What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan: 12 Incredible Side Dishes


Quick Answer: What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan?

The most incredible side dishes that you can pair with Chicken Parmesan are- Pasta, Classic Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Avocado Salad, Garlic Parmesan Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Saffron Rice, Quinoa, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Beetroot Salad and Peas and Pancetta.

In this post, we are going to discuss about the most incredible side dishes that you can pair with the all-time favourite Chicken Parmesan.

I have personally tried my hand at these recipes and these delish, healthy and complementing sides are sure to spruce up this weeknight wonder.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Pasta

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 110
Total preparation time– 40 min

Nothing beats the classic combination of Pasta made in marinara sauce and Chicken Parmesan.

The recipe is straightforward both in its method and the ingredient list.

Plus, it is guaranteed to fill your mouth with exotic flavors.

Once cooked, season the pasta with salt and red chili flakes.

Additionally, don’t forget to add a big bunch of fresh basil and parsley for an extra refreshing flavor.

Check out the marinara spaghetti recipe here:

2. Classic Caesar Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 45
Total preparation time– 30 min

A side of Classic Caesar salad packed with creamy umami flavors is sure to go just fine with Chicken Parmesan.

A few extra minutes to make a batch of homemade croutons will elevate your Caesar game straight away.

To prepare them, just tear some crusty bread into small pieces, toss with salt, pepper and olive oil and bake until crisp.

Before serving the refreshing salad, sprinkle shaved Parmesan and cracked black pepper generously on top and you are in for an unforgettable treat!

Here’s a quick and refreshing salad recipe by Rajshri Food:

3. Garlic Bread

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 350
Total preparation time-20 min

A nice cheesy garlic bread is everybody’s favourite, isn’t it?

It is super crisp on the outside and oh-so-moist on the inside.

Super simple to put together and tasty as ever, it makes a great pairing with Chicken Parmesan.

Also, it soaks all the richness of that savory marinara sauce.

There are multiple methods and fun twists to the recipe.

The easiest however is rubbing a clove of garlic over toasted slices of bread, and coating it liberally with olive oil and some butter.

Here’s how you can make the best ever garlic bread:

4. Avocado Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 106
Total preparation time– 15 min

A side of light, creamy and filling avocado salad is the best fit for your Chicken parmesan.

It is infused with the goodness of tomatoes and onions and covered in a tangy lemon dressing.

Add some smoked paprika to the mix if you are looking for some smokiness.

Alternatively, you can substitute it with red chili powder.

Pro tip- Always use ripe avocados for the salad to get the finest taste and texture.

Check out this quick and refreshing salad recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen:

5. Garlic Parmesan Noodles

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 339
Total preparation time– 20 min

These Garlic Parmesan Noodles are another classic and never disappointing accompaniment to your Chicken parm.

They are the ideal comfort food and are made with just 7 ingredients including olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, butter, broth and cream.

The best part? They come together in just 20 minutes!

Remember not to boil the pasta at a rapid boil as it might change it.

Gently simmer the noodles giving occasional stirs to break up the noodles.

Check out this one-pot recipe by Damn Delicious:

6. Mashed Potatoes

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 88
Total preparation time– 30 min

Mashed potatoes make for a hearty and healthy side to Chicken parmesan.

The fluffy and tender texture of mashed potatoes goes so well with the cheese in chicken parmesan.

Moreover, this recipe is super simple and homely.

It uses just potatoes, butter, milk, salt, pepper and seasonings.

The potatoes are cooked till soft and are then strained and mashed.

Butter, milk, salt and pepper are then added to the mixture.

You can also add a bit of garlic if you fancy a light pungent flavor.

Here’s how Tasty makes the creamiest mashed potatoes:

7. Broccoli Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 206
Total preparation time– 20 min

A light and healthy bowl of broccoli combines the richness and deliciousness just the right way.

Loaded with fresh broccoli, onion, mozzarella cheese, bacon, apple cider vinegar, dill and mayonnaise; the salad balances the fiery taste of your Chicken Parmesan efficiently.

It also includes a creamy and tangy dressing which adds manifold to the fresh flavor.

Plus, it comes with hundreds of variations- throw in some almonds for a rich nutty flavor or some greek yogurt to make it all the more creamy.

You can also add some chopped carrots to get more veggies in the mix!

Check out this quick and refreshing salad recipe:

8. Saffron Rice

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 109
Total preparation time– 40 min

Truth be told, Saffron rice always stand out and are worth all the preparation time and money!

It’s distinctive aroma and exquisite taste complements the savory flavor of chicken parmesan to perfection.

This recipe is super easy to make.

Fry the whole spices in oil, add the rice and throw in a pinch of saffron.

You can also add a pinch of turmeric for a hint of yellow. Give it a stir and pour water.

Let the rice cook for some time.

Once ready, serve the saffron rice garnished with mint leaves.

Oh, and did you know about the plethora of health benefits offered by saffron?

It abounds with anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties and is excellent for digestion and blood circulation.

Check out this simple recipe by Flavours Treat:

9. Quinoa

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 120
Total preparation time– 30 min

Wondering what to substitute for rice? Look no further!

Quinoa or the ‘mother grain’ is the healthiest pantry staple and is incredibly quick and easy to cook.

Moreover, it makes a good accompaniment to Chicken parmesan given its crunchy texture.

Once cooked, you can either serve it as it is or you can mix it with tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach and onions and toss it in lime juice, garlic, honey and olive oil.

Do check out this awesome recipe by HealthNut Nutrition:

10. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 60
Total preparation time– 25 min

These sprouts are super simple to make, can be customized with your favorite seasonings and are always so delicious!

Crisp with almost a nutty flavor, they make for a fantastic veggie side to Chicken parmesan.

These Brussels sprouts are made simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper.

For variation, you can throw in some fresh herbs such as chopped rosemary, cilantro, parsley or basil.

Also, bacon bits taste divine with roasted brussels sprouts!

Check out this recipe by Clean & Delicious:

11. Beetroot Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 67
Total preparation time– 45 min

Super healthy and scrumptious, a side of beetroot salad will never disappoint.

This salad recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and salty and contains the goodness of beetroot and feta cheese.

Combine finely chopped beetroot, feta cheese, parsley and toss it in lemon vinaigrette.

You can also throw in sliced carrots and onions.

Serve it next to Chicken parmesan and your guests will admire you like

Watch how Rajshri Food makes this refreshing salad side:

12. Peas and Pancetta

Total calories (per 100gm)– 167
Total preparation time– 20 min

This ultimate Italian side dish may sound simple but is full of flavor!

Made using frozen peas, diced pancetta, thyme leaves and sliced shallots, it comes together in no time.

Once cooked, add kosher salt and black pepper and voila you are done!

Bottom Line

We hope this detailed guide on what to serve with Chicken Parmesan helped you in making a wise choice.

These incredibly delectable sides can never go wrong with the savory and smoky flavor of chicken parm.

Additionally, if you have any suggestions or comments, do let us know below.

Don’t forget to share these incredible side dish recipes with your near and dear ones!

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About Barbara Foster

Barbara is a traveler who has traveled to more than 25 countries. She loves the variety of food she gets to experience on her trips and maintains detailed journals of her travels which she plans to publish as a book someday. She loves to bake. Her favorite cuisines are Italian, French, and Mexican.

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