20 of the best and healthiest chicken side dishes, including roasted vegetable side dishes, air fryer side dishes, potato sides, salads, pasta, bread, and more!
20 Best Side Dishes that go with Chicken

Looking for a tasty side dish to go with the chicken recipe you're thinking of making? Chicken is the most commonly cooked meat in the world, yet it may become monotonous quickly. Fortunately, there are numerous delectable ways to pair it with the ideal side dish. If you're wondering "what to serve with chicken," you've come to the perfect place. We're offering over 20 of the most popular and finest chicken side dishes, including roasted vegetable sides, air fryer sides, potato sides, salads, pasta, bread, and so much more. You're sure to find the ideal chicken side dishes to complement your supper tonight.


1. Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

This is the greatest and creamiest mashed potatoes dish you will ever find. It is creamy, buttery, and wonderful. It has a silky, smooth texture and melts in your mouth.


2. Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms

Silky smooth buttery sautéed garlic mushrooms with amazing caramelization and earthy rich flavor. In under 15 minutes, you can make a simple side dish.


3. Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a tasty, flavorful side dish that cooks quickly on a sheet pan in the oven. It's also vegan and gluten-free.


4. Air Fryer Asparagus

Air fryer asparagus cooks in just 6 minutes and is crisp on the exterior and delicate on the inside. It is mixed in a small amount of olive oil with garlic and herbs.


5. Creamy Potatoes au Gratin

Potatoes au gratin is a rich and creamy comfort food made with sliced potatoes, cheese, and milk. It's an excellent Christmas side dish.


6. Air Fryer Broccoli

Air fryer broccoli is a quick and easy side dish that takes only six minutes to cook in the air fryer. It's crunchy, tasty, and flavorful.


7. Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is a rich, creamy, and wonderful fall side dish. It's simple to prepare ahead of time and reheats well, making it ideal for Thanksgiving dinner.



8. Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Without a grill, oven-roasted corn on the cob with homemade garlic butter is buttery, juicy, crunchy, and deliciously charred on the outside.


9. Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine alfredo is a rich, creamy, and delectable classic Italian pasta dish. It also takes less than 15 minutes to prepare!



10. Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

A simple side dish of buttery sautéed garlic green beans that is quick, easy, and delicious. In just 10 minutes, you can have these vivid, crispy, and delicate green beans.


11. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

Roasted garlic Parmesan baby potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They're flavorful, delicious, and ready in 30 minutes.


12. Spinach Gratin

A rich and creamy side dish with a coating of crispy melty cheese on top, spinach gratin. This elegant side dish is simple to prepare ahead of time and freezer-friendly.


13. Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Do you want mashed potatoes but only a fifth of the calories? You may now do so with creamy garlic mashed cauliflower. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare.


14. Pesto Asparagus

Pesto asparagus is a quick and easy side dish that elevates conventional sautéed asparagus in about 15 minutes. It's nutritious, vegan, and gluten-free.


15. Roasted Spring Vegetables

Roasted spring vegetables are a simple sheet pan side dish packed with all of our favorite seasonal vegetables. It's also quite simple to prepare and cook.


16. Broccoli Cheese Casserole

The most soothing side dish is broccoli cheese casserole, which is creamy, cheesy, and wonderful. The surface is crispy, but the inside is soft and tender.


17. Sautéed Asparagus

Maintain a healthy, flavorful meal with a side of quick and easy sautéed asparagus: the ideal accompaniment to your main course.


18. Greek Lemon Roasted Baby Potatoes

Greek lemon roasted baby potatoes are crispy on the top and delicate on the inside, bursting with a Greek flavor combination of lemon, garlic, and herbs.


19. Greek Salad with Lettuce

Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, green peppers, romaine lettuce, olives, and feta cheese are blended in a lemon vinaigrette to make the ultimate Greek salad.


20. Stovetop Mac and Cheese with White Cheddar

Creamy stovetop mac and cheese with white cheddar is a delightful and comforting one-pot 20-minute supper loaded with three types of cheese.


21. Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a creamy, delicious, decadent side dish that will make any cheese lover drool. Every mouthful is savory, rich, soothing, and delectable.


You can make many of these chicken side dish recipes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer for up to 3 months. Otherwise, you can prepare the ingredients and store them in the refrigerator until ready to assemble and/or cook.

To reheat, place any leftovers in the air fryer or the oven at 300F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through, or on the stovetop over medium-low heat (depending on the recipe). If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.

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