It’s January, and I know from five (good grief) years of blogging that I get an influx of new visitors in January. I think it’s because of all my healthy recipes and wanting to have a healthy start to the year, but whatever the reason I am GLAD to see you all!
But I have about 400 recipes on this website, and it’s easy to get lost when you’re trying to find something tasty for dinner! So I thought I should do a round up of my best recipes and decided to pull together my ten most popular recipes for your enjoyment.
So, number one is….Hunter’s Chicken.
Be honest – how many of you reading this came to the site because of this recipe? It’s wildly popular, my most popular recipe by far. And it’s not surprising – moist chicken breast smothered in BBQ sauce, wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese? It’s a thing of beauty.
Next, Baked KFC Style Chicken.
Another one you all seem to go wild for. It’s got all the flavour of KFC – maybe even more so – but with none of the grease and certainly none of the guilt or upset stomachs afterwards. This is a real family favourite.
Third most popular is my…hunter’s chicken. But the “best ever” version.
How is this different from my standard version? The sauce, really. This is utterly swimming in sauce and needs to be served in its own little dish. But the chicken basically poaches in the sauce so is deliciously moist and full of flavour. It really is something special.
Fourth is flourless pancakes.
Someone pointed out that these aren’t actually pancakes, they’re more like soufflé cakes – but that’s fine. They’re still lovely and make an excellent breakfast or dessert served with berries and a drizzle of honey.
Halfway through and we get to Garry’s healthy lasagne.
It’s called Garry’s healthy lasagne because my now-husband Garry made it for me. The thick white sauce is replaced by a flavoursome egg and yogurt sauce, but you still get lots of lovely meat, vegetables and cheese. It’s perfect comfort food without all the fat and calories.
After that is my chicken enchilada spaghetti recipe.
I love this recipe so much. It takes a bit of effort but it’s a total taste explosion so absolutely worth it and makes plenty of leftovers for lunches the next day. Spicy and sweet and moreish, it is immensely satisfying. I also made it into a pasta bake, which at the moment is the most viewed recipe on the site.
Another dessert, now – rice pudding.
This is sweet rice cooked with water and sweetener rather than milk and sugar, which makes a thick and gloopy mix that is lovely when eaten with lots of berries. I have this for breakfast as well as dessert. You can also mix something into it such as Nutella or honey to make it sweet and flavourful.
Coming in at my eighth most popular recipe is chicken and chickpea curry.
Thick and juicy chicken thighs, courgette, smokey tomato sauce and lots and lots of lovely chickpeas soaking up all the spices – this is a protein-rich curry that’s good with rice, extra vegetables, or just on its own.
Sneaking in at number nine is my chorizo and red pepper sauce.
I have to admit, I’m surprised that this one was in here. It doesn’t seem to get many comments or as many people raving about it as my other recipes do. I’m pleased, though, because this is one of the recipes that really sums up why I love cooking – it’s simple and bright, with strong punchy flavours and a real sense of satisfaction after you’ve eaten it. It also takes no time at all and makes a lot of servings.
And finally…my skinny chorizo mac ‘n’ cheese.
This is the recipe that launched a thousand lighter macaroni cheese recipes for me. It’s utterly delectable. I have friends who serve this for dinner every time they have guests because it’s so good. It’s my ultimate comfort food, my go to. I’m delighted that you like it as much as I do.
So that’s it! Those are my top-ten recipes of all time, based on pageviews. Is there any recipe I’ve got that you love that hasn’t made it on here? Let me know in the comments.