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Our 10 Most Popular Recipes You Loved Cooking in 2021

2021 is almost over, and we round up the most popular recipes our users saved most this year. Check out SideChef’s top 10 recipes of 2021.
Our 10 Most Popular Recipes You Loved Cooking in 2021
Our 10 Most Popular Recipes You Loved Cooking in 2021
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It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is about to end. It’s time to look back and see which recipes you have been cooking this year. It is a pretty diverse round-up featuring all-time crowd favorite dishes and some worldly cuisine mashups we expected at the beginning of the year.

Once again, chicken seems to be one of the most beloved ingredients for home cooks. And we can’t blame you; you can never go wrong with nicely cooked chicken for any meal of the day!

Without further ado, here are SideChef’s Top 10 Recipes, counting down to the most popular of all.

10. Chinese Orange Chicken

We all enjoy Chinese takeout from time to time, and it comes as no surprise Orange chicken is one of the classic takeout dishes our users chose to make at home this year.

Fun Fact: Chinese takeout orders usually go through the roof around Christmas time. Maybe more people will choose to make their own Orange Chicken for dinner this year.

9. Marinated Pork Chops with Herb Butter

Pork chops rightfully deserve a place on this list. Naturally tender and juicy, pork chops are a great protein-packed dinner option. And this recipe is a real winner - it’s not only foolproof but also super quick, ready to be served in half an hour.

8. Homemade Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme

We have one more super popular copycat recipe on our top ten list. Crunchwrap Supreme has earned its iconic status in the culinary world. It is so universally loved; it even inspired a character in ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ (Check out number 17 on this list).

SideChef’s one and only Lauren Holdcroft has perfected the Crunchwrap Supreme recipe and made it a customizable homestyle meal everyone seems to love.

7. Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

It looks like 2021 was about finding healthier home-cooked versions of our favorite fast food and takeout. This lighter version of the Chinese take-out classic is gluten-free, has less sodium, and is served over quinoa.

6. The Weeknight Carbonara

This weeknight Carbonara recipe proves the increasing trend in homecooked restaurant-style meals. Why wait till the weekend to go out to a fancy Italian restaurant when you can have an even more delicious home-cooked pasta carbonara for dinner in no time!

5. Korean-Style Popcorn Cauliflower

Korean Cuisine has been exploding in the culinary world! Everything from Korean BBQ and beef bulgogi to the super trendy Squid Game cookie and Korean fusion food.

This vegetarian-friendly Korean Popcorn Cauliflower once again proves our growing love for new flavors and gochujang sauce!
You can easily swap cauliflower for chicken in this recipe and enjoy spicy Korean popcorn chicken at home.

4. Baked Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Buffalo chicken is one of the most popular dishes in the US. This recipe takes our Buffalo obsession and wraps it in a tortilla!

This is a healthy version of Buffalo chicken - not deep-frying the fillets but baking them in panko breadcrumbs. It turns out just as crunchy and delicious.

3. Easy Korean Beef

The Korean beef recipe is ready in 20 minutes or less; what not to love! No wonder it is one of our top 3 finalists.

It is super easy to make, and it turns out just as rich and flavorful as if you marinated it all night. What’s the secret? We use ground beef for it! Low-effort and guaranteed hit!
If you haven’s tried this recipe yet, you absolutely must! Thousands of people tested it and were more than pleased with the delicious outcome!

2. Beef Tenderloin with Teriyaki Reduction

It’s a healthy and delicious recipe that is impossible to mess up! With thousands of saves and hundreds of comments, teriyaki beef tenderloin got second place on the most popular recipes of the 2021 list.

The beauty of this dish is not only its impeccable taste but its super straightforward cooking technique. Look no further if you need an impressive dinner recipe that only calls for five main ingredients, 30 minutes of cooking time, and next to zero clean-up after!

1. Teriyaki Chicken

The winner recipe of 2021, according to SideChef’s users, is the super easy and flavorful teriyaki chicken. Over nine thousand people made this quick and easy dish over and over again this year.

It is perfect for a quick dinner, meal prep and goes with almost any side dish imaginable. First place is well deserved.

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