Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pita Quesadilla

Due to a wild and crazy day, dinner plans went awry and it was time to improvise. I had my sweet husband pick up a couple of rotisserie chickens from the grocery store and decided to quickly assemble some quesadillas and use up some lingering ingredients that were nearing the end of their usable lives in my refrigerator. 

Gather your ingredients, the only things you absolutely need to have are pita bread and cheese. The rest of the ingredients are absolutely up to you. We added some chicken, salsa, tomatoes, and green onions. But jalapenos, pico de gallo, corn and beans would be a super addition as well. 

Cut your pita bread into quarters. If you have the kind that opens into pockets - even better! You can stuff you pita with your quesadilla toppings - otherwise we are just going to layer them on top. 

We picked out chicken meat off the roasted chickens and put it into a bowl. 

Spread your pitas out onto a baking sheet. 

Spread your pitas with salsa, we used two different types - a mild one and a hot, spicy one. 

Then lay pieces of your shredded chicken on top. This is where you will want to add any other toppings that you want "cooked". 

Sprinkle generously with cheese. And bake in your oven long enough for the cheese to get nice and melty. (About 5 minutes)

Once you pull the hot melty goodness out of the oven, top with your additional toppings. 

We let everyone make their own at this point.  We had some that added lots of toppings and veggies, and of course, one that just added BBQ sauce. 

This was an easy throw together meal that was satisfying and different than the normal quesadillas we are used to having.