6 Vegetables To Serve With Chicken Kiev

chicken kiev vegetable side dish

When I make chicken kiev (or chicken Kiev, if you prefer), I almost always serve it with a baked potato and some steamed broccoli.

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The key to making this dish really shine is the sauce; the simple combination of sour cream, Dijon mustard and heavy cream makes everything taste better.

It’s especially good paired with a baked potato, as the sour cream helps cut through some of that starchy goodness — but there are other ways you can round out your meal.

Here are five vegetables that taste best when served with chicken kiev:

Steamed green beans

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Trimmed Green Beans, 12 oz

You can steam green beans in a variety of ways, but the method we recommend is using a vegetable steamer.

Green beans are a great vegetable to serve with chicken kiev because they’re healthy and have a similar texture to potatoes.

You can season them however you like, but we prefer to use salt and pepper.

To make sure that your green beans turn out perfectly seasoned and fluffy, use these tips:

  • Make sure you cook them for about 5-7 minutes (until tender).
  • After cooking, drain off any excess water so that there aren’t any soggy spots in your dish!

Mushrooms and onions

Fresh Brand – Sliced White Mushrooms, 8 oz

If you’re looking to add a little extra flavor and nutrients to your chicken kiev, try adding mushrooms and onions.

Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D, vitamin B1 and selenium; onions are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.

Mushrooms and onions are a great addition to the meal.

The mushrooms have a rich, earthy flavor that pairs well with chicken kiev’s creamy lemon-butter sauce.

The onions, meanwhile, will add some sweetness to this savory dish.

If you’re worried about the onions making your dish too sweet, try using Vidalia onions.

Vidalia onions have a milder flavor than other varieties and will be less likely to overpower the other ingredients in your chicken kiev.

If you’re looking for something even more subtle, try adding shallots instead of onions.

Shallots are small bulbs that look like miniature versions of scallions or garlic cloves.

They have a very mild flavor and taste almost like garlic with an onion kick!

When cooking mushrooms and onions with chicken kiev, it’s important not to overcook them.

Overcooked mushrooms will lose their crunchy texture, while overcooked onions will turn brown and mushy.

Glazed baby carrots

365 by Whole Foods Market, Baby Carrots, 16 Ounce

Here’s a simple side dish that you can make in just minutes.

All you need is a bag of baby carrots and some butter, brown sugar and salt.

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir until melted; add a pinch of salt as well (the kosher variety will do).
  • Toss in your carrots and stir them around so they’re coated with all that deliciousness—this should only take about 20 minutes!
  • You want them to be tender but not mushy, which means they’ll still have some crunch when they’re done cooking..
  • After 20 minutes or so remove pan from heat and squeeze lemon juice over top of carrots before serving alongside chicken kievs at dinner time tonight!

Potato pancakes

Streit's Potato Pancake Mix (Kosher For Passover), 6 oz, 2 pk

Potato pancakes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

They’re also delicious for lunch or dinner and can be served with chicken kiev or other foods.

If you don’t have leftover mashed potatoes, simply boil some potatoes until tender, drain them, and then mash them.

Mix in some eggs and flour with your hands (or use a mixer) until well combined.

Mix chopped chives or parsley into the potato mixture for more fresh flavors.

You can also add minced garlic or onion for a more savory flavor; this is especially good if you plan on serving your potato pancakes with sour cream or applesauce!

Toast bread in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on both sides.

Serve with butter or margarine for the ultimate comfort food meal!

Sautéed spinach

365 by Whole Foods Market, Salad Clm Spinach Organic, 16 Ounce

Spinach is the perfect side dish to serve with chicken kiev.

It adds flavor, texture and color.

It’s quick to cook and easy to prepare.

Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat and cook garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute).

Add onion and cook until translucent (about 5 more minutes).

Add spinach into the pan with a little salt and let it wilt for about 3-4 minutes, until cooked through.

Squeeze lemon juice over top of your sautéed spinach before serving hot!

Steamed broccoli

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Broccoli Florets, 10 Ounce

Steamed broccoli is a great side for chicken kiev.

If you don’t know what chicken kiev is, it’s basically a boneless chicken breast that’s been pounded out, stuffed with herbs and spices, and then breaded and fried.

It’s delicious!

Steamed broccoli is a good match for chicken kiev because it’s got a similar taste profile: it’s also light, flavorful, and has a crispy exterior that contrasts nicely with the soft interior.

Steamed broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as fiber.

It’s also rich in iron, calcium and folate—and not to mention that it’s an excellent source of vitamin A!

As far as the nutrient profile goes, broccoli has about 40% of your daily recommended intake for potassium.

This is important if you’re looking to stay hydrated or are trying to manage high blood pressure or heart disease risk factors.


I hope this article has been helpful in your quest to serve the perfect chicken kiev.

I know it can be a little overwhelming to make, but I promise that with these tips and tricks, you’ll be enjoying them soon enough!

Take care of yourself at the dinner table- if you don’t love what you eat, who will?

Happy cooking!