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.

 

   

16 Responses to “Baked Pita Chicken”

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    1-2Punch — January 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

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

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 23, 2014 at 7:50 am

    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.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

    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!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 23, 2014 at 8:17 am

    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!

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    Danielle — May 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    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!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — May 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

    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.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

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

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    Tina | Mademoiselle Gourmande — May 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

    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… :)

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — May 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — May 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm

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

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    Matt Robinson — May 24, 2014 at 12:56 am

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

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    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!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — May 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    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.

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    Cookin Canuck — May 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    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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    Phoebe Lapine @FeedMePhoebe — June 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    So creative! I love this idea.

    Reply

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