r555r6Chicken pot pie is classic comfort food. Because this dish covers a lot of food groups, you may be wondering what to serve with it?
With flaky pie crust, chicken or turkey filling, and a mixture of veggies, it may be difficult to find the perfect side dish. Don’t fret.
We’ll cover 17 quick and easy side dishes for chicken pot pie. You’ll be able to focus on the main course instead of worrying about side dishes.
17 Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
If you don’t want the hassle of spending hours on your side dishes, try these quick and easy recipes to pair with chicken pot pie.
1. Parmesan Asparagus
Asparagus is simple enough to prepare. To find the correct length, bend a couple of pieces of asparagus until they snap. Use this as an indicator of length.
Once cut, toss the asparagus in a bowl with olive oil, add parmesan cheese to the bowl until everything is coated, then bake for about 15 minutes.
Salad pairs well with almost any meal. It’s easy to put together and can be dressed up for more formal meals or made plain and simple.
The best part about pairing side salad with chicken pot pie is that it’s a very light side as compared to the heavier main course.
3. Mashed Potatoes
For this quick and easy side dish, you can use regular potatoes, but it’s recommended to use sweet potatoes to offset the rich main dish.
Sweet mashed potatoes are going to have about the same calorie and carb content as russet potatoes, but sweet potatoes offer higher fiber, vitamin, and calcium levels.
Bread with the pie crust? It might seem like too much of a good thing. Believe it or not, cornbread pairs great with chicken pot pie.
Cornbread is a little bit sweet, off-setting the rich salty taste of the pot pie. It’s also a great tool to mop up any leftover gravy!
5. Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts will not be a vegetable you use inside of chicken pot pie. For this reason, it’s the perfect side dish – and easy to make!
Try sautéing the brussels sprouts in olive oil in a pan to harden the outside, giving it a crunchy outer texture with flavorful garlic on the inside.
6. Fruit Salad
This colorful salad can be made with a variety of fruits: strawberries, pineapples, kiwi, oranges, bananas, grapes, and blueberries. Whatever you might have in the fridge.
Try making a sweet dressing to go over the fruit salad. There are plenty of recipes out there, usually involving lemon or orange juice, brown sugar, and vanilla.
7. Corn on the cob
It doesn’t get much simpler than corn on the cob. This simple side dish is easy to make and will pair well with chicken pot pie.
Because chicken pot pie is a rich, heavy meal in and of itself, try cutting the corn cobs in half to make this side dish more proportioned.
8. Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce has three simple ingredients: sugar, water, and cranberries. It’s quick, easy, and light enough to serve with chicken pot pie. It also has a contrasting flavor.
You can add different ingredients to your cranberry sauce to spruce it up. Try adding blueberries, raisins, or pecans, or add spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
9. Cinnamon Apples
This may seem like a strange side dish, but the sweet flavor of the cinnamon apples balances out the taste of chicken pot pie well.
It’s simple to make. Add apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, water, and butter to a saucepan. Cook it over medium heat until the slices are tender.
Chicken pot pie and biscuits? It may seem redundant, having both pie crust and a biscuit, but don’t be too quick to count biscuits out.
Biscuits are a great way to mop up leftover gravy or remnants of your chicken pot pie. If you buy frozen biscuits it’s a quick and easy preparation.
Broccoli can be made in so many different ways, it makes the perfect side dish for a number of meals. Chicken pot pie is no exception.
Try preparing the broccoli with garlic and lemon sauce. The ingredients are simple, and it takes less than twenty minutes to cook this healthy side dish.
Even easier than preparing cinnamon apples, applesauce comes pre-prepared in most cases. The sweetness of the apples offsets the rich flavor of the chicken pot pie.
You can also prepare your own applesauce, but this will take much longer. Try store-bought applesauce and warm it up in the microwave. Add cinnamon on top for flavor.
13. Green Beans
The most common vegetables used in chicken pot pie are peas, carrots, and celery. For this reason, green beans are an excellent choice for a side dish.
Green beans are easy to prepare, especially if you buy them fresh. Simply cook them in a skillet with oil. You can add salt and garlic for extra flavoring.
14. Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is a type of green similar to spinach and kale. You can easily sauté it in some olive oil for a few minutes.
Try adding garlic powder to the mix to add flavor. Don’t forget to remove the stems before cooking, as they will be tough and bitter to eat.
15. Garlic Bread
Similar to biscuits and cornbread, garlic bread is a quick and easy side dish that can be served with chicken pot pie. Plus, it’s delicious.
Garlic bread is not as neutral as biscuits, and not as sweet as cornbread. It adds its own unique flavor to pair with your main dish.
16. Orange Spinach Salad
This citrusy salad mixes a classic spinach salad with a fruit salad. Orange spinach salad is best served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and pecans.
Combine spinach, oranges, and berries such as blueberries and or strawberries. You can add parmesan cheese and pecans for a fruity, nutty-flavored side dish.
You can serve watermelon either before or after your chicken pot pie. It’s not so much of a side dish as an appetizer or dessert.
Watermelon is quick and easy to prepare, especially if you already have it cut. It’s a sweet side dish that pairs well with pot pie.
Chicken pot pie originated in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but is thought to be from Dutch origins. It is a way to use leftovers from other meals.
It takes time and energy to cook, so make sure to choose side dishes that are quick, easy, and simple. Try some of these ideas the next time you cook chicken pot pie!