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    What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan

    When it comes to crafting the perfect Italian dinner, chicken parmesan is a comforting classic that promises to please the palate. To elevate this timeless dish, it’s key to pair it with the right sides that not only complement its flavors but also stand out on their own.

    Here, we delve into the top 15 side dishes that bring an extra dash of gourmet to your table, offering a range of fresh, savory, and rich accompaniments for your next home-cooked chicken parmesan extravaganza.

    Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, these sides are sure to add an impressive array of tastes and textures to your culinary masterpiece.

    Collage of four sides for chicken parmesan.

    What to Serve with Chicken Parm

    1. 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


    2. 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


    3. Pasta

    Pomodoro pasta.

    Pasta is another classic choice to serve with chicken parm. Think something really simple, to allow the main dish to shine.

    A great option is our very easy and very basic pomodoro pasta.

    Get the Recipe: Pomodoro Pasta


    4. 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


    5. Ribollita

    It doesn’t get better than a satisfying pot of Ribollita, a classic Tuscan soup that’s made with white beans, vegetables and hearty day old bread.

    And you will love the rich Italian flavors, thanks to a couple of herbs and little parmesan cheese magic. Perfect starter for an Italian night.

    Get the Recipe: Tuscan Bean Soup


    6. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto

    Avocado cucumber 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 parm.

    Get the Recipe: Cucumber Avocado Salad


    7. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

    Goat cheese mashed potatoes.

    Mashed potatoes kind of go with everything, don’t they? Chicken parmesan is no exception!

    This easy recipe is an essential side dish that everyone needs to master. And to give it an extra boost, we’ve added goat cheese.

    Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes


    8. 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


    9. 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


    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. Roasted Broccoli

    roasted broccoli

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is going to boost your side dish game big time! It’s tender and perfectly seasoned, and that little bit of caramelization takes it over the top.

    Just fresh broccoli, a little olive oil, and some simple seasonings are all you need. And it’s super versatile, and can go with just about anything.

    Get the Recipe: Roasted Broccoli


    12. Cherry Tomato Gratin

    cherry tomato gratin

    This Cherry Tomato gratin is the newest star on your spread. It’s the perfect combination of easy, tasty and pretty.

    Impress everyone with this gorgeous dish!

    Get the Recipe: Cherry Tomato Gratin


    13. Vegetable Soup

    Vegetable soup.

    Our Easy Vegetable Soup is an ideal starter for your chicken parm dinner. It is comforting and easy-to-make, and promises to keep you warm and satisfied during the winter months.

    This bowl of soup has your every day hearty vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and celery, along with the rich flavors of fire-roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans.

    Get the Recipe: Vegetable Soup


    14. Antipasto Salad

    Antipasto salad.

    If you always hover over the antipasto bar in your grocery store, this salad is for you.

    It’s full of different flavors and textures from salami, tomatoes, artichokes, pepperoni, olives and cheeses with a delicious homemade Italian dressing. YUM!

    Get the Recipe: Antipasto Salad


    15. Creamed Spinach

    Creamed spinach.

    This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.

    With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.

    Get the Recipe: Creamed Spinach


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    What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan (15 BEST Sides)

    This collection of sides for chicken parmesan will help you make the most of your Italian-themed dinner.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups flour
    • 2 tsp instant yeast
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1.5 cups water

    Instructions

    1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add water and mix until you have an even consistency.
    2. Cover bowl and rest on counter 3 hours.
    3. Place large (mine is 7 quart) dutch oven in oven and pre heat to 450°F.
    4. Dust flour on work surface and scrape dough onto surface. Dust more flour atop dough. Fold in the edges and work the dough into a rough ball shape.
    5. Place ball onto parchment paper and transfer to bowl. If oven is not yet preheated, place dish towel over bowl.
    6. When oven is pre heated, remove dutch oven. Place dough, along with parchment paper, inside. Cover and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes.
    7. Remove lid and bake another 20 minutes, until bread has a nice golden color.
    8. Set bread on rack and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

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