If you’re looking for a delicious main dish that packs a healthy punch, look no further than spinach-stuffed chicken breast!
It’s easy to make and can be served with a variety of side dishes to create the perfect meal.
In this article, I’m sharing 15 of my favorite sides to serve with spinach-stuffed chicken breast.
From classic comfort foods to modern twists on traditional favorites, there’s something here for everyone.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for something new for weeknight meals, these recipes are sure to become family favorites.
Let’s get cooking!
Why These Side Dishes Goes Well With Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast – By Chef Natalie
To save you time, and to make your decision easy, I have built a nice chart on why these side dishes go well with Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast!
|Side Dish||Why It Goes Well with Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast|
|Roasted Potatoes||The crispy and flavorful roasted potatoes provide a hearty and savory accompaniment to the spinach stuffed chicken.|
|Couscous||Light and fluffy couscous complements the rich flavors of the chicken and adds a satisfying texture to the meal.|
|Garlic Bread||The aromatic and crispy garlic bread enhances the overall taste of the chicken and provides a delightful crunch.|
|Baked Macaroni and Cheese||Creamy and cheesy baked macaroni and cheese pairs well with the chicken and adds comfort and indulgence to the dish.|
|Roasted Asparagus||Roasted asparagus brings a fresh and vibrant element to the meal and complements the flavors of the stuffed chicken.|
|Mashed Potatoes||Creamy mashed potatoes serve as a classic and comforting side dish that pairs well with the savory chicken filling.|
|Rice Pilaf||Fragrant and flavorful rice pilaf provides a versatile base for the chicken and adds an extra dimension to the dish.|
|Baked Sweet Potatoes||The natural sweetness and soft texture of baked sweet potatoes create a delicious contrast to the savory stuffed chicken.|
|Sauteed Green Beans||Sauteed green beans offer a crisp and vibrant side that balances the richness of the chicken and adds a pop of color.|
|Roasted Brussels Sprouts||The slightly bitter and caramelized flavors of roasted Brussels sprouts complement the savory chicken and add depth.|
|Steamed Broccoli||Steamed broccoli provides a nutritious and fresh side that pairs well with the flavors of the spinach stuffed chicken.|
|Roasted Carrots||Roasted carrots bring a touch of natural sweetness and earthiness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.|
|Quinoa Salad||Quinoa salad offers a light and refreshing option that complements the chicken and provides a healthy and balanced meal.|
|Roasted Acorn Squash||The sweet and nutty flavors of roasted acorn squash complement the savory chicken filling and create a satisfying combination.|
|Sauteed Spinach||Sauteed spinach as a side dish echoes the flavors of the stuffed chicken, adding an extra dose of green and nutritional value.|
1. Roasted Potatoes
Roasting potatoes is a simple but delicious way to accompany spinach stuffed chicken breast.
To begin, preheat your oven to 400°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Wash and scrub 4-5 russet potatoes, pat them dry, and cut into cubes.
Place the cubed potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet and generously drizzle with olive oil, making sure to coat each piece.
Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, then toss everything together to evenly distribute the seasonings.
Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until golden brown, stirring once halfway through cooking time.
Serve these crispy roasted potatoes alongside your spinach stuffed chicken breast for a tasty meal!
Next up on the menu is a classic Mediterranean side dish, Couscous.
This fluffy wheat-based grain pairs perfectly with the spinach-stuffed chicken breast and adds a unique texture to the plate.
To make couscous, you’ll need 1 ½ cups of couscous, 1 ¾ cups of vegetable broth, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and salt to taste.
Begin by adding the olive oil to a medium-sized pot over medium heat.
Once it’s hot, add in the couscous and stir for about 2 minutes so that it’s completely coated in oil.
Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover for 10 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed.
Fluff with a fork before serving!
Couscous is an easy yet flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with spinach-stuffed chicken breast.
It takes just minutes to prepare and provides the perfect balance of texture next to the creamy stuffing inside the chicken breast.
Serve warm alongside your roasted potatoes for an unforgettable meal!
3. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is a classic side dish that pairs well with spinach stuffed chicken breast.
It takes just minutes to make and can be easily customized to your liking.
To begin, you’ll need some slices of good-quality french bread. Slice them into 1/2 inch thick pieces and lay the pieces on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Generously brush each piece with melted butter, then sprinkle on freshly minced garlic and a little chopped parsley for color.
Bake in the oven until the edges are golden brown and crispy.
For an extra cheesy twist, top each slice with grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese before baking.
