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What To Serve With Cajun Chicken – 39 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your cajun chicken, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for cajun chicken.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with cajun chicken are cilantro lime rice, garlic alfredo pasta, Southwest chopped salad, and pico de gallo. For more veggie options go for apple slaw, boiled corn, or creamed spinach. For more Southern sides, go for buttermilk biscuits or collard greens.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Cilantro lime rice

Chicken cajun is fantastic with this jazzed-up rice dish. 

It’s made with aromatic, slightly nutty basmati rice, and is kept fresh with the addition of tangy lime and cilantro. 

Psst… you can sub basmati rice for brown rice too.

Why we love this recipe: the recipe calls for toasting your rice before boiling it, enhancing its nutty notes.

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Asiago garlic alfredo pasta

Thinking of serving a pasta dish with your cajun chicken?

You can’t go wrong with this creamy alfredo pasta. 

It may be simple, but its luscious, cheesy sauce works to mellow out your spicy cajun chicken. And you can guarantee no one will leave the table hungry. 

Why we love this recipe: the sauce uses cream cheese, making it extra rich and velvety.

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Southwest chopped salad

Give your regular chopped salad a major flavor boost with the addition of classic Southwestern flavors. 

Aside from the romaine lettuce, It’s packed with sweet corn kernels, black beans, chopped tomatoes, and crunchy tortilla chips. 

Then everything is tossed with a finger-lickingly good ranch dressing. 

Prop a few slices of your cajun chicken over this loaded salad for a complete, hearty meal. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s gluten-free, and the vibrant colors make this dish a feast for your eyes.

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Pico de gallo

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Spruce up your cajun chicken with a topping of fresh pico de gallo. 

It’s made with a classic combination of sweet juicy tomatoes, tart onions, spicy jalapenos, and sharp lime juice.

Which gives you a bright and citrusy flavor to contrast with the deeper flavor of the cajun spices.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a no-cook dish that calls for just six ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make.

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Boiled corn on the cob

Boiling corn on the cob in a milk bath is a no-fuss way of cooking them.

The resulting dish? 

Tender corn on the cob infused with a delectable buttery flavor that goes nicely with your zesty and savory cajun chicken. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a fun side that’s perfect for a summer barbecue.

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Creamed spinach

Want something healthy but still indulgent?

Look no further than a classic creamed spinach. 

It has a luxurious cream sauce that works great as a dipping sauce for your cajun chicken – and it’s a great way of sneaking some extra veggies onto the plate.

Why we love this recipe: you can use fresh or frozen spinach and easily adjust your sauce’s consistency.

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Sweet potato fries

Regular potato fries are great, but sweet potato fries have a delicious fruitiness that works nicely with cajun chicken. 

Fries are typically deep-fried, but I like baking them – it doesn’t yield the crispiest fries, but it means using less oil. 

Why we love this recipe: the spice mixture of garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper keeps them exciting.

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French-style potato salad

This is a lighter version of the beloved classic potato salad.

Instead of a mayonnaise-based dressing, the potatoes are tossed in a herb and mustard vinaigrette which helps cut through your cajun chicken’s heat. 

Add some bacon bits if you want a touch of smokiness. 

Why we love this recipe: you can serve this dish hot or cold.

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Instant pot collard greens 

Collard greens are one of my go-to Southern side dishes. 

The silky soft greens are brimming with smoky, savory flavors from bacon making them super tasty.

Serve them alongside your cajun chicken and a spoonful of mac and cheese for a delicious and comforting meal.

Why we love this dish: it usually takes 2 hours to make, but using the Instant pot reduces the total time to just 40 minutes.

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Buttermilk biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are flaky, buttery, and oh-so-delicious when paired with a bold dish like cajun chicken. 

The secret to getting light and tender biscuits?

Cold butter. Grating cold butter into the dough creates lots of ‘butter pockets’ which helps the dough puff up.

Why we love this recipe: it’s an easy-to-follow recipe that means even beginners can get the perfect biscuits.

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Lemony garlic green beans


Cajun chicken is a flavorful enough dish that you can get away with a very simple side.

But simple doesn’t have to mean boring

These green beans are fried with garlic and red pepper flakes, and a final a spritz of lemon juice instantly elevates them.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a veggie dish you can serve on any occasion – from weeknight dinners to holiday gatherings.

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Apple slaw

Add classic American flavors to your cajun chicken with a serving of this apple slaw. 

It’s a jazzed-up version of your traditional coleslaw, but you’ll still get that sweet-tangy, creamy goodness we all love. 

Why we love this recipe: The apples add a different kind of crunch and bring a freshness that lifts the entire dish.

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The best mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any creamy cajun chicken dish. 

They’re fluffy and rich – and make an excellent starchy base to soak up all the savory goodness from your cajun sauce. 

Psst… I like adding cheese in too.

Why we love this recipe: you don’t need fancy ingredients to make this mash.

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What sauces to serve with cajun chicken

Cajun chicken is fantastic with a creamy alfredo sauce or some tangy chimichurri. If you want twice the cajun flavors, cajun remoulade is a good choice too. For a dairy-free option, try an avocado cilantro lime sauce. 

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What To Serve With Cajun Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your cajun chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun chicken side dishes, what to serve with cajun chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 portion cajun chicken

Instructions

  • Prepare your cajun chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: cilantro lime rice, garlic alfredo pasta, southwest chopped salad, pico de gallo, boiled corn on the cob, creamed spinach, sweet potato fries, french-style potato salad, instant pot collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, lemony garlic green beans, apple slaw, mashed potatoes.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 145kcal

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