What to Serve With Chicken Cacciatore: 20 Best Side Dishes

Chicken Cacciatore side dishes

Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that features tender chicken cooked in a rich tomato-based sauce with vegetables and herbs.

While this hearty main course is certainly satisfying on its own, it's always a good idea to serve it with some delicious sides to round out the meal.

In this post, you will find 20 delicious side dishes that pair perfectly with Chicken Cacciatore.

Chicken Cacciatore side dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken cacciatore are polenta, mashed potatoes, carrot mash, avocado fries, onion rings, mushroom risotto, Tuscan chicken pasta, shrimp alfredo, cauliflower mac and cheese, tomato basil soup, roast potatoes, pastina, caramelized vegetables, crusty bread, Greek salad, and lemon bread. 

Now, let's get cooking!

Chicken Cacciatore Sides

Here is the list. Pick your favorite and create an impressive menu.

1. Polenta


Polenta has a creamy texture and a nutty flavor, perfect to complement your chicken cacciatore. Polenta is a northern Italian dish and way more tasty and healthy than pizzas and pasta.

Since polenta has a mild flavor, you can customize it easily. If you prefer, top polenta with cheddar cheese, vegetables, or sour cream, enhancing its taste and appearance.

2. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Chicken cacciatore tastes great with something mushy, soft, and creamy. So, in that case, you can serve it with mashed potatoes. These are not only easy to make but also require very few ingredients to make.

Ensure that you use fresh potatoes and lots of butter to create a delicious and mouthwatering serving of mashed potatoes. You can also spice up these potatoes with cayenne pepper.

3. Carrot Mash

Carrots Mash

If you don't fancy potato mash and like something healthy, carrot mash may work for you. This side dish uses honey, butter, and carrots to produce a beautiful mash, perfect to go with chicken cacciatore.

You are free to add salt and pepper for some taste or leave the side dish as it is for the natural flavor.

4. Avocado Fries

Avocado fries

Raise your hands if you love avocado and would love trying crispy and crunchy avocado fries. These fries are a treat to eat and are perfect to have with chicken cacciatore. These fries can be served as a side dish or an appetizer, depending on the rest of the menu.

Follow the tagged recipe to make the best avocado fries at home.

5. Onion Rings

Onion rings

Crispy, tender and sweet onion rings are a treat to enjoy with chicken cacciatore. You can make them instantly in your air fryer and treat yourself to the best side dish.

Onion rings don't require any complicated or expensive ingredients to make. Besides, they can be enjoyed with a dip such as BBQ sauce or honey mustard paste.

6. Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto

Make the best mushroom risotto using the tagged recipe. Mushroom risotto is a rich and creamy dish that pairs well with chicken cacciatore. While you can adjust the creaminess as per your need, we suggest following the recipe to the tee for the exact results.

7. Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Tuscan chicken pasta

We also love having chicken cacciatore with Tuscan chicken pasta. Although this is a fancy dish, you can easily prepare it in your instant pot.

The sauce of this pasta mixes well with your chicken cacciatore's base, giving you all the reasons to love the amazing combinations.

Try the recipe at our request and enjoy the mouthwatering dish without any guilt. Share your feedback with us.

8. Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp alfredo

If too much chicken isn't your cup of tea, pair chicken cacciatore with shrimp alfredo. This creamy pasta is made in a rich sauce and has shrimp to make your day.

Shrimp alfredo can be made within 20 minutes using the tagged recipe. The use of nutmeg and garlic helps make this dish rich and aromatic.

9. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower mac and cheese

This simple side dish is ideal for anyone counting their calories after every meal. Cauliflower mac and cheese have a soft texture and creamy texture, perfect for elevating the flavors of chicken cacciatore.

You can prepare this dish with just a few ingredients. Your kids will love it, too, courtesy of mild flavors.

Have them together and enjoy the amazing blend of ingredients.

10. Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato basil soup

Do you want to have something rich yet light as a side dish? In that case, serve yourself a bowl of tomato basil soup. This soup is pretty heartwarming and ideal for making your taste buds dance with joy.

