The Top 10 Recipes of March

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired April 01, 2016

It was all about comfort food for our readers in March, with fried chicken, chocolate cake and homemade takeout all making the list!

No. 10: Fried Chicken Thighs and Cheesy Grits with Green Onions

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This homestyle meal features tender fried breaded chicken thighs served with rich and delicious grits flavored with green onions and lots and lots of cheese.

Tip: Don’t crowd the pan, or frying basket, if you want your fried chicken to be crisp.

No. 9: Old Bay Beer Battered Cod Sandwiches with Malt Vinegar Slaw

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Rachael’s cod sandwiches feature a beer batter, and to add even more flavor, Rachael adds crispy salt and vinegar potato chips to the sandwiches, yum!

No. 8: Stuart O'Keeffe's Rotisserie Chicken Alfredo

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This meal can be made in only five minutes! Shocking! He tosses rotisserie chicken and fast-cooking capellini pasta with a quick Alfredo sauce for a delicious and easy weeknight meal.

No. 7: Clodagh McKenna's Guinness Cake

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Want to transport your friends and family to a thatched roof cottage in Ireland? Make them this Guinness cake! The “Irish Rachael Ray” Clodagh McKenna shared this recipe for a rich, fluffy chocolate cake with Guinness for effervescence that is very simple to make.

No. 6: Bob Harper’s Meatloaf Meatballs with Balsamic 'Ketchup' and Roasted Squash

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Fitness expert Bob starts by blending ground grass fed beef, pork and turkey. He then adds chopped hazelnuts, cauliflower rice, parsley, egg, grated garlic and pre-sauteed carrots, celery and onion. He then rolls the mixture into meatballs and bakes. So easy, healthy and delish.

No. 5: Three-Cheese Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

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This is basically a mac and cheese with lots of brussels sprouts leaves, so there is less reason to feel guilty about the carbs! Rach kicks it up a notch in the cheese department, however, using mouthwatering Fontina Val’dosta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola Dolce. She tops with brown butter sage breadcrumbs and crispy sage leaves for the grand finale.

No. 4: 5-Spice Pork Stir-Fry

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This make your own takeout recipe can be healthier for you, because, as Rachael says, you control the salt, fat and quality of ingredients. Rach stir fries lean pork with green beans, cabbage, onions and garlic, and tosses it with a 5 spice soy chutney sauce.

Tip: Rach serves the rice with an ice cream scoop, and puts it on top of the stir fry, so that it won’t get soggy and mushy.

No. 3: Plum Sauce Chicken and Broccoli

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This is a delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Chinese takeout that you can make yourself at home in only minutes. Super easy and so delish.

No. 2: Garlic-Bread Chicken Nuggets with Balsamic Ketchup

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You cannot go wrong if you make these amazingly delish chicken nuggets! In fact, we challenge you to make them last longer than five minutes! You might want to make a double batch if you’re planning on sharing with anyone else.

No. 1: Baked Ziti

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And coming in at number one, we have a classic but nevertheless delectable homestyle baked ziti! It’s easy to bake up for a crowd, but this is also an excellent family dinner!

Did your favorite recipe of March make the list? Check out the video below to see Rach make her make-your-own-takeout Plum Sauce chicken stir fry:

Plum Sauce Chicken and Broccoli

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