This list of healthy side dishes for chicken will help you create the perfect dinner for your family. Plus, I’m sharing one of my favorite shortcuts to help you get a tasty meal on the table even faster!
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This post was originally published on October 17, 2017 and has now been updated with more healthy side dish recipes to help you create the perfect chicken dinner for your family.
We all know that eating healthy is important, but it can be hard to find the time and motivation to cook a healthy meal.
It’s so easy for us to get stuck in a rut of ordering takeout or making a side dish recipe that is delicious, but not great for you.
In this post, I’ll share some simple side dishes for rotisserie chicken (store-bought, or one you roast yourself) that will make your dinner even better. These recipes are perfect for busy weeknights and they’re also great for entertaining guests.
I’ll also share one of my favorite kitchen shortcuts. As busy moms, we don’t have a lot of time to spend on ourselves. And I get it. We all want to take care of our families well. But finding time for yourself during the day is important, too.
We all deserve a few minutes to bring our stress levels down and just breathe. If I manage to have a little extra time, I certainly don’t want to spend it in the kitchen.
This list of healthy side dish ideas for chicken and beyond go beyond your typical plain veggies and include unique flavors and preparations that will keep your meal from being boring.
Serve these recipes alongside a store-bought rotisserie chicken or one you’ve roasted yourself for an easy, healthy family meal.
Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
Try out some new healthy vegetable side dish recipes and give your meal tons of nutritional value and flavor. These easy ideas will help you plan tasty meals and away from the boring recipes your family is used to.
Potato and Starch Side Dish Recipes
In moderation, starchy veggies and potatoes are fine! Aside from being filling and helping you feel satisfied after a meal, they're also delicious! Check out these tasty recipes to find something new to try this week.
Side Salad Recipes
A simple side salad is always a good idea, but these recipes are much more inspired. With a variety of ingredients and flavors, these are perfect to pair with a simple rotisserie chicken.
Pasta Side Dish Ideas
If you like to include pasta in your meal plan these side dishes are for you! These unique recipes pair pasta with fresh veggies to create deliciously easy dinners.
Grain (and Grain-Free) Side Dishes
From lentils and rice to freekeh, this section includes a variety of dishes that will help you get out of your dinner planning rut!
Breads and Rolls
Mmmmm, bread. Here are a few easy options to serve with your healthy side dish recipes and chicken meal.
Healthy Side Dish Short Cut
If I don’t have the time or energy to make a healthy side dish recipe from scratch, I use a frozen option.
Meal prep doesn’t need to take more than 30 minutes, in my opinion, and I certainly don’t think everything needs to be homemade. There’s a time and a place for scratch cooking. And when the kids are in the middle of homework or needing to be dropped off at sports practice, is not it.
Quick, healthy side dishes are totally doable with Alexia! Whether you are serving a store-bought chicken or roasting your own whole chicken, these sides dishes are healthy, quick and totally delicious.
Most Alexia side dishes come with instructions for heating with the oven or microwave making it fit perfectly with your schedule. With things like Mashed Butternut Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar and Cauliflower Risotto, you will love the variety of the side dishes found in your grocery store’s freezer section.
These Truffle Fries would go perfectly with just about any meal. Because truffles!
While lots of prepared foods are full of the stuff you should eat in moderation (or skip altogether), Alexia uses quality, simple ingredients that are non-GMO and gluten-free. The premium vegetables and organic dairy ingredients ensure you can get quick healthy dishes on the table for your family.
My favorite part about these Alexia Premium Side Dishes is they take less than 10 minutes to cook! Plus they are easy to keep in the freezer so you can always have one ready when you need it.
These side dish recipes will help to add variety and flavor to a chicken dinner while making sure they provide nutritional value – no matter what time of year it is!
Whether you need something quick for busy weeknights or want some new ideas for entertaining guests, these healthy side dish ideas for chicken have got you covered.