Side Dishes

14 Amazing Side Dishes for Chicken Casserole

The tastiest time-saving recipes to go with chicken casserole!

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated January 3, 2023

Make dinner complete with one or more of these side dishes for chicken casserole. I’ve chosen a mix of healthy and hearty dishes that will bring happy faces to the dinner table!

side dishes for chicken casserole

Casseroles are one of my all-time favorite meals when I’m short on time. Not only can they be prepared in advance, but they’re so simple to cook as well.

Most traditional American casseroles are made with meat, vegetables, and a starch or binder like condensed soup. All you have to do is simply assemble the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake!

Creamy chicken casserole is a crowd-pleasing recipe you can’t go wrong with. Chicken casseroles are made with tender chicken, cream of chicken soup, and either rice or stuffing.

You can make your casserole dinner even more hearty with sides like cornbread or tater tots. Or keep things light and refreshing with a cold salad or simple roasted vegetables.

There are so many ways to dress up this classic family meal. Try one of these delicious side dishes with your favorite chicken casserole recipe tonight!

side dishes for chicken casserole recipe

01. Loaded Tater Tots

A super crispy treat that’s always a winner!

Load your tater tots up with delicious toppings like chives, crumbled bacon, and gooey cheddar cheese. Simply place them in the oven to bake and you have a mouthwatering appetizer or side.

This is a great kid-friendly dish, and perfect for picky eaters too. If you’re clever you can even sneak a few vegetables like chopped green peppers on top!

02. Broccoli Stir Fry

Craving Chinese takeout? With this recipe, you can recreate this popular dish right at home.

Garlic and sesame oil give this stir-fried dish all of its mouthwatering umami flavor. The crisp florets and the crunch from the broccoli stems is the perfect combination of textures.

To save time, you can make this delicious side dish with frozen broccoli florets. They have the same nutritional content as fresh broccoli, but don’t require any chopping or washing!

03. Fruit Salad

Balance a rich chicken casserole with this fresh salad!

This one-bowl recipe combines tart fresh fruit with sweet and creamy pudding! There’s no cooking involved, you just have to mix the ingredients and chill.

Crisp green grapes and mandarin oranges give this salad it’s refreshing juiciness. If you want even more texture try adding in chopped walnuts, or coconut flakes!

04. Green Beans

Green beans and chicken are always a winning combo.

Panko bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese give these roasted green beans the perfect amount of crispiness. They’re tossed in a blend of garlic powder and salt to bring out their savory flavor.

Green beans are an inexpensive way to make sure your kids get their veggies. They cook quickly too, so they’re the perfect last-minute side for busy days.

05. Roasted Asparagus

The simplest way to add class and sophistication to a meal!

Fresh asparagus is so packed with flavor, it only needs a few simple seasonings to shine. I like to use lemon juice to help tenderize the asparagus, and neutralize its bitterness.

Add a bit of salt, olive oil, and garlic and the oven will do the rest! Cook until the spears are soft, and the tips crisp up with all that delicious roasted flavor.
For a fun variation, top with almond and lemon zest strips.

06. Blood Orange Avocado Salad

Surprise your family with this unique fruity and creamy salad.

Tart blood orange gives this salad a pop of freshness and a beautiful bright red color. Buttery avocado slices help round out the acidity and absorb all the rich flavor.

This refreshing and vibrant salad is a great way to get your vitamin C in winter. Serve with chicken casserole and you have a well-rounded meal.

07. Sour Cream Biscuits

This buttery, flaky biscuit goes with just about everything!

These mouthwatering sour cream biscuits are worth making from scratch. Sour cream adds a unique tangy flavor and helps make the biscuits tender and moist.

You can adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe to make these biscuits either sweet or savory. I like to add a bit of grated cheddar to the dough for a cheesy kick!

08. Brussel Sprouts with Garlic and Bacon

If you’re not a brussel sprout lover already, this recipe will make you one.

Maple syrup and salty bacon give these brussel sprouts a dynamic sweet and smoky taste. The sugars in the maple syrup help them caramelize so they get nice and crispy too.

These brussel sprouts are fancy enough to serve for the holidays, but simple enough to make on weeknights. Make plenty, because they go fast!

09. Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese

A light Mediterranean-inspired salad filled with healthy, flavorful ingredients.

Quinoa has become popular in salads, and for a good reason! It’s full of protein and fiber, adds texture, and doesn’t get soggy!

This tangy salad is filled with ingredients like grape tomatoes, red onion, and salty feta cheese. A vinegar and maple syrup dressing rounds it out with just a touch of sweetness.

10. Roasted Carrots

This caramelized side dish is my all-time favorite way to serve carrots!

A hint of honey helps bring out the natural warmth and sweetness of these roasted carrots. The sweetness is balanced with a blend of fresh chopped herbs like thyme and parsley.

And the best part is that this easy side can be ready on the table in just 20 minutes!

11. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

The perfect combination of sweet and savory!

In this recipe, the naturally sweet flavor of corn is complemented by the heat from sliced jalapeños. Kernels of corn are even added right to the batter to give this cornbread even more texture.

For the perfect crispy edges, bake this cornbread in a skillet.

12. Zucchini Tomato Eggplant Bake

Add a Mediterranean flair to your meal with this simple baked side.

Tender smoky eggplant and tangy tomatoes are a heavenly combination. Thyme and oregano help bring out the natural earthy flavors and let these vegetables shine.

To add some contrast to the tenderness of the veggies, top this savory dish with breadcrumbs before baking.

13. Fried Squash

A great way to use up summer squash from the garden.

These squash medallions are crispy on the outside and so soft and tender inside! The crispy coating is seasoned with garlic salt to help infuse the squash with flavor as it bakes.

Serve these fried delights with a mayonnaise dipping sauce and they make a delicious appetizer.

14. Chickpea Salad

A protein-rich salad that is both filling and nutritious!

This marinated salad is full of tender chickpeas, aromatic herbs, and crisp red bell peppers. A tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing ties all the ingredients together with a hint of acidity.

Make this recipe a day ahead and let those flavors develop while it marinates overnight!

14 Amazing Side Dishes for Chicken Casserole

Directions


  1. Choose one of these delicious chicken casserole side dish recipes.

  2. Take a trip to the grocery store for all your ingredients.

  3. Prepare a time-saving and delicious meal for the family.

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