Chicken alfredo may be one of the most popular meals ever, but what goes with chicken alfredo? A great meal needs fantastic sides!
Chicken alfredo is creamy and hearty, so we wanted to find lighter, healthy sides to go with it. Don’t worry. All the side dishes still taste amazing!
What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo
We searched the internet to find these 15 delicious side dishes to serve with chicken alfredo. There is something on this list for everyone! With these sides, your next chicken alfredo meal is sure to be incredible.
1. Roasted Asparagus
Our Simple Green Mom roasted asparagus is super easy and very flavorful. It is the perfect green veggies to serve with chicken alfredo.
Fresh asparagus spears are tossed in coconut oil and lime juice and then roasted in the oven. Use olive oil in place of coconut oil and lemon juice instead of lime juice for a more Italian-style meal.
This asparagus recipe is also perfect for grilling. Marinated the asparagus as directed in the recipe, and then spread the spears on the grill until they are slightly seared.
Grilled asparagus and chicken alfredo are the perfect pair!
2. Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken alfredo and fettuccine alfredo are a classic match. A big bowl of fettuccine noodles with grilled chicken strips and creamy sauce poured over the top is a delicious meal.
Try this recipe for chicken fettuccine alfredo from Natasha’s Kitchen, which combines chicken alfredo and fettuccine alfredo into one easy dish. The homemade alfredo sauce is absolutely perfect. You can’t go wrong with all that parmesan cheese!
3. Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect side dish or appetizer to a creamy chicken alfredo meal. The juicy mushrooms are incredible with tender chicken and cheesy sauce.
Use this recipe from Love and Lemons. We love the tasty filling that is surprisingly simple to make.
Breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and pine nuts are just a few of the ingredients that make the mushroom filling so flavorful. Garlic and parsley give the mushrooms an Italian flair.
They are the perfect match for an Italian dish like classic chicken alfredo!
4. Grilled Shrimp
Grilled shrimp is a surprisingly good side dish for chicken alfredo. A serving of grilled shrimp on top of the chicken and fettuccine alfredo makes for a great surf and turf-style meal.
This crispy, lemon-grilled shrimp from Recipe Tin Eats is one of the most delicious recipes we have ever tried. It is also pretty simple to make. Fire up your grill so you can start this great side dish recipe right away!
The cleaned shrimp are marinated in a lemon butter sauce before being tossed on the grill. You may need to use a grill pan, so the shrimp do not fall through the grates.
Sear the shrimp until they are golden brown and crispy. This tasty crisp texture is part of why we love this shrimp. That little bit of crunch is so good with creamy sauce from the alfredo.
5. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is a classic side dish to pair with chicken alfredo. It is something people serve with fettuccine alfredo all the time! You need good, crispy bread to soak up all that sauce!
Make this easy garlic bread from The Cookie Rookie. The bread is brushed with both oil and butter, giving it extra flavor. A sprinkle of fresh herbs adds color and taste.
Fresh chopped garlic is always ideal, but you can save time by purchasing pre-chopped garlic. Look for small jars of chopped garlic soaked in oil. This will give you a quick and tasty way to make this delicious garlic bread recipe.
You can’t beat the flavor of roasted garlic, which goes perfectly with chicken alfredo. Garlic bread and creamy pasta are a match that is meant to be.
6. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes and chicken alfredo are an interesting combination. However, this match just works so well!
Skip serving your chicken alfredo with pasta dishes. Instead, place an alfredo chicken breast right on top of tender potatoes. The sauce from the chicken is delicious over mashed potatoes. It is almost like gravy.
You know you love mashed potatoes and gravy, so why not mashed potatoes and chicken alfredo?!
Use this mashed potato recipe from Spend With Pennies to make creamy, irresistible potatoes. The potatoes are blended with just the right amount of salt and black pepper.
They are also made with heavy cream, which adds to the creamy flavor that goes so well with chicken alfredo.
7. Roasted Broccoli
Oven-roasted broccoli is the perfect side dish to serve with fettuccine alfredo and chicken. It is great on the side of the dish or tossed into the pasta. Green vegetables are always a good choice of side dishes for chicken alfredo!
Make this recipe from Gimme Some Oven. Fresh broccoli florets are tossed with oil and a little salt and pepper. The broccoli is roasted in the oven until crispy.
You can cook your chicken alfredo while the broccoli roasts. Time it perfectly, so both the creamy pasta and the broccoli are ready at the same time. You will have one delicious meal in no time!
Try adding some garlic powder or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to the broccoli. These flavors will really compliment your main dish.
8. Arugula Salad
A fresh, green salad is always a great idea for a chicken alfredo side dish. The peppery taste of arugula is delicious with creamy pasta and tender chicken.
