The 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 include a mix of new recipes, such as our chicken schnitzel recipe, chicken schnitzel burger recipe and Mexican chilaquiles recipe, along with recipe collections, from our best fried eggs recipes and best scrambled eggs recipes to our best chicken breast recipes and best recipes with cabbage.
It’s the end of February when we review the month’s stats and share our 10 most popular recipes of February 2022. I always find it so fascinating to see what visitors searched for, read and, we hope, cooked, or at least bookmarked to cook.
The same rules apply: we’re excluding the recipes that keep landing on these lists time and time again (so you don’t get bored), such as my Russian beef Stroganoff recipe, along with the decade-old recipes, however, this month all the recipes and recipe collections were new, apart from the beef Stroganoff.
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Now let me share our 10 most popular recipes of February 2022.
10 Most Popular Recipes of February 2022 – Here’s What Our Readers Have Been Cooking
Here are the 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 on Grantourismo – the recipes our readers searched for, spent time browsing and cooked this month.
Sunday Night Dinner Ideas
The first post in what appears to have become a new series, Sunday dinner ideas was only published eight days ago and yet it shot up to the top of our list of 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 becoming the most read post of the month.
Our inaugural Sunday night dinner ideas round-up featured a few classic comfort food favourites, as well as some alternatives. The post included a few classic comfort food dishes such as beef Stroganoff (and chicken Stroganoff), chicken schnitzel (or a chicken schnitzel burger), spaghetti bolognaise (or ragu all Bolognese), pot stickers and noodles (or fried rice), and pizza.
The beef strog, chicken schnitty and spag bol are all family favourites and hearty filling meals that feel like the big hugs we all need right now. The Stroganoff and schnitzel are fairly fast and easy, while the Bolognese needed some time.
I also included a couple of fun ideas for families and friends who like the idea of spending Sunday night cooking together: pot stickers and noodles or fried rice. And if Sunday night for you means pizza night, we also had a recipe for homemade pizza.
Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
Our crunchy chicken schnitzel recipe also topped the list of 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 coming in at #2, which was a delight to see for such a retro classic.
Our chicken schnitzel recipe makes moist, tender chicken fillets with a super crunchy panko breadcrumb coating elevated with lemon zest and parmesan. These old-fashioned Australian style chicken schnitties will take you right back to the 1970s.
For a complete nostalgia trip, squeeze some lemon wedges over the schnitzels and serve them with potato salad. Our Mediterranean-style warm potato salad recipe with capers, anchovies, chives, and celery leaves (link below) is a perfect match for the schnit, or browse this collection of potato salad recipes. I adore this Japanese potato salad.
Best Chicken Breast Recipes
It was no surprise seeing this collection of our best chicken breast recipes – which are some of our best chicken recipes – landing at the top of the list of 10 most popular recipes of February 2022. Although it was surprising seeing it land at #3.
Our best chicken breast recipes include endearingly old-fashioned dishes such as chicken schnitzel, chicken Kiev and chicken Stroganoff, as well as healthy chicken breast recipes with shredded chicken breast, such as recipes for a Cambodian chicken rice porridge, banana flower salad and chicken noodle soups, along with Mexican chilaquiles, and breakfast tacos.
While I have to confess that I do prefer the taste of chicken thighs, which are fantastic in chicken curries, chicken soups, chicken stir-fries, such as this cashew chicken, and there are few things I enjoy more than munching on fried chicken drumsticks, it’s hard to beat juicy poached chicken breasts when they’re perfectly cooked or soft shredded chicken breast in a congee, soup or taco.
Chicken breasts are also very healthy as they’re higher in protein and lower in fat than other parts of the chicken. Although any piece of chicken is healthy, as it’s a very nutritious meat, which is high in vitamins and minerals, as well as amino acids, such as tryptophan, which can increase levels of serotonin, and boost your mood.
Best Scrambled Eggs Recipes
This compilation of our best scrambled eggs recipes was another of the 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 landing at #4, which was not surprising.
I dug into our archive of Weekend Eggs recipes of quintessential eggs dishes from around the world to put together this collection and our Weekend Eggs posts are some of the most popular on our site.
This round-up of recipes includes velvety scrambled eggs with fresh winter truffles, soft scrambled eggs with Chinese barbecue pork and chives, pesto scrambled eggs for silky scrambled eggs with basil pesto on sourdough, the classic Indian spicy scrambled eggs called egg bhurji, and a scrambled eggs breakfast taco recipe with avocado and chorizo.
If you’re an egg lover and a devotee of breakfast eggs and brunch eggs and you’ve enjoyed our collections of best boiled eggs recipes and best fried eggs recipes, below, you will love these recipes too.
Best Fried Eggs Recipes
It seems our readers prefer fried eggs to scrambled eggs, but only just. This collection of our best fried eggs recipes was another of the 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 coming in at #5.
