What to Serve with Chicken Tenders: 16 Mind-Blowing Dishes


Quick Answer: What to Serve with Chicken Tenders

The best side dishes for chicken tenders are- Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cornbread, Cucumber Salad, French Fries, Zucchini Pasta, Pan-Roasted Mushrooms, Sweet Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Parmesan Potato Wedges, Pasta Salad, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Veggie Stuffed Tomatoes, Pesto Sauce, Fried Pickles, and Asparagus Fries.

This is the list of all the incredible side dishes that you can serve with crispy chicken tenders for a super exciting and enjoyable experience!

I have compiled this list using my personal experience as well as the accompaniments served with chicken tenders in the most popular restaurants across the world.

So, let us jump into this list!

1. Baked Beans

Total Preparation Time– 40 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 146

A perfect balance between sweet and savory flavors with a slight smokiness, baked beans are insanely delicious!

Honestly, crispy and juicy chicken tenders seem incomplete without a bowl of saucy baked beans garnished with crunchy bacon pieces.

Try it and I promise, you will find yourself making multiple batches of baked beans to satisfy your heart!

Check out its recipe-

2. Coleslaw

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 152

The classic pairing of coleslaw with chicken tenders remains unrivaled!

It has shredded veggies tossed together in a creamy dressing.

It’s incredibly luscious and refreshing!

Also, you just need a few ingredients to prep this amazing salad up!

How to prepare it yourself-

3. Cornbread

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 330

Recently, I had chicken tenders with buttery cornbread and I am hooked to this combination!

It is fluffy and soft with a slight crispiness on its edges.

It has a tempting fragrance and delectable sweet flavor of corn.

When served with savory chicken tenders, it will give you the most delightful experience ever!

Watch its recipe here-

4. Cucumber Salad

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 66

A bowl of cucumber salad can lift any dish with its freshness.

The crunch of creamy cucumbers coated in a zesty dressing gives the perfect summery vibes.

For a comforting and cozy meal, plate it along with your chicken tenders!

Check out this video-

5. French Fries

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 282

French fries are so addictive!

They are a perfect accompaniment to almost every dish!

Please the crowd by serving wonderfully seasoned crispy on the outside and tender on the inside French fries with your chicken tenders!

Find out its recipe here-

6. Zucchini Pasta

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 16

If you want to go a bit extra without putting in much effort to entertain your guests, then why not pair those amazing chicken tenders with a plate of delicious zucchini pasta?

It has the mouth-watering flavors of zucchini, basil, and parmesan along with a punch of garlic!

I love how this zucchini pasta never fails to satiate one’s heart as well as the stomach!

How to prepare it yourself-

7. Pan-Roasted Mushrooms

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 70

You can never go wrong with roasted mushrooms!

This speedy side dish will give you the most buttery and tender mushrooms ever! it is so rich in delectable flavors.

Serve it with chicken tenders and see the magic yourself!

Check out its recipe-

8. Sweet Potatoes

Total Preparation Time– 55 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 131

Want something healthy yet tasty for your side dish?

Then prepping up a sweet potato dish will be an excellent option.

Bake stuffed sweet potatoes and they will turn out to be perfectly fine, ready to be paired with chicken tenders!

Watch its recipe-

9. Mac and Cheese

Total Preparation Time– 35 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 153

I am a huge fan of mac and cheese! It is so creamy filled with different varieties of
gooey cheese!

With chicken tenders on the side, it will give you an exhilarating experience and you will find yourself coming back to this combination again and again!

Check out this video-

10. Parmesan Potato Wedges

Total Preparation Time– 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 250

Baking brings out out the best flavors in potato wedges!

They are glazed with Italian herbs and my favorite, parmesan cheese!

Serve these easy-to-prepare potato wedges with your chicken tenders and I assure you, they will be a colossal hit!

Watch its recipe here-

11. Pasta Salad

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 202

It has pasta and fresh veggies tossed in a simple yet delectable dressing!

It has the crunchiness of peppers and the juiciness of tomatoes mixed to form an outrageously gratifying salad!

Place a bowl of pasta salad with chicken tenders and enjoy!

How to prepare it yourself-

12. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Total Preparation Time– 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 89

Mashed potatoes have that flawless texture that complements crispy chicken tenders superbly!

The taste and aroma of garlic make this quick side dish even more heavenly!

Watch this video-

13. Veggie Stuffed Tomatoes

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 77

If you wish to dazzle everyone by serving something unique with your chicken tenders, then veggie stuffed tomatoes would be the perfect choice for you!

Baked tomatoes are crispy and juicy packed with the stuffing of your favorite veggies and melted cheese.

Check out its recipe here-

14. Pesto Sauce

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 534

Pesto sauce hailing from Genoa is an iconic sauce that has a ton of luscious and fresh flavors!

It is cheesy, garlicky loaded with herbs and nuts!

Try dipping your chicken tenders in this classic sauce and relish the meal!

How to make it yourself-

15. Fried Pickles

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 94

Golden-brown fried pickles are so crunchy and tasty!

They have a bit of spiciness and tanginess that makes it very difficult to resist them!

Devour this snack by serving it with chicken tenders!

Check out its recipe-

16. Asparagus Fries

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 35

French fries are a bit on the unhealthy side, so I have the perfect healthier alternative for you!

Use the seasoning combination you love the most and get perfectly crispy and tasty asparagus fries by baking them!

Watch its recipe-

What Desserts to Serve with Chicken Tenders

I love to have something sweet with chicken tenders.

If you do too, then you can try Peach Cobbler, Waffles, or Fried Apples along with them.

Peach Cobbler

Warm peach cobbler loaded with peach slices and having amazing top and bottom crust is insanely luscious and a perfect accompaniment for chicken tenders!


Crunchy waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top and dripping maple syrup or Nutella will go beautifully with chicken tenders!

Fried Apples

Golden-fried apple slices drenched in a buttery mix of caramelized sugar and cinnamon are a brilliant pairing for savory chicken tenders.

What Sauce to Eat with Chicken Tenders

The best, superbly delectable sauces to dunk your chicken tenders in are Mayo Dipping Sauce, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Chipotle BBQ Dipping Sauce, and Ranch Dipping Sauce.

Mayo Dipping Sauce

It has a sharp spiciness that combines with the flavor of mayonnaise to give an irresistible overall taste!

Honey Mustard Sauce

You will never get enough of this creamy sauce loaded with spices and sweet and zesty flavors!

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Believe me, your chicken tenders are incomplete without smoky barbecue sauce packed with the hot spiciness of chipotle!

Ranch Dipping Sauce

This nice and tangy ranch dipping sauce is another delectable option for dipping your chicken tenders!

Bottom Line

I hope this list of stunning side dishes helps you in choosing the flawless dish to pair with chicken tenders!

I am looking forward to hearing your suggestions and feedbacks.

If you have any doubts, then do not hesitate to ask me.

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About Amanda Jones

Amanda is a person with an eye for detail. She has been cooking since her childhood and loves to bake too. Recently, she's made the decision to pursue baking full-time and quit her 9 to 5 job. In the meantime, she still enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, especially when it comes time for special occasions like birthdays or holidays!

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