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What To Serve With Panko Chicken – 11 Best Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with panko chicken are French-style mashed potatoes, kale salad, pasta alla vodka, and buttered vegetables. You can also serve sesame Asian coleslaw, waffles, pico de gallo, and cheesy grits. Give loaded cauliflower casserole a try for a delicious low-carb option. 

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

French style mashed potatoes

Feeling indulgent? 

Serve your crispy panko chicken alongside this French version of mashed potatoes. 

What sets this version apart is the amount of butter needed – the recipe calls for 1 ½ stick of butter per pound of potatoes!

The resulting dish is the silkiest, creamiest buttery mash you’ll ever taste. 


Give it a try with Sprinkle and Sprouts’ French-style mashed potatoes recipe. 

Kale salad

This is a straightforward dish with tons of chopped kale, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and avocado slices, giving you a satisfying crisp and creamy contrasting texture. 

Everything is tossed together with a tangy dijon vinaigrette that helps cut through the creaminess of the avocado. 

All this kale salad with dijon vinaigrette needs is protein, like panko chicken, to give you another crunchy and filling element. 

Buttered vegetables

Too busy to whip up an elaborate meal? 

Sometimes, all your panko chicken needs is a serving of these buttered vegetables on the side. 

It’s a great way to clean out the vegetables in your fridge – you’re free to use any combination of veggies you want. 

These buttered vegetables are tasty, healthy, and a breeze to make, perfect for hectic weeknight dinners. 

Cherry tomato pasta alla vodka

Panko chicken goes superbly with any pasta dish – from luxurious cheesy sauces to tomato-based ones. 

I especially love it with this pasta alla vodka. 

The sauce is rich, luscious, and extra flavorful, thanks to the cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs like oregano and basil.

It also has a delectable fiery kick from adding red pepper flakes. 

You won’t be able to resist second helpings of this cherry tomato pasta alla vodka

Parmesan brussels sprouts

I firmly believe that roasting brussels sprouts is the perfect way to cook them, but this dish is a close second. 

After all, a rich, velvety cheese sauce is guaranteed to make everything better. 

For best results, this dish calls for fresh, not frozen brussels sprouts, so you can get them perfectly crisp-tender, not mushy. 

Enjoy your panko chicken with these creamy parmesan garlic brussels sprouts

Sesame Asian coleslaw

Trade your traditional coleslaw recipe for this Asian version. 

The key difference is that this slaw features a sesame dressing instead of a sweet and tangy mayo dressing. 

The dressing is sweet with a hint of tanginess, and lots of delicious umami flavors, courtesy of the sesame oil and soy sauce. 

Serve this sesame Asian coleslaw with your crunchy panko chicken and a bowl of rice for a complete, nourishing meal. 

Miso instant ramen

Got the cravings for ramen, but on a budget?

Instant ramen has your back – just ditch the sauce packet and make your own broth. 

All you need is a dashi stock (made with dashi powder you can buy at your local Asian grocery store), miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang, and unsweetened soy milk. 

And the best part? Everything comes together in just 25 minutes. 

Complete your spicy and creamy miso instant ramen with slices of your crispy panko chicken. 


Panko chicken for brunch – why not? 

I like to serve them over some buttermilk waffles for the ultimate sweet and savory combination. 

These classic waffles are crisp on the outside and unbelievably fluffy inside. 

Plus, they’re a breeze to make – no mixers required! 

Want to know the best technique for making delicious, picture-perfect waffles?

Check out Simply Recipes to find out.

Pico de gallo

Add a fresh bite to your panko chicken by topping it with this vibrant pico de gallo. 

This no-cook condiment has bright and tangy flavors with a delightful mild heat. 

Pro-Tip: let this sit for about 20 minutes to give the flavors time to meld together.

Add some tortilla chips and guacamole on the side of your pico de Gallo topped panko chicken for an extra indulgent touch.

Cheesy grits

These Southern-style grits are silky, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious. 

The recipe calls for a blend of cheddar and pepper jack for a creamy texture and a touch of heat. 

But you can use any good-melting cheese like parmesan. 

Prop slices of your panko chicken over these cheesy grits for the ultimate comfort meal.  

Loaded cauliflower casserole

Looking for a low-carb side to pair with your panko chicken?

Try this cauliflower casserole. 

It’s packed with everything you love about loaded potatoes – crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese – with fewer calories (and no potatoes, obviously!). 

This recipe calls for steamed cauliflower, but you can also use roasted or mashed cauliflower. 

Eating low-carb doesn’t have to be bland when you can make this keto-loaded cauliflower casserole.

The best side dishes for panko chicken

  • French style mashed potatoes
  • Kale salad
  • Buttered vegetables
  • Cherry tomato pasta alla vodka
  • Parmesan brussels sprouts
  • Sesame Asian coleslaw
  • Miso instant ramen
  • Waffles
  • Pico de gallo
  • Cheesy grits
  • Loaded cauliflower casserole

What To Serve With Panko Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your panko chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: panko chicken side dishes, what to serve with panko chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 297kcal


  • 1 portion panko chicken


  • Prepare your panko chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: french style mashed potatoes, kale salad, buttered vegetables, cherry tomato pasta alla vodka, parmesan brussels sprouts, sesame asian coleslaw, miso instant ramen, waffles, pico de gallo, cheesy grits, and loaded cauliflower casserole.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 297kcal

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