Find 25 of the BEST side dishes for chicken in this comprehensive guide! If you’re curious about the best sides for chicken, you’re in the right place.

From potatoes, to roasted vegetables, salads, breads and more, there’s something for everyone in these easy, family friendly recipes!

The beauty of a classic chicken dinner is in its simplicity. It’s also fast, wholesome and a family favorite. Luckily, these side dishes are no different!

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Chicken can make such a fast and family friendly meal. It’s not only delicious, but it’s protein-packed, and easy to make and serve.

There’s a lot to love about a simple chicken dinner, including all theses yummy side dishes for chicken!

For a complete meal, you’ll need some delicious side dishes to go with that perfect chicken! Today’s round-up covers all your bases, from potatoes to veggies and everything in between.

Whether you’re indulging or trying to make healthier choices, we’ve got you covered.

Side Dishes for Chicken

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We’re breaking this post into categories for ease. You’ll find the best potato sides, then veggies, salads, and breads. We will cover all the classics and throw in a few less expected items for good measure!

Check out my favorite baked chicken recipe and let’s get started. These easy side dishes for chicken will take your dinner to the next level.


  • No matter the entrée, a veggie side dish or salad can help bring a wholesome meal together in just minutes. It’s all about the balance!
  • Serve a delicious and clean side salad alongside your chicken! It’s low in carbs and calories, created a healthy wholesome meal.
  • Feeding a group with a variety of dietary needs? Choose 2-3 sides from this round-up to cover all your bases.
  • Many our favorite vegetable recipes are so versatile! Try one of our incredible homemade seasoning blends to make them uniquely your own.
  • Don’t forget dessert! Find all my favorite dessert recipes here.
  • If you want even more side dish inspiration, don’t skip Meatloaf Sides and Salmon Side Dishes, too.
baked mac and cheese on a white plate as a side dish for chicken

Frequently Asked Questions

What is America’s favorite side dish?

Potatoes are the most popular side dish in America! You’ll find several great options for potato side dishes for chicken in this recipe round up.

What is the most popular side dish?

When it comes to veggies, green beans are one of the most popular side dishes around! You’ll find a couple variations of classic green beans in this guide to side dishes for chicken.

Potato and Pasta Sides for Chicken

Grilled Baked Potatoes

These grilled baked potatoes are such an incredible side dish for all your summer grilling adventures! Baked potatoes on the grill are so much better than your oven – they have a perfectly moist, soft and fluffy interior but are incredibly crispy and salty on the outside.

A grilled baked potato topped with butter and sour cream.
Crispy Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Take your dinner up a few notches with these incredible crispy parmesan roasted potatoes. Perfectly crispy and salty on the outside, with a creamy, tender interior, you’re going to want them every night of the week.

Customize with your favorite seasonings to allow these parmesan roasted potatoes to work with virtually any entrée.

A white ruffled plate full of parmesan potatoes, with a small bowl of sour cream dip.
Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Mix up your mashed potatoes for the holidays with this easy Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes recipe! They’re so flavorful you’ll never want basic mashed potatoes again!

caramelized onion mashed potatoes
Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These quick and easy grilled sweet potatoes in foil make an excellent side dish for all your favorite barbeque entrees! They are healthy, savory and so easy to customize to every individual’s tastes

A grilled baked sweet potato on a white plate
Baked Mac and Cheese

This is an easy, creamy baked mac and cheese recipe made in minutes with just a few staple ingredients! Make the BEST baked macaroni and cheese with very little hands on time.

baked mac and cheese on a white plate as a side dish for chicken
Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Skip the deep fryer with these Healthy Sweet Potato Fries, ready in less than 30 minutes. If you love sweet potatoes, these Gourmet Fries will blow you away!

healthy sweet potato fries in a bowl
Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois is a traditional French casserole made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere. It’s an incredibly luxurious and indulgent potato bake side dish!

Sure to impress your dinner guests, this potatoes dauphinois recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but delightfully special for an upscale dinner.

Gratin potatoes in a white oval baking dish, garnished with fresh thyme.
Easy Oven Baked Gourmet Fries

These gourmet fries are so good, you’ll make them again and again! Dip them in this easy Truffle Aioli and your life will change for the better.

gourmet fries with Parmesan and parsley on a sheet pan
Potato Gratin Stacks

Potatoes Au Gratin in easy to serve stacks! This recipe is everything you love about potato gratin made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere – plus it’s delicious little individual servings.

gratin potato stacks on a white plate

Vegetable Sides for Chicken

Low Carb Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

An easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe is all you need to replace carbs with veggies. It’s so simple and absolutely delicious. With a few tips and tricks (shh…it’s cream cheese!) along the way, no one will ever know it’s mashed cauliflower!