If you’re looking for a more robust flavor, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes or Italian seasoning to the melted butter before brushing it onto the bread slices.
Once finished baking, serve your delicious garlic bread alongside your spinach stuffed chicken breast for an unbeatable meal combination.
To complete this meal, add a side salad of fresh greens tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing and some steamed vegetables of your choice.
4. Baked Macaroni And Cheese
To add a bit of comfort to this delicious meal, garlic bread makes for an ideal side.
Begin by cutting a loaf of French or Italian bread in half lengthwise before brushing each side with melted butter.
Sprinkle on some garlic powder and parsley before baking the halves at 375°F (190°C) for about 15 minutes.
Once golden brown and crispy, cut into slices and serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
For a creamy, savory accompaniment, try whipping up a batch of baked macaroni and cheese.
Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil before adding some elbow macaroni noodles to cook.
Drain the cooked noodles and transfer them to a large mixing bowl before stirring in some shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese.
Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish then sprinkle on more cheddar cheese along with some panko breadcrumbs before baking in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
This meal is sure to be one that everyone will enjoy!
With its cheesy pasta side and crunchy garlic bread, it’s sure to be an instant hit that will have everyone coming back for seconds – so make sure you make enough!
5. Roasted Asparagus
A robust, golden-brown roasted asparagus is the perfect accompaniment for spinach-stuffed chicken breasts. With its earthy flavor and crispy texture, it will add a delightful crunch to your dinner plate.
Here’s how to make this amazing side dish:
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Arrange asparagus spears on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and garlic powder.
- Roast in preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, until tender and lightly browned around the edges.
This delightful vegetable dish is sure to be a hit at your dinner table! Serve alongside some fresh lemon wedges for extra zing and pair with spinach-stuffed chicken breasts for a full meal that is sure to please everyone around the table.
6. Mashed Potatoes
The warmth of the kitchen is inviting as you prepare to dish up a comforting meal of mashed potatoes and spinach stuffed chicken breast.
Picture it: creamy mashed potatoes, pillowy in texture and dotted with butter, alongside succulent chicken breasts overflowing with an herbed spinach stuffing. This classic comfort food is sure to become a regular in your home.
To really take this dish to the next level, here’s a few simple tips:
|1||4-5 large potatoes; 2 tablespoons butter; salt & pepper to taste.||Peel and cube potatoes, boil until tender. Drain water, add butter, salt & pepper and mash until desired consistency is reached.|
|2||2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts; 1/4 cup feta cheese; 1/4 cup cooked spinach; 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder; Salt & pepper to taste.||Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Combine feta, spinach, garlic powder, salt & pepper together in bowl. Stuff mixture into chicken breasts. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F (74C).|
|3||Olive oil for drizzling (optional)||Drizzle olive oil over top of of chicken and potatoes before serving if desired. Enjoy!|
For an even creamier mashed potato experience, consider adding cream or milk when mashing – just be careful not to over-mash or they’ll turn gluey!
As for the chicken breasts: use tongs instead of a fork so you don’t lose any of the delicious stuffing inside while transferring it from baking sheet to plate.
Finally, finish off with a sprinkle of freshly chopped herbs for added flavor and presentation flair. Your meal is ready – time to dig in!
7. Rice Pilaf
Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish to serve with spinach stuffed chicken breast, but if you’re looking for something more interesting, why not try a rice pilaf?
This flavorful side dish is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
To prepare rice pilaf, begin by heating 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 1 cup of long grain white rice, 1 small onion that has been finely chopped, and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
Cook until the rice is golden and the onion is translucent.
Then add 2 cups of vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet with a tight lid.
Simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Once cooked through, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
Rice pilaf is now ready to serve alongside your spinach stuffed chicken breast!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 cups vegetable broth
This delicious combination will be sure to please even the pickiest eaters at your table!
8. Baked Sweet Potatoes
Adding a side of baked sweet potatoes to your spinach stuffed chicken breast dish is sure to take it up a notch.
These fluffy, buttery spuds are an ideal accompaniment, providing an extra creaminess and sweetness to the meal.
To make these delicious potatoes, simply preheat your oven to 425°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel and cube 2-3 large sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces, then toss them in 2 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil, along with a pinch of salt.
Spread the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and tender.
This simple yet tasty side dish pairs perfectly with your spinach stuffed chicken breast; its subtle sweetness will balance out the savory flavors of the main course.
