Learn what to serve with chicken pot pie, and all the fantastic side dishes you can choose from to serve a complete meal!
Homemade chicken pot pie is the main dish that works as a complete meal by itself.
However, if you’re serving it at a dinner party you may want to round out your meal with a simple side dish recipe idea.
This post will show you 18 delightful recipes that will make this hearty meal even better.
First, let’s chat about Chicken Pot Pie!
Flaky crust filled and the rich flavors of a savory gravy filled with vegetables, tender chicken, and warm spices… it’s what every classic chicken pot pie is made of.
Last year, I made one on social media, and it went absolutely viral! You can watch it here!
This is my easy chicken pot pie recipe that’s made with frozen vegetables, canned soup mix, and shredded rotisserie chicken. It’s the perfect combination of easy shortcuts to create a comforting meal that quickly becomes the family favorite!
There are plenty of ways to make chicken pot pie. I prefer a double-crusted one, where you bake it in a pie dish and there is a crust on the bottom and the top.
Another way is to fill a casserole dish and just use a top crust. Made of either flaky pie crust or biscuits. Yum!
What’s in a chicken pot pie?
- Nutrient-rich veggies like carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, corn, etc. Whatever blend of veggies you have on hand or find in the store is perfect!
- Tender chicken chunks. You could also use leftover Roast Turkey from Thanksgiving!
- Chicken broth or chicken stock helps create a creamy sauce, that makes this classic dish a great choice.
- For better flavor add in extra garlic powder and onion powder. I also like the addition of poultry seasoning or sage, making this hearty dish perfect for the autumn weather! It wakes all the creamy vegetables up and gives them a brighter flavor.
- A buttery crust is one of the undisputed stars of the comfort food arena — it makes any great recipe even better!
Next time you make this classic comfort food as the main course, choose an easy side dish that will make your taste buds dance. A simple salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing is always a good choice!
It’s a great idea to serve a simple cranberry sauce on the side if you make your chicken pot pie with turkey! Bring on all those Thanksgiving flavors, right?!
What to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
Mediterranean Cucumber Salad is a refreshing salad that pairs really well with chicken pot pie! This salad is ideal for lunches, dinner parties, and outdoor dining but the best part is that you can whip this up in less than 15 minutes!!
Apple Walnut Salad is a healthy salad with accessible ingredients and is the perfect complement to chicken pot pie. The salad can be made all year round.
Your crowd will love this creamy fluffy Instant Pot Potato Salad with your chicken pot pie. Super easy way to cook the potatoes and eggs together at the same time in the same pot.
German Potato Salad – unlike its creamy sister, this potato salad is filled with smoky bacon, tangy white vinegar, and onions. For the best results serve this tasty dish warm!
Cranberry Apple Blue Cheese Salad is the simple six-ingredient winter salad is the perfect pair to a comfort dish like a creamy chicken pot pie. Filled with mixed greens, apples, blue cheese, cranberries, and walnuts this adds the right amount of sweetness to a savory flavor of a meal.
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts is a quick and easy salad that is peppery, sweet, and satisfying. Arugula is tossed with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and parmesan cheese and finished off with a lemony, olive oil dressing. The bright acidic lemon juice is what makes this salad recipe sing!
Simple Fancy Fruit Salad uses an easy hack for making any plain fruit salad even better with the addition of pineapple, maraschino cherries, coconut, and pecans! Choose your favorite fruits and use this hack!
No ordinary Strawberry and Spinach Salad, this beauty contains pomegranate arils and tangy feta cheese!
Non-Salad Side Dishes
This Garlic Roasted Green Beans recipe is an easy and healthy side dish! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and topped with toasted almonds.
You only need 5 ingredients to make these simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes! Deliciously seasoned and perfectly caramelized, these baked sweet potatoes are a healthy side that goes with so many meals.
Cream Roasted Cauliflower will remind you of cauliflower mac, filled with cream, cheeses, and ranch powder!
These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts will change the minds of any brussels sprout skeptic! These sprouts are made extra crispy in the air fryer and tossed with maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and crumbled bacon for the ultimate punch of flavor.
Roasted Broccoli never tasted so good! This easy dish uses broccoli florets that are slightly crisp, and sweet and taste so good you might want to eat the whole bowl. This is a family favorite in my house and the kids and adults love it. Try adding lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, or Parmesan cheese as a finishing touch.
Garlic Herb Roasted Vegetables – Garlic Herb Roasted Vegetables are that picture-perfect side dish to go alongside any main entrée. Loaded with flavor, even those who swear they don’t like vegetables will love it! Bell peppers, sweet onions, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, and carrots are roasted to golden brown perfection!
Another great side dish is Crispy Ranch Brussel Sprouts. Just a couple of ingredients, a baking sheet, plus time in the oven, and this easy recipe is a great way to get a green vegetable on the table! It’s the perfect combination of simple ingredients that makes this a winner!
Bread Side Dishes
You might not think you need anything “bready” with a pie… But, you just might!
You might need it to mop up all the cream sauce oozing out of the traditional pot pie. This Ciabatta Garlic Bread is absolutely the best side ever and you won’t believe how easy it is to make at home! This is the perfect combination of crunchy crust with a soft and tender inside together with the unbeatable flavor of garlic butter
Chicken Pot Pie and the fluffy sweet cornbread are a comfort-food staple at our house! The best part is you can make this cornbread mix up in advance so it takes mere moments to add the wet ingredients and stick it in the oven to bake!!
In conclusion, knowing what to serve with chicken pot pie comes in handy when you invite people over for a fun dinner party!
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