What to Serve With Chicken Cutlets: 20 Tasty Side Dishes

Chicken Cutlets sides

Are you tired of serving the same sides with your chicken cutlets? If you're looking to switch up your usual accompaniments, you've come to the right place.

In this post, we'll explore some creative and delicious options for what to serve with chicken cutlets. From classic sides with a twist to unexpected flavor combinations, we've got you covered with ideas that will take your chicken cutlets to the next level.

Chicken Cutlets sides

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken cutlets are french fries, sweet mashed potatoes, mushroom risotto, lamb and mushroom stew, Mexican rice, chicken marsala, polenta, tabasco sauce, bang bang shrimp pasta, chicken wings, twice-baked potatoes, potato wedges, brown butter parmesan pasta, and tomato salad. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Chicken Cutlets Sides

1. French Fries

French Fries

Chicken cutlets taste divine with some crispy and homemade french fries.  If you haven't made fries at home, the tagged recipe is perfect to cook them.

However, there is no restriction on following all the instructions. Instead, you are free to cut the fries and season them according to your preference.

2. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

They are creamy sweet potatoes mashed to give you a perfect side dish. The dish is sweet yet balanced to pair well with Italian chicken cutlets. You can follow the recipe to know the number of sweet potatoes required.

Besides, you can use your instant pot to make the dish within 15 minutes.

3. Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Having this extravagant yet satisfying dish with chicken cutlets is always a great idea. Mushroom risotto can be prepared within 25 minutes and has a creamy and rich texture. You will require some basic and advanced ingredients for this recipe, so make a list and head to a grocery store for some much-needed storage.

4. Lamb and Mushroom Stew

Lamb and mushroom stew

It is always a great idea to serve chicken cutlets to a crowd. This dish is loved by everyone. But what should you serve the cutlets with?

If your guest list has many people, serve the cutlets with lamb and mushroom stew. This dish has the ideal taste and a good amount of gravy to satisfy everyone's needs and hunger.

Cook a good amount and fix the spice levels according to your preference. This stew can be served with cold beverages.

5. Mexican Rice

Mexican rice

Next, we have the famous Mexican rice. This rice dish is quite convenient to ace. Besides, it contains healthy vegetables, ideal for anyone pairing cutlets with a nutritious side dish.

This Mexican-style rice doesn't disappoint. In fact, it is loved by kids and adults courtesy of its mild flavor.  Also, when served with Italian chicken cutlets, the rice helps you stay full for a long duration.

6. Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Instead of serving your main dish with a few basic side options, we suggest trying something unique. In that case, chicken marsala is an appropriate recipe to curb hunger.

If you haven't tasted this recipe, you are in for a surprise. Chicken marsala is a classic dish featuring chicken breast fillets, salt, pepper, mushrooms, Marsala wine, and other basic ingredients.

Follow the recipe to make the exact marsala as mentioned and prepare a feast.

7. Polenta


This is a vegan and healthy side dish. Polenta is usually served in North Italy and tastes divine when paired with chicken cutlets. Since it is easy to make, you can even ask your teenage kids to prepare it for lunch or dinner.

To make the best polenta, you must practice continuous stirring, which is the key to its perfection.

8. Tabasco Sauce

Tabasco Sauce

Give yourself some comfort and prepare tabasco sauce to go with chicken cutlets. This is a spicy sauce but tastes great with mildly flavored chicken cutlets.

Ensure the sauce has a balanced consistency, and place it in an airtight jar when it is ready to serve. This way, the sauce stays fresh and can also be enjoyed later.

9. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

We love this pasta for a weeknight. And there is no better way to amplify its taste than to serve it with chicken cutlets.

Use the recipe to make the most wholesome and flavorful shrimp pasta. Then when it is ready, plate it out and serve the cutlets on top. Wow, what a treat to enjoy!

10. Chicken Wings

Raise your hands if you can say no to homemade chicken wings.

We love chicken wings and can't wait to have them every day. Therefore, we can't help but suggest they have it with your chicken cutlets as well.

Both these dishes taste amazing together and are also perfect to please guests. Ensure that you serve a dip with them to complete the equation.

11. Twice-baked Potatoes

These potatoes are everyone's favorite and are quite tempting. Twice-baked potatoes can be made more delicious by following the tagged recipe.

