What To Serve With Roasted Chicken ~ 14 Side Dishes
If you are looking for the best side dishes to pair with roasted chicken then you are in the right place. I have fourteen recipes that will make it a clean-plate-club kind of night. So whether you are looking for a kid-friendly side or a simple stove-top veggie dish, I have just what you are looking for in this line-up.
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If you have been following here for a while then you know that my go-to Crispy Skin Roasted Chicken recipe is the number one on-repeat recipe I make for my family. I even confessed as much on live radio.
This being the case, I have come up with a handful of side dishes for roast chicken that my family loves. From creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes to my daughter’s favorite lemon broccoli recipe and our all-time favorite combination of all paired with Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad.
My Top Tips For Planning A Roasted Chicken Dinner
- Roast chicken only takes a few minutes of prep work to get into the oven. Once it goes in, use your time to clean up the kitchen and prep your side dishes.
- While it is tempting to pair baked chicken with a casserole or roasted vegetable, roasting chicken requires a very hot oven. That’s why you’ll need to make sure to choose stove-top side dishes, grilling recipes, and ones that don’t need to go into the oven.
- For a traditional plate, you can choose both a vegetable side dish and a starch side dish, or you can double up on veggies to save calories and get in extra veggie servings.
What To Serve With Roasted Chicken
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If you are looking for the best side dishes to pair with roasted chicken then you are in the right place. I have fourteen recipes that will make it a clean-plate-club kind of night. So whether you are looking for a kid-friendly side or a simple stove-top veggie dish, I have just what you are looking for in this line-up. Our Mashed Root Vegetable Recipe is the perfect healthier comfort food to go with baked chicken.
- 2 cups rutabaga chunks (about 1-inch pieces)
- 2 large parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 sweet potato, preferably white, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 small celeriac (celery root), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
- Steam The Vegetables: Bringan inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add rutabaga, celeriac and cook, covered for 8 minutes. Add parsnips, sweet potato and steam until a fork inserted into the vegetables goes in and slides out easily, about 17 minutes. Transfer half of the vegetables to food processor fitted with steel blade attachment.
- Cook the Garlic: Melt butter in a small skillet. Add olive oil and garlic and cook, swirling until the garlic is just browned, about 20 seconds. Add thyme (or oregano) and remove from the heat.
- Puree the Vegetables: Pour half of the garlic oil mixture over the vegetables and add half of the cream, half the salt and pepper and puree. Scrape sides and continue pureeing until completely smooth. Transfer the vegetable mash to a bowl. Repeat with the remaining steamed vegetables, garlic oil and seasoning. Combine the two batches of pureed vegetables. Serve hot.