Side Dish

10 Best Side Dishes To Pair With Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast is a great go-to for many meals.

Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy or want to take the time to make a special meal, grilled chicken breast is something you can turn to no matter what the occasion might be.

In this post we’ll take a look at how different foods pair with grilled chicken breast and which ones are best served together.

Corn on the Cob

First, you’ll want to start with a fresh ear of corn.

You can purchase these at most grocery stores, or grow your own if you have access to space for a garden.

It’s a good idea to soak it in water for about 15 minutes before cooking it—this helps prevent the kernels from drying out as they cook.

When you’re ready to grill the corn, shuck off all the silk and place the husks back on top of each ear so that each husk is completely covered by its husk (you can also remove both husks completely).

Place them directly over medium heat on an outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan until tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes total cooking time depending on how hot your grill is.

Once cooked through (test by inserting a paring knife into one end), remove from heat and allow to cool briefly before slicing down between each kernel using either an oyster knife or regular kitchen shears (the latter works best).

Serve immediately while still warm with butter or other condiments if desired!

Leftover grilled corn will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up-to-four days; reheat gently over low heat until warmed through again before serving again.

Caprese Salad

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The Caprese salad is a great choice to serve alongside grilled chicken.

This simple dish consists of tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.

Add olive oil, salt and pepper to the tomatoes before grilling them for about five minutes on each side.

Then top with the mozzarella cheese and finish cooking until both are warm throughout.

To make your Caprese salad even tastier, add balsamic vinegar before serving; or try adding pesto after grilling (this will make it easier to spread).

Finally, top with some grilled chicken breast slices or grilled vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant slices!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are a great pairing for grilled chicken breast because they’re hearty enough to stand up to the rich meat without overpowering it.

Plus, they’re full of nutrients like vitamin A and fiber.

To make sweet potatoes, you’ll need a large sweet potato per person.

Peel and chop it into pieces that will fit in your food processor or blender (you can also use an immersion blender if you prefer).

Add about 1 tablespoon of butter for every 2 cups of sweet potatoes and process until smooth and creamy.

Season with salt, pepper, cinnamon (if desired), and other spices as desired before serving!

For another tasty side dish that goes with grilled chicken breast, try sweet potato fries or chips.

These will work well if you prefer not to use butter when cooking or have dietary restrictions

Greek Salad

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Greek salad is also a great side dish for grilled chicken breasts.

The cool, crisp lettuce provides a nice balance to the warm chicken.

It’s also a great source of vitamins and nutrients, as well as being low in calories, making Greek salad an excellent choice if you’re watching your weight or trying to reduce your body fat percentage.

  • Greek salad dressing made with olive oil and vinegar
  • Feta cheese crumbles (or feta slices)
  • Tomatoes cut into wedges or diced
  • Cucumber sliced into rounds
  • Onion thinly sliced (optional)

Greek salad pairs well with grilled chicken breast because it is light, flavorful and crunchy – just like the grilled meat!

If you’re looking for something hearty though then try serving this classic dish alongside one of our other suggestions such as [korean bbq chicken].

Grilled Pineapple

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Grilled pineapple is a great fruit to serve with grilled chicken breast because it’s both sweet and savory.

It also makes for a beautiful presentation.

To make grilled pineapple, simply heat up your grill to medium-high heat and drizzle the pineapple slices with olive oil or coconut oil (if you want to keep it vegan).

Cook on each side until they start turning brown and caramelizing, then serve immediately with lime juice sprinkled over the top and mint leaves scattered around the plate!

On top of being delicious, pineapple has vitamin C, manganese, copper, fiber—so many vitamins!!

Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is a great way to get some more veggies into your diet.

It’s also easy to grill, which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Grilling adds a smoky flavor that pairs well with many different dishes.

If you have time, try grilling up some balsamic-glazed asparagus and serving it alongside your grilled chicken breast.

Grilling asparagus is simple: just toss the stalks in olive oil and salt before putting them on the grill.

You can also add lemon slices or garlic cloves for an extra kick of flavor!

For an even tastier experience, sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top when they’re done cooking (about 5 minutes).

This will create a delicious crust that adds another layer of texture and richness to this nutrient-rich vegetable dish!


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Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, as well as fiber and folate.

It’s also a good source of vitamin A, manganese, potassium and other important nutrients.

This cruciferous vegetable contains sulforaphane, a phytochemical that may help protect against cancer and heart disease.

Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked in many ways: steamed with butter sauce or stir-fried with garlic oil on the grill after cooking your chicken breasts!

Baked Beans

Baked beans are a great addition to any meal, whether you’re grilling chicken breast or not.

They’re packed with fiber, protein, iron, antioxidants and magnesium—all of which help your body fight disease and stay healthy.

Plus they’re rich in potassium, folate and other vitamins that keep you going strong from morning ’til night.

Baked beans can be seasoned many different ways: tomato sauce for an Italian touch; brown sugar for sweet goodness; hot sauce for a spicy kick; bourbon for smoky flavor—the possibilities are endless!

We suggest pairing baked beans with this garlic roasted chicken recipe if you want something on the lighter side (you can also opt for one of our favorite low-carb diets).

Cauliflower Mash

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There are many ways to make cauliflower mash.

The simplest is simply to steam or boil your cauliflower and then mash it up with a potato masher.

This will turn out light, fluffy and delicious—but it won’t taste like mashed potatoes because of all the water that gets released from the cauliflower as you boil it.

To get around this, you can drain your cooked cauliflower in a colander (or use a food mill or ricer) before mashing it with butter and milk or cream until smooth and creamy.

You can also add other ingredients like garlic powder or parmesan cheese for extra flavor—or even some sweet potatoes for added color!

Roasted Vegetables

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Roasted vegetables are a great option for serving with grilled chicken breast.

They’re easy to make and can be made in advance, so you can focus on making sure that everyone gets fed before the main course.

You can also serve roasted vegetables with just about any meat, which means that they’re versatile enough for every occasion—even if it’s not a special occasion!

But roasted vegetables aren’t just for grilling chicken breasts; they work well as an accompaniment to other things too.

For example, if you want something extra-light and healthy during dinnertime but still want the flavor of roasted veggies without any fussing around with oven temperatures or timing—roasted parsnips are your answer (and they go great with steak).

And when it comes time to bring out dessert?

Roasted brussels sprouts might just be what you need (they’re delicious baked alongside this chocolate cake).


We hope you enjoyed reading about our favorite ways to serve grilled chicken, and we’re sure your family will love all these recipes!

If you’re a grill master and have any great tips or tricks, let us know in the comments below.

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