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Your 23 Favorite Recipes of 2023

A look back on our readers’ favorite and the most popular new recipes in 2023 on That Spicy Chick. It was an incredibly delicious year with flavor-packed fried rice dishes, curry noodle soups, high protein breakfasts and pasta dinners and more!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones!

As is the annual tradition at the end of each year here on That Spicy Chick, I’ve tallied up the most popular recipes of the year. It’s been a truly delicious year and I’m excited to share this list with you!

From tasty and quick fried rice dishes like Thai basil shrimp fried rice, spicy chicken fried rice, gochujang fried rice, and even a lighter shirataki Thai fried rice, to healthy and high protein breakfasts like peanut butter banana protein granola, tiramisu overnight oats and the delectable cake-like raspberry white chocolate baked oats, to the irresistible date night winner – creamy mushroom udon with chicken 😍, and meal prep favorite Mexican chicken, sweet potato and black bean skillet! I’m thrilled that you guys loved these recipes as much as I do!

Before we kick off 2024, I want to thank you all for your support and for visiting and commenting on the recipes you love on the blog. ❤️ 

Although I’ve started working on some tasty recipes for the new year, I’d love to know what kind of recipes you want to see on the blog and make in 2024. If you have a few seconds, could you fill out this quick survey for me? Do tell me if there’s anything in particular you want to cook and if you have any suggestions for That Spicy Chick! 

I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and fantastic year ahead! Without further ado, here are your favorite 23 recipes in 2023! Be sure to save your favorites!

Five spice chicken stir-fry closeup on a plate.

Five Spice Chicken Stir-fry

Quick and easy to make in 30 minutes and full of the BEST savory, spicy and sweet flavors! Tender chicken pieces, onion, fragrant aromatics and chilies get tossed in a mouthwatering sauce!

Skillet with spiced rice topped with seared peri peri chicken thighs and chopped coriander.

Peri Peri Chicken and Rice

Juicy seared peri peri chicken is served over a bed of fluffy and smoky spiced rice with veggies in this one pan meal. Easy to make, spicy and DELICIOUS!

Closeup top view of Thai holy basil shrimp fried rice on a plate with sliced cucumber.

Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice

Fiery, flavor-packed and fabulous, this Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice is quick and easy to stir-fry in under 30 minutes and EXPLODING with garlicky chili and hot basil flavors! The perfect quick dinner for any night of the week!

Bowl with bites eat to show the layers of tiramisu overnight oats.

Tiramisu Overnight Oats (High Protein)

Creamy, thick and full of delicious coffee flavors, this high protein tiramisu overnight oats is easy to make and a decadent tasting healthy breakfast! It’s packed with protein and fiber and will keep you full and fueled for hours!

Closeup overhead shot of shirataki Thai fried rice on a plate with cucumber and spring onion.

Shirataki Thai Fried Rice

Ready in under 30 minutes, this Shirataki Thai Fried Rice with chicken is full of the BEST spicy, savory and sweet flavors that you know and love in khao pad!

Closeup of spicy chicken fried rice in a bowl.

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice

Tender chicken pieces, fragrant aromatics, carrots, peas, corn and brown rice get tossed in a savory-sweet sauce with toasted sesame aromas in this Chinese-takeout style Spicy Chicken Fried Rice!

Mexican ground chicken, sweet potato, black beans, corn garnished with coriander in meal prep containers.

Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skillet

An easy one pan meal that’s incredibly flavorful and full of smoky and spicy flavors! It’s healthy, filling and perfect for easy dinners and meal prep. Ground turkey is delicious in this recipe too!

Closeup top view of plate with Korean gochujang fried rice with jumbo shrimp.

Gochujang Fried Rice

Juicy jumbo shrimp, fragrant aromatics, veggies and rice get tossed in a savory and spicy-sweet gochujang infused sauce in this Gochujang Fried Rice! It’s ready in under 30 minutes, customizable with your favorite protein and veggies and so DELICIOUS!

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

Perfectly seasoned chicken pieces, soba noodles, fragrant aromatics and veggies get tossed in a delightful and light creamy peanut sauce! It’s easy to make and lip-smacking tasty!

Closeup of yellow curry fried rice on a black plate with sliced cucumber and lime wedge.

Thai Yellow Curry Fried Rice

Quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes and incredibly flavorful, this Thai Yellow Curry Fried Rice is full of tender chicken, garlic, chilies, veggies, fluffy rice grains that are kissed by Thai yellow curry paste! It’s a showstopping one wok wonder for any night of the week!

