions, figs and chicken – a delicious combination.
The recipe is basic and wasn’t hard to duplicate.  I also made another and added my own ingredients. To make it even easier I used a ready made Naan.  You can certainly opt to use a bread dough, which I intend to do next time I make these.
These are not so much recipes as they are just ideas.
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Ingredients  for Caramelized Onion & Fig Flatbread
Naan bread (or pizza dough)
2 Seasoned chicken breasts
6 or 7 large onions (enough for about 3 or 4 flat breads)
1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
Fig spread
8 Dried figs
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Preheat oven to 350.  Peel and slice onions.  In a hot pan heat 3 tablespoons of butter and less than a tablespoon of oil. Cook onions over medium heat for the first 10 minutes.  Add a pinch of salt.  Cook over medium low heat for the remainder of the cooking time and add brown sugar to cook with the onions.  While your onions are cooking slice chicken breast into small strips and fry or grill chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic (whatever seasoning you like). I actually like steak seasoning on my chicken.
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Cut dried figs into quarters and add to a saucepan with one cup of water and let boil.  Stir and add small amounts of water as it evaporates.  Cook for about 20 minutes and eventually let all the water absorb, then remove from heat.
Place the Naan directly on your oven racks of the preheated oven and toast for about  5 minutes.
Once the Naan is toasted assemble your flatbreads starting with some fig spread.  Spread a thin layer all over the Naan, then add a few cooked figs,  caramelized onions and then your chicken.  Garnish with any greens you like.  Pop them back in the oven for 5 minutes if you like.

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One of the flatbreads below had caramelized onions, goat cheese, bocconcini cheese and shaved parmesan cheese.
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These were fabulous and there are endless combinations. Give them a try!
Enjoy !


  1. Wow ~ just finding this now ~ would work as an appetizer too and I would look like a rock star ~ thanks Lisa!!