Cheesy Chicken Crunchie Quesadillas

Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe – 2nd place!
Category: School day lunch, grades 1-3

Alexandra, from Toronto, thinks this tastes great and is fun to make. 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


  1. Serve this up with apple slices and a glass of milk.
  2. If taking it for lunch at school, place triangles and sour cream in separate containers.


Whole wheat pita

Cooked small boneless, skinless chicken breast 

about 50 g/1.5 oz (1/2 a chicken breast)

Mild or medium salsa

2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Thin slices of part skim mozzarella or Swiss cheese 

2 slices (about 30 g)

Sour cream (optional)



  1. Slice open pita to create two round slices.
  2. Spread each half of the pita with salsa and top one side with cheese. Shred or chop chicken breast and place on top of cheese. Top with remaining cheese slice and pita round.
  3. Place sandwich in small nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook turning once, for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Remove to cutting board and cut into 4 triangles. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 331 kcal

Protein: 30 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 38 g

Fibre: 5 g

Sodium: 665 mg

Last Update – October 31, 2017

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