cauliflower mashed potatoes with rosemary in a white platter with gold spoon
Crispy Brussel Sprouts 

This Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe is bursting with flavor! Brussel Sprouts with pancetta and shallots are sautéed into a fragrant, textural side dish that make them one of the BEST side dishes for steak!

brussel sprouts on a white plate
Grilled Green Beans

Meet your new favorite healthy summer side dish! These grilled green beans are perfectly crisp, yet tender and charred just the right amount. They are the best accompaniment to any of your favorite grilled or baked entrees.

grilled green beans in a white platter to serve as a side dish for chicken
Roasted Mushrooms

These are a low carb, low fat side dish that also double as a great topping for your burgers!

garlic roasted mushrooms
Italian Vegetables

Served alongside any of your favorite dinner entrees, Italian Vegetables are seasoned and oven-roasted to perfection. Italian Roasted Vegetables are rustic, simple and so beautiful to serve! Of course, they make one of the best Italian Side Dishes too.

Ivory oval ceramic bowl filled with roasted Italian vegetables, gold serving spoon to the side. #italianvegetables #roasteditalianvegetables
Cheesy Corn

Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese – this cheesy corn doubles as a dip! It’s a classic side dish that is perfect for parties as a dip or a family-friendly side dish.

corn casserole in a white bowl on a marble countertop, served as a side dish for chicken
Seasoned Green Beans

Learn about the best seasonings for green beans, and how to make the most incredible seasoned green beans as the ultimate side dish!

seasoned green beans in a white bowl on a marble countertop, in a guide to side dishes for chicken

Best Salads for Chicken

Simple Spring Salad Mix

This spring salad mix is the perfect summer salad to take with you to picnics and pot lucks. Full of vibrant fruits, pecans and cheese, you can prep the salad at home and whip up some vinaigrette and have a fresh, easy-to-transport salad.

A white bowl full of a fresh spring mix salad.
Arugula Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

This is an easy and refreshing recipe for an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette. This simple salad is so perfect for the warmer weather, and is perfect to serve as a simple side or appetizer.

arugula salad recipe with parmesan shavings on white plate
Roasted Beet Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

This roasted beet salad is not only gorgeous to serve, it’s more delicious with each and every bite! Loaded with incredibly tender roasted root veggies, it’s a restaurant level salad you’re going to absolutely crave!

A roasted beet salad on a white plate, blue linen towel to the side
Amazing Italian Salad With Italian Dressing

A simple Italian Salad recipe, St. Louis style. Mix up this delicious, memorable salad with fresh and flavorful Italian Dressing in less than 10 minutes!

This Italian Salad is filled with crisp lettuce, red onion, artichokes, pimentos and grated parmesan to ensure each bite is perfectly covered in Italian Salad Dressing.

italian salad
Insalata Mista

A light and refreshing classic Insalata Mista with shaved parmesan, grape tomatoes, and pine nuts tossed in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. This mixed salad goes great with just about every entrée!

Marble countertop with a white salad plate filled with a green salad, cherry tomatoes, parmesan and more.

Breads to Serve with Chicken

Much like what is served at your favorite restaurants, the bread can be a big part of the meal! One of the most classic side dishes for chicken is traditional, delicious and comforting bread.

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

These homemade dinner rolls are soft, fluffy, buttery and quite simply irresistible. The best part? This homemade dinner roll recipe is truly ready in around 30 minutes, start to finish.

Artisan Bread

A quick and easy artisan homemade bread recipe that is adaptable. It’s perfect for smothering in butter, dipping in oil, or slicing for sandwiches. This homemade bread is moist on the inside, crusty on the outside, and full of flavor!

Homemade bread on a marble countertop, cut into two halves
Cornbread Muffins

These easy cornbread muffins are made with jalapeno cheddar for a real pop of flavor. They are so quick and easy to make, you can make them from scratch in less time than it takes to preheat the oven.

cornbread muffins in a muffin tin for a side dish for chicken
Cheddar Beer Bread

It’s amazing on its own or served with Honey Butter. Speaking of honey, if you haven’t tried my classic honey beer bread recipe, you have to start now! It’s foolproof- no yeast required! Slather it with a little honey butter and you’re golden. Literally!

beer bread on a white platter, butter to the side

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A graphic compilation of four images of side dish recipes, title reads "25+ Easy Side Dishes for Chicken"
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Side Dishes for Chicken

Find 25 of the BEST side dishes for chicken in this comprehensive guide! If you're curious about the best sides for chicken, you're in the right place.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • For a well rounded meal, choose a side dish from each category: potatoes, vegetable, salad and bread!
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