If you’re wondering what to serve with your chicken croquettes, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for chicken croquettes.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for chicken croquettes are chicken gravy, grilled halloumi, a simple Italian salad, or some braised greens. I also like to serve fritto miso, a shaved brussel sprout salad, or hollandaise sauce. Mojo picante is another tasty dipping sauce option.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
What’s a croquette without gravy?
And this is no normal chicken gravy. It boasts extra flavor from sherry, the earthy herbs rosemary and sage, and some smoky bacon.
It’s a tasty gravy that’s good enough for weekend specials.
You can make this get-ahead gravy a few days in advance, so all you need to do on the big day is reheat it.
Shaved brussel sprout salad
In Japan, corquettes are normally served with raw shredded cabbage, but I’m not sure your guests would be very impressed with that.
This shaved brussel sprout salad has the same idea, but looks a lot fancier!
The raw veggies bring a crunchy texture and a slightly bitter flavor that compliments the creamier chicken croquettes.
You’ll love this shaved brussel sprout salad with mustard and parmesan.
Want to go with more a Spanish theme for your croquettes?
This bright mojo picante has a certain zing that’ll keep you dipping for more.
It’s got a warm sweetness from the bell peppers, with nutty paprika and smoky cumin.
And if you want some extra heat, you can add a dash of green chili pepper.
Bacon-wrapped green beans
Green beans always pair well with croquettes, but some may find them a touch too boring.
So why not jazz them up by wrapping them in streaky bacon?
Take it further and sprinkle your bacon-wrapped green beans with brown sugar, pepper, and rosemary for the ultimate flavor boost.
These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles are an easy, no-fuss dish that makes for a great addition to your weekend spread.
If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll go crazy over this grilled halloumi with a lemon and herb marinade.
Use a regular grill or a pan grill if you want to get the rustic marks on the cheese. But pan-frying or broiling the halloumi is also fine.
It’s a great finger food to add to your tapas night.
Psst… the halloumi will taste great with some mojo Picante drizzled over it.
Au gratin creamed peas
You’ve heard of creamed corn and creamed spinach (both of which will work well with croquettes by the way!) but have you ever had creamed peas?
This is my best friend’s favorite side dish to pair with croquettes.
Mainly because you can use the croquettes to soak up any leftover creamy goodness.
Top these creamed peas with a crumbly breadcrumb topping to add some crunch.
Keep your meal light with a side of this Italian salad.
You can customize the ingredients based on what’s in season, but the main base is greens, veggies, a zesty dressing, and then some croutons or nuts for crunch.
I like to add tomatoes and some asparagus in the springtime. And some orange or beetroot during the winter.
Another popular fried finger food is the classic Fritto Misto.
Perfectly coated crunchy seafood and vegetables, lightly seasoned to highlight their freshness.
All you need to add is some sea salt and lemon wedges.
Bites of these fritto misto and chicken croquettes will have you feeling like you’re in the Mediterranean.
Sauerkraut is a delicious German dish made with fermented cabbage.
It’s full of probiotics from the fermentation process, so it’s a really healthy side. And it’s packed full of tangy flavors that will cut through a rich, heavy croquette.
This quick recipe from where is my spoon will help you get the most out of your sauerkraut.
Psst… pickled cabbage or even a vinegar-based slaw will work well too.
Turn your croquettes into an indulgent brunch food with some hollandaise sauce.
You might think this sauce is impossible to make.
But it’s actually really easy!
I recommend this quick hollandaise sauce, it takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes restaurant quality.
Add some smoked salmon, ham, eggs, or spinach to the plate to complete the meal.
One of my go-to side dishes to make with chicken croquettes is braised greens.
It’s an easy vegetable side to make, and it goes nicely with the hearty potato.
You can use whatever greens are in season for this simple recipe from the NY Times.
They use chili for seasoning, but I also like to flavor my greens with garlic and a sprinkle of parmesan to tie everything together.
The best side dishes for chicken croquettes
- Chicken gravy
- Shaved brussel sprout salad
- Mojo picante
- Bacon-wrapped green beans
- Au gratin creamed peas
- Italian salad
- Fritto misto
- Hollandaise sauce
- Braised greens
What To Serve With Chicken Croquettes
- 1 portion chicken croquettes
- Prepare your chicken croquettes according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: chicken gravy, shaved brussel sprout salad, mojo picante, bacon-wrapped green beans, halloumi, au gratin creamed peas, Italian salad, fritto misto, sauerkraut, hollandaise sauce, and braised greens.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!