Bowl with Biscoff overnight oats topped with a crumbled Biscoff cookie.

Biscoff Overnight Oats

These Biscoff Overnight Oats are full of BEST caramel notes with warming spices and sweet pops of fresh strawberries! Ultra-thick and creamy, packed with protein and fiber, this is a nutritious breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied for hours!

Closeup front view of raspberry white chocolate baked oats in a ramekin with handles.

Raspberry White Chocolate Baked Oats

This Raspberry White Chocolate Baked Oats recipe is an easy to make healthy high protein breakfast that has an incredible moist cake-like texture!

Fried rice shaped like a dome on a plate with cucumber slices and a scallion stalk.

Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad)

Make Thai Fried Rice the authentic way like they do in Thailand! It’s quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes with simple ingredients, high in protein and full the BEST spicy, savory and sweet flavors! 

Closeup of plate with chicken tikka fried rice garnished with coriander and a halved hard-boiled egg.

Chicken Tikka Fried Rice

Tender beautifully spiced chicken tikka pieces get tossed with veggies, spices and aromatic basmati rice in this easy to make fried rice. It’s ready in 35 minutes, full of big and bold Indian flavors and guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds! 

Plate with Creamy Mushroom Udon with Chicken topped with chopped parsley.

Creamy Mushroom Udon with Chicken

Quick and easy to make and full of the BEST savory umami flavors, this comforting dish is made with bouncy udon noodles, perfectly seasoned and seared chicken pieces, shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach and a heavenly white wine miso cream sauce!

Black plate with shirataki drunken chicken noodles.

Shirataki Drunken Noodles

Ready in under 30 minutes, this lighter Thai-inspired noodles dish is full of the BEST spicy, savory and sweet flavors that you know and love in pad kee mao!

Spoon in pint of oreo ice cream topped with oreos made in a Ninja Creami.

Ninja Creami Cookies and Cream Protein Ice Cream

This Ninja Creami Cookies and Cream Protein Ice Cream is easy to make and the prefect treat for a hot summer day or when an ice cream craving hits! It’s low in calories, has 30 grams of protein for the entire pint and tastes just like real ice cream!

Closeup overhead view of Thai green curry shrimp with vegetables in a blue bowl.

Thai Green Curry Shrimp – Lightened Up

Juicy shrimp, veggies, fragrant aromatics, herbs and spicy green curry paste are simmered in a lightened-up coconut milk curry! Ready in 35 minutes and so delicious!

Closeup of Korean Cauliflower Fried Rice on a black plate garnished with spring onion.

Korean Cauliflower Fried Rice

Quick and easy to make and full of BIG and BOLD flavors! Ground chicken, cauliflower rice, fragrant aromatics, scrambled eggs and veggies get tossed with spicy-smoky gochujang and other Korean-style seasonings! It’s ready in 30 minutes, high in protein, filling and SUPER TASTY!

Closeup front view of bowl with spoon and strawberry protein overnight oats.

Strawberry Protein Overnight Oats

Creamy, thick and full of delicious strawberry and sala flavors, these strawberry protein overnight oats are easy to make and delightful! Packed with protein and fiber, this healthy breakfast is guaranteed to keep you full and fueled for hours!

Thai congee with chicken meatballs topped with coriander, spring onion and fried shallots in a bowl.

Thai Congee with Chicken Meatballs

Made with juicy flavorful chicken meatballs, fragrant aromatics and herbs, this Thai congee is exploding with flavor! It’s super easy to make with leftover cooked rice and incredibly comforting and satisfying!

Thai green curry lentil soup and a spoon in a bowl.

Thai Green Curry Lentil Soup

Made with feel-good veggies, ground chicken and aromatic green curry paste, this one-pot Thai Green Curry Lentil Soup is a delicious and wholesome meal!

Closeup of peanut butter banana protein granola clusters in a bowl.

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Granola

This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Granola is easy to make and tastes like you’re eating peanut butter banana bread! It’s high in protein and full of healthy fats and fiber. Terrific for breakfast or a nutritious snack!

These are just some of your favorite recipes from this past year. Feel free to Browse All Recipes on the blog and use the filters to find your next favorite recipe here on That Spicy Chick. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes coming in 2024. Cheers to a fantastic, healthy and happy year ahead everyone! ❤️ 😘

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