If you’re wondering what to serve with your Tuscan chicken, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for Tuscan chicken.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve Tuscan chicken are garlic mashed potatoes, fried gnocchi, and cheesy garlic bread. For some healthy vegetable options, we have roasted broccoli, zucchini noodles, and cauliflower rice. Salads like arugula parmesan salad or a beet salad are also lovely side dishes.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Lemon parmesan roasted broccoli
All a tasty chicken main really needs is some green veggies next to it.
Enter: lemon parmesan roasted broccoli.
Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also delicious!
Take a look at Meghan’s recipe.
And a little tip: make sure your broccoli is as dry as possible before tossing it in oil, this will help it get extra crispy.
Garlic mashed potatoes
A saucy chicken dish goes with mashed potatoes like strawberries go with cream.
The mash will soak up all the wonderful flavors of the Tuscan sauce, meaning each bite will be filled with flavor.
Jennifer’s mash recipe crashed through my expectations – it’s creamy and delicious in all the right ways.
Psst… yukon gold potatoes are the best type of potato to use for mash.
Fresh garden salad
Ready for the easiest side ever?
The classic garden salad is elegant and simple.
You can whip it up any day, no matter how busy you are. And it’s really easy to customize.
Pick your favorite greens and salad veggies, mix them all together in a bowl and then drizzle over the tangy mustard vinaigrette.
Want to turn your dinner into the ultimate comfort meal?
Then this fettuccine alfredo pasta is exactly what you’re looking for.
The pasta is a warming, creamy blend of cheese and garlic.
Add in the Tuscan sauce and you have a meal that’s worth smiling about.
Did I mention that this alfredo from Aberdeen’s kitchen recipe is guilt-free?
The recipe uses vegetable broth and skimmed milk instead of cream.
Spinach parmesan zucchini noodles
Craving some pasta but trying to cut down your carb intake?
Don’t worry, these zucchini noodles have you covered.
They’re fun to make, fun to eat, and of course tasty. Especially when they’re covered in the sauce from your chicken.
You only need 5 ingredients to make these spinach parmesan zucchini noodles.
Easy cheesy garlic bread
Who doesn’t like garlic bread? Add some cheese and you have a guaranteed winner.
It makes for a scrumptious side next to your Tuscan chicken.
And you can use the bread to mop up all the leftover sauce, so not a single drop of flavor goes to waste.
You’ll get heaps of compliments from everyone with Alyssa’s recipe.
Arugula parmesan pine nut salad
We all need a few simple yet delicious salads in our back pocket and this is a great example.
The peppery flavor of the arugula contrasts beautifully with the creamy Tuscan chicken sauce, keeping the whole meal from getting too heavy.
Plus the pine nuts add some crunch.
Serve this vibrant salad next to your main dish for a lighter option.
Simple fried gnocchi
Add some more Italian flair to your meal by making fried gnocchi to go with your Tuscan chicken.
These potato dumplings have a soft, spongy texture that will soak up all the sauce, as well as the herby butter they’re fried in.
And it only takes 15 minutes! Follow Berly’s kitchen for the complete guide to fried gnocchi.
Cilantro lime cauliflower rice
Rice doesn’t have to be boring.
This cilantro lime cauliflower rice is healthy, bright, and zesty.
It’s a great low-carb option that will freshen up any meal, especially one as creamy as Tuscan chicken.
Sneak more veggies into your meal by following Downshiftology’s recipe.
Psst… not a fan of cauliflower rice? You can just use normal rice.
Roasted lemon pepper asparagus
Want your Tuscan chicken to be the star of the show but think it needs something more?
Try adding roasted lemon pepper asparagus as a side dish.
It provides a nice crunchy texture, and has a hint of acidity to counteract the rich cream sauce.
But it won’t overpower the dish.
Pumpkin n spice has an easy recipe that will have your asparagus prepped and ready to be devoured in 20-minutes.
Sweet creamed corn casserole
I can only describe this side dish as the perfect lovechild of cornbread and creamed corn, and when I say perfect – I mean perfect.
It has just the right amount of sweetness that’ll have you coming back for seconds.
Your dinner is going to be pretty heavy with this and Tuscan chicken, so plan for a nice big nap afterwards.
This recipe is my go-to.
Colorful beet salad
This beautiful beet salad is warm and earthy – it’s almost a half-salad-half-vegetable side.
It also has a simple citrus vinaigrette that gives a zesty orange bite to your Tuscan chicken.
And if you’re short on time you can make the salad up to 3 days ahead.
Put this colorful beet salad in the middle of your table and wow your guests.
Baked mushroom rice
Making Tuscan chicken for a crowd?
This baked mushroom rice is a breeze to prepare for lots of people.
You just need to cook your mushrooms before tossing them in the oven with some rice, broth, and herbs.
After about 35 minutes, you’ll have a fluffy, buttery rice dish loaded with umami flavors and juicy, golden brown mushrooms.
Baked mushroom rice will be your new go-to rice dish for a filling meal.
The best side dishes to serve with Tuscan chicken
- Lemon parmesan roasted broccoli
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Fresh garden salad
- Fettuccine alfredo
- Spinach parmesan zucchini noodles
- Easy cheesy garlic bread
- Arugula parmesan pine nut salad
- Simple fried gnocchi
- Cilantro lime cauliflower rice
- Roasted lemon pepper asparagus
- Sweet creamed corn casserole
- Colorful beet salad
- Baked mushroom rice
What To Serve With Tuscan Chicken
- 1 portion Tuscan chicken
- Prepare your Tuscan chicken according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: lemon parmesan roasted broccoli, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh garden salad, fettuccine alfredo, spinach parmesan zucchini noodles, easy cheesy garlic bread, arugula parmesan pine nut salad, simple fried gnocchi, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, roasted lemon pepper asparagus, sweet creamed corn casserole, colorful beet salad, and baked mushroom rice.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!