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What To Serve With Lemon Pepper Chicken – 36 Delicious Sides

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

In this article, I list 36 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.


Lean and zesty lemon pepper chicken is perfect for carb-loaded sides! 

You can never go wrong with lightly crisp roasted potatoes, but why not try a hearty rice dish? I highly recommend a flavorful rice pilaf. 

Want an Italian twist? Go with a simple but delicious spaghetti aglio e olio.

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.

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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!

Tip: top them off with some feta cheese if you want an extra kick!

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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.

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Comfort food

Transform your lemon pepper chicken into the ultimate comfort meal with a side of these dishes! 

Mashed potatoes are a no-brainer, but have you ever tried mashed sweet potatoes? They’re the best of both worlds. 

And we can’t forget about mac and cheese – go with a one-pot version if you’re in a rush.

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.

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Garlic bread

Are you a fan of garlic bread?

Me too! 

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.

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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 next time you’re making lemon pepper chicken – you won’t be disappointed!

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Lemon pepper chicken is already packed with proteins, so a veggie side is a must to complete the meal. 

I like keeping it simple, but try a creamy green bean casserole if you want something more indulgent. 

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!).

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Sauteed vegetables

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.

Spaceshipandlaserbeams’ recipe works with frozen vegetables too.

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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. 

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Salads are an excellent accompaniment to lemon pepper chicken.

A classic Caesar or any leafy salad is a great option, but why not go with a pasta salad if you want something heartier?

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.

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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.

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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 has an added honey-mustard dressing, but you can also just use the sauce from the chicken.

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The best side dishes for lemon pepper chicken

  • Wild rice pilaf
  • Roasted Greek potatoes
  • Spanish rice and chickpeas
  • Broccoli mac and cheese
  • Garlic bread
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Butter roasted carrots
  • Sauteed vegetables
  • Italian green beans
  • Mediterranean orzo salad
  • BBQ potato salad
  • Asparagus pasta salad

What to Serve with Lemon Pepper Chicken – Italian Green Beans

In this short recipe, I show you exactly how to make Italian green beans to serve with your lemon pepper chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Italian green beans recipe, lemon pepper chicken side dishes, what to serve with lemon pepper chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 69kcal


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and steamed until fork tender
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Over medium heat, warm olive oil in a large skillet. Saute garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add green beans and saute for 2 minutes. Toss continuously to coat them with the seasoning.
  • Serve immediately with your lemon pepper chicken.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 69kcal

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