Top Ten Recipes of 2022

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This is an appreciation post. Thank you all for sticking with me through 2022. What a fantastic year it’s been! Here are the top ten recipes of 2022.

These recipes received the most views this year. I must say there are some shocking ones in there like number 8 and number 10.

Collage of 4 different images of foods which are part of the top ten 2022 recipes on this website.

Some highlights of 2022 included taking a family trip to Nashville, Tennessee, a family vacation to Lake Havasu, Arizona, and a family trip to Austin, Texas.

On each trip, I tried lots of different foods and it was great to be opened up to different worlds.

My baby took her first steps this year and now, she is a whole toddler. Where did the time go?

I thought it would be fun to reflect on the past year and see the top ten recipes you all loved the most. I feel so blessed to be able to share my love for cooking with you. So THANK YOU for being here.

Top Ten 2022 Recipes

Here are the top ten recipes of 2022 ranging from seafood to chicken dishes, and tasty snacks.

1. Pan Seared Tilapia

Pan Seared Tilapia continues to be a top recipe here on the blog and on my YouTube Channel.

Pan Seared Tilapia on a serving tray with lime wedges

Pan Seared Tilapia

4.95 from 36 votes
This Pan Seared Tilapia is a great way to cook tilapia fillets to taste really good! Trust me, you will want to double this recipe. I tested the recipe using 1 pound of fillets but my family of 2 adults and 3 kids finished 2 pounds at one go! The fish is out-of-this-world good!
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2. African Chicken Stew

This recipe from my childhood ha been well loved here on the blog and equally on YouTube.

Pan of African Chicken Stew

African Chicken Stew

5 from 15 votes
If you want a stew recipe that is loaded with flavor, hard to stop eating and pairs well with rice, pasta, crusty bread, plantains, potatoes, yams, etc, you're welcome! This African Chicken Stew is so flavorful and perfect for festive days or weekends. This tomato stew is about to become your new favorite stew!
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3. Egusi Soup

One of my favorite soups to make. So good with fufu. Have you seen the viral videos of people eating Egusi Soup on TikTok?

Egusi Soup recipe - Africa

Egusi Soup – Nigerian Egusi Soup

5 from 4 votes
Egusi soup made the Nigerian way with red palm oil and different kinds of meats. Enjoy with pounded yam, garri or other kinds of fufu.
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4. Perfect Plain Cake

Plain Cake is the first cake I ever baked and still one of my favorite cakes to bake and eat.

Baked cake with a knife.

Plain Cake Recipe

5 from 37 votes
A super simple basic cake recipe that even a baking novice can bake!
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5. Jollof Rice With Chicken

Jollof Rice is the chicken and rice dish everyone needs to know. Perfect for everyday dinners or special occassions.

Jollof Rice on a serving platter with cooked chicken thighs and drumsticks on top

Jollof Rice With Chicken

5 from 11 votes
How to make really tasty Jollof Rice With Chicken. I love how this recipe makes a complete meal with rice, chicken and veggies!
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6. African Dinner Recipes

This post shares 20 different dinner recipes from different parts of Africa. It’s a rich one.

Red tomato chicken stew

20 African Dinner Recipes To Try

5 from 2 votes
Looking for African dinner recipes to try? From soups to stews and one-pot meals, here are 20 insanely good African dinner recipes to make at home.
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7. Chicken in White Sauce

You can’t beat a good creamy chicken dinner. This recipe remains a favorite year after year.

Chicken in White Sauce in a cast iron braiser.

Chicken in White Sauce

5 from 8 votes
Luscious Chicken in White Sauce. It is creamy, garlicky, buttery and so good! A meal fit for kings yet so easy to make It cooks in 30 minutes!
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8. Ginger Drink

My mom made this ginger tea for my siblings and I several times while we were growing up. So glad to see others now enjoying it now too.

