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What To Serve With Hot Chicken Salad – 11 Tasty Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with hot chicken salad are collard greens with bacon, no-knead bread, and a Brussel sprout slaw. You can also serve a side of crackers for dipping or a stunning crudite board. For salad options, try a Southern corn salad, green bean salad, or a peach arugula salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Green bean salad

Add more life and color to your meal by serving it with this green bean salad.

It’s oozing with healthiness and crunch.

This salad is mainly made up of crisp green beans, juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula, and earthy beets.

It’s also dressed with a beautiful balsamic lemon vinaigrette that cleanses your palate from the rich flavor of your hot chicken salad.

Collard greens with bacon

Collard greens with bacon may not be the prettiest dish, but it makes up for it in terms of flavor.

Smokiness from the bacon, a bitter note from the greens, some heat from red pepper flakes, and sweetness from some coconut sugar (or brown sugar). 

Collard greens take a while to cook, but they’re worth the wait!

Psst… finish your collard greens with a sprinkle of pepper vinegar.

No-knead bread

A crunchy slice of bread is the perfect accompaniment to a creamy casserole.

The crispy outside adds texture, while the soft inside is great for mopping up the extra sauce. 

I like plain and simple bread, but you can add different flavors to the dough if you want. Orange zest is a unique addition, or you could add minced garlic for a more classic option.

Either way, this 3-ingredient crunchy bread will be a lovely side.

Southern cornbread

Hot chicken salad is a classic Southern dish and so is cornbread – so it makes sense to pair them together.

This recipe has added sugar, but you can always choose to leave it out if you prefer a more savory cornbread (or add some jalapenos for spice).

Delicious and simple to make, this 35-minute Southern cornbread recipe is guaranteed to be a huge hit.

Brussel sprout slaw

Refreshing yet creamy, this healthy veggie slaw is simply divine.

It’s got a crunchy texture and a citrusy dressing made with mustard, lime juice, orange juice, and honey.

A surprising benefit of using brussel sprouts is that they don’t wilt easily, so you can make this salad ahead of time and not worry about it turning into a soggy mess. 

Check out the recipe here.

Peach arugula salad

Balance the savoriness of your hot chicken salad with a peach arugula salad.

It’s leafy, healthy, and loaded with sweetness from the juicy peaches – a great salad to enjoy over the summer.

Plus it’s super easy to make! All you need is 10 minutes, so it’s ideal if you’re in a rush.

This peach arugula salad is so tasty you’ll want to eat it every day.

Classic French croissants

Hot chicken casserole isn’t just for dinner.

It makes a great brunch food too, especially when you pair it with some freshly baked croissants.

I’d make a sandwich (and probably devour it in two bites). And if you’ve never tried a croissant sandwich, it’s time to change that.

Right now!

If you’re feeling brave, check out Audrey’s complete guide to making croissants.

Southern corn salad

Bright and colorful, Southern corn salad is one of my go-to sides for hot chicken salad because of how light and fresh it is.

It’s only got three main ingredients (corn, red onion, and basil). But they mesh so well together!

Psst… this salad tastes even better the next day, so make enough for leftovers.

Spicy roasted broccoli

Take your classic roasted broccoli and spice it up a bit with this 20-minute recipe from the spicy Southern Kitchen

Roasting broccoli is the best way to bring out its earthy flavor, and adding some sriracha sauce takes it to the next level.

The heat is a great pick-me-up for a cozy hot chicken salad.

Southern cheese crackers 

It’s only fair we do our casserole justice by giving it the perfect dipping partner.

And trust me, these cheesy crackers are nothing short of exceptional.

Simple to make, crunchy, and sturdy enough for dipping. These Southern cheese crackers are tasty little morsels!

The best side dishes to serve with hot chicken salad

  • Green bean salad
  • Collard greens with bacon
  • No-knead bread
  • Southern cornbread
  • Brussel sprout slaw
  • Peach arugula salad
  • Classic French croissants
  • Southern corn salad
  • Spicy roasted broccoli
  • Southern cheese crackers

What To Serve With Hot Chicken Salad

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your hot chicken salad.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chicken salad side dishes, what to serve with hot chicken salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 portion hot chicken salad

Instructions

  • Prepare your hot chicken salad according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: green bean salad, collard greens with bacon, no-knead bread, southern cornbread, brussel sprout slaw, peach arugula salad, classic french croissants, southern corn salad, spicy roasted broccoli, and Southern cheese crackers.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 133kcal

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