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Chicken Recipes, Bread Recipes Among Most Popular Coronavirus Cooking Searches Across America

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Most of America is staying home as a way to mitigate risks of the coronavirus spreading, so people across the country are trying to get their favorite food fix from their own kitchens. With a little help from search engines, quarantine cooks are scoring recipes for everything from chicken salad to margaritas, and there are trends in each state. From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the top uniquely searched recipes in Google from across America in the past 90 days and in each state over the past 30 days. 

Most searched in America overall: Banana bread

Most searched in America overall: Banana bread
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During quarantine, Americans across the country want to know how to make banana bread. It’s a comforting dessert for all ages and it’s easy to make. So it comes as no surprise that banana bread has been the most searched recipe in America during the past 90 days. Try out this amazing recipe that calls for a secret ingredient that will take your banana bread to the next level.

For the Banana Bread recipe, click here.

Alabama: Chicken salad

Alabama: Chicken salad
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The people of Alabama are craving chicken salad while in quarantine. And if you’re looking to add a little flair to your run-of-the-mill chicken salad recipe, try making these chicken salad tostadas — one of many can’t-beat Mexican dishes.

For the Chicken Salad Tostadas recipe, click here.

Alaska: Cinnamon rolls

Alaska: Cinnamon rolls
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Cinnamon rolls are one of the most iconic breakfast foods in America, and the people of Alaska know it. For a unique twist on this classic, this pressure cooker dish made with steel-cut oats can create a mind-blowing breakfast experience.

For the Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Roll Steel-Cut Oats recipe, click here.

Arizona: Lemonade

Arizona: Lemonade
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The people of Arizona must be looking for a way to stay refreshed during quarantine as they are searching for lemonade. Try out a recipe for fresh-squeezed lemonade and, while you’re at it, check out these ways to make more than just lemonade with lemons.

For the Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade recipe, click here.

Arkansas: Hamburger meat

Arkansas: Hamburger meat
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While it’s not the same as heading out to your favorite burger joint, there are plenty of great burger recipes that you can make from home. In Arkansas, the most uniquely searched recipe has been for burger meat — try it in the Best Burger Ever recipe below.

For the Best Burger Ever recipe, click here.

California: Snickerdoodles

California: Snickerdoodles
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The people of California are getting nostalgic — their most uniquely searched recipe is snickerdoodles, which are one of the best childhood desserts you forgot existed.

For the Snickerdoodles recipe, click here.

Colorado: Egg salad

Colorado: Egg salad
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The people of Colorado might be looking to use up all their kitchen staples because the top recipe is egg salad. This recipe for delicious and easy-to-make egg salad is a perfect side dish for your next meal.

For the Egg Salad recipe, click here.

Connecticut: Salmon

Connecticut: Salmon
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Connecticut residents are most interested in getting their salmon fix while in quarantine. When it comes to making salmon, the possibilities are seemingly endless — and it’s also one of the best foods to help lower your blood pressure.

For the Microwave Salmon recipe, click here.

Delaware: Salmon

Delaware: Salmon
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Like Connecticuters, Delaware residents also want to know how to make some tasty salmon while at home. Just make sure you check this guide on how long fish and other foods last in the fridge and freezer before making more salmon than you can eat.

For the Ginger Lime Salmon recipe, click here.

Florida: Margarita

Florida: Margarita
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Floridians are unwinding from all of the coronavirus anxiety by searching for delicious margarita recipes. Well, look no further because on top of an amazing margarita recipe, you can also try these tequila recipes that aren’t margaritas.

For the Lemon Margarita recipe, click here

Georgia: Zucchini

Georgia: Zucchini
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Making sure you’re getting your vegetables in during quarantine is a power move, and Georgia residents know it. The most uniquely searched recipe there was zucchini. Have you tried frying it? Here’s a complete guide for frying food at home.

For the Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms recipe, click here.

Hawaii: Baked chicken

Hawaii: Baked chicken
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The most uniquely searched recipe in Hawaii is baked chicken. After you cook up this baked chicken and spinach stuffing recipe, here are some more great recipes that use up all that leftover chicken.

For the Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing recipe, click here.

