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What To Serve With Chimichurri Chicken: 15 Best Side Dishes

This article was updated on the 11th of September 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your chimichurri chicken, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for chimichurri chicken.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve chimichurri chicken are roasted baby potatoes, mushroom spinach quinoa, and pull-apart garlic bread. You can also serve something simple like baked beans or lemon couscous. For salad options, serve miso potato salad, fresh tomato salad, or grapefruit avocado salad.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Starchy Sides

A light and brightly-flavored protein like chimichurri chicken is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some rich, carb-loaded dishes on the side.

Rice Pilaf

4.7 ⭐️ (190 ratings) | 20 mins

As a girl who loves her carbs, I’ve never been one to say no to rice. And if you’re like me then you’ll really enjoy this easy rice pilaf.

It’s packed with so much flavor, all thanks to the broth, butter, and different spices. Plus, the addition of vermicelli or orzo brings a chewy bite to contrast with the fluffy rice.

Serve your chimichurri chicken on top of this beautiful rice pilaf and you’ve got a hearty meal to get you through the evening.

What readers are saying…

It absolutely is the perfect rice pilaf!! Made it for the fam and we all LOVED it!! One of the very few rice dishes the whole family enjoys!

“Hands-down, my absolute favorite rice pilaf ever! I’d take this over ony box mix or restaurant. So good!”

Great, quick recipe that came together easily and was delicious! So much better than anything in a box.

🧈 Butter Rice
🧀 Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

Mushroom Spinach Quinoa

Total Time: 20 mins

Not in the mood for a rice pilaf? Try this healthy mushroom spinach quinoa.

Quinoa gives you the same satisfaction as rice, but with more plant protein that’ll leave you feeling full for longer. The mushrooms also have a nice mix of earthy flavors that match the brighter, herbaceous flavors of the chimichurri chicken.

But what I love most about this side dish is you can get it from the kitchen to the table in 20 minutes, making it ideal for those busy weeknights.

What readers are saying…

“Absolutely delicious! This one’s a keeper.”

Just made this for my husband and I…DELISH!! Will be making it many more time. I added Kalamata olives. Yummy!

“My favorite dish. Added Sautéed onions. Soooo yummy.”

🍂 Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
🌞 Summer Quinoa Salad

Garlic Bread

5.0 ⭐️ (21 ratings) | 20 mins

Garlic bread is heaven-sent!

It’s crispy, delicious, and everything you could want from a side dish. Plus it’s super fun to serve, and you can use the bread to soak up your chimichurri sauce and wipe your plate clean.

And if you want to go the extra mile, add grated mozzarella or parmesan over the garlic bread slices and broil them until gooey. Yum!

What readers are saying…

THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING! I’ve placed it in my cookbook and will use it from now on! It’s just as delicious the next day!!!!!!

“Yes, this was the absolute best garlic bread! Whole family loved it.”

I made this bread this evening and have to say it’s delicious. will make again.”

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
😇 Keto Garlic Bread

Lemon Couscous

5.0 ⭐️ (18 ratings) | 10 mins

Don’t have a lot of time to spare? This lemon couscous only takes 10 minutes to make and is insanely delicious.

It’s light and has a zesty flavor that complements the bright, herby notes of your chimichurri chicken.

Another thing I love about this side dish is it allows room for customization. I usually add veggies like spinach, peas, or bell peppers when making this to make it even more substantial. And if I have a little extra time, I love adding roasted veggies for a heartier meal!

What readers are saying…

Delicious! Only recently began exploring couscous and this recipe was so fragrant and delicate, I love it!

“This recipe helped me make the most perfect couscous Ive ever eaten. I could eat this every day! I added orange bell pepper which I sautéed with the garlic and it was yummy!”

“This dish comes out amazing every time I make it! Simple yet flavorful. Perfect side dish and great way to use up leftover chicken broth.”

🍚 Moroccan Couscous
🌾 Lemony Herb Millet

Roasted Red Potatoes

4.7 ⭐️ (92 ratings) | 50 mins

Serve these roasted red potatoes alongside your juicy chimichurri chicken for a satisfying midweek meal.

The high heat makes them delightfully crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. And using baby potatoes means you get even more crispiness.

They’ll taste great with a bit of spare chimichurri sauce drizzled over them. But if you want another dip, I recommend garlic aioli or chipotle mayo.

What readers are saying…

“Great tasting roasted potatoes recipe! Wanted a recipe with a little more thought to it than “throw in oven and bake”, and this was delicious!!”

“The flavor from the spices on the potatoes is delicious. Definitely turn them at 30 minutes to get the other sides browned and crunchy.”

“THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE ON THE PLANET. I ate 2nds, then 3rds, then 4ths, UNCREDIBLE!!!!!”

