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What To Serve With Chicken Cutlets – 11 Tasty Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for chicken cutlets.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve chicken cutlets are basmati rice pilaf, mushroom marsala sauce, and mac and cheese. You can also serve salads like zucchini ribbon salad, fresh tomato salad, and Mexican street corn salad. For more classic options, serve garlic mashed potatoes or herb-roasted potatoes.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Brown butter parmesan pasta

Chicken cutlets are the protein, so next you need some carbs.

And pasta is the best type of carbs. 

This brown butter parmesan pasta doesn’t have many ingredients – but it’s warm, buttery, and feels fancy. 

I loved how they incorporated panko into this pasta recipe. The texture it adds is wonderful.

Psst… a tomato-based pasta sauce will work well too.

Fresh tomato salad

The beauty of chicken cutlets is in their versatility.

You can literally pair them with anything.

But the best side dish for a crunchy chicken cutlet in my book is none other than a fresh tomato salad.

This classic salad has so much flavor from the juicy tomatoes and the herb garnish – it’s totally yum. 

Feel fresh and bright all year round with this tomato salad from Valentina’s corner.

Garlic mashed potatoes

When you’re making chicken cutlets, garlic mashed potatoes are a go-to accompaniment option.

They’re smooth, easy to make, and the perfect side for a filling meal.

Add some gravy to the mix and the mash will soak it all up, turning your meal into the ultimate comfort food.

This recipe from salt and lavender is gold.

Psst… if you’re looking for a low-carb alternative, try cauliflower mash.

Creamy macaroni salad

Looking for a side salad that isn’t just a load of greens?

You’re in luck. This sweet macaroni salad is it.

It has pasta mixed with celery, bell pepper, red onions, and a tasty dressing.

It’s great for potlucks, or just for your regular weeknight dinner!

Once you start eating this delicious macaroni salad, you won’t be able to put your fork down.

Mushroom marsala sauce

Dressing up a simple dish like breaded chicken cutlets can be as simple as adding a flavorful sauce like this hearty mushroom gravy.

The rich, umami mushroom flavor will add depth to the meal, and the chicken cutlet will soak up all the smooth gravy. 

Check out Julia’s recipe to make this scrumptious sauce.

Garlic parmesan green beans

So many side dishes are a great fit for chicken cutlets that it’s hard to choose.

But if you’re living a busy-paced lifestyle, then I recommend these quick green beans.

They’re healthy and colorful, and you can roast them to perfection in just 15 minutes.

Check out these garlic parmesan green beans.

Basmati rice pilaf

I’ve never been one to turn down a good rice meal.

Especially when there’s a juicy chicken cutlet on top of it.

This basmati rice pilaf is tasty, but it’s not overwhelming so the cutlets will still be the star of the dish. 

Not sure what basmati rice pilaf is? It’s rice cooked in stock and butter (uh-mazing).

Zucchini ribbon salad

Have you ever had a zucchini ribbon salad?

It looks bright and gorgeous on a plate, and it will only take you 5 minutes to put together. 

The creamy lemony dressing screams summer, and the nuts add some crunch. 

Pair this with a chicken cutlet and you’ll have a nice light dinner.

Classic mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is a common side dish, and for good reason.

It’s perfect if you’ve got any fussy eaters at the table (because everyone loves it), and it’s really easy to customize. 

Want it a bit spicy? Add some cayenne pepper. 

Want some veggies? Add some broccoli. 

This recipe from spend with pennies is one of my favorites. It uses cheddar cheese soup for extra creaminess.

Herb roasted potatoes

Sick of fries and mashed potatoes for side dishes but still want potatoes?

Try these herb-roasted potatoes.

You won’t be able to resist these cute baby potatoes once they’re covered in thyme, garlic, and fresh rosemary.

They’re crispy on the outside. Tender on the inside. Everyone will love them.

Mexican street corn salad

If you love grilled corn on the cob, you’re going to love this corn salad.

It’s a fun side for your chicken cutlets and is filled with loads of different textures. It’s got creamy cheese, crunchy corn, and buttery avocado. 

The salad has a smokey and tangy flavor making it perfect for summer barbecue sessions.

Follow Nicole’s guide in making this light Mexican street corn salad.

The best side dishes for chicken cutlets

  • Brown butter parmesan pasta
  • Fresh tomato salad
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Creamy macaroni salad
  • Mushroom marsala sauce
  • Garlic parmesan green beans
  • Basmati rice pilaf
  • Zucchini ribbon salad
  • Classic mac and cheese
  • Herb roasted potatoes
  • Mexican street corn salad

What To Serve With Chicken Cutlets [11 Ideas]

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your chicken cutlets.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken cutlet side dishes, what to serve with chicken cutlets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 110kcal


  • 1 portion chicken cutlet


  • Prepare your chicken cutlet according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: brown butter parmesan pasta, fresh tomato salad, garlic mashed potatoes, creamy macaroni salad, mushroom marsala sauce, garlic parmesan green beans, basmati rice pilaf, zucchini ribbon salad, classic mac and cheese, herb roasted potatoes, and Mexican street corn salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 110kcal

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