If you’re looking for a side dish to go with your White Chicken Chili, you’re in luck!
And here’s why,
One day, I decided to try my hand at making White Chicken Chili. I was a little intimidated by the recipe, but I decided to go for it anyway. I followed all of the instructions carefully, and the chili turned out great!
But I quickly realized that I was missing one key ingredient, a side dish.
I had no idea what to serve with my chili, so I turned to the internet for inspiration. After doing some research, I found that there are a lot of different side dishes that go well with White Chicken Chili.
Hence, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite sides that will pair perfectly with this meal.
Whether you want something cheesy, crunchy, or just plain delicious, we’ve got you covered. So keep reading to find the perfect side dish for your next chili night!
Best Sides for White Chicken Chili:
- Chili-lime Texas Caviar
- Savory Sweet Potato Fries
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Fried Okra
- Avocado and Tomato Salsa Salad
- Garlic Bread
- Garlic Fries
- Southwest Romaine Salad
- Dirty Rice
- Jalapeno Cornbread
- Southwest Quinoa Salad
- Fried Zucchini
- Loaded Chili Baked Potatoes
- Southwest Kale Power Salad
Chili-lime Texas Caviar
The first side dish on the list is Chili-lime Texas Caviar. The combination of zesty flavors helps to round out the chicken dish and adds some extra depth of flavor.
Plus, the vibrant color of the caviar adds a touch of sophistication to the presentation. As for preparation, it’s really quite simple.
Just combine equal parts black-eyed peas and corn, then add diced avocado, diced tomato, finely chopped red onion, and a healthy dose of chili-lime seasoning. Give it all a good stir and you’re good to go!
Savory Sweet Potato Fries
Next is a side that’s both savory and sweet, Savory Sweet Potato Fries. The natural sweetness of the potatoes is a great complement to the spiciness of the chili.
To make them, simply slice your sweet potatoes into fry-sized pieces, drizzle them with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Bake in a preheated oven until they’re nice and crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
Fried Green Tomatoes
For something a little different, try Fried Green Tomatoes. The acidity of the tomatoes helps to cut through the richness of the chili, while the fried coating adds a delicious crunch.
To make them, start by dipping your green tomatoes in a mixture of cornmeal and flour. Then, fry them in hot oil until they’re golden brown on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and serve hot!
Another Southern classic side dish that goes great with White Chicken Chili is Fried Okra. The okra gives the chili a unique taste while the fried coating adds a difference in texture.
To make it, start by slicing your okra into fry-sized pieces. Then, dredge in a mixture of cornmeal and flour. Fry in hot oil until nicely browned on both sides.
Avocado and Tomato Salsa Salad
This Avocado and Tomato Salsa Salad is a perfect side dish for White Chicken Chili. The cool, creamy avocado pairs perfectly with the spicy chili, while the fresh tomato salsa adds a flavorsome zing.
To make it, simply combine diced avocado, diced tomatoes, finely chopped red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Give it all a good stir, and presto, you’re done.
Next is garlic bread and believe me it’s always a great choice when it comes to side dishes. Garlic bread is simple to make and pairs perfectly with just about any dish.
For this White Chicken Chili, we like to slather our garlic bread with a mixture of softened butter, garlic, and parsley. Then, we pop it in the oven until it’s nice and toasty. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous than garlic bread, try garlic fries! They’re basically the same thing as regular fries, but with the addition of garlic, obviously.
To make them, start by chopping up a few cloves of garlic. Then, toss your fries with olive oil and chopped garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like.
Bake in a preheated oven until crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
Southwest Romaine Salad
This Southwest Romaine Salad is the perfect way to add a little green to your meal, and quite frankly, it makes a great side dish for white chicken chili. The romaine lettuce is nice and crispy, while the southwest flavors offer an inviting feel.
To make it, simply combine chopped romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, avocado, and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle with your favorite southwest dressing and give it all a good toss-up.
Next up is dirty rice. It’s a classic Cajun dish that’s perfect for sopping up all that delicious White Chicken Chili. The rice is nice and fluffy, while the vegetables and sausage add a delicious flavor.
To make it, start by cooking your rice according to the package instructions. Then, in a large skillet, cook diced sausage, onion, and bell pepper until the sausage is browned.
Stir in the cooked rice and season with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Following on the list is jalapeno cornbread. As I see it, It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, and it pairs perfectly with White Chicken Chili.
The cornbread is nice and moist, while the jalapenos add a delectable kick.
To make it, simply follow your favorite recipe or box mix instructions. Then, stir in some diced jalapenos. Bake according to the recipe instructions and enjoy alongside your chili.
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Up next is this Southwest Quinoa Salad which is a delicious and healthy option for those looking for a vegetarian side dish. The quinoa is packed with protein, while the southwest flavors leave your mouth watering for more.
To make it, simply combine cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, avocado, and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle with your favorite southwest dressing and give it all a good toss.
Similar to the fried okras, we have some tasty fried zucchini. They make an excellent side dish for White Chicken Chili. The zucchini is nice and crispy, while the garlic and parmesan are very enjoyable to the palate.
To make them, start by slicing your zucchini into thin rounds or strips if you prefer. Then, toss with some flour, garlic, parmesan cheese, and salt. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Loaded Chili Baked Potatoes
Loaded with heaps of deliciousness is our next champion side dish. These loaded chili baked potatoes are the perfect way to round out your meal and they make a great side dish for White Chicken Chili.
Plus, the potatoes are nice and fluffy, while the chili and toppings add such a luscious taste.
To whip them up, start by scrubbing and washing your potatoes. Then, wrap in foil and bake in a preheated oven for about an hour.
Once they’re cooked, top with chili, cheese, sour cream, and any other toppings you like. Serve alongside your White Chicken Chili and chow down!
Southwest Kale Power Salad
Last but not least, we have this Southwest Kale Power Salad. It’s another great option for those looking for a healthy side dish. The super kale is packed with nutrients, while the southwest flavors leave your taste buds wanting more.
To make it, simply combine chopped kale, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, avocado, and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle with your favorite southwest dressing and give it all a good toss.
What do I serve with white chicken?
There are a few different options that go great with white chicken chili. Some of our favorites include dirty rice, jalapeno cornbread, Southwest quinoa salad, fried zucchini, and loaded chili baked potatoes.
What are some good side dishes for a potluck?
Some great options for a potluck include dirty rice, jalapeno cornbread, Southwest quinoa salad, fried zucchini, and loaded chili-baked potatoes.
What dessert goes well with chili?
Some great desserts to serve with a chili dish are apple strudel, pumpkin spice cake, lemon bars, or cranberry-apricot upside-down cake.
There are a variety of side dishes that go great with White Chicken Chili. Whether you’re looking for something healthy or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s definitely a side dish on this list for you.
So now that you know what to serve with White Chicken Chili, I’m sure you’re ready to whip up a batch of your own. Eat heartily!