5 Ideas To Serve Up Your Chicken Vol Au Vents

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Chicken vol au vents are a classic French dish that are perfect for different occasions.

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But what do you serve with them?

If you are looking for some ideas, then keep reading my blog post, you won’t regret!

What are chicken vol au vents?

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Chicken vol-au-vents are a type of savory puff pastry made with puff pastry dough, filled with a creamy mixture of chicken, mushrooms, cream, and other ingredients per personal likings.

They are often served as an appetizer or even a main course.

Vol-au-vent is a French term which means “windblown (or flying) window”.

The name likely comes from the shape of the pastries, which resemble small, round windows.

But besides puff pastries, chicken vol au vents can also be served with a variety of side dishes.

What to consider when choosing a side dish to serve with chicken vol au vents?

There are a few key things to consider when choosing a side dish to accompany your chicken vol-au-vents:

Think about what kind of flavors will complement the savory taste of the chicken

There are also many recipes for chicken vol au vents, and each can come with a particular flavor profile.

You should take into account the flavor of your chicken vol au vents which can vary depending on the ingredients used in the recipe to make the right decision on the side dish that can help complement your main course.

For example, a citrusy, sweet, and mildly savory taste can work well with chicken vol au vents.

Decide whether you want your side dish to be light and refreshing or hearty and filling.

Chicken vol au vents are a dish that is quite filling on its own.

Therefore, it can go well with either a light side dish or a hearty and filling one.

It all depends on what you are looking for and what time of the day you are serving these dishes.

6 best side dishes to serve with chicken vol au vents

The six following side dishes can help elevate your chicken vol au vents into a new level: 

1.     Mashed potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are a classic American dish that works well with many meat-based dishes, including chicken vol au vent.

Mashed potatoes can be customized per personal preference, that’s why you can find many variations for this dish.

They are filling, buttery, creamy, affordable, and easy to make.

There are no reasons why you shouldn’t try serving this side with your chicken vol au vents the next time.

2.     Puff pastry

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Puff pastry is a traditional side for chicken vol au vents.

In fact, chicken and other ingredients in this recipe is served on top or as the filling of puff pastries.

The final dish looks professional, classic, and tastes extraordinary.

There is contrast in the flavors and textures when combining these options, but they all result in a balanced and hearty meal.

3.     Apple cobbler

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Apple cobbler can be a delicious side dish for chicken vol au vents without any doubt.

Its tangy and fruity flavor is perfect to offset the savory taste of the chicken dish.

This recipe is easy to follow and you can make it from scratch.

Otherwise, store-bought apple cobbler is always available for you to buy when you are not willing to make it at home.

4.     Steamed greens

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Steaming vegetables is a good way to keep the nutrients, flavor, texture, and color of the veggies.

Steamed greens are a healthy side dish to pair with chicken vol au vents.

They are also easy and quick to make, and definitely won’t break your budget.

Serving a green dish on the side of chicken vol au vents is also a wise way to make your meal “look” more delicious.

5.     Salad

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A salad and a meat-based entree are always a great combination.

You can make a green salad or a fruit one, but either one is packed with flavor and texture.

There are also different types of veggies and fruits to result in a flavorful and colorful salad side to accompany your chicken vol au vents.

The bottom line

So there you have it, vol au vents with a variety of different side dishes that will make your taste buds happy.

What’s your favorite?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and happy cooking!