If you’re wondering what to serve with your chicken scallopini, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for a chicken scallopini.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for chicken scallopini are saffron rice, creamy tomato pasta, brown butter parmesan gnocchi, cheesy garlic bread, or roasted asparagus. I also like to serve Italian salad, arugula salad, or green bean almondine for a lighter side. Stuffed bell peppers can be a great starter.
Ready? let’s jump right in.
Creamy tomato pasta
Chicken scallopini is a staple of Italian-American cuisine.
It’s an easy midweek meal, and so is this creamy tomato pasta.
This scrumptious pasta dish uses everyday ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
And it will only take 20 minutes to make, so you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen slaving away over a hot stove.
Psst… add red chili flakes to give it that extra kick of spice.
Italian artichoke salad
On a hot summer’s evening, a saucy chicken breast and a light salad is one of my favorite meals.
And an easy hack to elevate a classic Italian salad is to add some artichokes.
(plus it’s a great way to use up those artichokes that have been sitting in your pantry for months!)
Along with the artichokes, roasted red peppers and red onions are mixed in and dressed with a light vinaigrette dressing to complete this Italian artichoke salad.
Cheesy mashed potatoes
You can never go wrong with a side of mashed potatoes, especially when it’s this creamy and oozing with cheese.
The smooth potatoes are the perfect complement to the tender, flavorful chicken, and the cheese adds just the right amount of richness.
The mash will soak up all the sauce from your plate and mean not a single drop of flavor goes to waste.
This recipe uses three different kinds of cheese. Get in my belly!
Brown butter gnocchi
Complete your chicken scallopini meal by serving it on a satisfying bed of brown butter gnocchi.
The sauce from the chicken will seep down into the gnocchi giving it even more flavor.
Then all you need to do is toss some toasted panko crumbs in for crunch and add a squirt of lemon juice for tanginess.
Psst… the nutty brown butter from the linked recipe is also great drizzled over some roasted broccoli.
Garlicky roasted asparagus
Let’s face it, vegetables can be a snooze fest.
That’s why I like to jazz up my veggie sides with some extra flavors like garlic and a little bit of lemon.
It’s tasty, but not so complicated that it will take away from the chicken.
Serve this smokey, garlicky roasted asparagus next to your chicken scallopini, and you’ve got a delicious, easy meal.
Greek farro salad
Tired of making predictable green salads?
Turn your chicken scallopini into a memorable meal with this colorful greek farro salad.
And if you’re wondering what farro is, it’s a type of grain. It has a rich, nutty flavor that works wonderfully with the lemony sauce on the chicken.
And the texture is slightly chewy (which I love).
This salad will soon become a family favorite.
Garlic butter quinoa
Who knew a dish this simple could make your chicken scallopini 10x more delicious?
This one–pot wonder only involves 5 ingredients.
The quinoa is cooked in vegetable broth until it is nice and fluffy, and then the garlic butter is mixed in.
This garlic butter quinoa dish is so easy that you’ll want to make it every night.
Green bean almondine
In a rush?
You’ll only need 20 minutes tops to make this green bean almondine.
The green beans will add a pop of color to your plate, and the almonds bring a unique touch to the dish (plus they add some crunch).
Serve the chicken and green beans with some rice for a healthy, balanced meal.
Here’s my go-to recipe.
Saffron rice is known for its beautiful yellow color and has a slightly sweet flavor, which will contrast with the sharper lemon tones in the scallopini sauce.
You can add spices like turmeric or cumin to get a more complex flavor, or you can keep it simple with just a few cloves of garlic.
I recommend this variation with some added pine nuts for crunch.
Cheesy garlic bread
This cheesy garlic bread is the perfect way to round off your meal, providing a delicious carb-y complement to the chicken.
And the bread will soak up all the leftover sauce, making it even more irresistible.
Just be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand – between the garlic bread and the scallopini, this dish can get a little messy.
Keep this simple with this arugula salad.
The peppery flavor from the leaves means this is far from boring, and you can chuck the whole thing together in around 5 minutes.
Chick Food TV’s recipe is perfect when you’ve left everything to the last minute.
Stuffed bell peppers
Chicken scallopini is an easy dish, but it’s glam enough for dinner parties too (if you have an impressive side next to it!).
And if you really want to impress your guests (or just yourself), I recommend some stuffed peppers.
These little multi-colored beauties are filled with hearty rice, sweet tomatoes, and some zesty cilantro.
Mediterranean orzo salad
What’s better than a salad? A salad that’s also pasta!
This Mediterranean orzo salad is the perfect summer side dish for chicken scallopini.
It has all the freshness and crunch you’re looking for, combined with the heartiness of pasta.
So go ahead and try this Mediterranean orzo salad, it’s filled with feta, olives, and spinach.
The best side dishes to serve with chicken scallopini
- Creamy tomato pasta
- Italian artichoke salad
- Cheesy mashed potatoes
- Brown butter gnocchi
- Garlicky roasted asparagus
- Greek farro salad
- Garlic butter quinoa
- Green bean almondine
- Saffron rice
- Cheesy garlic bread
- Arugula salad
- Stuffed bell peppers
- Mediterranean orzo salad
What To Serve With Chicken Scallopini
- 1 portion chicken scallopini
- Prepare your chicken scallopini according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: creamy tomato pasta, Italian artichoke salad, cheesy mashed potatoes, brown butter gnocchi, garlicky roasted asparagus, greek farro salad, garlic butter quinoa, green bean almondine, saffron rice, cheesy garlic bread, arugula salad, stuffed bell peppers, and Mediterranean orzo salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!