From a classic salad turned Greek and buttered noodles, down to sweet roasted radishes, here are the best side dishes that will complement your delectable chicken.
Chicken is more widely consumed than any other meat.
And for a good reason: There is this taste and practicality of it that marries well with a slew of flavors, alongside cooking methods and recipes that are mostly quick and easy!
But chicken often falls flat without any delicious accompaniments.
And so the journey to search for the best side dishes begins.
Perhaps the good thing that comes from this is that there’s just about a side dish for everyone.
Whether you’re on the lookout for anything that’s sweet and summery or craving for a little more zestful, these knockout side dishes should complete any chicken entrée you dish out.
1. Buttered noodles
- 1 1. Buttered noodles
- 2 2. Lemony roasted potatoes with oregano
- 3 3. Oven roasted radishes
- 4 4. Light and tangy coleslaw
- 5 5. Asparagus Caesar salad
- 6 6. Bell pepper and corn sauté
- 7 7. Chickpea and vegetable coconut curry
- 8 8. Greek wedge salad
- 9 The bottom line
- 10 Side dishes for chicken that are sinfully appetizing
One of the best and easiest side dish recipes to make to go with chicken is buttered noodles.
Simply a fantastic dish, you can also use any noodle that you have on hand to create buttered noodles!
But you just can’t go wrong with the wonders of penne pasta.
And how do you level up your game on making buttered noodles? Here’s the recipe alongside some tips on cooking pasta.
2. Lemony roasted potatoes with oregano
Yum, yum, yum!
This flavorful Greek-inspired recipe is to die for!
And we have the carefully sliced lemons to blame for this killer side dish.
The irresistibly wedged and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes are bathed in lemony oil and combined with dried and crumbled oregano.
Consequently, this version is an aromatic dish that is also both fresher and more satisfying. Get the recipe.
3. Oven roasted radishes
Another roasted dish that will surely double the excitement in your chicken-backed meal is the oven-roasted radishes.
While uncommon, these roasted radishes are sweet and have a peppery bite in them.
Roasted radishes are best when they are almost thinly-sliced, with a bit of salt and lime sprinkled on them!
And let’s face it: Oven roasted radishes are quite a visual spectacle to behold. Here’s how you roast radishes and the recipe as well!
4. Light and tangy coleslaw
Talking about visual highlights, another side dish that’s guaranteed to be mouth-watering is the light and tangy coleslaw!
This coleslaw pairs exceptionally well with a roasted chicken as it adds that much-needed crunch (and brightness!).
In this tangy coleslaw recipe, we’re also ditching the mayonnaise and make use of a zesty vinegar base instead.
If you want a lighter and more delectable way to tackle this classic, this easy-to-make recipe will have your guests speed-dialing some of the snobby food critics!
5. Asparagus Caesar salad
Just how many times have you seen someone dishing up plain and an almost abandoned, old steamed asparagus?
Likely many times, right?
Well, how about we go above and beyond that and give asparagus a treatment it so richly deserves?
One way to show your asparagus love is through preparing an asparagus Caesar salad.
This fairly new Caesar salad doesn’t use a shred of lettuce or kale, or any kind other leafy green.
But, hey, even one tablespoon of Dijon mustard is more than enough for some to get energized with this fresh-looking side dish! Get the recipe.
6. Bell pepper and corn sauté
Now, here’s a fact you may have not been introduced to yet: for simplicity and flavor, bell pepper and corn sauté is still among the ones to beat!
This quintessentially favorite recipe of mine could very well be the one you’ve been waiting for to finally to make use of that fresh corn!
Apart from chicken, the bell pepper and corn sauté can also be served alongside Pork Medallions with Scallions and Magic Green Sauce.
Ultimately, this recipe can also be made vegan! Have you made one yet? Try this recipe.
7. Chickpea and vegetable coconut curry
Is your chicken craving for a shameless takeout?
This easy—whip-up side dish that also happens to be Thai-inspired might very well be the impression you want to make.
The chickpea and veggie coconut curry is your new go-to side dish if you want to stir some excitement around the table.
And if you’re just simply wanting curry in your dish, we aren’t stopping you as well!
Best of all, the chickpea and veggie coconut curry is as flexible as it gets.
If the ingredient you’re looking for isn’t available, swapping won’t be an issue.
Do you have an extra 30 minutes? Get this recipe and try it now.
8. Greek wedge salad
If you think the lemony roasted potatoes with oregano aren’t enough to pay homage to the Greeks, then this wedge salad might finally do them good.
The classic dish turned Greek is terrifically simple, barring any bacon or blue cheese, of course!
This special wedge salad boasts homemade vinaigrette dressing and fresh toppings which can only end up in a satisfying side dish.
Whatever it is you’re craving to go with your chicken, the list we’ve compiled has a side dish for everyone.
Best, these side dishes will, without a doubt, not make your chicken meal fall flat!
Ultimately, the entries above are just about the easiest to make. Now, that incredible chicken dish you’ve slaved for all night isn’t going to disappear into oblivion.
- Buttered noodles
- Lemony roasted potatoes with oregano
- Oven roasted radishes
- Light and tangy coleslaw
- Asparagus Caesar salad
- Bell pepper and corn sauté
- Chickpea and vegetable coconut curry
- Greek wedge salad
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