🧄 Garlic Baked Potato Wedges
🍠 Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Thyme

Vegetable and Salads

Veggie sides and salads are the way to go if you want to keep your chimichurri chicken meal lean and healthy.

Garlic Baby Bok Choy

4.8 ⭐️ (16 ratings) | 25 mins

Garlic bok choy is a simple side but one of my favorites.

It’s light, with a mildly sweet taste that won’t compete too much with the boldly flavored chimichurri sauce. 

This side dish is so simple that you only need five ingredients (bok choy included) and one pan to whip it up. And you have complete control over the texture of the bok choy. I personally like them with a bit more crunch so I take them off the heat early. But if you prefer a more tender bite, simply cook them for longer.

What readers are saying…

This recipe is simple but very delicious. It would go with any dish which makes it quite versatile.”

Excellent! Bok Choy isn’t my favorite vegetable, but I actually enjoyed eating this!

I know it’s a really simple recipe, but it’s still really appreciated. Made this for my family tonight. Crunchy and garlicky!

🥬 Sautéed Swiss Chard with Lemon
🥗 Spinach Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (6 ratings) | 25 mins

Have you ever tried a grapefruit avocado salad? If you haven’t then you’re seriously missing out on one of the best salads out there.

It’s simple, pleasing to look at, and balanced in terms of flavor. The avocado adds a creamy texture, while the acidic grapefruit makes the entire salad pop. Plus, the brightness of the salad highlights the vibrancy of the chimichurri chicken.

And it never hurts that it looks oh-so-pretty and dainty on the plate. We eat with our eyes first after all!

What readers are saying…

“Everyone loved this. A big hit!”

“I tried this recipe tonight and while mine was not as pretty as the one in the picture, I loved it anyway.”

“Made this exactly as written for a party yesterday and it was a huge hit! We couldn’t get over the deliciousness of pairing avocado with grapefruit. The dressing was sublime.”

🍊 Orange and Fennel Salad
🥭 Mango and Avocado Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (9 ratings) | 5 mins

Whenever summer rolls in, the shops are filled with the plumpest and most gorgeous tomatoes. So if you’re serving the chimichurri chicken during summer fresh tomato salad is a great side option.

The two will look beautiful on the plate, and it’s also a healthy low-carb side dish option that won’t weigh you down. It’s also an easy side dish that comes together in no time, making it ideal when you’re in a rush.

What readers are saying…

Very good. I have made this salad twice. We will be having it often when tomatoes are in season.”

“This was a smashing hit with my family! Especially with a certain tomato loving teenage boy of mine! Just divine! I’m off to find more tomatoes cuz this salad was gone way too fast.”

“Made this last night, so good 🙂 Thank you!”

🇮🇹 Panzanella Salad
🥒 Shirazi Salad

Mashed Cauliflower

5.0 ⭐️ (25 ratings) | 35 mins

Love mashed potatoes, but trying to cut back on your calorie intake? Whip up this cauliflower mash instead!

It’s lighter and has fewer calories, but still has that creamy consistency we all crave. Just imagine that mash soaking up all the herby goodness from your chimichurri chicken — yum!

Cafe Delites uses sour cream to achieve this consistency, but you can also use cream cheese in a pinch. I’ve even tried using low-fat yogurt before and it worked like a charm!

What readers are saying…

“Delicious!! I didn’t have sour cream so used full fat plain yogurt. Cut back butter and used 1 tbsp low-fat cream cheese. Love it!”

I’m doing low carb and made this for me instead of mashed potatoes. It was the first aide bowl emptied! Everyone loved it and raved about how delicious it was.

Great recipe. My hubby haaates cauliflower but he LOVED this recipe! 5 stars.”

😇 Dairy-Free Parsnip Puree
🧘‍♀️ Mashed Rutabaga

Roasted Green Beans

5.0 ⭐️ (44 ratings) | 30 mins

Roasting is one of my favorite methods of cooking green beans. Under the high heat, the green beans develop a perfect crisp-tender bite

And you can season them however you want! I especially love Dinner at The Zoo’s garlic, butter, and Italian seasoning combo because it’s so versatile! And they make the green beans taste delicious with your chicken’s chimichurri sauce.

Pro-tip: Top these off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for a bit of decadence.

What readers are saying…

Easy and delicious recipe! I substituted coconut oil for butter and it still tasted great. Definitely recommend, if you’re looking for something quicky, easy AND healthy.

“This was so easy to make and delicious! Everyone loved it!”

“I love these green beans. They’re just the perfect side dish to pair with my baked chicken. It’s super easy to make and I love it with the fresh parsley!”