The combination of textures – from fluffy sweet potatoes to juicy chicken – will be sure to delight every member at your dinner table.
9. Sauteed Green Beans
This sautéed green beans recipe is the perfect accompaniment to spinach stuffed chicken breast.
It’s savory and flavorful, with a hint of garlic that really brings out the richness of the dish.
To make this delicious side, start by heating some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Then add some minced garlic and stir until fragrant.
Next, add some fresh green beans to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender-crisp.
Once cooked, remove from heat and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese for an extra layer of flavor.
Serve alongside your spinach stuffed chicken breast for a complete meal that everyone will love!
10. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
The smell of roasted Brussels sprouts is heavenly. Aromas of garlic, butter, and earthy vegetables fill the air and make your mouth water.
This classic side dish is a perfect accompaniment for spinach stuffed chicken breast.
Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and gathering your ingredients: Brussels sprouts, garlic, butter, salt and pepper.
Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half lengthwise.
Place them in a large bowl with melted butter, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
Spread onto baking sheet in an even layer and roast in preheated oven until golden brown.
Serve alongside spinach stuffed chicken breast for a delicious meal that will have your family asking for seconds!
11. Steamed Broccoli
When it comes to sides, steamed broccoli is a classic and easy choice.
Its bright green hue and fresh texture make it an attractive addition to any plate. Plus, its mild flavor pairs perfectly with the savory spinach-stuffed chicken breast.
To steam your broccoli, start by filling a pot with an inch of water and placing a steamer basket inside.
Bring the water to a boil then add trimmed and cut florets to the basket.
Cover the pot and steam for 3-4 minutes until crisp-tender.
You can also season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder for additional flavor.
Once cooked, transfer your steamed broccoli to a serving bowl or plate alongside your spinach-stuffed chicken breast for a truly delicious meal.
12. Roasted Carrots
A perfect accompaniment to the savory spinach-stuffed chicken breast is a dish of roasted carrots.
A simple yet delicious side, this recipe will bring out the best in your main course.
The key to getting roasted carrots just right is in the preparation. Start with fresh carrots, peeled and cut into even 1-inch pieces.
Toss them in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs.
Then spread them over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until they are tender and golden brown.
Serve these delectable morsels alongside your succulent chicken for an unforgettable meal!
They will bring out the flavors of your dish while adding that extra touch of home-cooked goodness that everyone loves.
13. Quinoa Salad
Creating a delicious side dish to accompany spinach-stuffed chicken breast is easier than you think!
Quinoa salad is the perfect accompaniment, featuring bright flavors and crunchy textures.
To begin, prepare the quinoa according to package directions.
Once cooked, combine it with diced tomatoes, feta cheese crumbles, chopped cucumber and finely minced red onion.
Toss everything together with a simple lemon vinaigrette made of freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and a touch of honey for sweetness.
Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve the quinoa salad alongside your spinach stuffed chicken breast for a satisfying meal that’s sure to impress your guests!
14. Roasted Acorn Squash
After the quinoa salad, a roasted acorn squash makes the perfect side to accompany your spinach stuffed chicken breast. Acorn squash is a great way to add a touch of sweetness to any meal. It’s also full of essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A and potassium.
To properly roast an acorn squash, follow these simple steps:
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the squash in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the seeds and stringy bits from the center.
- Brush each half with olive oil.
- Place cut-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Roast for about 35 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
Once it’s finished roasting, season with salt and pepper and serve warm alongside your spinach-stuffed chicken breast for an easy yet flavorful dinner!
15. Sauteed Spinach
Sauteed spinach is a delicious accompaniment to spinach-stuffed chicken breasts.
This simple side dish only requires a few ingredients and can be cooked in a matter of minutes.
To make the sauté, begin by heating some olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add chopped garlic and cook until fragrant – about 1 minute.
Then add in fresh baby spinach leaves and season with salt and pepper.
Allow the spinach to wilt for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When done, remove from heat and serve warm alongside your stuffed chicken breasts for an easy, flavorful meal.
I’m sure your guests are going to love this spinach-stuffed chicken breast dish! Serving it with these sides is the perfect way to round out the meal.
We have everything from roasted potatoes for a hearty side to quinoa salad for a lighter option. Plus, we can’t forget about the classic garlic bread and macaroni and cheese.
You’ll be sure to wow everyone at your next dinner party.
No matter what you choose to serve with your stuffed chicken breast, rest assured that you’ve created a delicious meal that will please all of your guests.
So go ahead and get cooking – I know you’re going to love it!
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