Our best fried eggs recipes include recipes for a fried egg and avocado breakfast banh mi, fried eggs breakfast tacos with chorizo, crunchy potatoes and spicy chorizo oil, a breakfast nachos topped with fried egg and escabeche, and a Thai fried egg salad with sweet tomatoes, crunchy peanuts and fragrant coriander, among other deliciously addictive fried egg recipes.
Whether you’re a fan of crispy Thai-style fried eggs or soft fried eggs with runny yolks, we have scrumptious fried eggs recipes for you. As with our best boiled eggs recipes and best scrambled eggs recipes, above, our best fried eggs recipes came from our Weekend Eggs series.
Valentines Day Dinner Recipes
It was Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks ago so it wasn’t surprising to see this collection of Valentines Day dinner recipes for romantic dinners at home land on this list of the 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 at #6.
Our thinking was that anybody can pay for a restaurant meal, but nothing says “I Love You” like taking out the time and care to prepare a beautiful home cooked meal – whether it’s a favourite dish cooked to perfection with a decent bottle of wine, or a three-course meal with pre-dinner nibbles, starter and main.
Because who really needs dessert on Valentine’s Day… you don’t want to get too full. We recommend a decadent cheese plate with slices of one or two great quality French cheeses or a box of handcrafted chocolates, and dessert wine, or opening another bottle of bubbly.
As this recipe was so popular, we also shared a collection of Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes for breakfast in bed.
Chicken Schnitzel Burger Recipe
Terence’s chicken schnitzel burger recipe was another of our 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 at #7 and deservedly so. It’s absolutely delicious.
Our recipe will make you our crunchy chicken schnitzel with panko breadcrumbs spread with a creamy pickle mayo (made with our homemade dill pickles) and topped with bacon, cabbage and tomato between soft burger buns.
Terence looked to the BLT for inspiration and added thick tomato slices for freshness and then countered those with some crispy bacon rashers. Perfect. Served with spicy potato wedges, it is home-cooked fast food at its finest.
Best Recipes with Cabbage
Our best recipes with cabbage was another of our 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 at #8. The collection includes everything from my Russian grandmother’s cabbage rolls and an array of hearty cabbage soups to our recipes for red cabbage pickles.
Cabbage seems to be the ‘it’ ingredient of the moment, with recipes for cabbage soups, cabbage pickles, cabbage rolls, and cabbage casseroles increasingly featuring on food site home pages and frequently popping up in newsletters in my In Box these days.
I’m not complaining, I adore cabbage in all its shapes and forms and grew up eating cabbage in everything from my baboushka’s cabbage rolls to countless cabbage soups, while Terence and I have long used cabbage in everything from pickles to Terence’s colcannon recipe with cabbage.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, cabbage is super healthy. Despite being low in calories, cabbage is also high in fibre and can improve digestion, combat chronic inflammation, and contains powerful antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals, which can damage cells. It’s nowhere cabbage is the ingredient of the moment.
Mexican Chilaquiles Recipe with Fried Eggs
This easy Mexican chilaquiles recipe with fried eggs, shredded chicken and green salsa makes chilaquiles verdes and it was another of our top 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 at #9.
A pre-Hispanic Aztec dish, chilaquiles – pronounced chee-lah-KEE-lehs, which comes from a Nahuatl word that meant ‘chillies and greens’ – has long been a popular Mexican breakfast dish, but one that is eaten at any time of day.
This Mexican chilaquiles recipe with fried eggs, shredded chicken and green salsa is my attempt to recreate the chilaquiles verdes (green chilaquiles) or, more correctly, chilaquiles con pollo en salsa verde (chilaquiles with chicken in green salsa) that I became addicted to at Café la Blanca in Mexico City many years ago.
Created to use up stale tortilla chips and other leftovers, chilaquiles is also a very versatile dish. It can also be made with a red salsa and instead of chicken, could contain beef, pork, vegetables, anything.
Warm Potato Salad Recipe
This easy warm potato salad recipe with anchovies, capers, chives and celery leaves makes a fresh green Mediterranean style potato salad with a zingy dressing of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and sherry vinegar. It’s a fantastic side to chicken schnitzel or fried chicken and while wonderful served warm, it also tastes delicious chilled.
If you’re planning on making the delicious chicken schnitzel recipe, with a crunchy panko breadcrumb coating with parmesan and lemon zest that we shared yesterday, or even today’s chicken schnitzel burger recipe, then try this warm potato salad recipe with anchovies, capers, chives and celery leaves, too.
They’re a perfect match thanks to the fresh green taste of this potato salad, courtesy of the celery leaves and their crispy stalks and garlic chives, and the flavours of the sea thanks to the anchovy fillets and capers. Not a celery leaf lover? Try flat leaf parsley instead.
Wash it all down with a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc and it makes a sublime meal. And if you’re in the southern hemisphere where the weather’s still warm and a warm potato salad doesn’t appeal, pop it in the refrigerator and serve the salad chilled too.
Please do let us know in the comments below if you’ve cooked any of the recipes in our 10 most popular recipes of February 2022 as we’d love to get your feedback.