What to Serve With Chicken Cordon Bleu? 20 Best Side Dishes

Chicken Cordon Bleu sides

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish that can easily indulge you in its juiciness, flavor and delicious texture. While you can taste the richness of chicken with every bite, you also get an umami flavor sourced from the ham and the unique combination of melted cheese and sauces.

This dish combines all these amazing flavors with a crispy exterior for a mouthwatering treat. With every bite, you get transported to heaven.

Chicken cordon bleu is one of the best main dishes out there. But sometimes, it needs a companion, a side dish, to taste even better than it already does.

Chicken Cordon Bleu sides

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken cordon bleu are pizza pasta, dirty rice, crack chicken pasta, mushroom risotto, shrimp biryani, white bean soup, chili con carne, gluten free pasta, stuffed peppers, french fries, green beans with butter and almonds, butter rice, roasted carrots, zucchini fries, and fresh salad. 

Now, let's get cooking!

1. Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta

This is a one-pot meal and a perfect pasta for people who love pizza. The recipe uses pasta and pizza sauce to give you a remarkable mix of different flavors. Also, since it features Italian seasoning, you can use Italian sausages to make a uniform side dish.

Pair this pizza pasta with your chicken dish and enjoy the burst of flavors in your mouth. Believe us, every bite is worth it.

2. Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

This rice recipe might be completely new for you. However, its flavor and ingredients are worth trying this dish with chicken cordon bleu.

This comforting bowl of rice contains pork sausages, white rice, and beef broth as its main ingredients. Then, there are some essential spices and herbs too that elevate the taste of this dish. Every spoonful gives you a warm and heartwarming feeling, so it makes sense to have it tonight.

3. Crack Chicken Pasta 

Crack Chicken Pasta

Do you want cheesy pasta with your chicken cordon bleu? If yes, try making the crack chicken pasta at home by following all the instructions in the tagged recipe card.

It is, again, a one-pot recipe with just a few ingredients to help you curb your hunger. You can adjust the ingredients as per your taste and increase or decrease the spice levels accordingly.

4. Mushrooms Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Instead of trying the old boring recipes with chicken cordon bleu, pair it with mushroom risotto this time. This creamy and rich recipe features easy steps to become a remarkable and delightful side dish for your main meal. If the taste of risotto is too bland for you, add some red chili pepper flakes on top and elevate its spice levels.

5. Shrimp Biryani

Shrimp Biryani

Chicken and shrimp taste great together, so having them side by side is always a great idea. Shrimp biryani can get ready within 20 minutes and is one of the most delicious yet easy one-pot meals to make. Ensure that you use fresh shrimp only and adjust spices according to your tastebuds.

6. White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup

Are you done having rice and pasta with cordon bleu? Do you want to try something new with this chicken dish? If yes, we have got you covered with this delicious, fulfilling, and hearty soup.

You can ace this soup recipe regardless of your cooking experience in the kitchen. It is pretty easy to make and so creamy that you will instantly fall in love with it.

Also, it is rich in protein, so have the soup to reap its incredible benefits.

7. Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne

Next, we have another beautiful yet spicy dish to serve with chicken cordon bleu. Chili con carne is a comforting side dish to keep you warm during winter. The recipe features beef and kidney beans as its top ingredients, making it incredibly rich in nutrients.

You can place a full bowl of this dish with your chicken and enjoy both while being wrapped in your blanket.

8. Gluten Free Pasta

Gluten free pasta

This is another quick side dish you can make with chicken cordon bleu. This gluten free pasta uses four primary ingredients, pasta, beef, spaghetti sauce, and seasoning. Make sure that you follow the complete recipe properly and avoid unnecessary additions to the dish.

9. Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

If you don't have much time to prepare a side with chicken cordon bleu, make these stuffed peppers instead. They are so easy to make that even your kids can make them themselves.

As per the mentioned recipe, you can stuff the peppers with cheese, beef, and rice. But you can customize the ingredients according to your taste.

10. French Fries

French Fries

If you want to serve chicken cordon bleu to your kids, serve this dish with french fries. The combination is hard to resist and won't require much effort.

11. Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds

Green Beans With Browned Butter and Almonds

This is a delicious and mouthwatering side dish. The combination of green beans and toasted almonds elevates your food experience to another level. Besides, the addition of shallots, chives, lemon zest, and walnut oil help bring a new taste to the traditional side dish.

