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What to Serve with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Need ideas on what to serve with Parmesan crusted chicken? It’s one of our most popular recipes here at MoneywiseMoms, so we’re sharing some simple ideas for side dishes that match up well.

Here’s the original Parmesan crusted chicken if you’re looking for an easy recipe. This simple preparation makes a delicious protein that you can change up depending on your tastes or the occasion.

Side dishes and sauces to serve with Parmesan crusted chicken

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Parmesan crusted chicken is an easy and delicious main dish that can be served to impress guests or just please the family. To make it a complete meal, sides should be served alongside the chicken. Roasted vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, or mushrooms will add color and nutrition while still complimenting the flavors of the chicken.

Another excellent option is to create a salad by combining your favorite greens with slices of tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. If you really want to impress people with your culinary skill, whip up a batch of roasted garlic mashed potatoes. No matter what sides you decide on in the end, one thing’s for sure – sides are necessary for creating a balanced and flavorful meal!

Parmesan crusted chicken with linguine and tomato sauce

What are some good sauces to serve with Parmesan chicken?

Since breaded chicken is such a blank slate, it’s easy to change it up just by using different sauces. You can either top the chicken with them, use as a dip, or even put the chicken back in the oven to cook in the sauce.

The classic use of sauce here is marinara, like with baked chicken Parmesan. Whether you use homemade or jarred spaghetti sauce, you can immerse the baked chicken in the sauce and top with mozzarella. Heat until melted.

Another great option is pesto! We always keep a jar of pesto in the refrigerator, because it goes so well with chicken, pasta and vegetables. You can dollop pesto on top of the chicken for the last few minutes of roasting or combine it with your side dishes.

To dress up breadcrumb-coated chicken breasts, consider using rich, velvety Alfredo sauce. For an extra touch of sophistication, incorporate sautéed mushrooms or spinach into the sauce.

Last but not least, the ever-popular honey mustard sauce adds a delightful tangy and slightly spicy twist to Parmesan chicken. Its sweet and zesty notes are a delightful contrast to the savory chicken, leaving your taste buds craving more.

We also recommend: Ranch Dip made with Greek Yogurt

What vegetables go with Parmesan crusted chicken?

At my house, we serve this delicious chicken so many different ways! Most of them involve vegetables.

Parmesan-breaded chicken is a favorite on top of salad. My kids love tangy breaded chicken on a Caesar salad using bottled dressing, croutons and romaine. We also put it on top of a regular green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onions, and lettuce.

Since you’re using the oven to bake the chicken (if you use our recipe), it’s also super easy to roast vegetables at the same time. Most vegetables only need 20-30 minutes to roast on a baking sheet. I keep it simple by tossing bite-sized pieces in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Consider broccoli and cauliflower, or choose other veggies like carrots or Brussels sprouts.

If you’re up for making a quick side dish while the chicken is baking, some favorite sides are corn salad with bacon and broccoli salad.

We also recommend: Garlic Green Beans with Tomatoes

Parmesan crusted chicken with salad and potatoes

What are some good starches to serve with Parmesan chicken?

Just like with vegetables, there are tons of options for side dish starches. Whether you choose potatoes, pasta, rice or even bread on the side, it’s pretty easy to match up with breaded chicken.

Since we eat our carbs on the side (so the teens can go nuts while the adults hold back), we often serve this chicken with a sauce on top of pasta of some kind. It’s easy to control portions that way!

Potatoes of all kinds are a delicious accompaniment to breaded chicken. Give our homemade mashed potatoes a try. You can also dice potatoes and roast them at the same time as baking the chicken.

We also recommend: Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes

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