If you’re wondering what to serve with your chicken francese, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for chicken francese.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with chicken francese are buttered noodles, bacon green bean bundles, no-knead bread, and mushroom rice. Try roasted vegetables, sauteed broccoli, and pear salad for healthier options. You can also serve spaghetti squash, pesto quinoa, and stuffed mushrooms.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
With chicken francese having a luscious cream sauce, it’s a no-brainer to serve it over some buttered noodles.
This dish is just like your childhood favorite, with a delicious twist.
Instead of just using plain butter, you take the extra step of browning your butter with freshly minced garlic.
This adds a delicious nutty and garlicky flavor to your noodles.
Whip up this brown butter garlic angel hair pasta to enjoy a grown-up version of a childhood classic.
Bacon green bean bundles
Want to add a pop of refreshing green hue to your chicken francese?
Serve them with a side of these bacon green bean bundles.
Blanching your green beans is key to keeping these bundles from getting mushy and murky-colored.
Even a regular weeknight dinner will feel like Thanksgiving with these bacon-wrapped green beans.
No-knead crusty bread
Chicken francese goes superbly with a side of crusty bread.
Just thinking about mopping up that zesty sauce with the bread is enough to make my mouth water.
Want to try making your own crusty bread?
Start off with this easy no-knead bread.
You’ll get a thick crust and chewy crumb just like sourdough, minus the effort.
Prefer a heartier side dish for your chicken francese?
You can’t go wrong with this mushroom rice recipe.
This dish requires slightly more hands-on cooking than just making plain old white rice.
But once you give it a taste, you won’t regret making the effort.
This mushroom rice is so good that you might forget about your main dish.
Horseradish mashed potatoes
Getting bored of your usual mashed potatoes?
Ditch your go-to recipe and try this rendition.
Adding horseradish and caramelized onions gives the mashed potatoes a spicy kick, offset by the sweetness of the caramelized onions.
Sounds delicious, right?
Serve these horseradish mashed potatoes with your chicken francese for the ultimate comfort meal.
And if you don’t have any horseradish, try one of these tried and tested horseradish substitutes.
Add a refreshing bite to your chicken francese with this pear salad.
The sweetness of the pears and cranberries with the acidity of the balsamic vinaigrette cuts through the richness of the chicken francese.
This pear salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette only takes five minutes to put together, making it ideal for a quick, light lunch.
Roasted root vegetables
Need a hearty and healthy dish to serve with your chicken francese?
This dish consists of potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes seasoned with rosemary and garlic.
Roasting these vegetables gives them a crisp crust and enhances their natural sweetness.
Not a fan of some of these vegetables? You can easily swap any of them for butternut squash or brussels sprouts.
These rosemary roasted root vegetables are a great addition to your weekly meal rotation.
Caprese roasted asparagus
Take your asparagus up a notch with a fun and tasty twist on your regular recipe.
This dish features roasted asparagus topped with luscious mozzarella cheese and roasted grape tomatoes.
Everything is tied together with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
You’ll never make asparagus the same way once you taste this caprese roasted asparagus recipe.
Want to keep things quick and simple?
Aside from basic pantry staples, broccoli florets are the only ingredient you need for this dish.
Sauteeing is a step above steaming your broccoli – you’ll get tender-crisp florets with crisp blackened edges.
I like to sprinkle lemon zest over them to brighten them up.
This sauteed broccoli dish is a simple way to make your chicken francese meal more nutritious.
Pesto quinoa with roasted vegetables
Looking for a filling dish that’s healthy too?
Why not try this pesto quinoa with roasted vegetables?
The herby, citrusy basil pesto elevates the quinoa and makes this dish shine.
Here’s the full recipe: Pesto Quinoa With Roasted Vegetables.
Glazed brussels sprouts
Hate mushy brussels sprouts?
Cooking the sprouts in the air fryer instead of just boiling them will give you crispy brussels sprouts.
But what makes these brussels sprouts amazing is the sweet, tangy glaze they’re coated with.
It’s the perfect flavor combination to complement your creamy chicken francese.
Your guests will be queuing up for seconds of this honey balsamic glazed air-fried brussels sprouts recipe.
Roasted spaghetti squash boats
This dish is the next best thing if you’re craving pasta but watching your calories.
Spaghetti squash is a popular low-carb alternative to pasta because they turn into “noodles” when roasted and shredded.
Adding meaty bolognese and cheese on top takes this vegetable one step closer to your favorite carb-loaded meal.
Serve this cheesy roasted spaghetti squash bolognese with your chicken francese for a fun twist on the classic.
Quinoa-stuffed portobello mushrooms
Cooking for a dinner date?
Make your meal even fancier with a side of these stuffed portobello mushrooms.
The mushrooms are filled with quinoa, spinach, and artichoke. A protein-packed, fancy alternative to your traditional carb-heavy sides.
Give this quinoa-stuffed portobello mushrooms recipe a try for dinner tonight!
The best side dishes for chicken francese
- Buttered noodles
- Bacon green bean bundles
- No-knead crusty bread
- Mushroom rice
- Horseradish mashed potatoes
- Pear salad
- Roasted root vegetables
- Caprese roasted asparagus
- Sauteed broccoli
- Pesto quinoa with roasted vegetables
- Glazed brussels sprouts
- Roasted spaghetti squash boats
- Quinoa-stuffed portobello mushrooms
What To Serve With Chicken Francese
- 1 portion chicken francese
- Prepare your chicken francese according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: buttered noodles, bacon green bean bundles, no-knead crusty bread, mushroom rice, horseradish mashed potatoes, pear salad, roasted root vegetables, caprese roasted asparagus, sauteed broccoli, pesto quinoa with roasted vegetables, glazed brussels sprouts, roasted spaghetti squash boats, and quinoa-stuffed portobello mushrooms.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!