🇫🇷 Green Beans Almondine
🤩 Creamy Green Beans

Cookout Sides

Grilling your chimichurri chicken? Go all out and enjoy them with these cookout sides!

Baked Beans

4.8 ⭐️ (31 ratings) | 3 hrs 30 mins

What’s not to love about homemade baked beans? They’re rich in flavor and SO much better than the store-bought stuff.

Traditional recipes involve baking (hence the name), but this recipe uses the slow cooker instead, making the process completely effortless.

Pairing them with chimichurri chicken may seem odd, but trust me — it’s a pairing that works wonders! The sharp, zesty flavors of the chimichurri cut through the richness of the baked beans, giving you a more balanced bite.

What readers are saying…

“Delicious and so easy to make! I did not have a can of northern white beans so I used cannellini beans.”

“These are the best baked beans I’ve ever had (not exaggerating)!! Brought them to a Fourth of July gathering and they were gone so quickly.”

“Best baked beans ever! No bacon since I am veg. I will never make beans another way – just as you said, why heat up the kitchen leaving the stove on for hours?”

🌽 Corn and Black Bean Salad

Miso Potato Salad

4.8 ⭐️ (31 ratings) | 3 hrs 30 mins

Grilling your chimichurri chicken? You can’t have a barbecue without some potato salad. And this potato salad has a fun little twist in the form of some umami-packed miso. 

Your guests will be pleasantly surprised when they dig in with how much flavor a bite of potato can have.

And don’t worry, this miso potato salad recipe is still nice and creamy, which will help tie together the flavors of the chimichurri sauce and the miso dressing.

What the chef says…

“Any miso paste will work in this recipe, although I usually use white miso. It gives this creamy dressing a savory taste that complements the potatoes and herbs.”

👵 Grandma’s Potato Salad
🌱 French-Style Potato Salad

Honey Cornbread Muffins

4.4 ⭐️ (151 ratings) | 30 mins

Let’s go with a Southern theme and make some homemade honey cornbread muffins.

Cornbread muffins are fluffy, light, and never short of tasty. They’re a great match for your chimichurri chicken because you can use them to mop up any leftover sauce. And the hints of sweetness help mellow out the bold, zesty flavors of the sauce.

Pro-tip: Avoid overmixing the muffins to prevent them from turning dense.

What readers are saying…

They turned out absolutely wonderful. So sweet and moist and not dry at all.

I have tried SO MANY cornbread recipes but these were beyond a doubt the best EVER! I am so glad I found your amazing recipe!

These are sooo good! This will be my go to recipe from now on.

🌽 Southern Cornbread
🍳 Hot Water Cornbread

Grilled Veggie Skewers

4.9 ⭐️ (627 ratings) | 30 mins

If you’re already grilling your chicken, take advantage of the extra grill space and whip up some veggie skewers.

They’re gorgeous, highly nutritious, and are super easy to make. The Forked Spoon brushes the skewers with a garlic herb sauce as they grill. But I simply use the leftover chimichurri I have. Easy peasy!

Psst…Using wooden skewers? Make sure to soak them for at least 15 minutes before threading the veggies.

What readers are saying…

“I do a ton of grilling and these are the best I’ve made yet. Delicious!!”

“Ohh my veggies… that was amazing… thank you ever so much!! TRULY!”

“My kids are obsessed with the skewers. I bet they would even help make these.”

Roasted Vegetables
🫑 Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Baked Mac and Cheese

4.9 ⭐️ (2599 ratings) | 35 mins

Want something indulgent with your chimichurri chicken? You can’t go wrong with a classic baked mac and cheese.

This version features a blend of Gruyere and Cheddar, giving you a perfectly decadent pasta dish that contrasts with the herby, zesty notes of your chicken. And no worries if you don’t like the cheese. You can easily swap them out for your favorites.

The Chunky Chef tops off their mac and cheese with more shredded cheese, but I prefer a buttery panko topping for added crunch.

What readers are saying…

The very best I ever had. My family devoured it. Could eat it every day.

“Came out amazing! I added garlic & onion powder and used a different blend of cheese but still came out creamy and delicious.”

I’ve made this several times, and it always turns out great, and is a very flexible recipe.

🇬🇧 Cauliflower Cheese
🌱 Dairy-free Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

What To Serve With Chimichurri Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your chimichurri chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Argentinian
Keyword: chimichurri chicken side dishes, what to serve with chimichurri chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 212kcal


  • 1 portion chimichurri chicken


  • Prepare your chimichurri chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: rice pilaf, mushroom spinach quinoa, garlic bok choy, grapefruit avocado salad, pull apart garlic bread, lemon couscous, fresh tomato salad, roasted red baby potatoes, baked beans, miso potato salad, and honey cornbread muffins.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 212kcal

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