Since this option has a nutty buttery flavor, you will love it with your chicken cordon bleu. Prepare loads of beans because they finish quicker than your imagination.

12. Butter Rice

Butter Rice

 

Words can't describe how beautiful and comforting this rice dish is. With ingredients such as rice, butter, yellow onions, and vegetable broth, you can create an excellent and delicious bowl of goodness that melts in your mouth. Butter rice mixes well with chicken cordon bleu and complements the cheese filling and crispy exterior of the main dish.

13. Roasted Carrots

If you are running short on time and don't have many ingredients to prepare a side dish, just roast some sliced carrots, and you are good to go. Follow the tagged recipe in this article and make great use of your baby carrots. Since chicken cordon bleu is packed with umami flavors, it is wise to pair it with something that is comparatively mild.

14. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

These fries are healthier but as good as french fries. You can either bake them or air fry them at your convenience. The crunchy zucchini fries pair well with cordon bleu and finish pretty quickly.

Prepare a dip with them, or get your hands on a ready-made sauce.

15. Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

This is a quick salad featuring various vegetables mixed together using a creamy dressing. It is a healthy and refreshing bowl of beautiful vegetables that may make you feel full instantly. Also, these vegetables help balance the strong flavor of cordon bleu, allowing you to have a well-balanced meal.

16. Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Pair your chicken dish with a bowl of cream cheese and mashed potatoes. These potatoes are rich, creamy, and pretty tasty. They are perfect for making you feel full, so you won't crave rice or pasta to complement your main meal.

Serve this side dish while it is fresh. This is because mashed potatoes can get watery and too bland with time. If you don't want to use cream cheese, use butter instead.

17. Broccolini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Crispy Shallots

Broccolini with whipped goat cheese and shallots

This may sound like a fancy side dish. However, in reality, it is pretty easy to make and doesn't require any expensive ingredients. Most of the suggested ingredients may already be available in your pantry. If you want to serve this dish to a crowd, make sure to multiply the number of ingredients by the number of people, so it meets your requirements.

18. Boiled Long Grain Rice

Boiled Long Grain Rice

This easy side dish is a great option if you plan to have chicken cordon bleu during dinner time. Boiled rice doesn't have many calories and feels light with all sorts of dishes. You can have a meal and then go to bed without feeling uneasy.

19. Bean Salad

Bean Salad

Prepare a big bowl of this bean salad to serve with chicken cordon bleu. It has the perfect taste and texture to complement your main dish. You can customize the dressing according to your taste and enjoy this dish on a summer afternoon.

20. Buttered Vegetables

Buttered vegetables

This simple side dish with lots of color, nutrients, and flavors is perfect for your chicken dish. It is light and has a refreshing touch, complementing your chicken's umami flavors pretty well. Give it a try on a day when you don't have much time to make an extravagant side dish.

Final Takeaway

Chicken cordon bleu is delicious, so it pairs with a side dish that justifies the taste and flavor of the main meal. We have mentioned 20 side dishes above. Give them each a try, and then share your feedback with us.

20 Side Dishes to Serve With Chicken Cordon Bleu

  1. Pizza Pasta
  2. Dirty Rice
  3. Crack Chicken Pasta
  4. Mushroom Risotto
  5. Shrimp Biryani
  6. White Bean Soup
  7. Chili Con Carne
  8. Gluten Free Pasta
  9. Stuffed Peppers
  10. French Fries
  11. Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds
  12. Butter Rice
  13. Roasted Carrots
  14. Zucchini Fries
  15. Fresh Vegetable Salad
  16. Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  17. Broccolini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Crispy Shallots
  18. Boiled Long Grain Rice
  19. Bean Salad
  20. Buttered Vegetables

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Chicken Cordon Bleu sides

What To Serve With Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a delicious chicken recipe with a perfect amount of tenderness, cheese and an ideal crust. Pair it with one of these 20 delicious side dishes for a complete meal.
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Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken cordon bleu

Instructions

  • Make chicken cordon bleu using your favorite recipe.
  • Once the dish is ready, pair it with pizza pasta, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, white bean soup, french fries, zucchini fries, long grain rice, bean salad, fresh vegetable salad, buttered vegetables or butter rice. You can also serve it with mushroom risotto, stuffed peppers, gluten free pasta and chili con carne.
  • Serve together and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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