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Happy New Year!

January 4, 2018

By Kath Dedon


As In the Kitchen with Kath enters its 9th year, I decided to take a look back at the most popular recipes of 2017.

As Laura wrote in our Christmas letter, “In the Kitchen with Kath basically became a love letter to the Instant Pot.” It took me a bit of time to get acquainted with the electric marvel, but 4 out of the last 5 recipes have involved my 6-quart Instant Pot. And 3 out of the 8 most popular (most viewed) recipes for the whole year are Instant Pot recipes. It has earned a permanent place in my kitchen and I expect I’ll be using it even more this year.

So here are the 8 most popular recipes on my blog in 2017. Just click on the name of each recipe to see its blog post.


#8 Kung Pao Chicken is great Chinese take-out at home. The chicken marinates for just 10 minutes and then you’re a quick stir-fry away from a tasty dish!



#7 Roasted Shrimp Cocktail I made this more than once last year. It’s a super easy appetizer. The cocktail sauce is old-school classic. We also enjoyed it with homemade remoulade sauce. (That’s on my to-do list to share sometime soon.)

Roated Shrimp Cocktail up close - Copy


#6 Instant Pot Chicken Soup We really love this low-carb chicken soup! If you have an Instant Pot, you know that “instant” does not mean it’s ready instantly. With a Natural Pressure Release, this takes a little over 2 hours, but the hands-on time is short. The Instant Pot makes such a flavorful broth; we don’t miss noodles or rice in this one.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup


#5 Easy Butter Chicken Made 3 Ways (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop) I made this in my Instant Pot and also in my Slow Cooker. It uses canned coconut cream instead of dairy cream making it perfect for those with dairy sensitivities.



#4 Keto Ground Lamb Casserole When I first saw this recipe I thought, “That looks like it’s probably pretty good.” Then I made it. Wow! I loved it and have made it several times. I find I crave the leftovers to pack in a lunch when I’m subbing. It heats up well in a microwave.

Keto Ground Lamb Casserole


#3 Chiang Mai Chicken takes more time than a lot of my recipes but it is very easy. It serves 8 and is perfect when you are looking for an impressive recipe for entertaining. It truly is one of the best chicken recipes I have ever made!

Chiang Mai Chicken with Cauliflower rice


#2 Quick Curtido (Salvadoran Cabbage Slaw) is the perfect side dish with rich main dishes like Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork or barbecued meat. If you have a food processor this can be made very quickly. It keeps well for several days.



#1 – The most popular recipe on the blog in 2017 was the Instant Pot Refried Beans. It is a good one! You can start with a pound of dried, unsoaked, pinto beans and end up with fantastic homemade refried beans in about 2 hours. I love it!



Happy New Year!! 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2018 2:56 pm

    Hello. This looks great. Thank you for sharing.

    • January 5, 2018 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope 2018 is full of many cooking adventures for you! 🙂

  2. January 22, 2018 8:51 am

    Congratulations so much on 9 years! All these recipes look SO TASTY, well done you 🙂

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