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What To Serve With Chicken Spiedies – 11 Delicious Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best sides for chicken spiedies are french fries, kale chips, and grilled vegetables like corn. If you want a salad, I recommend a three-bean salad, a carrot sesame salad, or a tomato and cucumber salad. For more filling sides, I recommend garlic rice or mac and cheese.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Tomato cucumber salad

Chicken spiedies go great with simple sides like this fresh tomato and cucumber salad

It’s refreshing, light, and great for a quick lunch or a late summer dinner when you don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen. 

You can serve the salad alongside the traditional spiedie sandwich, or take the chicken and mix it into the salad.

Either way, it will be delicious.

French fries

New Yorkers will tell you that chicken spiedies are the best sandwich you’ll ever eat.

And a classic sandwich needs a classic pairing – French fries (plus your favorite dipping sauce)!

This recipe is perfect if you joined the air frying bandwagon.

Your fries will come out of the air fryer hot and crispy, despite using minimal oil. 

Psst… add some parmesan to take your fries game to the next level.

Grilled corn with garlic and parmesan

Chicken spiedies are best cooked on the grill, but remember to leave some room on the grill for your sides.

One of my favorite summer vegetables to grill is corn.

Smoky corn pairs perfectly with herby chicken, and the garlic and parmesan tie the two dishes together.

Psst… I also really like grilled zucchini and eggplant. You can put chunks of these on the skewers with your chicken. 

Shaved rainbow carrot sesame salad

Chicken spiedies are delicious, but they can lack a bit of color.

Enter: this rainbow carrot salad!

It’s crunchy, zesty, and good for your tummy – it’s a great way to get your vegetables in. 

This recipe uses rainbow carrots, but you can also stick with regular orange carrots. It will still taste amazing. 

Add a little excitement to your morsels of chicken with this recipe from Crowded Kitchen.

Kale chips

Okay, I may be obsessed with making kale chips.

Kale is packed with nutrients, and (most importantly) it makes super tasty chips.

They have an earthy undertone flavor and work great with a whole host of different seasonings.

I like using nutritional yeast, or keeping things simple with just salt and pepper. 

But don’t reach for a bag of kale chips. Cook them yourself with this recipe. (It’s 10x better and really easy).

Instant pot mac n cheese

Looking for something indulgent?

The mac and cheese gooey cheese sauce pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken, and the pasta will make sure no one leaves hungry. 

It’s a crowd pleasing dish that everyone is sure to love. And you can serve it at the height of summer or in the dead of winter.

And with this instant pot recipe, you can have your mac and cheese ready in 10-minutes!!

Three-bean salad


Chicken spiedie subs remind me of summers spent in the garden around the barbecue. 

And every grilling party we had, my mum would make her famous bean salad.

The three beans are green beans, chickpeas, and cannellini beans. All dressed in a zesty dressing with vinegar and coriander seeds. 

It’s healthy and filling.

Onion rings

Take your chicken speideis up a notch by making some onion rings to go with them. 

Serve a tasty dipping sauce on the side, like this garlic aioli. Or a siracha mayo if you’re feeling brave and you have a fun, tasty meal.

Liv has a recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free onion rings (and yes, I’ve made them and you can’t distinguish them from normal ones!). 

Cucumber and napa cabbage coleslaw

Coleslaw and subs go together like sausage and mash.

But sometimes I find regular mayo-heavy coleslaw to be too much. The creaminess can overwhelm the other flavors.

But that’s not a problem with this cucumber and napa cabbage coleslaw. It’s cool, refreshing and has a vibrant lime and cilantro dressing.

Add some red chili to give it that nice kick of spice.

Garlic rice

There’s just something about chicken and rice. It always seems to hit the spot. 

But why settle for boring old white rice when you could serve your chicken skewers with garlic rice instead? 

The garlic will complement the Italian flavors of the chicken, and if you follow this one-pot recipe it’s really easy to make.

Lemon butter sauce 

Chicken spiedies already have a delicious marinade.

But you can take them to the next level by drizzling (or dowsing) the chicken with some lemon butter sauce.

The creamy sauce has just enough acidity from the lemon to cut through all the rich butter. And did I tell you It only takes 15 minutes to make?

You can also use it as a dressing for your salad if you’re serving one.

The best side dishes for chicken speidies

  • Tomato cucumber salad
  • French fries
  • Grilled corn with garlic and parmesan
  • Shaved rainbow carrot sesame salad
  • Kale chips
  • Instant pot mac n cheese
  • Three-bean salad
  • Onion rings
  • Cucumber and napa cabbage coleslaw
  • Garlic rice
  • Lemon butter sauce

What To Serve With Chicken Spiedies

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your chicken spiedies.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken spiedies side dishes, what to serve with chicken spiedies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 228kcal


  • 1 portion chicken spiedies


  • Prepare your chicken spiedies according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: tomato cucumber salad, french fries, grilled corn with garlic and parmesan, shaved rainbow carrot sesame salad, kale chips, instant pot mac n cheese, three-bean salad, onion rings, cucumber and napa cabbage coleslaw, garlic rice, and lemon butter sauce.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 228kcal

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