Idaho: Shoyu chicken

Idaho: Shoyu chicken
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In Idaho, the most uniquely searched recipe is shoyu chicken, and it’s a great way to cook chicken that isn’t boring while you’re stuck at home.

For the Shoyu Chicken recipe, click here.

Illinois: Cinnamon rolls

Illinois: Cinnamon rolls
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It’s no surprise that Illinois residents want to know how to make cinnamon rolls — they’re delicious. From the moist dough to the mouthwatering glaze, these tasty treats are the perfect side dish to pair with your scrambled eggs.

For the Craziest Cinnamon Roll Ever recipe, click here.

Indiana: Pork tenderloin

Indiana: Pork tenderloin
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In Indiana, the most uniquely searched recipe is pork tenderloin. This recipe for pork chops will leave them so tender they’ll fall right off the bone. If you need some guidance on how to make this jaw-dropping dinner, check out tips and tricks for cooking pork, chicken and more.

For the Smothered Pork Chops recipe, click here.

Iowa: Hamburger

Iowa: Hamburger
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If you’re tired of the same old hamburger recipes, here is a wild one for you: cheeseburger pie. It may not be the same as heading to your favorite burger joint, but this combo of melted cheese, pie crust and ground beef is so amazing you’ll forget you’re at home.

For the Cheeseburger Pie recipe, click here

Kansas: Hamburger

Kansas: Hamburger

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Kansas is one of several states searching for hamburger recipes. If you want to use that hamburger meat for something fun, consider these copycat Ikea meatballs, just make sure you don’t have any of these bad cooking habits you should probably stop.

For the Copycat Ikea Meatballs recipe, click here.

Kentucky: Hamburger

Kentucky: Hamburger
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Kentucky residents have been on the hunt for a good hamburger recipe. If you’re unsure of the best way to thaw out your ground beef, check out this guide for defrosting popular foods.

For the Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger recipe, click here.

Louisiana: Crawfish etouffee

Louisiana: Crawfish etouffee
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It’s no surprise that the residents of Louisiana are looking to get their crawfish etouffee fix from home. And if you want to mix it up, this knock-your-socks-off shrimp etouffee recipe is from a real New Orleans chef. While you’re at it, check out more Louisiana favorites that you can make from home.

For the Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffee and Grits recipe, click here.

Maine: Bread

Maine: Bread
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Making bread has become a quarantine staple, and the residents of Maine are looking to join in on the party. This cheeseboard-stuffed bread is a great way to take your run-of-the-mill bread recipe to the next level. And if you stockpiled more bread than you know what to do with, here are some great ways to use leftover bread, rice and more.

For the Cheeseboard-Stuffed Bread recipe, click here.

Maryland: Salmon

Maryland: Salmon
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Maryland’s most uniquely searched recipe is for salmon. And this delicious one-pan salmon pasta, topped with garlic, cherry tomatoes and kale is one dish you have to add to your weekly dinner rotation. If you have leftovers, don’t freeze the kale — salad greens are one of those foods you should never freeze.

For the One-Pan Salmon Pasta recipe, click here

Massachusetts: Bread

Massachusetts: Bread
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Massachusetts is hopping on the quarantine bread-baking bandwagon. It’s the state’s most-searched recipe. And this recipe for Irish soda bread will take your baking skills up a notch.

For the Irish Soda Bread recipe, click here.

Michigan: Hamburger

Michigan: Hamburger
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When it comes to making food at home, folks from Michigan want to know how to cook a good burger. But, for delivery, pad thai is more up their alley. For the complete guide of what delivery food each state is ordering during coronavirus quarantine, check out our list.

For the Mushroom and Swiss Stuffed Burgers recipe, click here.

Minnesota: Bread

Minnesota: Bread
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Making bread is the perfect way to pass the time at home, and this recipe for crispy bread is the perfect one to try. Pair it with some of these amazing soups and other comfort foods for a delicious dinner dish.

For the Crusty Bread recipe, click here.

Mississippi: Cornbread

Mississippi: Cornbread
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The people of Mississippi want to know how to make cornbread — it’s their most uniquely searched recipe. And if you’re looking for something to pair with your cornbread, check out these iconic recipes straight from the mouths of Texans.

