If you’re wondering what to serve with your lemon pepper chicken, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for lemon pepper chicken.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for lemon pepper chicken are roasted Greek potatoes, asparagus pasta salad, and mashed sweet potatoes. Good vegetable sides include a sauteed vegetable medley, Italian green beans, and butter roasted carrots. Broccoli mac and cheese is a great left-wing suggestion!
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Mediterranean orzo salad
What’s better than a salad? A salad that’s also pasta!
This Mediterranean orzo salad is the perfect side dish for lemon pepper chicken.
It has all the freshness and crunch you’re looking for, combined with the heartiness of pasta.
And did I mention it only takes 20 minutes to make?
So go ahead and make this Mediterranean orzo salad, it’s filled with feta, olive, and peppers.
Roasted Greek potatoes
The roasted Greek potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish that brightens your meal.
They aren’t as crispy as traditional roast potatoes because they’re cooked in a flavorful broth.
But what they lack in crunch, they make up for in fluffiness and taste!
Sprinkles Sprouts has a quick guide to making excellent Greek lemon potatoes.
Tip: top them off with some feta cheese if you want an extra kick!
Butter roasted carrots
The secret to these butter roasted carrots is cooking them the right way.
If you boil or steam your carrots, you can add the butter afterwards but it won’t infuse into the carrots the same way it does if you roast them.
And I love the texture of roasted carrots, they get crispy on the outside while remaining tender on the inside.
And crispy outside works really well with the tender chicken.
This butter roasted carrots recipe uses a sweet-honey yum yum sauce (yum!).
Bbq potato salad
If you want to be the talk of the town this summer, pair your lemon pepper chicken with this BBQ potato salad.
It’s like a party in your mouth.
It’s sweet and spicy, with just the right amount of munch from those little bits of bacon and celery.
And the BBQ sauce mellows out the acidic lemon flavor of the chicken.
I bet you can’t wait to try this recipe from Head Country.
Broccoli mac and cheese
If you want a comforting meal, dollop a spoonful of broccoli mac and cheese next to your lemon pepper chicken.
The cheesy goodness will meld perfectly with the sharp, peppery sauce.
The broccoli is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies in – sometimes I add cauliflower too and chop it up so small my kids don’t even realize!
This broccoli mac and cheese is great for a big family dinner.
This suggestion is a bit vague – but that’s on purpose!
Take a look in your fridge and see what vegetables you have that are starting to look a little worse for wear.
Chuck them in a pan together, and you have a wonderful side dish for your lemon pepper chicken.
Psst… this recipe from spaceshipandlaserbeams works with frozen vegetables too.
Are you a fan of garlic bread?
I think it pairs well with pretty much anything, so I may be biased when I say it tastes GREAT with a little drizzle of lemon pepper sauce on it.
And you can use it to mop up all your extra sauce at the end of the meal.
You’ll never go back to plain bread once you taste this garlic bread.
Asparagus pasta salad
Can’t figure out what to serve with your lemon pepper chicken?
This asparagus pasta salad is a springtime delight.
And adding your lemon pepper chicken will turn it into a complete meal.
One thing I really like about this salad is that the ingredients don’t wilt after a day, so you can have the leftovers for work the next day!
This salad from howsweeteats has an added honey-mustard dressing, but you can also just use the sauce from the chicken.
Wild rice pilaf
Wild rice pilaf is a real crowd-pleaser. It’s quick, easy, and full of flavor.
The wild rice gives the meal a fun, earthy flavor which compliments the lemon pepper chicken’s lively, citrusy profile.
But don’t worry – it’ll still taste good even with standard rice.
Simply Whisked uses chopped carrots and celery in her recipe to add some extra texture.
Mashed sweet potatoes
When your dinner has a sauce, mash is basically non-negotiable.
Sweet potatoes are my go-to for lemon chicken.
The sweet, nutty flavor mixed with the tangy lemon sauce is a match made in heaven.
Dramatic, I know (but true).
Try these mashed sweet potatoes from momsdinner next time you’re making lemon pepper chicken – you won’t be disappointed!
Italian green beans
Green beans and lemon pepper chicken are a great combination that makes for a tasty midweek meal.
The green beans are cooked until tender, but they retain some crispness and snap.
If you want to be a bit extra, throw some bacon in with the greens too.
These Italian green beans have a pinch of red pepper flakes to add some spice.
Spanish rice and chickpeas
Eating lemon pepper chicken reminds me of summers spent in Spain, lounging by the sea and eating all afternoon.
So I couldn’t leave this smokey Spanish rice dish off my list (the smokiness comes from the paprika).
The addition of the chickpeas gives it a nice crunch and adds some sneaky extra protein.
The best side dishes for lemon pepper chicken
- Mediterranean orzo salad
- Roasted greek potatoes
- Butter roasted carrots
- Bbq potato salad
- Broccoli mac and cheese
- Sauteed vegetables
- Garlic bread
- Asparagus pasta salad
- Wild rice pilaf
- Mashed sweet potatoes
- Italian green beans
What to Serve with Lemon Pepper Chicken
- 1 portion lemon pepper chicken
- Prepare your lemon pepper chicken according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: Mediterranean orzo salad, roasted greek potatoes, butter roasted carrots, bbq potato salad, broccoli mac and cheese, sauteed vegetables, garlic bread, asparagus pasta salad, wild rice pilaf, mashed sweet potatoes, and Italian green beans.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!