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What To Serve With Mississippi Chicken – 11 Tasty Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with Mississippi chicken are creamy cheese grits, vinegar coleslaw, fluffy mashed potatoes, or some honey beer bread. If you want to go with a Southern theme, try hush puppies or a cheesy pasta like garlic parmesan spaghetti. Sauteed zucchini is a good vegetable side.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Vinegar coleslaw


I doubt there is a person alive who doesn’t like coleslaw.

But sometimes a mayo-slathered coleslaw is just too much.

If you want something lighter, check out this vinegar-based version.

It’s nice and tart, and you can actually taste the earthy cabbage in the dish. I also feel like it’s more crunchy than a traditional coleslaw.

Serve this tangy old-fashioned vinegar coleslaw with your Mississippi chicken for a refreshing side.

Lemon rosemary roasted potatoes


Some people like to go all out.

But for those of us who don’t want to spend ages faffing in the kitchen, there are always these lemon-rosemary roasted potatoes.

They only take 5 minutes to prep – a hearty, but fuss-free side for your main of Mississippi chicken.

Plus, the bright citrusy notes of the lemon help to offset the richness of the sauce.

Not a fan of lemon, you could make some cajun spiced roast potatoes instead.

Honey beer bread


There are few things in life more delicious than a fresh, hot loaf of bread. 

The sweetness of the honey balances out the zesty flavors of the Mississippi chicken, and the bread is so soft and fluffy that it will soak every last bit of gravy. 

Plus, it’s ULTRA-easy to make. 

Don’t believe me? Head on over to Gimme Some Oven to find out how.

Psst… you can also use this to make sandwiches! I like the idea of Hawaiian buns too.

Sauteed zucchini


Who says vegetables have to be boring?

These little green guys are a great sidekick to your juicy Mississippi chicken. 

They’re low in calories and fat, but they’re high in flavor (thanks to the secret ingredient – garlic butter). 

You can get this dish from WholesomeYum on the table in just 10 minutes, so it’s ideal for a midweek meal.

Mediterranean pasta salad


Can’t decide whether you want pasta or salad?

Nobody said you couldn’t have both!

I must admit I’m partial to a macaroni salad, but this Mediterranean pasta salad is my absolute favorite!

The flavors of olives, feta, and Greek dressing keep things interesting and it works surprisingly well with the sweet pepperoncini peppers in your chicken.

Take this 10-minute Mediterranean pasta salad to your next cook-out.

Creamy cheese grits


Move over mashed potatoes, there’s a new side dish in town! 

These humble little grains are packed with sharp cheese, and their creamy texture makes them the perfect complement to your saucy Mississippi chicken.

Serve these creamy cheese grits and watch as even the pickiest eaters at your table devour them.

The linked recipe uses cheddar, but you can be adventurous here and pick any cheese you want. Goats cheese is a good option!

Mashed potatoes


Are cheese grits not appealing to you? You can always stick with the classics.

Mash is a fluffy, comforting, and reliable side to serve with your Mississippi chicken. You can’t really go wrong once the mash starts mopping up all the yummy sauce from your plate.

There are a million ways to make them, but nothing compares to this tried and tested mashed potatoes recipe.

Southern hush puppies


Serve up some southern hospitality with hush puppies.

These little fritters are made with cornmeal, flour, and milk and are fried to golden perfection. 

Just be sure to make enough for seconds of these southern hush puppies.

Because once your guests get a taste of them, they’ll be coming back for more.

The recommended dipping sauce is tartar sauce, but a ranch dipping sauce would be good too!

Bacon ranch and broccoli salad

Caesar salad, wedge salad, or arugula salad.

Honestly, any of these would work well with your Mississippi chicken, especially during the summer months when you want something light.

But one salad I really recommend is this bacon ranch broccoli salad.

The bacon adds a smokiness to the whole dish, the broccoli adds crunch, and the ranch dressing really ties everything together. 

Rice pilaf

Mississippi chicken + rice pilaf = a simple but unforgettable meal.

Rice pilaf is so much better than plain white rice.

It’s got a deeper, warmer flavor from chicken stock, garlic, and parsley. It’s also a great way to stretch a meal if you’re feeding a crowd. There are no fancy ingredients to buy.

So, don’t worry about making extra batches of this rice pilaf recipe.

You can easily transform them into chicken fried rice the next day! 

Garlic parmesan pasta

This comforting side dish is the perfect way to round out a homey Southern meal. 

The rich, creamy flavor of the pasta will pair well with the tangy taste of your juicy chicken Mississippi.

It’s going to be filling – so safe it for when you know you’re going to be hungry!

I guarantee you’ll be hooked on Damn Delicious’ recipe after just one bite.

Psst... a simple dish of buttered noodles will also work well.

The best side dishes to serve with Mississippi chicken

  • Vinegar coleslaw
  • Lemon rosemary roasted potatoes
  • Honey beer bread
  • Sauteed zucchini
  • Mediterranean pasta salad
  • Creamy cheese grits
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Southern hush puppies
  • Bacon ranch and broccoli salad
  • Rice pilaf
  • Garlic parmesan pasta

What To Serve With Mississippi Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your Mississippi chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi chicken side dishes, what to serve with Mississippi chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1 portion Mississippi chicken


  • Prepare your Mississippi chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: vinegar coleslaw, lemon rosemary roasted potatoes, honey beer bread, sauteed zucchini, Mediterranean pasta salad, creamy cheese grits, mashed potatoes, Southern hush puppies, bacon ranch and broccoli salad, rice pilaf, and garlic parmesan pasta.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 160kcal

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