Baked Pita Chicken
Distractions.  I am so easily distracted by little things that sometimes I miss the bigger picture in life.  As I’m writing this post I caught myself reading aimlessly over my Facebook feed.  Updating constantly to see what was new with my friends.  After Facebook I hit up pinterest to see if anything was worth pinning.  The tabs keep getting toggled between Facebook, pinterest, Facebook, pinterest… all while I’m trying to write a baked pita chicken post.
I finally had to “X” out of the 5+ tabs on my Mac, so I could actually concentrate on my writing.
The other night we were all in the living room watching TV and my husband set down to play with Olivia.  Once again I was distracted from her vying for our attention because I was on instagram.  Guilty phone pleasures.  My husband actually took my phone away and placed it out of sight.  I was furious because I felt like I was in junior high and someone just took my phone away.  In the bigger scheme of things I was being distracted from MY DAUGHTER.
Baked pita chicken
I will be the first to admit that it’s super hard to put the phone away especially when my job relies so heavily on social media.

Will I miss a tweet?
Will I reply too late to an email?
Will I miss something on Facebook?
But what I’m truly missing out on in life is spending quality time with my family.  I say that they are most important to me but I don’t treat them that way.  Will this be an overnight fix? Heck no, but I’m hoping that I will improve slowly.
This is an old recipe that I resurfaced because I wanted to make an easy recipe to spend more time with my family and the old photo was just horrendous.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Baked pita chicken

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Baked Pita Chicken

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Ingredients:

1 6 3/4 ounce bag of Stacy's perfectly thymed pita crisps
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for chicken
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 egg whites
1 lb. chicken tenders

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Finely chop the pita chips in a mixer and add to a large bowl. Stir in the italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

In smaller bowl add egg whites.

Add the chicken one at a time to the egg whites and then roll in pita chips.

Spray a large pan with cooking spray and add chicken tenders. Cook chicken for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.

 

18 comments

  1. this is my knd of dish, easy and delicious too! thanks I will definately be trying this soon.

  2. It’s definitely so easy these days to get distracted by those types of things! I find that I’m the same way. At least there is delicious chicken to help! This looks fantastic. I am totally adding it to our menu next week.

  3. Girl, you are the queen of creative chicken dishes! I want to be like you one day 😉 I LOVE that you crusted these in pita! Pinned!

  4. AMEN lady. Such a great reflection. It’s so hard to disconnect and focus on those immediately around us. Glad that I read this before my fam comes to visit this weekend!

  5. These look like such a great healthy meal! I love the idea of getting great flavor and crunch from Pita chips, I would have never thought of that!

  6. Well now that’s a smart way to use pita chips! I linked to a post in today’s Friday Faves that talked about your same predicament, and when to just say, enough is enough. We all have a lot of the same troubles of deciding when to check in and when to just check out.

  7. Great use of pita chips friend! You are so smart. And ditto what Heidi said. It will always be a constant struggle for balance!

  8. Those chicken pita look so good!

    I know, I get distracted a lot. My boyfriend has an internet business and he’s horrible. I do understand it though. But we both try to get better at focusing on things… :)

  9. Soooo clever! I love Stacy’s. It was so nice meeting you at Blog Her Food!

  10. Your photography is stunning!! I’m hungry looking at this chicken!!!

  11. Love this recipe! Saved for a summer evening:) Have a great holiday weekend!

  12. I love that you’re trying to put aside the distractions and spend time with your family! I also LOVE this recipe-so creative and so simple at the same time! YUM!

  13. Quick and yummy chicken recipe. I love tenders, because both adults and kids love them. In other words I can not go wrong when I serve those. Yay, score one for the home team. You know it is awesome that you are realizing how much of your life is taken up with the ‘non-living’, the other dimension. We are in new territory here. Think what it is like for Olivia—totally immersion right from the beginning. As her Mom you have to figure out a balance with your own life, so that you can teach that to your children. What and how still has to be tested. It’s a big task. Again many pats on your back for being able to step back and see the big picture.

  14. There are days when I feel like the queen of distraction! But you’re right, turning off all social media for a day or two and just focusing on family and friends is so rewarding.

    I love the idea of coating chicken in pita chips!

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  16. I’ve used chips to coat chicken before, but I like the use of pita instead. Thanks for the recipe.

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