Roast chicken can be served with countless different foods like stuffed peppers, twice baked potatoes, and strawberry spinach salad.
You should try to serve your roast chicken with 2-3 sides. It’s best to serve chicken with at least 1 vegetable, and 1 other side dish. People generally enjoy a vegetable, salad, and a side like potatoes or bread.
Keep in mind your sides need to compliment each other. If you’re selecting corn on the cobb, you could probably add a salad to the meal for a bit more of a well rounded meal.
Side dishes for chicken
Chicken is more of a mild flavor, therefore adding sides with a ton of flavor like stuffed zucchini or peppers can add another element of excitement to your meal.
Twice baked potatoes go well with roast chicken, but they take a bit more time and care when planning your meal.
The potatoes are first cooked, then scooped out and you add a few toppings to it. Then you stuff the potato again and bake until the tops have crisped up.
I would highly recommend trying twice baked potatoes served with your chicken if you’ve never had them before. You can change up the recipe to suit what you like in potatoes.
- stuffed zucchini boats
- stuffed peppers
- pasta salad
- twice baked potatoes
- potato salad
- lemon orzo with parmesan cheese
Easy side dishes for chicken
Simple and easy side dishes for chicken include potatoes, rice, bread, and Caesar salad. If you’re in a hurry, these side dishes come together fairly easily with minimal effort needed.
- roast potatoes and gravy
- garlic bread
- mashed potatoes
- Caesar salad
- fresh warm buns with butter
Healthy vegetable side dishes for chicken
Healthy vegetable side dishes are mostly roasted vegetables that go well alongside chicken. You could also fry the vegetables in a little olive oil to have them done in a hurry. Roasted vegetables go well with chicken because they are crunchy and add texture to the meal.
- roasted carrots
- corn or corn on the cobb
- cooked green beans
- sautéed mixed peppers
- stuffed peppers
Salads to serve with chicken
Salads go well served beside chicken because they compliment the chicken with texture and flavors. You can serve just about any salad next to chicken because chicken is more of a mild meat flavor. Salads have bursts of flavor from their dressings, fruit, or vegetables which add a ton of flavor to the meal.
- green salad
- Caesar salad
- strawberry spinach salad
- Greek salad
- zucchini salad
- apple and walnut salad
- roasted sweet potato salad
- Italian cucumber salad
Roast chicken is a simple and easy meal that you can cook in your oven, or pick up from your local grocery store.
If you’re roasting the chicken in your own oven, you can add your roasted vegetables into the oven with 20-30 minutes left on your cook timer for your chicken.
This way, your chicken and vegetables will be finished around the same time.
In the mean time while your vegetables are cooking, you can boil your potatoes for mashed potatoes, and prepare any salads you want to serve.
When preparing a meal, it’s all about timing the meal so it’s ready on time and all at once. If you feel overwhelmed, try writing out a timeline of when foods need to go into the oven, and when you need to start cooking foods on the stove.
The more prepared and organized you are, the better your meal will go when it’s dinner time for your family.