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    What to Serve with Chicken and Dumplings (16 BEST Sides)

    Ahhhhh. Chicken and dumplings. What a perfect dish, am I right?

    Perfection aside, it can be a little bit tricky to know what to serve up alongside it. Maybe you want something to soak up all those delicious flavors. Maybe you want a little pop of color or something to up the health factor.

    Whatever it is that you’re looking for, we’re sure with this collection of the best sides, you’ll have no problems figuring out what to serve with chicken and dumplings.

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    What to Serve with Chicken and Dumplings

    1. Three Bean Salad

    Three bean salad.

    This easy Three Bean Salad recipe is a summertime potluck classic. But it goes so well with so many things, we love it all year long! 

    Fresh green beans are mixed with garbanzo beans and kidney beans, then all get tossed with a tangy dressing. It’s tasty, budget friendly, and one of our favorite sides for chicken and dumplings.

    Get the Recipe: Three Bean Salad

    2. Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli

    Roasted broccoli.

    Make this incredibly easy and addicting Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli recipe for your loved ones. The healthy, crispy and amazingly flavored broccoli will taste just delicious.

    This is a perfect veggie side dish for chicken and dumplings.

    Get the Recipe: Roasted Broccoli

    3. Corn Casserole

    Corn casserole.

    This Corn Casserole is not only scrumptious, but simple and easy too? Sounds good to me! With only 5 ingredients and 3 steps, it can’t get better than this.

    It takes a little under an hour to make and yields 8 servings. I promise all 8 servings will be gone by the end of the night! It’s that good.

    Get the Recipe: 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

    4. Fried Green Tomatoes

    Fried green tomatoes.

    If you’re from the South, these Fried Green Tomatoes are a must in the summertime side dish.

    Well seasoned and super crispy on the outside, with a tender and succulent inside, they’re perfect as an appetizer or side dish.

    Get the Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

    5. Caesar Salad

     Caesar salad.

    If you want to master your salad game, this easy Caesar Salad recipe is a MUST!

    Perhaps the most famous and popular salad on the planet, Caesar is so simple, yet so tasty. All you need is lettuce, crotons, parm cheese, and an awesome dressing. So good!

    Get the Recipe: Caesar Salad

    6. Green Beans Almondine

    Green beans almondine.

    Green Beans Almondine is a beautiful side dish where vibrant French style green bean are tossed with brown butter, almonds, shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon.

    Once you try it, you’ll be coming back again and again.

    Get the Recipe: Green Beans Almondine

    7. Bread

    miracle no-knead bread, sliced

    Here’s one of our favorites, which is baked often in our home… this No Knead Bread!!

    This artisan quality bread can happen very fast and is super duper simple. You end up with a thick crispy crust and a chewy center with big fat holes like sourdough!

    It’s very forgiving and only takes 3 minutes of active effort. Now that sounds unbelievable, right? Not so. Try it yourself today.

    Get the Recipe: No Knead Bread

    8. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad

    Cucumber avocado salad.

    Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing.

    It will be one of your new favorite salads to serve with chicken and dumplings.

    Get the Recipe: Cucumber Tomato Salad

    9. Succotash


    Succotash is a classic side dish with corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon.

    It’s a great blend of sweet and salty, and it compliments shrimp and grits cakes wonderfully.

    Get the Recipe: Succotash

    10. Wedge Salad

    Wedge salad.

    This Wedge Salad recipe is a real classic, and for good reason!

    Bright, crispy lettuce, homemade blue cheese dressing, sweet cherry tomatoes, and don’t you dare forget the bacon!

    It’s the perfect side dish for a huge variety of mains, and it’s one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make.

    Get the Recipe: Wedge Salad

    11. Grilled Zucchini

    Grilled zucchini.

    Your favorite summer squash has never been more delicious. A little bit of seasoning is all it takes, then let your grill work its magic.

    Once you try it, we bet you’ll be pairing it with just about everything!

    Get the Recipe: Grilled Zucchini

    12. Greek Salad

    Greek salad.

    This traditional Greek Salad recipe, known to the locals as Horiatiki, is one of our summertime favorites!

    Crisp cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives and capers, creamy feta, and a simple herb dressing. That’s all it takes. And the results are top notch.

    Get the Recipe: Greek Salad

    13. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

    Jalapeno cornbread.

    Cornbread is one of our all around favorite side dishes, and it goes great with shrimp and grits.

    This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… best cornbread recipe ever!

    Get the Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Cornbread

    14. Roasted Asparagus

    Roasted asparagus.

    These easy Roasted Asparagus are an essential veggie side dish you need in your repertoire. They’re the perfect accompaniment to filet mignon, and they’re so easy!

    While asparagus are great any way, be it steamed, blanched or sautéed, something special happens when you roast them. So good!

    Get the Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

    15. Watermelon Salad

    Watermelon salad.

    Make this super easy and quick fruit salad, which is refreshing and inviting to every single person.

    This vibrant Watermelon Salad is just what you need on any hot summer day. Our watermelon salad recipe is a perfect balance of sweet, juicy watermelon chunks, fresh mint leaves, tangy feta cheese, and a hint of lemon and honey for an added zesty kick.

    Get the Recipe: Watermelon Salad

    16. Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy caviar.

    Cowboy, aka Texas, Caviar is not only just a party appetizer, but it’s great as a side dish for chicken and dumplings.

    This addictive mix of beans, crunchy bell peppers, corn, cherry tomatoes and creamy avocado in an easy homemade zesty dressing is a must add to your recipe list.

    Get the Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

    So many sides for chicken and dumplings to choose from. Which one will you try first?

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    What to Serve with Chicken and Dumplings (16 BEST Sides)

    Looking for the perfect side dish for chicken and dumplings? This collection includes plenty of accompaniments to your favorite dish!


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