Finding side dishes to serve with chicken Kiev was a challenge for me a few years ago. I remember the day my mom brought home a frozen bag of them from the store. We were excited to try this new dish but didn’t know what to serve with it.
We quickly found out that chicken Kiev isn’t the easiest dish to pair with sides. Most of the time it was either too dry or didn’t have enough flavor. But, we persevered and found a few things that went well with this delicious dish over the years.
So in this article, I’ll share with you our top three picks for side dishes to have with chicken Kiev.
Side dishes for chicken Kiev
- Mixed green salad
- Mashed potatoes
- French fries
- Roasted vegetables
- Steamed broccoli
- White rice
- Garlic bread
- Corn on the cob
Mixed green salad
Mixed green salad is rich and filling, but light and simple. Just squeeze some lemon and garlic butter on top, and you’re good to go!
The lemon and garlic butter in the salad help to balance out the chicken’s flavors, and the vegetables provide a refreshing counterpoint to the richness of the chicken.
So ditch the boring old side dish and try a mixed green salad with chicken Kiev tonight!
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for chicken Kiev. They are light and fluffy, with just the right amount of garlic butter and fresh cream. They are also easy to make and can be ready in minutes.
I like to add a little bit of chopped chives to my mashed potatoes, but you can use any herbs you like.
Mashed potatoes go well with chicken because they are both light and flavorful. The chicken provides a nice contrast to the mashed potatoes, and the two dishes complement each other perfectly.
When served together, they make a wonderful meal that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.
French fries are the classic combo when it comes to chicken Kiev. They are crunchy on the outside and golden in color. They have a fluffy inside that just melts in your mouth. And they go so well with the Chicken Kiev. I particularly like serving the chicken with salt & vinegar fries.
French fries help to cut through the richness of the dish and make it more balanced. Plus, they add an extra element of crunch that takes the dish to the next level.
So if you’re looking for a side dish that will complement your Chicken Kiev, French fries are the perfect choice.
Roasted vegetables are a versatile and delicious side dish that can be paired with chicken Kiev. The key to making delicious roasted vegetables is to use a variety of vegetables and to vary the herbs and flavorings.
Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetables, and the different colors and textures look beautiful on a plate. It also helps to keep the vegetables moist, so they don’t dry out during cooking.
When choosing herbs and spices, remember that less is more. You don’t want to overpower the delicate flavors of the chicken. Instead, choose herbs that will complement the dish, such as rosemary or thyme. For a bit of heat, try adding a touch of cayenne pepper or paprika.
With a little creativity, you can create a delicious and visually appealing side dish that will take your chicken Kiev to the next level.
Steamed broccoli is a great side dish for chicken Kiev because it’s quick to make and easy to flavor. You can find steamed broccoli in the freezer section of most grocery stores, so it’s a no-fuss option when you’re short on time. Plus, the sophisticated flavors of the dish are a great complement to the savory chicken.
To further enhance the flavors, try adding a bit of garlic or lemon juice to the steamed broccoli. You can also top it with Parmesan cheese or breadcrumbs for a bit of extra flavor. Whatever you do, just be sure to enjoy your delicious creation.
White rice is a versatile food that can be used in many different dishes. When used as a side dish, it provides a pleasing combo of taste and texture.
White rice goes well with chicken Kiev because it does not compete with the other flavors in the dish. It also adds a bit of bulk and nutrients to the meal.
To make white rice even more healthy, consider adding vegetables to the mix. This will increase the fiber and nutrient content of the dish while still providing the same delicious taste and satisfying texture.
Pasta makes a great side dish for chicken Kiev because it is quick and easy to prepare, and there are endless possibilities for flavors and textures.
Pasta comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose something that will complement the Kiev nicely. Avoid complex sauces, as they can overshadow the delicate flavor of the chicken. Instead, opt for a simple olive oil and garlic sauce, or a light tomato sauce.
Whole wheat pasta is also a great option, as it has a heartier flavor that can stand up to the rich chicken. Whatever type of pasta you choose, it’s sure to be a delicious addition to your meal.
Garlic bread is easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes to bake. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover bread. The key to making good garlic bread is to use fresh garlic and cook it until it’s golden brown.
Store-bought garlic bread can be a bit too greasy, so I recommend making your own. It’s also important to let the buttery, garlicky goodness soak into the bread so that each bite is full of flavor.
Corn on the cob
Corn on the cob is a classic summertime food that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish. When served as a side, it well with chicken Kiev because of its subtle, mild flavor.
Corn on the cob is also easy to make and can be cooked quickly to avoid overcooking. Simply boil the ears of corn for three to five minutes, then remove them from the water and serve.
For an extra bit of flavor, you can add butter, salt, and pepper to taste.
Polenta is a dish made from coarsely ground cornmeal that is boiled in water or stock until it forms a thick, porridge-like consistency. It originates from Northern Italy, where it was traditionally eaten as peasant food.
Polenta is an extremely versatile dish and can be served either hot or cold, sweet or savory. It makes an excellent side dish for chicken Kiev because it is creamy and rich, yet still simple and easy to make. You can also add extra ingredients to the polenta to give it more flavor, such as shredded cheese, grilled vegetables, or even crumbled bacon.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between chicken Kiev and chicken cordon bleu?
Chicken Kiev is a chicken dish that is made from boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are pounded thin and then rolled up around a garlic butter stuffing. Chicken cordon bleu is a dish made from chicken breasts that are filled with ham and cheese.
What can I use instead of chicken Kiev?
If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, you could try making eggplant roll-ups. If you’re looking for a meatier dish, you could try chicken cordon bleu.
Can I make chicken Kiev ahead of time?
Yes, chicken Kiev can be made ahead of time and then frozen. To do this, simply prepare the dish as directed and then place it in a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to eat, thaw the chicken Kiev in the refrigerator and then bake it as directed.
There are many different side dishes that you can serve with chicken Kiev. Some of our favorites include white rice, pasta, garlic bread, corn on the cob, and polenta. All of these dishes are easy to make and taste great when paired with chicken Kiev. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next meal today!