This is a vegan soup and works as a nice appetizer before you eat your chicken cacciatore.

11. Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes

Do you want to enjoy the most flavorful and crispy potatoes with chicken cacciatore? If yes, we have the best recipe for you.

Follow all the instructions and make vegan and gluten-free potatoes using just a few ingredients. Use garlic and herbs, as mentioned, to make the most flavorful potato crust.

12. Pastina


If this is your first time trying pastina, let us assure you that you won't be disappointed. Pastina is an Italian dish and is known as tiny pasta. The classic dish contains cheese, pastina pasta, chicken broth and egg as primary ingredients.

Cook a feast with pastina and chicken cacciatore. Serve them together and grab praise from family and friends.

13.  Caramelized Vegetables

Caramelized Veggies

Sweet and soft vegetables are addictive. For this dish, you require potatoes, asparagus, onions, salt, vinegar, butter, and brown sugar to achieve success.

Follow the tagged recipe and make the most delicious caramelized vegetables within a few minutes. Once they are ready, serve them with chicken cacciatore.

14. Crusty French Bread

Crusty french bread

Make the best French bread with a soft interior and crusty exterior. Use the tagged recipe to make this ideal bread at home and then serve it with chicken cacciatore.

The best thing about French bread is that you can adjust the ingredients according to your taste. Also, you don't have to be a professional baker to ace the given recipe.

15. Sauteed Broccoli

Sauteed Broccoli

How about you serve chicken cacciatore with a simple dish of sauteed broccoli? Not a bad idea, right?

We have shared an amazing recipe for sauteed broccoli here. Try it and share your views with us.

16. Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno cornbread

We love making jalapeno cornbread, especially because of its soft texture and spicy taste. It goes well with almost all dishes, including chicken cacciatore.

You can serve it hot and fresh and witness the amazing addition it adds to your dining table.

17. Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread

This soft bread doesn't require any yeast and is one of the softest and most flavorful bread. The recipe contains lots of buttermilk and baking soda to make this bread distinct from the rest.

Do you feel like trying it? Read the recipe and start baking.

18. Buttered Noodles

Buttered noodles

These heartwarming buttered noodles are a treat to make and eat. Again, you don't have to be a professional cook to make them. Serve the sauce noodles alongside your chicken cacciatore and enjoy the feast on offer.

19. Greek Salad

Greek salad

Greek salad is another amazing side dish to serve with any chicken dish. It has all the refreshing ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, bell peppers, and onion tossed in a simple dressing.

If you haven't eaten a Greek salad before, give it a shot.

20. Lemon Bread

Lemon bread

Last but not least, make this amazing lemon bread at home to pair with chicken cacciatore. This is a refreshing bread with a slightly sour and tangy flavor. Once it is ready, cut the bread into slices and enjoy.

You don't have to hunt for a side dish anymore. The above list gives you all the best and most delicious side dishes to have with chicken cacciatore. Try them all, or pick your favorite.

Best Side Dishes For Chicken Cacciatore

  1. Polenta
  2. Mashed potatoes
  3. Carrot mash
  4. Avocado fries
  5. Onion rings
  6. Mushroom risotto
  7. Tuscan chicken pasta
  8. Shrimp alfredo
  9. Cauliflower mac and cheese
  10. Tomato basil soup
  11. Roast potatoes
  12. Pastina
  13. Caramelized vegetables
  14. Crusty French bread
  15. Sauteed broccoli
  16. Jalapeno cornbread
  17. Irish soda bread
  18. Buttered noodles
  19. Greek salad
  20. Lemon bread

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Discover the best side dishes to serve with Chicken Cacciatore in this post. From fresh salads to warm bread, we've got you covered with delicious and easy-to-make options.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 chicken cacciatore


  • Make the best chicken cacciatore at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat chicken cacciatore with polenta, mashed potatoes, carrot mash, roast potatoes, tomato basil soup, Greek salad, lemon loaf, buttered noodles, Tuscan chicken pasta, pastina, French bread, sauteed broccoli, caramelized vegetables, onion rings and avocado fries.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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