Side DishesWhat To Serve With Chicken Piccata (25 Best Side Dishes)

What To Serve With Chicken Piccata (25 Best Side Dishes)

Chicken piccata is the ultimate date night meal. It is light, healthy, creamy, and it just explodes with flavor. Above all, it is very easy to make.

There is no doubt as to why it is a featured dish in home cooking and lifestyle magazines. And it is no wonder too as to why you would want to find out what to serve with chicken piccata. 

From fried sides, to hearty salads, and roasted veggies, here are 25 chicken piccata dishes that you should try. 

What is chicken piccata?

But first, what is this dish and why does it deserve to be featured in a post? Chicken piccata is an Italian dish typically cooked in a sauce of lemon, parsley, and butter.

Just a bit of a fast fact, the Italian culinary word piccata means ‘to pound flat’ and it is more of a cooking technique than the name of the dish itself. 

Traditionally, piccata as a dish was made of veal but when it came to the US, it was replaced by chicken. Sometimes, pork is also used but nothing beats the delicateness of chicken, making it the best meat for piccata. 

25 chicken piccata side dishes 

#1. Fleshy peach, pecan and rocket salad

This fleshy and refreshing summer salad is everything you need for your chicken piccata dish.

To prepare this, mix rocket leaves, pecans, and cube cut peaches. Top it with crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with your favorite dressing. Serve. 

#2. Buttery dinner rolls

The bread and creamy dish combo will never go out of style so if you want to have a countryside vibe to chicken piccata, all you need is some dinner rolls.

Start with making the dough, and then cutting it off to 24, small, bite-size bread. Bake for 30mins. Take off and tent with foil. Bake again for 15mins. Brush with lots of melted butter. Serve.  

#3. Crunchy grilled pineapple and cucumber salad

By now, you should have known that any salad goes well with anything including creamy dishes such as chicken piccata.

To make this, grill pineapple cuts for 2mins each side or until lightly charred. After that, toss in a bowl and mix with cucumber, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Serve.  

#4. Mixed roasted veggies

What better way to spruce up chicken piccata than the equally healthy roasted veggie bowl.

Just mix broccoli, carrots, squash, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion and line in a baking sheet. Season with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bake for 15mins and then serve.  

#5. Herbed lemon rice

Having this side by side with chicken piccata make them a match made in heaven. The easiest way to prepare it is through a rice cooker.

All you need to do is combine coconut oil, basmati rice, dried oregano and basil, lemon zest, and salt. Wait for the timer to go off and then serve.   

#6. Light and healthy spinach

Spinach is the ultimate complete food and it is a good pair for any creamy meal like chicken piccata. First, saute onion, garlic, and butter until brown.

Add soy sauce and then toss the spinach. Season with salt, and pepper. Serve.  

#7. Savory garlic cheese asparagus

For a healthy yet savory dish, go for garlic cheese asparagus. Arrange the asparagus in a baking sheet. Mix garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper on the side.

Toss the asparagus and bake for 15mins. Bring out to top with mozzarella cheese and bake again for 5mins. Drizzle with salt and pepper and then serve. 

#8. Hearty Southern egg noodles

Noodles or pasta are always a good match to the creamy and lean chicken meat of piccata. For an easy whip noodle, southern egg noodles are a good choice.

All you need to do is boil half sticks of butter, broth, water, and bouillon cube. Add the egg noodles and stir for 10mins.

Add half stick of butter and garlic powder. Serve with parsley garnish. 

#9. Colorful garden salad with cashews

For a great visual and gastronomic display to side with your chicken piccata, try this easy to make garden salad with cashews. 

For this, just mix grapes, red bell pepper, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, edamame, and crumbled feta cheese.

Mix in some basil, lemon, pepper, salt, avocado, and chopped cashews. Drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Serve. 

#10. Skillet cauliflower and mushroom mix

This savory mix is another one that you can whip up for your next chicken piccata cooking.

For this, saute onions in butter using a skillet. Add in mushrooms and stir until tender and brown. Next, add the cauliflower and stir until brown too.

Mix in the veggie stock and cook for a few more mins. Season with thyme, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve. 

#11. Spiced roasted baby carrots

To spruce up your summer lunch with chicken piccata, here is another easy side to make.

Start tossing in baby carrots, coriander, cumin, ginger, butter, cinnamon, and then season with salt, and pepper. Roast for 40mins. Serve warm.  

#12. Vegetable tian with parmesan

If you are eying more than salads, here is a crafty dish to make along with chicken piccata. Start by sautéing onion and garlic and then spreading them in a baking pan after.

Make layers of zucchini, squash, and potato in the pan. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Bake for 40mins and then top with parmesan. Bake for 25mins more for the cheese to melt. Serve.  

#13. Oven baked smashed potatoes

Yes, you read that right; smashed not mashed. For this, boil the potatoes until tender and then let dry. Smash thinly for crispy results.

Dry again for a few mins and then season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Bake without flipping for 55mins. Garnish with parsley and then serve.  

Related: 27 Popular Types of Potatoes: Varieties, Uses

#14. Classic mashed potatoes

Mashed potato is the perfect side dish for almost anything. It all starts with cutting the potatoes into chunks and then boiled.

