Looking for side dishes for lemon chicken? You've come to the right place. Lemon chicken is the perfect blend of citrusy and savory flavors, making it an ideal choice for any meal. The versatility of this dish makes it perfect for any occasion, whether you are cooking for a family dinner or a fancy dinner party.
What is Lemon Chicken?
Lemon chicken refers to any cut of chicken that has been either seasoned with a lemony seasoning such as lemon pepper or marinated in a citrusy lemon marinade.
There are lots of popular recipes for lemon chicken.
Lemon is a common flavor in Mediterranean cooking, so you typically see lemon dishes with the addition of capers, artichokes and olives. This lemon chicken piccata is a great example. You can even enjoy these flavors together in lemon chicken soup.
It's also not unusual to see lemon chicken in French and American cuisines, usually flavored with herbs, such as lemon dill chicken or lemon garlic chicken.
Lemon can also be used where you'd use other citrus fruits. This Chinese lemon chicken is a great alternative to orange chicken, or you could make grilled chicken fajitas with lemon instead of lime.
Ways to Eat Lemon Chicken
Want something simple? Nestle some creamy lemon chicken or lemon chicken meatballs on a bed of grains, rice, or risotto.
You can even slide it between two pieces of your favorite bread (sourdough is my favorite 😉 ) to take it on the go.
And for those trying to cut out those carbs, toss your chicken on top of some fresh greens like spinach, kale, or arugula for a wholesome salad. Add a lemon vinaigrette on top.
Or you could serve it as a primary protein plated with a few side dishes for lemon chicken.
Lemon Chicken Side Dishes
So you've decided on your main lemon chicken dish. (If not, might I recommend lemon pepper chicken thighs?)
Now to compliment it with some excellent side dishes and there are so many options.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at the list I've rounded up below to get some ideas on what to serve with your lemon chicken.
Sides Dishes For Lemon Chicken
Add these savory and sweet side dishes to your next lemon chicken dinner!
This orzo recipe is a quick, 15-minute side dish that is sure to compliment your lemon chicken recipe.
Roasted Rosemary Potatoes are a simple and flavorful side dish you can make in a few minutes and have on the table in half an hour.
Creamy Lemon Mascarpone Pasta
This creamy lemon mascarpone pasta is packed with arugula, garlic and red onion that provides a beautiful balance of flavor and texture.
Butter. Garlic. Need I say more? These green beans are a perfect, savory contrast to your citrusy, lemon chicken recipe.
Spring Cobb Salad
The tangy sweet honey dijon vinaigrette dressing on this spring cobb salad is a wonderful addition to your lemon chicken.
Love having bread with your dinner? These quick, goat cheese rosemary drop biscuits are the solution! These biscuits will trump any store bought bread and the best part is they're ready quickly. Start with a basic drop biscuit recipe and add in a hint of goat cheese and rosemary for a buttery, creamy biscuit. Serve with a slab of butter or as is and you have the perfect bread component to any dinner!
This homemade risotto base is the only risotto recipe you'll ever need! It is the perfect Italian dinner or side dish.
Prosciutto wrapped broccolini is the perfect side for pretty much any dinner! It's fancy, but incredibly simple to make with only two ingredients. Take 15 minutes to make this delicious side dish for dinner ASAP.
Homemade broccoli baked macaroni and cheese is a recipe everyone should know how to make! If you enjoy eating mac and cheese, and who doesn't, this is a recipe you've got to try! It's perfect for weeknight dinners, bringing to a friend, or serving to the whole family! This homemade broccoli macaroni and cheese is made with corkscrew pasta, homemade cheese sauce, broccoli and finished with a bread crumb topping.
The best recipe for easy oven roasted broccoli. It's simply roasted with salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder. The broccoli is crisp on the outside but soft and tender on the inside. This side dish recipe will be your family's new favorite way to eat broccoli.
This potato salad is packed with flavors but without any mayo or cream, is still very light and nutritious.
This Easy Pasta Salad recipe is a perfect side dish! The pasta salad is made with a mayo-free dressing and packed with vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn and topped with feta cheese.
Desserts for Lemon Chicken
And you can't forget dessert! Here are some favorite fruity desserts to pair with your lemon chicken:
- Double Lemon Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
- Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Mixed Berry Cobbler
- Mini Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Which one(s) are you going to try? Leave a comment below.
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