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What To Serve With Pecan Crusted Chicken – 11 Tasty Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with pecan crusted chicken are sweet potato wedges, garlic mashed potatoes, and creamy coleslaw. You can also serve a side of stovetop broccoli, honey mustard dipping sauce, or brown pilaf rice. For salad options, there’s apple pecan salad or spinach strawberry salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Stovetop broccoli

Simple yet flavorsome, this 10-minute broccoli is a reminder that delicious sides don’t have to be complicated.

The only ingredients here are broccoli, salt, pepper, and butter.

The light seasoning means the earthy taste of the broccoli can shine through, and the plate doesn’t become overwhelmed with loads of flavors. 

To make the best broccoli ever, check out the full recipe here.

Apple pecan salad

This apple pecan salad has got everything you could ever want in a salad…

Healthy greens, juicy apple slices, crunchy candied pecans, and a creamy lemon dressing that ties the whole thing together.

And if you don’t fancy double pecan, you can swap them for another nut like almonds or walnuts.

This recipe is sublime. Give it a shot!

Garlic mashed potatoes

These mashed potatoes are soft and buttery, making them the perfect pairing for your crunchy chicken.

The added garlic brings another flavor dimension to your meal, and if you want the mash to be extra creamy, swap the milk for heavy cream.

Learn how to make the fluffiest mashed potatoes ever here.

Honey mustard dipping sauce

Elevate your meal with a banging dipping sauce.

Honey mustard sauce is a classic pairing for pecan crusted chicken. It’s sweet-but-tangy flavors go oh-so-well with the nutty crust.

And the best part? It only needs 6 ingredients. 

Learn how to make this homemade honey mustard dip in less than five minutes.

Sweet potato wedges

Sweet potato wedges have a crisp exterior and a slightly sweet interior that makes them unbelievably satisfying.

And you can go wild with the seasoning.

This recipe uses parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, and some cayenne pepper to give them a spicy kick.

Serve the wedges alongside your chicken and a fresh, creamy aioli for dipping. yum!

Homemade baked beans

Why not enjoy your pecan-crusted chicken with some southern comfort food – homemade baked beans.

The beans are slow cooked with smokey bacon bits and molasses, giving them a real depth of flavor.

And your chicken is just what you need to mop up all the leftover sauce.

Experience the best beans you’ve ever tasted with Jennifer’s recipe.

Spinach strawberry salad

This quick 20-minute salad is a great one to have on hand for when you’re in a rush. 

And it’s great for summer!

It’s got sliced juicy strawberries, crisp greens, and a zesty poppy seed dressing. A sprinkling of feta cheese brings some saltiness too. 

Top the salad with your pecan crusted chicken for a unique and tasty meal.

Creamy potato gratin

A potato side dish can do no wrong, especially one that’s loaded with creaminess like this potato gratin.

It’s rich, hearty, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

This potato gratin takes an hour and 30 minutes to cook, so you’ll need to plan ahead.

But it’s well worth the wait. 

Psst… add some gruyere cheese if you want to add some fanciness.

Creamy coleslaw


This 10-minute coleslaw hits all the right notes – creamy, crunchy, healthy, and easy.

I bet some of you are thinking ‘but mayo drenched coleslaw isn’t healthy!’

Well this coleslaw uses greek yogurt as the base for its dressing instead of mayonnaise, so it has a lighter feel to it.  

This creamy coleslaw is great for a make-ahead lunch.

Brown pilaf rice


Pecan crusted chicken is a lean protein, and what goes with protein… carbs!

Brown rice has a chewier texture and nuttier flavor compared to white rice, and it keeps you fuller for longer so you don’t need a massive portion. 

And this pilaf dish is packed with flavor because the rice is cooked in a flavorful broth with butter, onions, and parsley.  

Make this simple brown rice using Jessica’s guide.

Shaved Brussel sprout salad

Brussel sprouts are not a  popular vegetable, but when you shred them and turn them into a salad, they take on a whole new persona.

They still have their signature bitter taste, but I think this works well with a bold dish like pecan-crusted chicken.

And you can make it in under 20 minutes by following Sara’s guide.

The best side dishes to serve with pecan crusted chicken

  • Stovetop broccoli
  • Apple pecan salad
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Honey mustard dipping sauce
  • Sweet potato wedges
  • Homemade baked beans
  • Spinach strawberry salad
  • Creamy potato gratin
  • Creamy coleslaw
  • Brown pilaf rice
  • Shaved Brussel sprout salad

What To Serve With Pecan Crusted Chicken

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your pecan crusted chicken.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan crusted chicken side dishes, what to serve with pecan crusted chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 270kcal


  • 1 portion pecan crusted chicken


  • Prepare your pecan crusted chicken according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: stovetop broccoli, apple pecan salad, garlic mashed potatoes, honey mustard dipping sauce, sweet potato wedges, homemade baked beans, spinach strawberry salad, creamy potato gratin, creamy coleslaw, brown pilaf rice, and shaved brussel sprout salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 270kcal

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