For the Cast-Iron Jalapeño Cornbread recipe, click here.

Missouri: Hamburger

Missouri: Hamburger
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See, we told you people in quarantine like their hamburger, and Missouri is no exception to this trend. Try this delicious melted mozzarella and tomato sauce burger for something different. Pair it with some french fries to get your fast food fix from home.

For the Melty Mozzarella Burger, click here.

Montana: Cinnamon rolls

Montana: Cinnamon rolls
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Sugary, frosted cinnamon rolls are always a winner when it comes to breakfast dishes. Montana residents must have a sweet tooth, as cinnamon rolls are the most uniquely searched food in the state right now. Boost your breakfast-in-bed game by adding cookie dough to the recipe.

For the Cinnamon Roll Worth Fighting Over recipe, click here.

Nebraska: Hamburger

Nebraska: Hamburger
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Nebraskans’ top-searched food is the hamburger, which isn’t a surprise considering grill season is on its way. Turn up the heat on a regular ol’ burger by adding pickled jalapeños on top.

For the Pickled Jalapeño Burger recipe, click here.

Nevada: Pork loin

Nevada: Pork loin
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It’s no wonder Nevada residents are searching for pork loin recipes — the tender cut is a delicious alternative to the pork chop. Whether you have a chop, a tenderloin or a shoulder, though, you can cook these yummy slow cooker BBQ pulled pork tacos.

For the Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos recipe, click here.

New Hampshire: Bread

New Hampshire: Bread
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Will there ever be enough bread baking to get through quarantine? For those living in New Hampshire, it’s clearly a popular method to beat boredom considering it’s the most uniquely searched food term. If you're looking to mix things up with a different bready treat, try this Instant Pot monkey bread for a sweet way to start the day.

For the Instant Pot Monkey Bread recipe, click here.

New Jersey: Salmon

New Jersey: Salmon
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Over in New Jersey, salmon is getting lots of attention. Maybe that’s because you can make pastas, burgers and salads with this protein-rich, heart-healthy food. Switch out your normal salmon dinner with this easy Sweet and Spicy Salmon.

For the Sweet and Spicy Salmon recipe, click here.

New Mexico: Tortillas

New Mexico: Tortillas
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Sure, you can order takeout from your favorite Mexican restaurant, but if you’ve been trying to save money by cooking at home, tortilla recipes are a must for many Mexican dishes. If you start making your own tortillas at home, try them as chicken tacos with salsa verde and crema.

For the Roast Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde and Crema recipe, click here.

New York: Charoset

New York: Charoset
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Charoset, a traditional meal served as a Passover Seder dish, was the most uniquely searched recipe in New York over the past 30 days. Pick up some apples, walnuts and grape juice during your next grocery run to make Ashkenazi Charoset at home.

For the Ashkenazi Charoset recipe, click here.

North Carolina: Pound cake

North Carolina: Pound cake

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North Carolina residents have a taste for pound cake, and if you’re getting tired of bread baking, cake baking might be a sweet alternative. Pick up some berries at the grocery store to top off this yummy loaf.

For the Yellow Pound Cake recipe, click here.

North Dakota: Sloppy Joe

North Dakota: Sloppy Joe
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If you’ve been working from home with kids all day, chances are you don’t want to deal with their picky eating habits by the time dinner rolls around. Be like North Dakotans and stick to a dinnertime classic like sloppy Joes.

For the Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joes recipe, click here.

Ohio: Hamburger

Ohio: Hamburger
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Ohio residents want the details on how to cook hamburger. Try White Castle-style sliders with that meat instead of a regular burger to keep your lunches and dinners interesting.

For the White Castle Slider recipe, click here.

Oklahoma: Hamburger meat

Oklahoma: Hamburger meat
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Oklahomans are going the extra step to type “meat” into their hamburger searches. Using ground meat to make hamburgers is one way to cook it, but you can also use it to make things like homemade Hamburger Helper. Take a hint from Oklahomans and try this out for your next meal prep.

For the Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe, click here.

