Hello hello! Happy Friday eve! So glad you could stop by today. 🙂 We’ve come to that time of the week where cooking in the kitchen just becomes laborious. But never fear! I have the recipe for you tonight!
These Chicken Pitas with a spices yogurt sauce are so easy and a perfect way to head into friyay. Kory and I probably have them at least once a week. They are that good. I have to give credit where it’s due though, the idea for this recipe came from my friend Kinleigh. She and her husband had us over for dinner one night and they made this and O-M-G. Soooo good. I just had to recreate it.
So the key to this “pita” is Naan Bread. Yea, yea, I know it’s not actual “pita” bread, but it’s so soft and pillow-y I just love it.
Naan Bread is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia (source) so it’s perfect for this dish. Plus you can pack a lot more onto a piece of Naan than you can on a Pita. Just saying.
So once you have the bread, everything else about this recipe is pretty simple. I usually serve the pita’s with these seasoned waffle fries from Alexa….because they are just so good! But you don’t have to have your Pita’s with fries…you can just have them by themselves or with a side salad. Still tasty (fries are always a good choice though…)
You can even put the fries on the pita! oh my gosh, that would be so good!
I also serve this chicken pita with a spiced yogurt sauce which is great for just about anything — dipping veggies, eating with various meats, eating on it’s own…okok, maybe not that last one, but the point is that you can use this spiced yogurt for many other things than just these pitas.
I love using Fage yogurt for this sauce, it’s thick and creamy and has the right amount of tang without being overbearing.
So once you’ve mixed up the sauce and cooked the chicken and fries, you’re ready to eat! BOOM. Dinner done in 30 minutes. You have time for that don’t you? Oh and for all my leftover fans out there, don’t forget to buy extra naan bread — this would be delicious for your friyay lunch!
Stay tuned tomorrow for round 3 of friyay favorites! Missed the last one? You can read it here!