What To Eat With Chicken And Dumplings

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Here are 30 things to eat with Chicken And Dumplings! Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings—the ultimate comfort food that never fails to warm the soul. But let’s be real, as satisfying as a bowl of chicken and dumplings can be, it’s even better with the right sides.

Chicken and Dumplings

Regardless of what month it is, I love love love making Chicken and Dumplings! It is like a big, delicious hug in a bowl. It’s like a cross between a soup and a stew with tender chicken and veggies with fluffy little biscuit dumplings floating throughout. This comforting meal, complete with creamy chicken, is perfect for any time of year, bringing warmth and satisfaction with every spoonful.

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Ready to take your Chicken and Dumplings to the next level? Check out my top picks for the best side dishes to make your meal complete!

What To Eat With Chicken And Dumplings (30 Great Ideas)

Angel Biscuits: These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half-biscuit, half-roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. This is the perfect side dish to pair with your Chicken and Dumplings!

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits: These Gluten-free Cheddar Bay Biscuits offer a savory delight with a perfect blend of cheesy goodness, minus the gluten.

cheddar bay biscuits

Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Biscuits: These Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Biscuits are buttery, cheesy and oh so tasty! Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for the holidays.

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Dinner Rolls: These classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to any holiday or family dinner. Soft, light and pillowy, these rolls are made with all-purpose flour and honey and are so delicious!

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Steamed Vegetables: Serve a side of steamed vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, or green beans. They add color, texture, and nutrition to the meal.

Cornbread: Cornbread is a classic accompaniment to chicken and dumplings. Its slightly sweet flavor and crumbly texture complement the savory dish.

Cornbread in cast iron skillet and serving plate

Buttery Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are a comforting side that pairs well with the creamy broth of chicken and dumplings and make a great addition to any meal! Or, take some help from the slow cooker and make my delicious Crockpot Mashed Potatoes.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes: What could make Mashed Potatoes even better? GARLIC! These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are to die for. So buttery, creamy, and so so garlicky. 

bowl of garlic mashed potatoes

Sautéed Greens: Cooked greens such as spinach, kale, collard or Swiss chard provide nutrition, robust flavor and hearty texture to complement the richness of Chicken and Dumplings perfectly.

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Coleslaw: A tangy coleslaw made with cabbage, carrots, and a creamy dressing provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the main dish.

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Fresh Green Salad: A crisp and vibrant mix of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and your preferred dressing offers a rejuvenating contrast to the indulgent flavors of chicken and dumplings. Try That Good Salad!

That Good Salad

Roasted Green Beans: Oven roasting is a quick and easy way to not only cook your vegetables but a great method for adding more flavor to any vegetable, like fresh green beans.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus: Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.

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Roasted Cauliflower: This basic, Roasted Cauliflower Recipe is a tasty, low-carb, simple side dish to throw together any day of the week. All you need is olive oil, salt, pepper and a little oven time to get the maximum caramelized, brown, super flavorful cauliflower. Top it off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor to accompany your chicken and dumplings.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: This super easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. A brown, crispy exterior with a tender middle. They are a perfect and simple accompaniment to any dinner.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts in a bowl

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad: Brace yourself for a total game-changer – my Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad. With crispy bacon, shaved parmesan cheese, and a traditional homemade creamy Caesar salad dressing, this classic gets a delicious makeover without any unnecessary fuss.

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad on salad plate

Garlic Bread: Serve slices of garlic bread for a tasty side that’s perfect for dipping into the broth.

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Butter Rice: My Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had!

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Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes seasoned with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg offer a sweet and savory side dish option. This hearty and flavorful dish is an excellent choice to accompany your chicken and dumplings.

sweet potatoes on tray

Maple Glazed Carrots: Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for Chicken and Dumplings.

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Cucumber Salad: Cucumber Salad is cool, crunchy, refreshing, and easy to throw together and a good option to accompany your chicken and dumplings.

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Fruit Salad: A refreshing fruit salad made with a variety of fresh fruits such as strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and melon can provide a light and colorful contrast to the rich flavors of chicken and dumplings. Its natural sweetness and juicy texture make it a refreshing addition to your meal.

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad has an amazing depth of flavor from all of the roasted veggies and great texture from the quinoa. This is a great way to get a bunch of veggies into your meal!

quinoa salad

Corn Casserole: This slightly sweet and savory side dish is a 1-bowl, quick, fix it and forget it wonder that is a perfect side dish to serve with your chicken and dumplings.

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Caprese Salad: Slices of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze create a light and refreshing side dish that’s a good option alongside your chicken and dumplings.

Caprese Salad with Garlic Balsamic Dressing

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: This Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese. Baked to golden bubbly perfection.

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Scalloped Potatoes: This easy recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is one you will make again and again. Extremely creamy and cheesy potato perfection!

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Buttered Noodles: Egg noodles tossed in butter and herbs offer a simple and comforting side dish that pairs well with the flavors of chicken and dumplings. Or take it a step further with my Parmesan Garlic Linguine Recipe!

parmesan linguine in a pasta bowl twirled on a gold fork

Creamy Potato Salad: This Creamy Potato Salad  recipe is truly one of the best recipes I have. It’s such a crowd-pleasing classic in my book. Perfect for gatherings of any kind and easy to make well in advance. Pair it with your chicken and dumplings for a delightful and delicious meal.

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Broccoli Salad: This is the best Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds recipe ever! It’s sweet, creamy, and crunchy with fresh broccoli, homemade dressing, and lots of bacon! This salad pairs well with so many different meals. 

broccoli salad

Fried Green Tomatoes: Fried Green Tomatoes are unripened tomatoes generously coated with a Panko and cornmeal seasoned breading and fried until golden brown and crispy.


Remember that the joy of chicken and dumplings isn’t just in the main dish itself but also in the delightful sides that accompany it. From classic comfort foods like mashed potatoes and cornbread to lighter options like fresh salads or roasted veggies, there’s no shortage of delicious pairings to explore.

If you make these recipes, I would really appreciate it if you would give them a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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