This recipe for arugula salad from Foodie Crush is very simple and amazingly flavorful. All you need is arugula, oil, lemon, grated parmesan, honey salt, and fresh black pepper.
The sweet, simple honey dressing compliments the pepper flavor of the arugula well. Try adding little crushed red pepper flakes to make the dressing sweet and spicy.
This salad recipe is definitely best when served fresh. Toss the arugula salad together with the dressing right before you are ready to serve.
You don’t want your arugula to start to wilt under the weight of the dressing!
9. Homemade French Bread
Nothing beats a fresh loaf of bread with chicken alfredo. In fact, homemade bread is perfect with just about anything from chicken alfredo to just ground meat. A warm piece of bread smothered with butter is something that makes us drool just thinking about it!
Make this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. It will show you how to easily make a perfect French bread loaf.
It does take some time to make a fresh loaf of bread. You may want to start the bread early in the day, long before dinner. This will give your bread time to rise, sit and bake. It will be ready when your chicken alfredo is ready!
Spread some olive oil seasoned with crushed garlic to make the bread even more incredible. You can also simply dip the bread in the alfredo and sop up all that yummy sauce.
10. Homemade Noodles
Chicken alfredo with a homemade pasta dish sounds like a recipe right out of a restaurant. If this alfredo dinner sounds fantastic to you, then try your hand at making your own homemade noodles using this recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch.
Egg noodles are surprisingly easy to make. All you need are eggs, milk, flour, and salt. Knead the dough together, then let it sit.
Roll the noodle dough out on a clean work surface and use a pizza cutter to cut your noodles. Boil the noodles, and be sure to make extra sauce for the pasta dish.
Place your cooked chicken alfredo right on top of the noodles for a perfect recipe.
11. Roasted Brussels Sprout
Our Simple Green Moms recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts is one of our favorite side dishes to pair with chicken alfredo. The bold taste of Brussels goes really well with the hearty, creamy white sauce.
Slice whole, fresh Brussels Sprouts in half and toss with some oil. Add a little lemon juice and then sauté over high heat. Cook the sprouts until they are dark brown and caramelized.
As the Brussels simmer, add a little chicken broth to the pan. This makes the veggies even more tender. It also adds a rich taste to the vegetable.
Sometimes the best, healthy meals are the simplest!
12. Caesar Salad
Caesar salad is a very traditional side dish to serve with chicken alfredo. It is also such an easy salad to make. You really only need lettuce and Caesar dressing!
This recipe from The Chunky Chef is super simple but one of our favorite side dish recipes. Follow the directions for the Caesar dressing exactly as written to make a perfect salad.
Try adding some chopped tomatoes or croutons to your Caesar salad. It is even great with some chicken meatballs tossed in to make the salad even heartier. It will be great with chicken alfredo!
13. Green Beans
We love healthy side dishes, and we also love easy side dishes. These green beans from The Wanderlust Kitchen are both! They are simple to make and also a super delicious, nutritious side dish for chicken alfredo.
Green beans are tossed with some oil, lemon, and garlic. What really makes this recipe stand out is the addition of capers. They add a salty, earthy flavor that really makes the green beans pop.
Keep these green beans in mind when you make chicken alfredo, ground beef, or any delicious meatballs. It is one of the most versatile side dishes ever!
14. Creamed Spinach
Chicken alfredo is creamy and rich. An equally creamy side dishes are a good choice.
While creamed spinach may not be the healthiest option, it is pretty darn good. There is a green veggie hidden in this recipe, making it at least a little nutritious!
We love this recipe from Diethood, which uses cream cheese to make the creamy sauce. Freshly grated parmesan helps mimic the flavor of the alfredo.
Try adding Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese to the creamed spinach to make the sauce even tastier. We love side dishes that are flexible and can be altered to suit your tastes!
15. Kale Salad
This kale salad from Damn Delicious is absolutely perfect to serve with chicken alfredo. We mentioned that green salads make perfect side dishes for hearty alfredo, and this one is especially good.
The thin slices of kale are chopped and tossed with a homemade Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Try using a red wine vinegar dressing to switch up the recipe.
Pomegranate arils, pecans, goat cheese, and cooked quinoa are added to the salad to make it even more flavorful. Thes sweet taste of the fruit and nuts goes really well with the salty cheese.
Check this side dish off your list and try it with your next alfredo dinner.
Amazing Sides to Serve with Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken
From classic garlic bread to interesting stuffed mushrooms, there is a side dish on this list for everyone. We know you will find the perfect match for your favorite chicken alfredo recipe.
Let us know which sides dishes are your favorites, and enjoy!
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