You can also cook them according to the eaters on the table.  This way, you don't have extra potatoes that go to waste.

12. Potato Wedges

Potato wedges

For many people, potato wedges are more fulfilling and satisfying than basic french fries. Potato wedges are often seasoned properly and have the thick cut most people crave.

Serve the wedges with your homemade cutlets, and thank us later. The pair is truly amazing for lunch or dinner.

13. Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta

Brown butter parmesan pasta

Since chicken cutlets are rich in protein, it makes sense to pair them with a dish full of carbs. In that case, this pasta is a perfect option.

The dish is quite fancy and buttery. It tastes warm and keeps you satisfied on a cold winter night.

The texture is also praise-worthy. However, if you don't want it to be too cheesy, make a tomato base instead.

14. Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad


We love having easy side dishes on our many when too much is on the plate. For instance, this fresh tomato salad is an ideal option with chicken cutlets when we are too busy to multitask.

It can be made within a few minutes and contains sliced onions, tomatoes, and herbs. You can use olive oil, vinegar, garlic cloves, black pepper and salt for the dressing.

The salad adds a refreshing touch to your meal and is perfect for summer.

15. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Macaroni and cheese casserole

We love this side dish, especially on gloomy days when we crave something heartwarming for dinner. It has the perfect amount of cheese and taste. This dish can elevate your food experience any day and is often loved by picky eaters.

Try the tagged recipe and make this dish tonight. Then serve it with cutlets and grab praise.

16. Quinoa Cabbage Salad

Quinoa Cabbage Salad

This is a hearty and flavorful salad, perfect to have during lunch. It contains black beans, carrots, and sunflower seeds for proteins and the necessary crunch. Follow the tagged recipe to make the best homemade dressing and treat your friends and family with some goodness.

17. Garlic Cheese Toast

Garlic Cheese Toast

There is just one word that describes these toasts: "delicious." These toasts taste divine and are pretty addictive. You can have them with your cutlets and experience a fulfilling meal.

18. Honey Buns

Honey Buns


Although these are breakfast buns, there is no rule that you can't have them during lunch or dinner. If you like pairing sweet with savory, we recommend you enjoy honey buns with your cutlets.

Find the recipe and try them today.

19. Ginger-Sesame Steamed Vegetable Salad

Ginger Sesame vegetable salad

A mouthwatering yet healthy salad is a treat with your chicken cutlets. We love these flavorful steamed vegetables that taste divine with your cutlets.

You can use your favorite vegetables for this salad to finish the bowl in one go.

20. Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad

Are you craving the best mandarine orange salad with your cutlets? If yes, we have a great option for you.

Use the tagged recipe to make this tangy and sweet salad. It is full of nutrients and tastes great with chicken cutlets. Every spoonful is refreshing and fulfilling.

Chicken cutlets are tasty, beautiful, and soft. So, do them justice and serve them with your favorite side dishes.

Read the article again to pick your top dishes from the 20 options. Then create a feast and relish the amazing flavors.

Best Side Dishes For Chicken Cutlets

  1. French fries
  2. Sweet mashed potatoes
  3. Mushroom risotto
  4. Lamb and mushroom stew
  5. Mexican rice
  6. Chicken Marsala
  7. Polenta
  8. Tabasco sauce
  9. Bang Bang shrimp pasta
  10. Chicken wings
  11. Twice-baked potatoes
  12. Potato wedges
  13. Brown butter Parmesan pasta
  14. Tomato salad
  15. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
  16. Quinoa Cabbage Salad
  17. Garlic Cheese toasts
  18. Honey buns
  19. Ginger-Sesame Steamed Vegetable Salad
  20. Mandarin Orange Salad

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Chicken Cutlets sides

What To Serve With Chicken Cutlets

Looking for the best sides to eat with your flavorful chicken cutlets? We have 20 delicious ideas for the perfect meal.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken cutlets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 2 chicken cutlets


  • Make the best chicken cutlets at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat these cutlets with chicken wings, chicken marsala, french fries, lamb and mushroom stew, potato wedges, quinoa salad, mandarin orange salad, french fries, Mexican rice, twice-baked potatoes, tabasco sauce and macaroni and cheese casserole.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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