As it boils, melt the butter and then simmer down the potatoes. Mash them and pour half of the melted butter. Mash again and add cream cheese and the remaining butter. Season and then serve. 

#15. Creamy potatoes au gratin

It may sound very sophisticated, but this dish is relatively easy to make. First, cut the potatoes and evenly coat them with salt and pepper.

Arrange them in a baking pan and top with cheese and cream. Bake for an hour or until it has a golden-brown top. Serve with thyme toppings.  

#16. Delightful Mediterranean millet salad

We are not yet done with salads so might as well mention this delightful Mediterranean bowl.

First, boil the millets and simmer for 20mins until all water is absorbed. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast until brown.

Finally, mix the millet, chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, olive, parsley, and dill. Dress with lemon juice, salt, and pepper and top with crumbled feta.  

#17. Simple fennel and orange salad

This zesty salad can be prepared in just 10mins. Just slice some fennels and toss it in a bowl. Drizzle with red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Finally, toss in oranges and cranberries. Serve.  

#18. Fresh green beans amandine

This two-step side dish is as fresh and tasty as it could get.

First, boil a good amount of green beans. Cook for 15mins, and then drain.

Next, cook almonds in butter at low heat. Mix the lemon juice and season with salt. Add the green beans and then cook for another 10mins at low heat.  

#19. Cheesy artichokes heart gratin

Again, this may sound upscale and hard to make but it is an easy whip side dish to chicken piccata too.

First, drain artichoke hearts and let dry for 15mins. Cover in aluminum foil and then season with salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, Parmigiano, and olive oil.

Broil for 10mins and then serve with lemon wedges.  

#20. Traditional German spaetzle

Cream on cream? It is an absolute yes for spaetzle and chicken piccata. First, whisk milk, salt, and eggs, and then stir in the flour.

Set the spaetzle maker on a boiling water and carefully drop one spoonful of the batter and make batches.

Cook for 2mins in the pot or until they float. Mix with butter and spices. Serve while warm.  

#21. Instant creamy polenta

This all-time favorite side is usually cooked for an hour of constant stirring but there is now a more instant way to whip it up.

It starts with making polenta granules through a blender and then cooking it in high simmer for 15mins.

Gradually add water and simmer down to make it thick and creamy. Serve with drizzles of season and olive oil.  

#22. One pan Mediterranean farro

This is another delectable Mediterranean recipe that goes well with Italian chicken piccata.

For this, saute green onions, peas, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil for 5mins. Add the farro, thyme, salt, pepper, and paprika.

Stir and then add veggie broth and then simmer for 20mins. Top with parmesan and mint leaves. Serve. 

#23. Italian garlic parmesan orzo

This one makes a cream on cream and Italian on Italian combo with chicken piccata. First, melt butter in olive oil on a skillet and then saute onion and garlic.

Quickly mix in the orzo and cook for 2mins to get that crunchy, nutty punch. Season, and then bring to a boil along with chicken broth.

Lastly, stir in lots of parmesan and top with parsley.  

#24. Easy bake garlic bread

If there is a bread that will make the chicken piccata Italian in a sense, it would be the all-around garlic bread.

First, cut the bread into small, bite size cubes. Brush generously with pre-made butter compound made of garlic, salt, butter, and parsley.

Dash with grated parmesan and then bake for 10mins. Serve warm.  

#25. Citrusy wine

This one is not a side dish, but a romantic chicken piccata night cannot be possible without wine.

The best wine choices that go well with this creamy dish would be those with citrusy smell and taste. These would be Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. 

Conclusion

Like any simple but hearty meal, chicken piccata proves to be a versatile dish when it comes to the many side dishes that you can pair it with.

The 25 side dishes featured here does not limit what you can serve with chicken piccata, but they sure offer a heads up on what you can whip for that chicken piccata date night. 

Tell us what you think about these side dishes to chicken piccata by reacting and commenting on this post. Do not forget to like and share for family, and friends to explore the many side dishes chicken piccata can be served with.

Best Side Dishes To Serve With Chicken Piccata

Best Side Dishes To Serve With Chicken Piccata

The 25 side dishes featured here does not limit what you can serve with chicken piccata, but they sure offer a heads up on what you can whip for that chicken piccata date night. 

Ingredients

  • Fleshy peach, pecan and rocket salad
  • Buttery dinner rolls
  • Crunchy grilled pineapple and cucumber salad
  • Mixed roasted veggies
  • Herbed lemon rice
  • Light and healthy spinach
  • Savory garlic cheese asparagus
  • Hearty Southern egg noodles
  • Colorful garden salad with cashews
  • Skillet cauliflower and mushroom mix
  • Spiced roasted baby carrots
  • Vegetable tian with parmesan
  • Oven baked smashed potatoes
  • Classic mashed potatoes
  • Creamy potatoes au gratin
  • Delightful Mediterranean millet salad
  • Simple fennel and orange salad
  • Fresh green beans amandine
  • Cheesy artichokes heart gratin
  • Traditional German spaetzle
  • Instant creamy polenta
  • One pan Mediterranean farro
  • Italian garlic parmesan orzo
  • Easy bake garlic bread
  • Citrusy wine

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