Oregon: Cinnamon rolls

Oregon: Cinnamon rolls

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Sure, ready-made cinnamon rolls are delicious, but now that there’s time, homemade cinnamon rolls are even better. People who live in Oregon are on the hunt for the best recipe, and these fluffy vegan cinnamon rolls just might be the answer.

For the Fluffy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Dairy-Free Icing recipe, click here.

Pennsylvania: Egg salad

Pennsylvania: Egg salad
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Pennsylvania residents are in the mood for egg salad, and if you’ve been wanting a new lunch idea too, a healthy egg salad will fill you up and fuel your at-home workouts.

For the Healthy Egg Salad recipe, click here.

Rhode Island: Chicken parmesan

Rhode Island: Chicken parmesan
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Rhode Islanders have a taste for chicken parmesan, and if you’re also missing this dish from your favorite Italian restaurant, you can try it out at home.

For the Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe, click here.

South Carolina: Pound cake

South Carolina: Pound cake
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Like North Carolinians, South Carolinians are craving pound cake. For a bit of fun, dye your cake the colors of the rainbow.

For the Rainbow Layer Cake recipe, click here.

South Dakota: Bread

South Dakota: Bread
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Photos of people baking banana bread are all over the internet during quarantine, and, like South Dakotans, if you want in on the viral experience, this breakfast loaf is sure to please your tastebuds.

For the Instant Pot Banana Bread recipe, click here.

Tennessee: Baked chicken

Tennessee: Baked chicken
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Tennesseans are searching for baked chicken more than any other dish. Oven-baked chicken is a great alternative when you don’t want to stand over the stove making sure your chicken breasts aren’t burning in the skillet.

For the Oven-Baked Chicken recipe, click here.

Texas: Hamburger meat

Texas: Hamburger meat
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Texans aren’t the only ones with a taste for hamburger. Use any of the other hamburger recipes that piqued your interest from previous states and then add this barbecue sauce for extra flavor, trust us, it makes a difference.

For the Texas Barbecue Sauce recipe, click here.

Utah: Crepes

Utah: Crepes
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The cool part about breakfast is that you can make it sweet or savory. People in Utah want something a little different than pancakes and waffles, and if crepes have been on your mind too, you have to try this ham and Gruyere version.

Click here for the Ham and Gruyere Crepes recipe.

Vermont: Pancakes

Vermont: Pancakes

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Of course Vermont dwellers need a pancake recipe to pair with their maple syrup. You can give your next quarantine brunch a twist with some unexpected pancake ingredients, or you can try carrot cake pancakes for something different.

Click here for the Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe.

Virginia: Banana pudding

Virginia: Banana pudding
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Dessert cravings come in many flavors, and while Virginians are craving banana pudding, you might want something a little lighter. If you’re an amateur baker, try this banana ice cream.

For the Banana Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Washington: Sourdough bread

Washington: Sourdough bread
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Washington residents might have time to bake sourdough bread, but if you don’t, buy a loaf at the grocery store and spruce it up yourself. This sourdough sharing bread makes a great appetizer for dinner at home, plus, it’s super easy to put together.

For the Sourdough Sharing Bread recipe, click here.

West Virginia: Hamburger

West Virginia: Hamburger
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So maybe you know how to cook hamburgers but you’re looking for a way to spruce up the taste. West Virginians, along with residents from many other states, have been looking for burger recipes, but maybe the trick is just a sauce that replicates your favorite burger joint like Shake Shack.

For the Shake Shack Sauce recipe, click here.

Wisconsin: Ham

Wisconsin: Ham

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Wisconsinites’ most highly sought-after recipe is ham. Whether you want to add it to a lunch sandwich or change up the protein choice for your dinner, this honey balsamic-glazed ham will do the trick.

For the Honey Balsamic-Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Wyoming: Sourdough

Wyoming: Sourdough

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More time-consuming than regular bread, sourdough requires patience when it comes to letting the dough ferment. It’s fun to get creative with recipes, though, like using sourdough in your next stuffing dish. If staying home has you interested in working on more than just your baking skills, there are plenty of other fun new skills you can learn while on quarantine.

For the Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing recipe, click here.

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