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What To Serve With Margarita Chicken – 11 Best Sides

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with margarita chicken are mango salsa, Mexican rice, tortillas, and coleslaw. For healthier options, try vegetable kebabs, instant pot black beans, avocado salad, and calabacitas. Try sweet potato wedges, cheese quesadillas, and baked mac and cheese for indulgent options.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mango salsa

Margarita chicken is usually served with some pico de gallo on top – but if you want to switch things up, top it with some mango salsa instead. 

With other fresh additions like jalapeno and cilantro, you don’t need to worry about this salsa being too sweet. 

This jazzed-up version will give you a subtly sweet flavor that perfectly contrasts the zestiness of your margarita chicken. 

Complete your taco Tuesdays with this mango salsa

Mexican rice

Want some hearty rice to go with your margarita chicken?

Go the extra mile and make this delicious Mexican rice

It takes a couple more steps than your usual steamed white rice, but you’ll still get a fiery orange-hued, smoky rice dish in 30 minutes. 

Enjoy restaurant-quality Mexican rice in the comfort of your kitchen. 


Don’t feel like serving rice? 

Make some flour tortillas and turn your margarita chicken into tacos instead. Don’t forget the guacamole and cilantro lime slaw

You can easily buy pre-made tortillas, but trust me – the homemade version is softer and chewier. 

Let Half-Baked Harvest walk you through making the ultimate homemade flour tortillas. 

Mexican coleslaw

Is regular coleslaw getting too predictable? 

Skip your traditional recipe and make this Tex Mex version instead. 

It’s everything you love about coleslaw – crisp and creamy, with add-ons like grilled corn, black beans, and bell pepper. 

Plus, it features a delectable luscious, smoky, and tangy dressing that tastes superb with your grilled margarita chicken. 

Try it out with Lemon Tree Dwelling’s Mexican coleslaw recipe. 

Vegetable kebabs

Since you’ll be grilling your chicken margarita, why not make room for these vegetable kabobs?

The key to these skewers is marinating your vegetables. 

This recipe features a balsamic marinade, but you’re free to use any marinade you want. I like using the same margarita chicken marinade recipe!

Don’t be surprised if these vegetable kebabs are gone in a flash. 

Pro-Tip: no space left on your grill? Use your oven instead.

Instant pot black beans

Black beans are a must-have in Mexican cuisine. 

They’re a tremendous low-carb base that won’t overpower your margarita chicken. 

They usually take a long time to make over the stovetop (plus, you have to soak the dried beans overnight), but using an instant pot will make the process easier.

You don’t even need to soak your dried beans with this recipe. 

You’ll be ready to serve these instant pot black beans in under an hour. 

Fiesta avocado corn salad

This vibrant and tasty salad is the ultimate cookout side dish. 

The sweetness of your corn and creaminess of your avocado is balanced by the fresh herbs, spices, jalapenos, and the zesty mayo and vinegar dressing. 

All this salad needs is a grilled protein – like your zippy margarita chicken.

Want to taste this? Whip up a batch with Dishing Out Health’s recipe. 

Chili lime sweet potato wedges

Is your margarita chicken not spicy enough?

Bring more heat and spice to your meal with these sweet potato wedges. 

They’re seasoned with chili powder and lime juice, giving you that lip-smacking sweet, tangy, and spicy flavor combo. 

The hack to getting them crispy is to not overcrowd your pan to avoid steaming.

Take Beck Eats World’s lead and put together a jalapeno ranch dipping sauce (that’ll go nicely with your margarita chicken too). 

Calabacitas con queso

Margarita chicken sorely lacks a nutritional component to make it a complete meal. 

But don’t worry – a serving of calabacitas should do the trick. 

This dish features a medley of sauteed zucchini, corn, chiles, and tomatoes covered with a generous sprinkling of good-melting cheese. 

There won’t be any leftovers of this calabacitas con queso

Cheese quesadillas

Need something quick to beef up your margarita chicken?

These cheese quesadillas are the answer. 

With just three ingredients, these quesadillas are one of the easiest dishes you can make. 

Plus, they’re super quick! 10 minutes later, you’ll have crispy, cheesy quesadillas ready to serve. 

You can customize these cheese quesadillas to your heart’s desire, but I like to keep it simple with a dash of taco seasoning for a spicy kick.

Southern baked mac and cheese

Looking for an indulgent comfort meal?

Margarita chicken with a serving of Southern-style baked mac and cheese fits the bill. 

Sweet Tea and Thyme’s recipe is everything you want in comfort food– rich, creamy, and oh-so-cheesy.

The zesty flavors of your margarita chicken are perfect to balance the richness of this pasta dish. 

After just one taste, you’ll dream about this baked mac and cheese for days. 

The best side dishes for margarita chicken

  • Mango salsa
  • Mexican rice
  • Tortillas
  • Mexican coleslaw
  • Vegetable kebabs
  • Instant pot black beans
  • Fiesta avocado corn salad
  • Chili lime sweet potato wedges
  • Calabacitas con queso
  • Cheese quesadillas
  • Southern baked mac and cheese

What To Serve With Margarita Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your margarita chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margarita chicken side dishes, what to serve with margarita chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 168kcal


  • 1 portion margarita chicken


  • Prepare your margarita chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: mango salsa, Mexican rice, tortillas, Mexican coleslaw, vegetable kebabs, instant pot black beans, fiesta avocado corn salad, chili lime sweet potato wedges, calabacitas con queso, cheese quesadillas, and southern baked mac and cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 168kcal

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