A mug of fresh ginger drink with some ginger and key limes on the side

Ginger Drink

4.95 from 17 votes
Ginger Drink is a great detox and immunity-boosting drink plus it tastes great and it is easy to make!
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9. Banana Fritters

A great way to use overripe bananas and highly addictive!

Banana fritters on a platter with one opened up to show texture

Banana Fritters

5 from 10 votes
These banana fritters are the perfect way to use up your overripe bananas. They are sweet, but not overly sweet as they do not contain any added sugar. They are soft, fluffy with a rich flavor from the bananas. Enjoy for breakfast, snack time or dessert. They pair well with tea or coffee!
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10. Chin Chin

Christmas isn’t complete without Chin Chin in a Cameroonian home. This recipe works year after year.

Chin chin on a white tray.

How To Make Chin Chin

4.95 from 37 votes
It tastes like cake but it's crunchy, rich in flavor, and so addictive. Here is your step-by-step guide on how to make Chin Chin.
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Personal Favorite Recipes of 2022

Here are some recipes I really loved this year.

11. Marry Me Chicken

Hilarious name, super tasty chicken that tastes like a dish from a high-end restaurant.

Wooden spoon under a piece of chicken breast in creamy sauce.

Marry Me Chicken

5 from 2 votes
The deliciousness of this Marry Me Chicken will leave you craving for seconds and thirds. Ready in 30 minutes, this recipe is perfect for weeknights or for entertaining. And as the name suggests, this meal could really get you a marriage proposal.
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12. Garlic Butter Rolls

I almost don’t want to make normal dinner rolls anymore because these garlic butter rolls are so flavorful!

A full baking dish of dinner rolls brushed with garlic butter

Garlic Butter Rolls

5 from 1 vote
These rolls are SO soft and fluffy and brushed in the end with a delicious garlic herb butter. Why have regular dinner rolls when you can have GARLIC BUTTER ROLLS? Insanely delicious and perfect for everyday dinners or the holidays. Plus so easy to make as you only need to let the rolls rise once!
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13. Baked Turkey Drumsticks

Juicy huge turkey drumsticks loaded with flavor. Insanely good!

Two Turkey Drumsticks on a plate

Baked Turkey Drumsticks

5 from 5 votes
These Baked Turkey Drumsticks are a great alternative to cooking a whole turkey! They are so flavorful with the combination of herbs and spices used. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable side dish for a satisfying meal.
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14. Lemon Shortbread Cookies

I already love shortbread cookies. Then add lemon it’s shortbread at the next level.

A stack of lemon shortbread cookies.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Here is how to make Lemon Shortbread Cookies that are buttery and lemony, and perfect for the holidays or anytime you want some cookies!
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15. Lemon Butter Tilapia

Listen, garlic butter or lemon butter anything are the future of deliciousness. This recipe is a way to take humble tilapia to greatness.

Lemon butter tilapia fillets on a plate

Lemon Butter Tilapia

4.75 from 4 votes
This Lemon Butter Tilapia recipe takes tilapia to the next level. First the fish is pan seared to golden perfection then drenched in a garlicky lemony buttery insanely good lemon butter sauce. The perfect meal to enjoy with a wide array of side dishes.
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Bonus: These collections of Easy Dinner Recipes For Family and 20 African Dinner Recipes To Try are filled with dinner ideas for you.

Which Precious Core recipes did you make in 2023? Please let me know below. I love hearing from you!

Wishing God’s best for you in 2023! May your new year be filled with lots of tasty food, good memories, and lots of laughter! Happy new year, friends!

About Precious

Welcome to my core! I am Precious Nkeih, the recipe developer and writer right here on my blog, Precious Core. My goal is to show you insanely delicious recipes you can replicate in your kitchen. And I love to tell stories too. Hope you find recipes here that will make cooking easier for you! Check me out on YouTube at

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  1. That candied peanuts and the lemon shortbread cookies are my go to snacks every time and am so perfect in making it, my children are in love with it.i also made your version of egusi soup it was amazing. Thank you for making this recipes friendly, I love every one of them.