Whole Wheat Cheddar Chicken (or Turkey) Quesadillas
For a crusty top, sprinkle a teaspoon or two of additional cheese on top of the quesadilla prior to grilling. Whole wheat pita bread offers a healthy, hearty and tasty alternative to the traditional tortilla, but you may use a flour or gluten-free tortilla if preferred.


  • Whole wheat pita bread (may substitute a flour or gluten-free tortilla)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooked chicken, sliced or shredded (could substitute turkey)
  • Salsa for serving, optional


  1. Carefully cut the pita bread in half horizontally. Rub a little olive oil on the outside of both halves. Layer the cheese, chicken, and then a bit more cheese on one half. I use about ΒΌ cup of each, but you can eyeball it.
  2. Top with the other pita half and grill on a panini maker for three minutes. Alternatively, you may grill one side at a time on the stovetop, as you would make a grilled cheese sandwich. A cast iron pan or grill pan work especially well.

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