15+ Sensational Side Dishes for Chicken Pot Pie
One of the undisputed stars of the comfort food arena, chicken pot pie is almost a complete meal. Featuring tender chicken chunks, nutrient-rich veggies, and a savory gravy served with a flaky, carb-y crust, this satisfying dish just about has it all, but can look a little lonely on the plate. Complement your next pot pie with one of these easy (and delicious!) sides for a well-rounded lunch or supper.
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
Toss roasted asparagus in browned butter, seasoned with soy sauce and a splash of balsamic vinegar, for a super easy side dish that's big on flavor.
Sauteed Spinach and Pine Nuts
Spinach is sauteed with shallots and sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. This side dish is easy and ready in no time.
Skip the store-bought rolls and try your hand at homemade with these potato rolls—adding potato to the dough creates light texture. These rolls can be baked up to 1 month ahead; simply cool completely, wrap in heavy-duty aluminum foil, and freeze. Thaw completely, and reheat (still wrapped in foil) at 375º for 12 minutes or until warm.
Simple Salad with Lemon Dressing
Toss mixed greens with sliced radishes, halved cherry tomatoes, and a simple homemade vinaigrette for a nourishing side salad that pairs perfectly with chicken pot pie.
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon
For perfectly roasted broccoli, start out with a warm pan by placing a jelly-roll pan in the oven while it preheats for a nice slow roast.
Serve your chicken pot pie with a slice (or two) of crumbly cornbread goodness for the ultimate down-home meal.
Warm Cinnamon Apples
This sweet side is simple and sure to please the entire family—especially the kids! Toss apple slices with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar, add a little water and butter, and cook down in a saucepan until tender. The apples' sweetness balances the chicken pot pie's savory flavors and makes a tasty, if unusual, side dish.
Spicy-and-Garlicky Brussels Sprouts
Pan-sauteeing brussels sprouts in a generous amount of olive oil caramelizes the outer leaves, concentrating and sweetening the sprouts' natural flavors. A sprinkle of crushed red pepper and some minced garlic jazz up this easy side dish.
This dish is made with basmati, a long grain Indian rice, but you can substitute it for jasmine or any long grain white rice if necessary.
Fruit Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing
Fruit salad makes for a quick and easy side for just about any entrée, including chicken pot pie. This colorful fruit salad is tossed in a sweet-tart dressing made from lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
Golden Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes
The key to perfect, fluffy spuds is not overworking them with an electric mixer; a ricer (or food mill, if you have one) or potato masher is the best tool for the job.
Wilted Kale with Bacon and Vinegar
Get your greens in with this super-quick wilted kale recipe. The recipe calls for lacinato kale—also called Tuscan, dinosaur, or black kale—but you can also use regular curly kale. Bacon, red onion, and sherry vinegar complement the kale's flavors, while a dash of maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness.
Broccoli Slaw Salad
What's not to like in a slaw that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, crisp and creamy? Instead of cabbage, we've used broccoli slaw, which is shredded broccoli stalks.
Pickled Beet Salad
Pickled beets might sounds like an odd dish to serve with chicken pot pie, but their bright purple color and the acidic flavors (from the pickling process) really dress up a savory homestyle entrée.
Lemon-blueberry muffins, with a sour-sweet glaze and hint of nutmeg, are perfect any time of day. They make for a delicious and easy side dish for chicken pot pie as well.
Sautéed Green Beans With Bacon
Simplify your old, fussy sautéed green beans recipe with this simple take on the popular vegetable dish. This low maintenance side only calls for three ingredients (excluding salt, pepper, and water) for a recipe that couldn’t be any easier. Chopped green onions give the dish a crisp pop of freshness, while rich bacon drippings coat the green beans in a salty, savory flavor that’s simply irresistible. From the picky-eaters to the plate-fillers, everybody will love this sautéed green beans recipe.